There is a lot to be said in the argument of city versus coast when it comes to planning your conference or event. We’ve discovered the Central Coast has a lot to offer when it comes to getting out of the city with some exceptional reasons to experience our regional IHG property, Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific.

Let’s start by talking about getting there. The city may seem closer, but we all know how long you can actually sit in traffic to go just few kilometres down the road. An easy commute is a key attraction for a destination conference whether it’s an easy train ride or a cruise up the highway with plenty of carparks available when you arrive.

Then there are the economic benefits to think of. Our experience has been that the day delegate and accommodation packages offered when you get out of the city can offer more value and create a greater experience for your delegates, without breaking the budget. As an added incentive to go regional, Destination NSW have a regional grant that may apply to your event. We think it’s really worth asking for more information around this when you make your next enquiry.

Let’s not stop with the practical reasons to choose the coast over the city like saving money and arriving stress-free. What about those great inclusions that you can add to your conference when you have room to move? With space in abundance, you will have a myriad of ways to create an impact on your delegates. Take advantage of the places to play such as Terrigal beach, The Haven oval or The Skillion Lookout. Spread out with lunch breaks by the pool, enjoy outdoor dinners and street food markets or host a spectacular cocktail function on The Haven Terrace. As an added benefit, you’ll be immersed in the local culture with menus showcasing locally sourced produce and wine lists filled with regional wines.

Don’t be fooled, there is nothing ‘regional’ about the service and catering at this hotel. The delivery of IHG’s international brand standards ensures that whilst you enjoy the benefits of going regional for your event, you will still appreciate the service you’ve come to expect from a city hotel. In addition, you’ll receive the local knowledge and expertise from colleagues who know and love the area they live in.

Perhaps most importantly, we’ll finish with a note about all that fresh air you will be able to breathe. Whether it’s from your ocean-view balcony, morning stroll on the beach or outdoor function, taking in that big deep breath of fresh air will give your team inspiration and motivation that can’t be found in the city.

City versus coast. We know what we’d choose.