SPICE Issue 92 Autumn 2021

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Destination

Barrington Room

lawns, full kitchen amenities and separate lounge and dining areas that could easily double as workspaces or casual meeting spots. The bedroom itself is certainly not short on space either, while the bathroom is complete with luxury amenities and both a bath and shower.

Business meets leisure The Hunter Valley region is an idyllic choice for incentive groups, not just for its delicious food and wine scene but for the myriad activities and experiences available. Groups often incorporate a golf day into their incentive program at The Vintage, given the property is home to a Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole championship course. For those who prefer to rejuvenate and unwind, the Château Élan Day Spa is one of the largest private spa facilities in the country. It truly is a

On location

haven of relaxation, with 17 treatment rooms, elegant waiting areas and a hydro lounge and deck area. Corporate groups can take the spa session to luxury heights with exclusive use of the deck, accompanied by a menu of local beverages and cheeses. Beyond the property, the Hunter Valley region has endless food and wine experiences, team building providers and activities on offer for groups, such as grape stomping, hot air ballooning and cheesemaking masterclasses. Château Élan genuinely gives you the feeling of escaping to a secluded, faraway destination, something all corporate teams are yearning for following a challenging 12 months. The experiences and spaces on offer across the property, not to mention the super attentive and welcoming staff, are more than enough reasons to put it on your event bucket list for 2021 and beyond. n

Snapped by Spice during our stay at Château Élan

The Carriage House

Bottom left: A grand entrance welcomes you to Château Élan Bottom middle: Thoughtful touches on arrival make all the difference Bottom right: The Château Élan Day Spa transports you to France

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