Fraser Island's premiere accommodation, Kingfisher Bay Resort, has been announced as a finalist for the sixth consecutive year, for 'Best Hotel & Resort Reception', at the upcoming 2019 Queensland Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Awards.
Kingfisher Bay holds a strong track record in this category; named a Top 3 Finalist at the 2018 ABIA awards and having previously claimed the Queensland title for four years running, further validating the resort as a coveted event space, and a sought-after choice for both groups and couples.
Members of the resort's events team will gather alongside the state's top vendors at the June 25th Gala, to be held at Brisbane's Victoria Park Golf Course.
The nomination comes after a recent award win for 'Unique Event Venue with Accommodation', at the Queensland Meetings and Events Australia Awards, with the resort going on to place as a runner-up, in April's National Meetings and Events Awards ceremony.
The accolade was accepted by MICE Sales Manager, Sarah Smith who said, “Being recognised on a state level will continue to generate fantastic exposure for Fraser Island as a conferencing destination – not to mention the wonderful and well-deserved acknowledgment for our small, yet dedicated events team”.
Kingfisher Bay Resort's events team create unique experiences for groups and corporate events, from utilising a range of native backdrops and outdoor dining experiences under the stars, to facilitating the royal visit with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, projecting the destination and the resort's diverse offerings onto the global stage.
Following a suite of recently renovated King rooms, a full refurbishment is in place for one of the resort's key dining venues, scheduled for completion in 2019. This will create a fresh, modern appeal for returning MICE guests, with the new restaurant to be named 'Sand and Wood'.
In addition to the recent state-wide recognition, Kingfisher Bay Resort has been named a finalist at the local Fraser Coast 'Bride's Choice Awards', in the Accommodation, Day Spa, Ceremony Location and 4-Star Venue categories, as voted by 1,061 couples.
Kingfisher Bay Resort hosts over sixty weddings on Fraser Island each year.