first_imgRegional Victoria’s premier conferencing and leisure facility and Lorne’s only beachfront resort – Mantra Lorne – has just completed a AUD$1 million upgrade.All work is in keeping with the heritage listing standards and designed to enhance historic elements of the property.“These enhancements to Mantra Lorne will further improve on the conferencing and dining offerings we have in place here and really make these spaces stand out as the premier venue in the region,” said Mantra Lorne’s General Manager Abraham Dow.The refurbishment project includes upgrades to the property’s unique Heritage Ballroom.  A 180 capacity banquet style or 350 capacity theatre style venue built in 1864, the Heritage Ballroom was converted from the stables of the former Erskine House and lovingly restored to maintain its original character.The new lighting, window treatments, air conditioning, furnishings and structural work will complement the heritage elements with contemporary conveniences and further enhance the space.The Larder restaurant at Mantra Lorne – already highly regarded for its superb Italian influenced steak house cuisine and outlook over seagrass lawns out to the beachfront – has a brand new bar along with a spectacular new fireplaces to create a cosy spaces for the winter months, complemented by impressive feature lighting.The Observatory (formerly the Corner Café) together with the Heritage and Private Dining rooms for smaller gatherings also incorporate new décor and fittings.  These venues are also a perfect option for small weddings and celebrations.There are eleven superb conference spaces at Mantra Lorne with capacity for up to 520 delegates in the main auditorium, the Convention Room. This venue can also be split into three separate rooms with a capacity of 170 delegates each room.Mantra Lorne is currently offering an ‘Events Plus Rewards’ conferencing package which includes 5% off the total bill when you spend over $5000*; an additional room free when you book 15 rooms; complimentary WiFi in conference rooms; and complimentary tea and coffee on arrival.Plus the chance to win a holiday for two people including return flights and seven nights’ accommodation at a choice of over 120 Mantra Group properties across Australia & New Zealand.  Further details and full terms and conditions available at www.mghotels.com.au/events-plus. Book your stay at Mantra LorneSource = Mantra Grouplast_img