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Crowne Plaza Queenstown turns conferences into wellness retreats

A Queenstown hotel is one step ahead of market trends with inspirational mindfulness and wellness packages being offered to its conference and incentive delegates.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown is leading the way as a market innovator with three new wellness packages being showcased to domestic and international buyers attending MEETINGS 2O18 next week (May 30-31).

The packages were developed after the property’s C&I team listened to delegates and took onboard feedback from local and international tourism agencies about the need for packages enhancing mind and performance to be included in events.

The property’s new Yoga, Boot Camp and Mindfulness packages nurture guests’ physical and mental wellbeing, delivered by local fitness experts Peak Mountain Fitness.

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Designed to help enhance downtime in Queenstown’s stunning alpine environment, delegates are encouraged to find their zen and workout with peers at a time and place to suit their schedule.

They can even compress the packages into a fun mid-conference ‘shake down’ in the hotel’s varied and flexible event spaces.

The bespoke packages are tailored for all ages and levels of fitness and are flexible to suit time pressures and budgets.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown General Manager Anna Edie says the hotel is “very excited” to bring the exciting new concepts to its delegates.

“We love turning our boardroom into the ‘not-so-bored’ room and offering unique experiences for guests conferencing with us,” she said.

“We work on the basis that the best ideas happen when you’re under pressure but totally relaxed, so we’re encouraging delegates to ‘switch off’ from external noise or pressures and re-centre their minds for the day or afternoon ahead.”

“Following the outstanding success of our first ever yoga series, the new wellness packages will re-energise delegates to avoid the common ‘death by PowerPoint’ afternoon lull, and act as a fantastic ice-breaker for building new business relationships.”

Scott and Jen Reynolds of Peak Mountain Fitness are delighted to be delivering the packages with their eight-strong team of fitness experts.

“We’re giving business travellers the chance to ‘hit pause’, so they can strike the right work-life balance, get the most out of their business day, and take away some invaluable tools to help in their day-to-day lives,” said Scott.

“The wellness packages are the perfect way to bring relaxation to the ‘workplace’ or work up a sweat before, or even during, a day of work, perhaps with a mini-boot camp held in the hotel courtyard or the lakeside park opposite the hotel.”

“In-house yoga sessions are set in a calming space overlooking the spectacular lake and panoramic alpine views, which is really unique for a meeting venue.”

“Essentially it’s fitness when you want, where you want it.”

All that exercise and deep breathing can be thirsty work, so delegates who want to finish the day ‘raising a glass’ to Central Otago vintages can do so with a Masterclass package.

Masterclass is available to delegates enjoying a three-course dinner as part of their conference package, where they’re invited to learn the story of Central Otago’s world-renowned wine region.

The enhanced dinner experience perfectly blends the work delegates might do throughout their business day with the restorative power of a food and wine journey that’s educational while still being fun.

See the wellness video here.

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