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MICEBTN - May-JULY 2016 • Page 11 and let Adelaide Festival Centre tailor the perfect events package Indulge your senses... T 08 8216 8633 or email@example.com For further information on what we can do for your next event, contact us. ADELAIDE FESTIVALCENTRE in-house catering on-site car parking located in the heart of the CBD close to accommodation catering for 10 to 700 guests ADELAIDE, SA The Mayfair: A boutique hotel that’s truly unique UNIQUE is, as we know, one of the most over-used words in the vocabulary, but sometimes, very occasionally, it’s right on the button. So it is with the 5-star Mayfair Hotel in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. It’s not surprising that the 170-room Mayfair is winning reputable global awards. Created as a rebirthing of the grand romanesque Colonial Mutual building in King William Street, it has continued to evolve under the creative gov- ernance of 1834 Hotels (which has an impressive portfolio of mainly South Australian properties under its care) and general manager Martin Radcliffe, well known to the industry for his previous marketing role at the Adelaide Convention Bureau. One of the latest developments is the extraordinary rooftop bar Hen- nessy, named in honour of Jack Hennessy, the building’s original architect. Its sophisticated style embraces Atelier Versace chairs, a towering Fiorenti- no chandelier, Wedgwood crockery, glassware from Riedel and Waterford, hand-printed cement tiles from Turkey and the Middle East... plus a beverage bonanza whose many highlights include South Australian wines and cocktails with a touch of honey. The Mayfair has a love affair with honey. Tucked away on the rooftop is a cute little village for thousands of Ligurian bees, complete with flowers, water source and white picket fence. It is overseen by executive chef and apiarist Bethany Finn. Among the Mayfair’s other unique factors: A mighty Cate Parr painting in the Mayflower Restaurant which also offers a wine cellar ‘window’ on the age-old foundations of King William Street, a diversity of room shapes featuring wooden wardrobes hand-made to fit each space, an exclusive air scent and one-off brass doorknobs on the public bathrooms. These animal design knobs were created by Melbourne artist Suzie Stanford using reclaimed metal. The Mayfair is on the corner of Hindley and King William, close to both the refurbished Rundle Mall and the multiple event venues of the Riverbank Precinct. It also offers its own light-filled meeting and function rooms. On the web: www.mayfairhotel.com.au Bethany Finn and Martin Radcliffe at the rooftop bee village.