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Venue and Social Events 2022


Hotel InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Nestled in one of Sydney’s most exclusive addresses, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offers luxurious harbourside accommodation, 10 minutes’ drive from the Sydney CBD.

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is a five-star hotel with a homely feel in a unique village, close to the heart of the city. The charming and chic beachside suburb allows visitors access to everything, from world-class restaurants and bustling nightlife, to café culture and peaceful walks.

Boasting a stunning roof top bar and pool, that offers a unique view of Sydney Harbour – truly one of Sydney’s best kept secrets – and the cool, award-winning Stillery Gin Bar even Jay Gatsby would raise a glass to, the hotel also offers guests the space to enjoy a quiet moment in the European style Courtyard, which is located in the centre of the property.

Showcasing 140 luxurious guest rooms, with sophisticated décor, be welcomed into an intimate hotel and assured of personalised service and attention to detail. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer a flat-screen TV. There is a minibar and a tea and coffee making facilities. Private bathroom includes a bathtub.

The hotel is both intimate and worldly; bespoke and global; and offers guests a personalised visit that feels as seamless as it does special.

Arrival Dinner – The Cosmopolitan Double Bay

An institution in the heart of Sydney’s eastern suburbs for more than 40 years, The Cosmopolitan reopened in late 2019 with new owners and a fresh take on Sydney’s dining scene.

Taking the reins from John Gyarfas – the father of Sydney cafe society – hospitality duo, John Duncan and Anthony Prior, have worked together for over 20 years and have been instrumental in the success of venues such as Manly Wine, The Winery Surry Hills, and more recently Angelo’s Cabarita.

Housed in a stunningly restored space and with a nod to European culture, the 150-seat bar and restaurant features al fresco dining, a raw bar, an abundantly light filled dining room, and an intimate bar in the back, for drinks and for private functions.

The driving force behind the Mediterranean-inspired offering at The Cosmopolitan is fresh seafood, with quality ingredients being presented by head chef Joel Robinson (formerly of Barrenjoey House and Manly Wine) with a focus on fresh quality ingredients and dishes bursting with flavor.

A short walk from The Hotel InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, The Cosmopolitan offers ADIA members the opportunity to enjoy a delicious three-course dinner and catch up with friends and colleagues.

Networking drinks – Hotel InterContinental Rooftop Bar

The Leaders Forum is a unique and exclusive haven for industry leaders.  With every element of the highest calibre, the Forum is the perfect opportunity for members to come together and network, learn, share ideas and do business, all in a stylish, yet collegial setting.

The social events of the Leaders Forum are well renowned: with two private world-class fine dining dinners and networking drinks held in five-star comfort boasting spectacular scenery – the quality of which, add a layer of excellence to the event and make it a not-to-be-missed experience.

Official Conference Dinner – Quay Restaurant

One of the country’s most celebrated dining spaces, Sydney’s three-hatted Quay Restaurant boasts sweeping views from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge. The creation of Executive Chef Peter Gilmore and leading Australian restaurant group, Fink, Quay has received an unprecedented number of Australian and international awards for Peter’s creative and original cuisine.

A highlight of the Sydney fine-dining scene for many years, Quay undertook extensive renovations in 2018 to update and upgrade the restaurant, kitchen and menu, resulting in Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide awarding Quay Restaurant of the Year 2019.

Peter and his cuisine and held in the highest regard within Australia and around the world. Taking the helm of the kitchen at Quay in 2001, Peter has established his restaurants at the forefront of Australia’s food scene. Quay has been awarded Three Chefs Hats for an unprecedented 18 consecutive years, and named Restaurant of the Year six times in The Sydney Morning Herald/ The Age Good Food Guide. Quay has also been awarded three stars in the national Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide for 18 years. Quay was listed for five years on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list and held the title of Best Restaurant in Australasia for three of those years.