“It’s not just about what your customer tastes, eats, touches or sees – It’s how they feel and what they remember! “
Nick Hannaford, has over 25 years’ experience in creating magical and immersive hospitality & tourism adventures – big and small.
Nick pioneered five-star dining in the Queensland rainforest for international incentive groups and guests that included Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. These events led to the birth of the award winning & iconic Flames of the Forest dining concept that was voted in the top 100 gourmet dining experiences by Gourmet Traveller in 2010.
Creator and producer of the award winning Kangaroo Island FEASTival (Brand SA Regional Tourism award 2014) and an original member of Port Douglas Carnivale, Nick has worked with some of Australia’s best chefs who include Matt Moran, Pete Evans, George Calombaris, Simon Bryant, Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer.
His luxury accommodation business LifeTime Private Retreats was winner 2008 T+L Innovators in Travel awards and was a 2010-11 winner at the 2010 South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) Tourism awards. It was voted number 1 honeymoon destination by Australian Traveller magazine.
He was also executive producer of the 2008-9 Sydney Children’s Hospital Gold Dinner and a Telstra small business finalist.