Profiles on more than 70 restaurants and bars across the Marriott International hotel dining portfolio in the Australia and Pacific are featured on a new dedicated gastronomy portal launched today by the global hotel juggernaut.
The portal – found at www.meeteatdrink.com.au – seeks to shine a greater spotlight on the exciting restaurants, talented chefs and extensive calendar of gourmet dining events in Marriott’s local scope.
In addition, site users can find dining coupons redeemable at a variety of outlets, special offers and recipes anyone can try at home. Invitations to special events exclusive to Marriott Rewards members can also be found on the site. A series of events designed to showcase the culinary skills of Marriott’s chefs will soon be launched, comprising of a range of opportunities open to attend in person plus videos that can be viewed anywhere.
Some of the events that have taken place and are yet to take place in 2018 include a cocktail collection inspired by the popular French dining concept Diner en Blanc and its white heritage, which was celebrated at Marriott International’s Sydney properties. Furthermore, the ‘Underground Gourmet’ series afforded the opportunity for locals to interact with chefs at properties in North Queensland and the South Pacific while learning authentic local cooking techniques.
Next month will see the ‘Margaret River Gourmet Escape Dinner Series’ take place across Marriott International hotels in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Perth ahead of a four-day festival in the Margaret River region itself. The event will consist of a number of exclusive dinners featuring produce sourced from the region.
For the latter event, Marriott Rewards members have the opportunity to bid online for specially curated Marriott experiences including tickets to the Margaret River Festival, which also includes access to the Gourmet Village.
Marriott International Area Director of Operations, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, James Walkden said the new website further solidified the group’s commitment to elevating fine dining experiences to new levels.
“Marriott International is already well-known for providing superior service, and stylish and comfortable places to rest your head, but we also want to be recognised for our culinary excellence and as a place for locals to meet, eat and drink. We’re working hard on expanding and enhancing our food and beverage offering in the region, and our new, dedicated website will encompass all that we have to offer in this space.”