Mantra Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort at Wyong won the ‘Best Meeting Venue under 500 delegates’ award at the prestigious 2010 NSW Meeting and Events Industry (MEA) Awards.

More than 350 industry professionals attended the event, held at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre last week.

“It is a huge honour and great achievement for Mantra Kooindah Waters Golf & Spa Resort to be reconigsed as the winner of such a highly sought-after award, particularly considering that we were competing with some of the best and most successful venues in NSW,” said Sandra Kerr, General Manager Mantra Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort.

Other New South Wales winners at the event included Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre,Hilton Sydney and Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Sydney.

“It is important to acknowledge the hard work of the dedicated team of professionals at Kooindah Waters, everybody involved with the Resort and out partners in the local tourism industry. Together we have raised awareness of the Central Coast as a premier destination for meetings and events,” said Ms Kerr.

Mantra Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort is now a finalist in the National Awards which will be held in April.

MEA is a national organisation dedicated to fostering professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings management. It promotes the value of meetings as an important high-yield sector of business travel and tourism. The MEA awards recognise excellent business practice in the Meetings & Events Industry and reward those who achieve outstanding results.

Mantra Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort features six light filled, purpose-built meeting venues with contemporary break out areas, a dedicated co-coordinator for each event and outstanding resort facilities, including Karinyas restaurant and wine bar. It caters for a wide range of meetings and events, including major conferences for national companies and associations, product and car launches and weddings.