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Principal Event Partner

Evolve 2020 will be held over three days and apart from the Monday evening networking event, all activities will take place under the one roof creating a community hub at the Crowne Plaza.

As New South Wales largest regional convention hotel,  Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers business events up to 1600 delegates with outstanding facilities and located in one of Australia’s oldest and most celebrated wine regions, producing over 4 million bottles of wine a year. Located on 100 acres, with 4000 sqm of flexible meeting spaces, 414 accommodation rooms and villas, two swimming pools, a golf course and a day spa.

As a true destination experience, The Hunter Valley region has so much to offer attracting over 6 million business and leisure visitors a year. An escape without being remote, the Hunter Valley relaxes the senses with the surrounding landscape, clean country air and during the event the best locally sourced cuisine and wine will feature adding to a memorable delegate experience at Evolve 2020.

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Accommodation

Host Hotel Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION NOW 

With a variety of hotel rooms and villas Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley are offering discounts to all Evolve 2020 delegates for the duration of the event. Enjoy one of the best breakfasts in Australia which is included in your room or villa booking. Email reservations.hunter@ihg.com or book now on the link below.

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DATES ROOMS RATE AVAILABLE FROM 4 FEBRUARY 2020
Sunday, 2 May – Tuesday, 5 May 2020 Resort Room
A twin or king bed hotel room located around the resort grounds. Includes 1 Full Buffet Breakfast in Redsalt Restaurant, additional breakfast $25 per person.
$220 per room per night
Deluxe Hotel Room
A twin or king bed hotel room located in the hotel wings. Includes 1 Full Buffet Breakfast in Redsalt Restaurant, additional breakfast $25 per person.
$220 per room per night
1 Bedroom Villa Twin Room
A king or twin villa with 1 bathroom and open plan kitchen, dining and lounge room. Includes 2 Full Buffet Breakfasts in Redsalt Restaurant, additional breakfast $25 per person.
$300 per villa per night
3 Bedroom Villa Triple Share
3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – a perfect company share arrangement to save costs and enjoy the spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge room. Includes 3 Full Buffet Breakfasts in Redsalt Restaurant, additional breakfast $25 per person.
$420 per villa per night

A live link is available below for you to lock in the discounted rates directly.

The Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Situated in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country and surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens, the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is a seven minute drive from the Crowne Plaza. Each room is beautifully appointed and opens out to a private balcony or courtyard, taking in the magnificent gardens and wonderful Hunter Valley views. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is offering reduced accommodation rates to all Evolve 2020 delegates for the duration of the event. To make a booking please call reservations 02 4998 2000 and mention Evolve 2020.

DATES ROOMS RATE AVAILABLE FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2020
Sunday, 2 May – Tuesday, 5 May 2020 Studio King Room (Single/Double) $185.00 per room per night (Single occ.)
$205.00 per room per night (Double occ.)
Studio Double Room (Twin) $205.00 per room per night (Double occ.)
Superior King Room (Single/Double) $205.00 per room per night (Single occ.)
$225.00 per room per night (Double occ.)
Family Room (Single/Twin/Triple) $225.00 per room per night (Single occ.)
$245.00 per room per night (Double occ.)
$265.00 per room per night (Triple occ.)
Suite (Single/Double/Triple) $265.00 per room per night (Single occ.)
$285.00 per room per night (Double occ.)
$305.00 per room per night (Triple occ.)
voco | Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Experience Pokolbin accommodation with a hum and glamour of a country style estate in the heart of the Hunter at voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley.
Settle into comfy rooms with sweeping countryside or manicured garden views, with either king or twin bedding configuration.
For reservations at special rate, please call (+61) 2 4998 7680 or email sales.kirktonpark@ihg.com 

DATES ROOMS REDUCED RATES AVAILABLE FROM 1 JANUARY 2020
Sunday, 3 May – Tuesday, 5 May 2020 All room types $245.00 per room per night

Travel

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is situated at 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale, NSW 2325.
If driving a guest carpark is available (at no cost).

The following transport options are available for travel to and from the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley:

By Car – from central Sydney it is a two and a half hour drive.  See map for most direct route.

By Train – trains depart from Sydney central station to Morriset every 30 minutes and you can use an Opal card. The average travel duration is two hours and schedules are available from Transport NSW.

By Air – there are daily flights into Newcastle Airport from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Dubbo, Ballina and Taree.  On Sunday 3 May, special coaches to the Crowne Plaza will be available at certain times.  On Wednesday 6 May, coaches will be available for return to Newcastle Airport.  A schedule will be posted once Newcastle Airport’s arrival and departure times are made available.

If not able to fly directly to Newcastle Airport, it is recommended to fly into Sydney airport and arrange travel from there.

Travel updates and coach schedule will be posted here as plans are finalised.

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