SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 10, 2014 11:25 ET

Gold Coast Australia Resort's High Tech Puts Meeting Management at Your Fingertips

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Introduces New Meeting Experiences

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2014) - Leading the future of meetings on the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has recently announced how the hotel's meeting experience is being transformed with engaging technology and creative solutions.

There is a lot of innovation going on at Marriott including the release of a new Meeting Services App, the launch of an online easy-to-book meeting space system and more access to the latest in-room meeting technology. In regards to the upcoming changes, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa's Director of Event Management, Louise Bradfield said, "We recognize the way people meet and work is changing. It's more mobile, more social, more collaborative and we want to be right there with our customers placing the management of meetings at their fingertips."

Whether a space in the hotel lobby or a meeting room, whether for an hour or an entire day, Workspace on Demand, powered by LiquidSpace®, makes it simple to find flexible work and meeting spaces and instantly reserve spaces where you can work, meet and connect as you please -- from lobby seating and communal tables to meeting rooms and board rooms.

Available now for Gold Coast event planners is the ability to make requests without leaving the Surfers Paradise hotel's meeting room as our 'Red Coat Direct' App lets you make real-time requests for coffee refills, room temperature changes, and almost anything else you might need. The App is specially customized for each event and available on all Internet-enabled devices.

And, of course, as we know you're going to want the latest in audio-visual technology the Surfers Paradise accommodation has announced the appointment of audio visual staging company, Microhire, who with over 25 years of experience, will bring to life some of the most technically advanced meeting rooms in the hotel industry.

Excited to be partnering with Marriott in leading the future of meetings brilliantly, Microhire's Joint General Manager, Polisi Fitz, said, "Microhire is extremely proud to partner with the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa as the integrated supplier of audio-visual, I.T, staging and styling components. This is a partnership setting the benchmark with the very latest 'user friendly' technologies rarely seen in other venues, advanced stage set designs and a large portfolio of stunning event theming concepts, all providing the ultimate event experience."

"Microhire would like to thank the Marriott Team for their confidence in us taking the event component of the venue forward to the next level," added Fitz.

The changes are promising a more inspiring, more engaging, and more results-driven meeting experiences. The transformation of the Gold Coast meeting experience kicked-off in June 2014.

About the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is one of the premier hotels located near Sea World on Queensland's famed Gold Coast; and, in addition to being a popular vacation spot, is renowned as one of the finest conferencing and event destinations in Australia. The resort boasts over 2,000 square metres of special events space including beautifully appointed function rooms and unique outdoor locations overlooking a spectacular saltwater lagoon. The property features 329 guest rooms and suites, two award winning restaurants -- Benihana and Citrique, the Elandra Retreat Club, Lattouf Hair & Day Spa, a Lobby Lounge Bar, Java+, Connect Lounge, a dedicated meetings and events floor, a 24-hour gymnasium and two floodlit tennis courts. For bookings and further information, please visit

Contact Information

    Leah Walchuk
    Marketing Executive
    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
    Ph: 07 5592 9800
    Email: Email Contact
    158 Ferny Avenue
    Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217 Australia