Marriott unveils new virtual meetings package across hotels in Australia and NZ

With interstate and international travel restricted, and social distancing rules in place for the foreseeable future, Marriott International has launched a new events package at its hotels across Australian and New Zealand.

Twenty-two properties from Marriott’s family of brands, including Autograph Collection, Courtyard, Element, Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, Four Points, Sheraton and Westin, will offer the package to help companies stay connected and focus on business-critical matters.

Offering a choice of four different packages, each virtual meeting includes dedicated sales support, one agreement across multiple hotels and an AV specialist.

Seating plans in line with government guidelines, individual catering for each attendee and elevated sanitisation are provided as part of Marriott’s cleanliness commitment.

Girish Talreja

Virtual Meetings by Marriott Bonvoy Events packages start from $1,150 for groups of up to 10. Half-day and full-day packages with catering options are available.

Marriot’s area vice president for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt, said: “Our goal is to offer a service that allows businesses to stay in touch with their team members, suppliers and clients when they cannot do so in person.

“We will provide cutting edge technology, supported by the Marriott network, and facilitate satellite locations to reduce admin, leaving more time to focus the individual business priorities.”

Earlier this month, Marriott and Melbourne-based property developer Capital Alliance announced the appointment of Girish Talreja as general manager of Marriott Docklands Melbourne ahead of its opening in December 2020.

With nearly two decades of industry experience, Talreja joins the iconic Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, where he played a key role in the property’s $50 million renovation and rebrand as its hotel manager.