Capella Hotel Group roadshow lures luxe crowd in Sydney

Three city Australian showcase concludes at Capella Sydney's McRae Bar

Lead by Capella Hotel Group’s Regional Director of Sales, Liz Rodgers, representatives of Capella Sydney, Capella Singapore, and sister lifestyle brand, Patina Maldives this month travelled to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney on a weeklong sales Roadshow renewing connections through a series of events and meetings with valued travel industry partners.

The mission culminated in an evening reception held at Capella Sydney’s McRae Bar – a modern rendition of a Victorian-era drinking den where guests were invited to immerse themselves in the glamour of times gone by and celebrate the first golden age of fine drinking through a contemporary Australian lens.

Stewart Evans, Evans Turner Travel Associates; Kylie Gorst, Low James Travel Associates; Danielle Galloway, FCTG and Melanie Evans, Evans Turner Travel Associates.

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As the heart of the Capella philosophy is the curation of memorable and impactful culture and experiences, the evening’s entertainment combined elements of Sydney’s traditions and heritage in partnership with the McRae Bar’s masters of mixology.

On arrival guests were greeted by a powerful “Welcome to Country” delivered by Aunty Margret Campbell, an icon in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism space and a pioneer in the cultural Tourism market.

Melissa Ferguson, Mary Rossie Travel; Anita Ngan, Capella; Megan Catterall, LUXE by itravel; Sophie Treasure, Virtuoso; Victoria McNeill, Mary Rossi Travel; and Afrah Abdulla, Patina Hotels & Resorts

Followed by historian Max Burns – McRuvie’s entertaining Crime & Cocktail Experience – a deep dive into Sydney’s early to mid-1900s history of Rum, Rebellion and Robbery which had guests enthralled.

Other ‘Capella Moments’ included music by guitarist Martin Campos, rum cocktails curated for the evening’s theme – all set against the backdrop of indigenous artist Otis Hope Carey’s hand painted mural. It was a “swell party”!

Event hosts also included:

  • Anita Ng, Director of Travel Industry Sales, Capella Singapore
  • Suzy Bellamy, Director of Sales, Capella Sydney
  • Afrah Abdulla – Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing, Patina Maldives
  • Marc von Arnim – General Manager, Capella Sydney

Lead image: Capella Hotel Group’s team from left are; Anita Ng; Suzy Bellamy, Liz Rodgers and Afrah Abdulla with the Otis Carey Mural as a backdrop.

Anne Catherine Jones, SmartFlyer Australia;, Nik Young, Anywhere Travel and Sharyn Kitchener, Mosman Travel.
Liz Rodgers, Capella with Peter Dick, Savenio
Suzie Bellamy, Capella Hotel Sydney with Justine Sealey, Ramsgate Travel
Louise Brown and Tina Killeen of Spencer Travel
Dale Wood, Travel Beyond; Reece Farmilo; Out & About Travel; Danielle Galloway, FCTG; Anita Ngan, Capella Singapore and Robert Elias, Gilpin Travel.
Lauren Gainey, TAG with Afrah Abdulla, Patina Maldives
Ros Hakim, Orbit World Travel and Gil McLachlan, McLachlan Travel Group
Jonathan Fambart, Chief Capella Culturlist with Max Burns McRuvie; Journey Walks
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