escape to coolum
Hyatt Regency Coolum is the perfect destination for couples and families.
With an exciting range of resort packages there is an escape for everyone to enjoy.
This Sunshine Coast resort covers 150 hectares (370 acres) of natural woodlands, rainforest and gardens,
and fronts the Paciﬁc Ocean and two kilometres of pristine private beach.
Couples Studio Suite Family President Villa Family Ambassador Villa
Indulge in some quality time with your loved one. Five nights in a spacious President Woodland Villa is Starting from as little as $690* per night, this package
From just $195* you can experience spacious guaranteed to please the whole family. Daily Coolum includes accommodation for two adults and two
accommodation in a King Room, daily Coolum breakfast, adult entry to The Sun Spa and daytime children in a luxury two-bedroom Ambassador Villa,
breakfast, free golf and tennis clinics, access to shuttle to Noosa are all included. Choose from a range daily continental breakfast, adult entry to The Sun Spa,
The Sun Spa, daytime shuttle to Noosa plus a range of free family activities including golf and tennis clinics, plus free daytime shuttle to Noosa, golf and tennis
of free daily activities both of you will enjoy. Receive canoeing or a resort bicycle quest. Packages start from clinics and a range of free daily activities. Escape in
a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival just $208* and kids stay free. comfort with access to the exclusive Ambassador Club
plus unlimited golf with cart or a 45 minute *Per adult, per night. Based on two adults and two children sharing with pre-dinner drinks and canapés each evening,
Sun Spa massage per night. in a President Woodland Villa. Limited days available on this rate. a private pool, tennis courts and bike hire.
* Per person, per night. Based on twin share accommodation. *Per room, per night
For reservations or more information phone 1800 266 586
Conditions apply on all packages, limited days and rooms available on these rates. Tennis and golf clinics available Monday to Friday.
Minimum length of stay applies to some packages.
Welcome Be creative at Hyatt
Resort news and refurbishment Special guest feature
Development news Massage – an essential treat
Weddings at Hyatt 18 years in the making
Resort shopping Holiday villas for sale
New menu at The McKenzie Grill Properties for sale
Hyatt Regency Coolum and The Vodafone Brisbane Need some pampering? The Swiss name in luxury
Lions have struck a valuable partnership for the 2007 AFL skincare, La Prairie combines with the five-star luxury of
Premiership season. As part of their relationship with the Hyatt Regency Coolum to offer a Weekend of Indulgence
Lions, the resort has secured prime television fence signage from November 9 – 11, 2007.
at The Gabba between the goals and the centre wing. The ultimate relaxing escape, the package includes a
In addition to signage, Hyatt Regency Coolum will supply welcome reception, two nights accommodation twin share,
the club with 12 two-night accommodation packages, breakfast daily, adult admission to The Sun Spa, a La Prairie
which will be used as prizes for match day corporate raffles. Art of Beauty Caviar facial, La Prairie Pampering Seminar
After hosting the victorious Queensland State of Origin and and a hosted group dinner with La Prairie.
Australian Cricket teams in 2006, Hyatt Regency Coolum is Rates start at $610 per person twin share in a Studio Suite,
confident the ‘Hyatt touch’ will rub off on the Lions and the or $593 per person four share in a Presidents Villa. To book,
resort wishes them all the best for their 2007 season. phone 1800 266 586 or visit www.coolumevents.com
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There are plenty of changes afoot at Hyatt Coolum – so you will find this edition packed with news and
information about the refurbishments and development underway across the resort.
In fact, Hyatt Coolum is truly coming of age. Celebrating its 18th year of operation, the resort has seen
many seasons come and go but this year marks a real milestone for the operations.
The first residents of Hyatt Coolum, Visage celebrate their first anniversary at the resort this year and
at the same time the final stages of this development are almost complete. Meanwhile, around the
resort the grounds are looking magnificent and refurbishments continue. The reopening of the creative
Arts centre is another milestone in the rejuvenation of the resort and I would like to personally welcome
back the manager Ardleigh Cleveland. Ardleigh was involved in the construction of the centre back in
1986 and it is fitting that she should return nearly 18 years to the day.
In addition to featuring Ardleigh’s centre, this edition we also take a nostalgic look at the early days of
Hyatt Coolum with long time employee Bob Schmidt.
In toasting the past, we also look forward to the future and I would like to take this opportunity to
officially welcome the new residents of Visage and Vantage and wish you all many happy holidays at
Hyatt Coolum for the years to come.
Welcome to another edition of Resort Life. We have had a very busy holiday season, an outstanding
PGA tournament, wonderful Christmas, and lots of fun at New Year. And, I am pleased to say, lots of
One feature of the nice comments we have been receiving on the resort relates to our landscaping
upgrade program. Many guests have commented on the obvious improvements, and on how nice
the grounds are looking! This is as a result of some sterling work by our new Landscape Manager,
Daniel, and his hard working team. Their work is ongoing and tireless in a bid to rejuvenate the entire
landscape with new gardens, interesting plants and lots of manicuring. I am confident that over the
next while this team will achieve great results and that a really beautiful environment will emerge again
at the Hyatt Coolum.
We are of course also working on our refurbishment. The Mt Coolum Room has just been completed
and the conference rooms will be finished over the next few months. Then we will address The Sun
Spa, and we have some exciting plans for that area. This is all part of the process of renewal and the
need to ensure that our facilities are consistent with customer expectations. I hope you are enjoying
the resort and take this opportunity to wish you all the best for 2007.
he refurbishment of conference facilities at Hyatt Regency Coolum Hyatt Regency Coolum general manager Maurice Holland, who was also
has commenced with the Mount Coolum banquet hall undergoing a involved in the original creation, was excited to be working with Bligh Voller
transformation. Nield again.
Designed by the original architect for Hyatt Coolum, Bligh Voller Nield, the “It’s great to have the ﬁrst stage underway,” Mr Holland said.
refurbishment was a continuation of the Lend Lease and Hyatt International “Refurbished conference facilities will make a world of difference to the
efforts to refurbish the iconic resort to a ﬁve-star standard. atmosphere and experience of our corporate and business guests.”
The Mount Coolum room is the ﬁrst of a multi-stage refurbishment, which Bligh Voller Nield senior interior designer Sacha Black said a new colour
will introduce a new colour scheme and ﬁnishes to the conference venues scheme would be introduced in the Mount Coolum room to reﬂect an
in order to create more appealing, modern and contemporary spaces to elegant, relaxed ‘corporate resort’ feel.
meet today’s conference market. “This new scheme will lighten and create modern, clean-lined spaces that
Lend Lease project director Murray Middleton said Bligh Voller Nield had a are suitable for both corporate and social events,” she said.
national reputation as one of the best architecture ﬁrms in Australia. The conference room upgrades continues the program of refurbishments
“As the original designer of the resort they truly understand the character undertaken to date, including refurbishments to the Ambassador and
of Hyatt Coolum,” Mr Middleton said. President villas, the Golf Club and Village Square.
President Villas Replacement of buggy and resort vehicle ﬂeet
Ambassador Villas New POS and Opera IT System The Sun Spa
Village Square Payroll Rostering System Conference Facilities
Golf Club, amenities and forecourt Eliza’s Restaurant The Beach Club
he distinctive twin domes of The Sun Spa have become a landmark
within the Hyatt Coolum resort.
The spa has transformed thousands of guests into radiant, relaxed
holidaymakers. To cater for this growing demand, The Sun Spa will
undergo a major renovation this year.
Starting from the entrance and flowing through to the change rooms,
the renovations will include everything from new paint, to the latest
beauty treatment equipment.
The major change will be a reconfiguration of the foyer and old aerobics
room to incorporate a new pedicure and hair salon, cosmetics bar and
resort wear shop. The squash courts will make way for a mezzanine level
gym with new equipment, overlooking a spacious aerobics room. The old
hair salon will also be converted into an inviting open-air pool pavilion.
Four new treatment rooms will be created in the main building, each
featuring private courtyards and full-body showers.
Recreation director Brett Braithwaite said he was very excited about the
changes, which would improve service and capacity.
“Of course we will be retaining the crowd favourites, including the twin
domes, lap pool and lumpy lady.” massage, steam sauna, Vichy shower, infrared sauna and aromatherapy
Brett said the renovations would include more than just a facelift, with treatment centre in one.”
new equipment on order and new procedures being created. Renovations start in April and will take three months. Unfortunately, The
“One of the most exciting new editions will be the NeoQi Harmony Sun Spa building will be closed to guests during this time, however, five
Cocoon,” Mr Braithwaite said. treatment rooms will remain open to ensure guests can still receive their
“This amazing machine is like stepping into a time warp and coming compulsory holiday massage or beauty treatment.
out the other end a new person. The NeoQi is a hydrotherapy tub, vibro For more information call The Sun Spa on 5446 1234.
end Lease’s Hyatt Coolum resort has been recognised as leading the do not have pool fencing around the main swimming lagoons, and
way in pool safety by the Queensland Minister for Sport and Recreation, have an official exemption from the State Government.
Andrew Fraser, despite having an official exemption and ahead of a “We decided that in the interest of guest and resident safety, there
state-wide review of resort pool fencing. should be fencing around the main pools and better signage
Lend Lease construction manager John Bowman said the decision to around the golf lakes.”
fence the lagoon pools was part of an internal water safety audit at the Installation of pool fences commenced in January 2007 for the main
resort. “Since acquiring Hyatt Regency Coolum resort in 2003, Lend resort pool in the Village Square (1.5m at its deepest point), and the
Lease has been progressively reviewing safety for guests and staff across Beach Club lagoon. In addition, the lake pontoon adjacent to the main
the site,” Mr Bowman said. resort pool will also be fenced and new resuscitation signage have been
“Earlier this year, Lend Lease Sunshine Coast employees identified the installed at all pools. The water depth in water features around the resort
resort pools as a potential safety hazard. Like many resorts of its era, they has also been reduced to a maximum of 300mm.
yatt Coolum’s furry residents are settling in well to their new accommodation in the
rainforest and around the golf course, with 24 Hollow Log Homes now inhabited by
rainbow lorikeets, gliders and possums.
A recent audit of the small wooden tree-houses has revealed that habitation was up
more than 50% from the last audit. The Hollow Log Homes, specifically designed for
various tree-nesting animals from bats to kookaburras, were installed 18 months ago
on the 12th and 17th fairways and throughout the rainforest vegetation on the west of
the site. Hollow Log Homes proprietors Alan and Stacey Franks said new leaves had
been added to many of the boxes, indicating the boxes were in regular use.
“Several of the boxes showed signs of multiple occupancy,” Mr Franks said. “Of the
14 boxes containing nests on the golf course, 13 were all lined with eucalyptus leaves
indicating use by gliders. “Seven colonies of squirrel gliders were found in the boxes
on the golf course. There were also four nests of rainbow lorikeets, one nest of dollar
birds, two brush tail possums and one ringtail possum.”
nnounced by Tourism Minister Margaret
Keech earlier this year, Hyatt Regency Coolum
was named the fourth most popular family-
friendly resort by national travel magazine,
Holiday with Kids.
Holidays with Kids asked readers to vote on
their favourite family holiday resorts based
on children’s facilities and activities, quality of
childcare, crèche and babysitting, standard
of service and hospitality, accommodation
and comfort, value for money, location and
destination, as well as overall experience.
he final stages of Visage - the exclusive resort-living complex at completed early this year,” Mr Middleton said.
Hyatt Regency Coolum - is under construction and now available for “In total there are only 40 residences in the entire precinct, and with 27
purchase. already sold, we expect this final release to be very popular.
Offering security and access to all the amenities of a five star resort “Construction on the final stages of Visage is 30% complete and we
and 18-hole championship golf course, Visage is a lifestyle without expect residents will move in mid this year.”
compromise. Visage homes in the final stages have fully integrated security systems,
Homes in the new stage are bigger and more luxurious than ever, with ducted air-conditioning and high quality appliances, including Meile
larger floor plans, integrated deck pools and outdoor barbecues now coffee machines, double ovens, wine coolers and gas hot water units.
part of the standard package. The properties also offer access to resort amenities, including discounts
Nearly half of the final stage has already been snapped up by intuitive at resort restaurants, entry to The Sun Spa and golf membership.
buyers, with only six apartments (from $810,000) and seven houses Mr Middleton said with the opportunity to own in this exclusive precinct
(from $1.4 million) still available. rapidly disappearing, Lend Lease was giving prospective buyers their
Nestled between the 12th and 17th fairways of Hyatt Regency Coolum last chance to experience Visage for themselves, with a new display
championship course, Visage is a unique opportunity to own a golf front opening this month.
home in Australia’s most sought-after holiday destination. To secure your chance to live the life you deserve, phone 1800 688
Project director Murray Middleton said Visage offered uncompromising 530 or visit the Hyatt Coolum Property Centre on David Low Way,
security with the promise of a permanent holiday. Yaroomba, and make an appointment.
“The first stages of Visage have been a huge success and were
Lend Lease Development on the Sunshine Coast has opened a new slight elevation gives the master bedroom unmatched views over the
display at Visage, Hyatt Coolum. fairway and lake toward the Hyatt Coolum Club House.
With spectacular views to Mount Coolum, a plunge pool and large With an internal living area of 208sq m and 38sq m of deck, the
decks, the display is designed to give prospective buyers an inkling of Miramont Signature display was sold earlier this year for more than $1.3
just how good resort life at Hyatt Coolum can be. million.
Furnished by Faf Interior Design, the new display home has four Within the gated complex of 40 Visage residences, the display is
bedrooms, three bathrooms, separate study, powder room and double conveniently located at the entrance to the community and is within
lock-up garage. easy walking distance to the main resort facilities.
Architecturally designed by Planit Architecture, its unique layout For an appointment to visit the new display home, phone Lend Lease
straddles the corner block directly behind the 18th tee. The home’s sales staff on 1800 688 530.
The advantage of living at Vantage can’t be explained – it has to be
That’s according to Jocelyn Withnall, who is so convinced that she
brought two blocks in the prestigious Hyatt Coolum development by
Lend Lease. “I’ve just finished building my first house in Vantage and
am looking forward to moving there as soon as I can,” Ms Withnall said.
“Vantage for me is a lifestyle choice. Until you experience the Hyatt
Coolum, most people can’t understand what it means to live here.
“One of the great things about Vantage is that you can have a backyard main resort facilities.
and it really is resort living at home. It’s great! You can jump in a buggy All homesites in the first stage were sold in March 2005 and almost
to go to the beach, walk to the gym, go and play golf or use one of the half the Vantage owners have commenced construction on their dream
restaurants. homes. A second release of homesites at Vantage is planned for next
“The kids especially enjoy it during the holidays when they can join in on year. Vantage offers uncompromising security with access to the five-
the activities at the Village Square. They love taking their friends down star Hyatt Regency Coolum resort.
there for an ice-cream and a swim.” For more information about Vantage, phone Lend Lease sales staff on
Vantage is an exclusive precinct of 17 homesites – with gated access 1800 688 530 or visit the Hyatt Coolum Property Centre on David Low
from Centenary Heights Road and a short buggy ride or walk to the Way, Yaroomba.
end Lease’s exclusive resort community at
Hyatt Coolum and the Sunshine Coast-based
Eureka Landscaping team has won four
from four at the Queensland Association of
Landscape Industry (QALI) Awards.
Entered into the Residential, Commercial
Building and Common Area categories, the
Eureka/Lend Lease projects took top honours
for the landscaping in stage one of the
residential precinct at Visage, and for the Hyatt
Coolum Property Centre on David Low Way.
Visage was also nominated by the judges and
awarded the Environmental Award.
The state-wide recognition comes just months
after the first stage of Visage was completed
and against heavy competition in the
commercial and environment categories.
“Winning them (QALI Awards) is recognition
for our employees for the excellent work
they construct and shows we are the leading
construction company in terms of quality in
Queensland, ” Eureka Director Jason McGarry
said. “These awards are recognised in the
industry as the pinnacle of achievements.
”Eureka Landscaping, originally a Brisbane
firm, has 35 employees on the Sunshine Coast
and has landscaped a number of high profile
projects around the state.
Mr McGarry said the state recognition would
put Visage in the running for the national
awards, held every two years.
“The challenge will be to continue to win
awards for the next stage of this project.”
yatt Coolum is much more than a resort – it’s
a place where families begin and grow. This year
Hyatt Coolum will host more than 12 weddings, and
creating a perfect day for these celebrations has
become a secret passion of the Hyatt Coolum special
Symone van der Vliet and her team work round the Why did you choose Hyatt for your wedding venue?
clock to prepare, and pride themselves on delivering a We chose the Hyatt because we loved the venue - the scenery made a
stress-free, professional event. perfect back drop for photos and everything just looked so perfect. We
“We can organise everything, from the ceremony were very impressed with the professionalism of the staff at the Hyatt
and reception venues, to hair, make-up and the and felt that our guests would enjoy the day as much as we would.
celebrant,” Symone said.
With 150ha of natural woodlands, 1.2km of When was your big day?
Our wedding was on October 7, 2006 – and what a
beachfront and three a la carte restaurants to choose
beautiful time of year!
Where did you have the ceremony and reception?
We had the ceremony down by the lake - it looked stunning. We
had the reception at Eliza’s restaurant. The food was divine and
the ambience was perfect. We had many comments from our
guests on how brilliant the food and presentation was.
from, finding a unique and private ceremony site
is easy. Symone said one of the best features of What was the best part about your Hyatt wedding?
weddings at the Hyatt was that the bride and groom I can’t pick the best part of our special day - everything was perfect and
we couldn’t have wished for anything better. The Hyatt did a fantastic
and guests never have to leave the resort.
job organising and taking care of every little detail. We were completely
“Your bridal party will love the pampering in The Sun
stress-free, which let us enjoy our day even more.
Spa while the boys test their skills on the golf
course,” she said. Would you recommend Hyatt for a wedding venue and why?
For a full wedding information pack with prices and Definitely! The surroundings are sensational and the care
menu options, contact Symone van der Vliet on (07) taken by staff is second to none.
5449 3495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
01 Shell balls by Hester Speelman. $35 each from the Creative Arts Centre. 02 Sculptures from the Sea. Pierced porcelain by Julie Shepherd $95.00 each
at Creative Arts Centre. 03 Raku-fired clay kookaburras by Sunshine Coast artist Valerie Willey. 04 Pure Fiji Gift Pack. $44 available at The Sun Spa. 05
Assorted sarongs: short from $8.95, long from $19.95. 06 Women’s K-Swiss Defier shoe, $179.95 Pack of 3 Hyatt Regency Coolum, Wilson Championship
Tennis Balls $20, Head Cap $30, Head Nano Ti.Si Racquet $199. Available from the Tennis Centre. 07 Assorted Paula Creamer sunglasses with free carry
case, from $79. Available from the Golf Pro Shop. 08 Srixon Shark Golf Bag $329 (excluding clubs). Available from the Golf Pro Shop. 09 Beach kit, including
sand bucket $3.50, coloured spade $1.50 and coloured ball $6.50. 10 Girls’ Seafolly swim set, including Bubblegum rashie $54.95, sandles $40 and halter top
swim suit $49.95. Boys’ Tiger Joe swim set, including racers $28, boardshorts $55 and swimming cap $24.95. Available from the Boutique.
he McKenzie Grill has a new menu and a fresh new selection of The new dishes are made with local produce, simple flavours and
dishes that will make your mouth water. textures. Executive Chef Josef Miklavc said The McKenzie Grill was
Now incorporating a fresh seafood buffet, The McKenzie Grill menu the ultimate dinner date for the fresh food connoisseur.
still has the traditional grilled favourites and retains the charm that “At McKenzie’s we keep it simple and let the flavours speak for
makes the restaurant a relaxed and friendly dining venue. themselves,” he said.
The new menu includes a crispy roast duckling, baby spinach salad Mr Miklavc said McKenzie’s chef de cuisine Brad Coates prided
of char-grilled lamb tenderloin and char-grilled veal medallions. his restaurant on delivering good steaks, healthy salads and lots of
Brad has been a chef at Hyatt since starting his apprenticeship in
Working his way up from a kitchen hand to head chef has been a
huge achievement for the Coolum local.
“I’m loving the new menu and so are our guests,” Brad said.
“McKenzie’s is really getting back to basics with slow-cooked food
and fantastic fresh produce.”
The resort employs 38 qualified
apprentices and four kitchen han
The McKenzie Grill is famous not just for its
All food on the resort is cooked food but its fine wine.
including the scrumptious dessert The Wonga Estate 2002 Pinot Noir is just one of
– handmade by Hyatt’s very own the fabulous wines on offer and the perfect drop to
chef, Robert Schmitz accompany a lamb salad (see recipe next page).
Produced by Greg and Jady Roberts at Wonga
During school holidays, Hyatt che
Estate Winery, Victoria the Pinot Noir is
dinner, handcrafted from the local fruit and unfiltered.
prepare more than 950 meals for
0 people for Produced with the simple goal of making quality
300 for lunch and serve 100 wine, the Pinot Noir is a product of modern
breakfast. technology and old world tradition.
The result – a perfect complement to the authentic,
Local seafood and meats are deli quality food served at The McKenzie Grill.
daily to each of the four a la car te
For more information or to find the perfect wine
restaurants where the head che to match your meal, why not ask your friendly
chooses each cut and produc t. waiter at The McKenzie Grill.
Recipe for one portion
2 figs (90g) – cut into quarters
3 lamb tenderloins (total 175g)
45g King Island gorgonzola cheese
45g baby spinach
White Balsamic Dressing
1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons grape seed oil
Season to taste with Maldon Sea Salt
and freshly cracked pepper
Add the lamb tenderloins to a hot pan, season with salt
and pepper and cook until medium rare, approximately 3-5
minutes (medium). Set aside and rest for 5 minutes. Whisk
white balsamic and grape seed oil together in a bowl and
season to taste.
Place baby spinach, gorgonzola cheese and figs in with
the white balsamic dressing and tossed gently. Arrange
spinach salad in centre of a plate and add the cooked lamb
tenderloins criss-crossed on top of salad. Serve warm.
is a lucky number for Ardleigh Cleveland. Almost 18 years to
the day, Ardleigh has re-opened the Creative Arts Centre she helped establish at
During those 18 years, the arts centre has been reinvented in various forms,
becoming at one point a convenience store. Today, with the experience and
wisdom of two decades as artist and gallery director, the circle completes as
Ardleigh returns to fulﬁl her original vision of establishing a vibrant centre for
creative expression, with a ﬁne art gallery and workshops in the centre of the
Walking up the steps to the two small Polynesian-style huts opens your eyes to
a world of discovery.
From the bronzed sculptures on the deck, the eclectic mix of functional art
pieces displayed around the gallery ﬂoor and with vivid paintings on the walls,
it’s hard to resist the urge to take home a piece of this fascinating mix. Sourced
from local and national artists and designers, Ardleigh has managed to ﬁnd the
best of everything and something for every taste.
“My philosophy is about education through broadening an appreciation and
nurturing an understanding of art and design,” Ardleigh said.
“Of course I can’t help but reﬂect my own tastes, so most of the pieces are
contemporary. I also seek to ﬁnd pieces that touch people emotionally, without
them necessarily knowing why.”
Gallery One is dedicated to showcasing the “object as gift” and also has an
exclusive range of elegant silk resort wear and accessories. GalleryTwo presents
changing exhibitions by well-known and emerging Australian contemporary
artists and designers, including Chris Pantano, John Lloyd, Fu Hong, James
Ainslie, Christopher McLeod, Maree Lawrence, Vanessa Berry, Leon Pericles,
Echo Chai, Anthony Harrison, Mary-Lou Hogarth and more.
One thing you won’t ﬁnd in the Hyatt Coolum Creative Arts Centre is mass-
produced art. However, the one-off, unique and authentic artwork and objects
are not the only things that makes this creative centre unique.
As well as offering a consultancy service to source individual art work for local
and interstate clients, Ardleigh has re-introduced creative workshops. Run
regularly by local artists, the workshops are a chance to discover the pleasure of
artistic self-expression. From silk painting to body-moulding, the workshops are
run weekly and vary in cost.
For more information phone Ardleigh at the Creative Arts Centre on
(07) 5449 3521 or 0408 157 449
Working in association with nature and Australian wildlife, you will be inspired by
what you see and try to capture it in a clay form as a small sculpture. These small
models could be mounted or reworked to make larger, more elaborate sculptures.
Class type: adults and children
Minimum participants: 5
Maximum participants: 10
Duration: 2 ½ hours
This is an introduction to painting on silk. All materials are provided. This is an
exciting and colourful medium where results are instant. The subject matter is
scenes from nature. Imagination and exploration is encouraged.
Class type: 12 years to adult
Minimum participants: 4
Maximum participants: 8
Duration: 2 ½ hours
In this workshop you can make a plaster mould of your face, foot or hand.
For moulding the face, participants will need to be able to hold their breath for
approximately 45 seconds. Alternatively, you can mould yourself in profile,
breathing through one nostril. Examples of Brett’s work, and what can be
achieved in this workshop, can be viewed in the creative arts centre gallery.
Class Type: adult and children (5-8years must be accompanied by adult)
Minimum participants: 6
Maximum participants: 12
Duration: 1 ½ to 2 hours
ohn Buchanan is undoubtedly a legend in Australian cricket.
John rose to prominence in the early 1990s when he coached the
Queensland Bulls to their first Sheffield Shield victory.
Appointed coach of the Australian Cricket team in 1999, John went on
to preside over 15 of the 16 matches in Australia’s world-record run of
consecutive Test victories.
He was also at the helm during Australia’s whitewash of England in the
recent Ashes series. Instead of basking in his glory, the retiring coach of
Australia’s most successful cricket team prefers to look to the future.
John and the team stayed at Hyatt Regency Coolum last year in
preparation for their world-record breaking Ashes win in 2006.
He took time out to talk to Resort Life about his career, his legacy and
his hopes for the future. with my style or not, at least they understand who I am and know that
I’m consistent in how I go about it.
What’s your secret to success?
I just try to establish relationships with people. It also comes down to What is the future of cricket without you at the helm and with so
timing and relationships. The team is just like a family, you have ups and many of your “stars” leaving the game?
downs, but in the end you just work to resolve the issues and everyone This is a very exciting period for the Australian team. We have some
grows and gets along. talented young players coming through. While the opposition certainly
believes Australia has come right back to the field, I think they could be
You are known as an academic and were one of the first to
making a very grave tactical error in assuming that.
implement science principles in cricket. Do you think this has
contributed to the team’s success? Do you think the cricket team will come back to the Hyatt Coolum?
Being fitter means that we can get to the ball quicker. Bowlers can I always knew the Hyatt Coolum was the right place to be for our Ashes
bowl for longer spells or are in a position to recover better when they preparation. I hope the training camps are an ongoing thing. Maurice
are fitter. I also believe one of the advantages I have is being able to and I are also talking about trying to stage an event to launch cricket
see things from a different perspective. I’ve had experiences outside of season here.
cricket, which I’ve tried to bring to the sport.
So what will you do after the World Cup?
What is the one thing you hope you are remembered for, or that I want to become more involved with the corporate world through
someone would learn from you? organisational or team coaching. I also want to maintain a sports
One thing I hope people would say is that I ticked all the boxes to make coaching involvement through junior cricket as well as mentor coaching
sure the team was as prepared as possible. And whether people agree in other sports.
he seventh annual Coolum Kite Festival will be staged once again at
beautiful Stumers Creek on September 22-23.
Lend Lease and Hyatt Regency Coolum is proud to be one of the
sponsors of the event, which is a two day extravaganza of kite-flying, kite-
making and kitesurfing. Some of the world’s greatest kite flyers will be making
an appearance at this year’s festival, with the theme of Wings of Desire. There
will be live music, dance, trapeze, illuminated sculptures, pyrotechnics and
night skydiving, as well as kitesurfing demonstrations, a “kid’s zone”,
workshops and food and market stalls. Mark it in your diary now!
For more information visit www.coolumkitefestival.com
ill you make time for health now, or sickness later? Treating your body to a massage can
be just as important as making time for exercise and eating a healthy, balanced diet.
According to The Sun Spa massage therapist Solveig Ward, massage is a fantastic way to
unwind body, mind and spirit and should form part of any health maintenance program.
The benefits of massage are well documented and include
n Calming the nervous system and promoting a sense of relaxation and well being.
n Reducing tension and anxiety.
n Improving circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.
n Stimulating the lymphatic system, which carries away the body’s waste products.
n Preventing and relieving muscles cramps.
n Massage therapy can also help with pain management in conditions such as
arthritis, sciatica and muscle spasms.
There are many types of massage therapy, and finding the right form will depend on your
particular needs. The Sun Spa at Hyatt Coolum offers a full range of massage services, from
the unique and exhilarating Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage to the three essentials of massage
therapy – Remedial, Sports and Relaxation.
Solveig is an expert in remedial massage – a therapy using techniques which focus on
addressing specific problems a client might have.
“For example, many of our clients have the common complaint of back, neck and shoulder
pain caused by hunching over a computer all day,” Solveig said.
“With remedial massage, we use trigger point massage to find and release the specific
muscles causing the tension and pain.
“Within the muscle there is usually a spot where the fibres have cramped together, so by
pressing down firmly on this area we stimulate blood flow and release the muscle spasm.”
Solveig said many people make the mistake of thinking massage is simply an indulgence
– a luxury for the end of a holiday. “Massage should be a part of your health maintenance
program,” she said. “I recommend to all my clients that they start their holiday with a
massage and finish their holiday with a massage.”
Sun Rise Invigorate
Lemon, grapefruit, orange, lime, basil, tapotement massage
Sun Day Reflect
Eucalyptus, lavender, niaouli, tea tree, peppermint, remedial techniques
Sun Set Relax
Lavender, orange, camomile, sweeping effleurage movements
Spa Room - prices from
Sun Spa Orient (not available as a 90 min treatment) 45 minutes: $85
Jojoba and essential oils, head massage with meridian points 1 hour: $100
1 ½ hours: $140
Sun Spa Aroma (not available for under 60 mins)
Spa Suite - prices per person
Aromatherapy, choice of essential oils, custom-made, fluid strokes
45 minutes + 30 mins suite time: $175
Sun Spa Restore 1 hour + 30 mins suite time: $190
Reflexology, refreshing pine oil foot-bath, meridian points 1 ½ hours + 30 mins suite time: $220
Massage is the application There are more than 200 variations Massage is one of the
of soft-tissue manipulation of massage. The application of these oldest healing arts: Chinese
techniques to the body, techniques may include stroking, kneading, records dating back 3000
generally intended to reduce tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, years document its use.
stress and fatigue while friction and pressure to the muscular
improving circulation. structure or soft tissues of the body. Source: Massagetherapy.com
his year marks the 18th year of operation for Hyatt Regency Coolum.
Officially opened in November 1988, the hotel employs around 700 people and has
retained more than 20 of its original staff.
Robert Schmidt is one of those long-serving employees. He even helped construct the
property. “Bob” as he is better known around the resort, is the supervisor for everything
golf and landscaping. He took some time out from his hectic schedule to talk to Resort Life
about why Hyatt Coolum is a special place to work.
When did you first set foot on this site?
I started working for Hyatt Coolum on March 15, 1986. I managed the golf course
construction and heavy stormwater drainage works.
What makes Hyatt Coolum so special?
For me it’s the golf course. The design of this property, in my opinion and others,
is second to none.
How has it changed?
The landscape has really changed. I planted all the trees you see today. When we started
it was a very bare, salt-laden and windy place. We had to plant the trees three times
because of the difficult conditions. The first two times we planted small coastal seedlings
and we lost all but a dozen because the prevailing wind was so salty.
Eventually we built our own nursery and drip fed the same types of seedlings and
acclimatised them until they were approximately one metre tall.
After 18 years, does the golf course still look the same?
This course is aesthetically pleasing – I never get sick of being out there.
The undulations and shadows have a way of making the course look forever different.
You could be standing on the 9th tee in the morning, for example, and think it’s just
another golf hole, but at 4pm, with the sun setting, it really is something spectacular.
What do you think keeps the golfers coming back?
It is a tough course but not penal – it’s a thinking course. Most of our players rarely choose
the safe option and they do not like the course to beat them, that’s why an average of nine
balls are lost per person per round every day.
Why do you keep coming back?
When you get a feel for something – it’s like a farmer who likes the smell of his soil.
I love this place and it is a great challenge to create something like a golf course because
in 100 years it will still be here. Buildings and structures don’t last that long.
Is there anything unique or different about this course?
There are five soil types on this course – organic peat, decomposed granite, white dune
sand, black marine clay and heavy loam.
Also the native coastal vegetation requirements mean that if we treated the turf the same
as any other golf course, we would have no vegetation at all, because the general turf
fertilisers have a high phosphate level, which is detrimental to coastal vegetation. And in
the way the course was designed, there is no playing surface that has less than a 3% fall
off the surfaces. The water sheds off the course and into designated lakes and mashes.
Basically, within eight hours of heavy rain we can make the course playable. The greens
can take up to 75ml per hour of rain. There aren’t many golf courses that can do that.
ears of hard work paid off for Robert Schmidt earlier this year when he
won the 2006 Golf Course Superintendents Association of Queensland
Robert beat three other nominees for the prestigious award, which was
held at an industry ball in Brisbane. He was overwhelmed with the win.
“After 29 years it’s such an honour to be recognised as being at the
forefront of the industry by your peers,” he said.
“This is a win for my team of 14. Without them I would not have got this.
“I would also like to thank the Hyatt because I firmly believe this course is
up there with the best of the world.”
Robert’s colleague Peter Heiniger was also nominated for the 2006
Queensland PGA Teaching Professional of the Year award.
yatt Regency Coolum is one of the largest private employers on the
Sunshine Coast. In January 2007, the resort had 698 staff on its payroll
across a range of divisions, including food and beverage, housekeeping,
landscaping and engineering.
In its 18th year of operation the resort retains about 20 of its original staff.
However, resort training manager Jason Coyle said the combination of
original and new staff is the key to success.
“Yes it is important to have the knowledge and experience of staff who
have been here since day one. But, it is just as important to have fresh
ideas and initiatives from new staff,” Mr Coyle said.
As of January this year, Hyatt Regency Coolum employs 15 apprentices
across a range of trades, including chefs, electricians, refrigeration
mechanics, landscape gardeners, plumbers and a painter.
“Each apprentice will complete their apprenticeship in their chosen trade
at the resort,” Mr Coyle said.
“Once the apprenticeship has been completed we start talking to
other Hyatt properties around Australia and see if any positions are
available for them to fill.
“Last year one of our apprentice chefs went on to gain employment at
Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Other apprentices might stay on working at
Traineeships are another way Hyatt Regency Coolum develops the
skills in existing employees.
“We have eight trainees at the resort, including one in information
technology, six landscape gardeners and one greenskeeper. (Landscape
gardeners and greenskeepers complete a traineeship in horticulture).
“As well as gaining a recognised qualification, staff are eligible for
increased wages. Traineeships also increase the skill levels of existing
employees and better their chances of internal promotion.”
In 2006, three apprentice chefs qualified and four staff in greenskeeping
completed their traineeship in Horticulture (Turf Management) at Hyatt
Hyatt Regency Coolum general manager Maurice Holland celebrates 18
years with long-serving staff at the Hyatt Village Square
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I Also experience great Restaurants, Pools, Beach Club,
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Warran Road, Coolum Beach, Qld 4573 Australia
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