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Seashells a finalist in the 2010 WA Tourism Awards

Seashells Hospitality Group is excited to make the finals of the 2010 WA Tourism Awards.

We are a finalist in the Tourism Marketing category for our brand refresh, launched in November 2009.

Following research, workshops and industry liaison, we adopted our fresh new brand identity to more accurately represent our range of 4.5 star AAA rated, deluxe apartments located along the West Australian coastline.

The new brand embraces the connection each Seashells property has with the ocean, as well as being a bit whimsical and down-to-earth.  The design continues to incorporate a Nautilus Shell, used in the original logo, as its original connections with the property are still relevant today.

The brand refresh also included new product photography, redesigned marketing collateral, website, signage and display banners, stationery, car decals, e-newsletter, promotional and retail items and will eventually include uniforms and other branded property items.

Winners of the WA Tourism Awards will be announced on Saturday 20th November at a Gala Dinner to be held at the Burswood Entertainment Complex.

Seashells Mandurah is a fashionable choice

Seashells Mandurah provided the perfect backdrop for the Perth Fashion Festival Swimwear parade in September.

Stylist Sylvia Giacci chose Seashells Mandurah to be the setting for a film shoot to introduce the sold-out parade.

There were seven local swimwear labels on display, including Bernice Sara who had already experienced the delights of Seashells Mandurah, selecting the venue for her first fashion shoot in 2009.

The show was held at the Old Gasworks Building and was the festival’s first swimwear parade.  Other WA labels featured were Kooey, Amore & Sorvete, Cebiche, Miss Erika, Ocean Zone and We Heart Vintage.

Seashells is proud to support Western Australia’s creative talents.

See the video at:  Sensational Opening Video To The STM Swimwear Show

Brand New Seashells Brochure!

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.

Click here to download the new Seashells brochure.

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Capes Long Lunch

Capes Long Lunch 2010

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:

Caves House Hotel and Seashells Yallingup are proud sponsors of the 2010 Capes Long Lunch.

Winter Meetings/Conferences Offer

20% off all accommodation when you book a residential conference with 15+ delegates.

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Business as usual for Seashells Yallingup & Caves House


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.

Further information:
Gareth Thomas, Director of Operations, Seashells Hospitality Group, Ph 9245 3135
Janine Pittaway, Bright Communications, Ph 0418 911 796

A cattle auction that will make a difference to local charities

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

The remainder of the cows will be sold online at 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
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Caves House name mooooved on to make way for the Cows!

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.

For details, visit or

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