SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - It will be a glamorous day of high stakes and high fashion at the 2013 Magic Millions Hats and High Tea hosted by the award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Channel Nine's Eva Milic will play host to over 150 fashion-savvy ladies, racing VIPs and media as they gather in the beautiful Garden Terrace of the luxurious Gold Coast resort, where the fashion elite will don their finest race wear; and Marriott chefs serve their most delectable canapés and hand-crafted desserts.

Thought by many to be the fashion highlight of the Magic Millions Carnival, the decadent high tea will be held on Thursday, January 10 at this hotel in Surfers Paradise and will include a showcase of the latest in designer fashions from Marina Mirage -- a selection of outfits perfect to suit any Magic Millions celebration.

Held in support of the Marriott Resort's chosen charity, Arundel Park Riding for Disabled, the social soiree is a must-do event on the Gold Coast racing scene with the coveted Best Dressed and Best Hat prizes a top priority for many ladies.

A highlight on the Magic Millions racing calendar each year, the popular Gold Coast 5 star hotel event is attracting an ever-growing following, and Marriott's Director of Event Management Louise Bradfield said ticket enquiries for the 2013 Magic Millions Hats and High Tea started immediately after last year's event.

"This event has certainly positioned itself as one not to be missed, during the Magic Millions Carnival," she said.

"It's the event to be seen at and one that has a loyal following of ladies who attend year after year, so we are expecting another sell-out for 2013.

"The beautiful Garden Terrace is the perfect location, while the Marina Mirage fashion parade with well known milliner Hats by Tracy Mac, will provide the finishing touches to an elegant day."

Marina Mirage, famous for its international and Australian designer labels, will host a salon-style showing, giving guests a preview of exceptional collections by Queenspark, Christensen Copenhagen and iconic Australian designers George Gross Harry Who along with vibrant new race wear and cocktail wear collections from Bliss Emporium and Howard Showers all accompanied by exquisite hand-crafted headwear designed by Tracy Mackinnon.

Marriott's Executive Chef Andrew Fraser has designed a beautiful selection of lavish high tea items together with a selection of summer salads, gourmet sandwiches, and decadent desserts including colourful macaroons and hand-crafted chocolates that will be served with premium tea and coffee and a glass of champagne on arrival.

Tickets to the Magic Millions Hats & High Tea at the Marriott are priced at $110.00 per person and a range of Surfers Paradise accommodation packages are also available to visitors wishing to stay at the resort during the 2013 Jeep Magic Millions Carnival.

For more information or to book please phone 07 5592 9740.



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Contact Information:

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
158 Ferny Avenue
Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217 Australia
Tel: 61-7-5592 9800