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Southern Cape Event – Saturday 24th July
Northern Cape Event – Saturday 21st August
The 2010 Capes Long Lunch runs for 7 fabulous hours from 11:30am – 6:30pm, visiting several Margaret River wineries and food venues before the finale with live music and beer. There’ll also be prizes, discounts and special offers galore!
Tickets, accommodation packages and further info available here: www.capeslonglunch.com.au
Caves House Hotel and Seashells Yallingup are proud sponsors of the 2010 Capes Long Lunch.
20% off all accommodation when you book a residential conference with 15+ delegates.
Business as usual for Seashells Yallingup and Caves House
Seashells Hospitality Group, which operates Caves House Hotel and Seashells Yallingup as part of its award-winning Western Australian property group, will operate as usual during the sale of Caves House.
The historic hotel is on the market following Yallingup Ridge Pty Ltd, an entity established for the purpose of developing the Seashells Yallingup Resort and adjoining lands, was placed into the hands of the receivers late in 2009.
This appointment had no effect on the day-to-day trading of either Seashells Yallingup Resort or Caves House Pty Ltd. These properties are completely separate entities and they continue to trade as they have in the past.
Seashells Hospitality Group is not connected to the receivership of Yallingup Ridge Pty Ltd other than it manages Caves House and this will continue until such time as a purchaser is confirmed.
The sale has come about as a result of the global financial crisis with banks stopping lending prior to the development of the additional stages.
Over the past six months, a consortium of investors has been assembled by Accommodation West working with CB Richard Ellis. This consortium has purchased all unsold Seashells Yallingup apartments and placed them in the letting pool with Seashells.
This same consortium of owners is also seeking to extend their interest further by purchasing from the receivers the Caves House property and adjoining development land. This process involves the Receiver advertising the remaining properties, being Caves House and the adjoining development land, for sale by expression of interest.
Seashells manages and markets a range of 4 1/2 star AAA rated, apartment-style tourism accommodation in Yallingup, Mandurah, Scarborough and Broome.
Gareth Thomas, Director of Operations, Seashells Hospitality Group, Ph 9245 3135
Janine Pittaway, Bright Communications, Ph 0418 911 796
CowParade Margaret River, the world’s largest public art event, has been a great success to date and we’ve seen many additional people visit us at Yallingup to see our beautiful cows designed by West Australian artists Kylie Porter-Rath and Emma Blyth.
At the end of CowParade Margaret River, all the ‘udderly’ fabulous pieces of cow art will be auctioned off for the benefit of non-profit charities and environmental projects. This is a chance for people to not only bid for their favourite bovine, but also the only opportunity to see most of the herd together the final time.
The money raised from the sale of Seashells’ beautiful cows ‘Lashbrook’ and ‘Our Great Kimberley’, portraying colourful West Australian scenes, will be donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. We’d love to see them being amongst the highest fundraisers.
The live auction will be held at Signal Park, Busselton, on 10 July 2010. Viewing of the cows commences at 3.00pm with the auction kicking off at 4.30pm.
Tickets to the Live Cow Auction are available only from the Margaret River and Busselton Visitor Centres. For $55, guests get the chance to bid, enjoy drinks and canapés, and witness a memorable finale to CowParade Margaret River. Numbers are strictly limited and the event is sure to sell out. To secure your ticket call 08 9780 5911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The remainder of the cows will be sold online at www.tradeaway.com.au with bidding opening on Saturday 10 July and closing on Monday 19 July. This is a great opportunity for those who can’t make it to the live auction to get their hands on a beautiful bovine!
CowParade charity auctions around the world have generated more than $25 million and we hope that this event will make a big difference to the non-profit beneficiaries of CowParade Margaret River. These auctions will benefit a variety of charities and non-profit organisations.
CowParade Margaret River runs from March – June throughout the Margaret River region. For more information on the event and the auction visit www.margaretriver.com.
Historic Caves House Hotel in Yallingup has been overrun by a herd of colourful bovines and as a result, its management has been forced to give the grand old lady of the South West the first name change in its 60-year history.
WA artists Emma Blyth and Kylie Porter-Rath changed the welcome sign at Caves House to Cow’s House this week and this will remain for the duration of the much-anticipated CowParade Margaret River.
Emma and Kylie were on hand at Caves House for the arrival of their painted cows, which will be on display at Caves House from 1 March to 27 June 2010.
Their cows each feature stunning West Australian imagery. Our Great Kimberley, painted by Emma, drew inspiration from the unique colours, remoteness and wildlife of the WA outback. Kylie’s cow, Lashbrook, features the summer landscape of the WA Wheatbelt complete with red flowering gums and Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.
Our Great Kimberley and Lashbrook are two of 80 life-size cows on display throughout the Margaret River region from Monday 1 March.
Now that their beautiful cows are complete, Emma and Kylie are preparing for Sun, Dirt & Sea – an exhibition of their current works – which will be on display at Caves House from 6 to 21 March 2010 as part of the CowParade Margaret River events calendar. The exhibition will feature iconic Australian landscapes and wildlife on canvas.
Emma and Kylie both have long associations with Seashells as their works are hung throughout Seashells properties in Mandurah, Scarborough and Broome.
Caves House and the adjacent Seashells Yallingup are proud accommodation partners of CowParade Margaret River.
Seashells General Managers at the TCWA Conference Gala Dinner, 19th April, held at Burswood Entertainment Complex
Deborah Taylor, GM Seashells Yallingup & Caves House; James Hopper, GM Seashells Mandurah; Deb Williams, GM Seashells Broome; Gareth Thomas, Director of Operations Seashells Hospitality Group; Christie Vanderbroeck, GM Seashells Scarborough
In 2009, over 70 owners, staff and friends signed up for the free Seashells Hospitality Group Footy Tipping Competition.
Our brand new brochure is available to download now, featuring information on all our properties in Broome, Mandurah, Scarborough and Yallingup, including facilities, accommodation, floor plans, amenities, conference/wedding venues and where to play.
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