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Hotelier Urges Planners to Be Savvy and Book Now


By Gwen O’Toole

Savvy event planners can save themselves plenty of money down the track by locking in business now, the Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney’s general manager Peter Tudehope told SpiceNews.

“Despite financially uncertain times it can actually be advantageous to put business on the table now,” Tudehope said explaining that buying now at significantly reduced prices is certain to be easier on the budget when begin to boom again.
“It is true that the Sydney hotel market is experiencing a downturn as with almost every other industry around the world, however, we are finding some very savvy clients doing enormous amounts of business now.

“In particular, this is proving true for our conference and events market. Business is firming up in coming months and as a result our clients are seeing the long-term savings not only in the bottom line but they’re also picking up on a number of value adds.

“Negotiated value-adds could be room upgrades, reduced day delegate packages, catering upgrades and the like. We have been working closely with our clients to ensure our offers are attractive and more importantly tailored specifically, thus producing a win-win situation.

“Now more than ever businesses are looking for ways to work smarter. We’re facilitating that by meeting the needs of our clients in securing meeting and event space for the future.

“There are some events such as annual general meetings and board meetings that continue regardless. The reality is market conditions will get better and prices will increase, so of course where you can you would take advantage of the conditions by buying now and then reap the rewards in the future,” he said.

The meeting space at Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney comprises eight meeting rooms including two heritage rooms and a dedicated function floor. The space can cater for events of up to 200 people.

For more information on booking an event at Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney click here or email radissonplazasydneymeetings@radisson.com

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