PAT RAFTER'S NEW MANTRA: He's a family man, an iconic Aussie sportsman on the tennis court, former Australian of the Year and all round nice guy who has now added a new mantra to his charmed life - Pat Rafter has become the new face of Mantra Hotels, Resorts and Apartments. Leading the launch of the $5 million accommodation marketing campaign, Pat Rafter has signed a three-year deal for the refreshingly different campaign involving television, radio, print, social media, PR elements, posters, notepads, screen slides and even life-size 'Pat' cut-outs. The campaign is part of a brand overhaul which sees the launch of Mantra's new 'room for everyone' ideology, catering for both corporate and leisure travellers, offering diverse accommodation styles and operating in Australia and New Zealand's most sought after destinations.
BEHIND THE SCENES: The following television commercials focus on the physical and emotional needs of the business and leisure travellers. The leisure commercial was shot on location at Mantra on Salt Beach at Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast, while the corporate commercial was filmed at Mantra 2 Bond Street in Sydney's vibrant CBD. Both commercials were filmed in just over 24 hours.
YOU BEAUT BLOGGING: See Mantra through Pat Rafter's eyes on the tennis star's very own blog at mantra.com.au about his journey to a variety of Mantra properties. An extensive traveller for work and sport, Pat writes of his experiences such as a recent visit he made to Brisbane's Mantra South Bank, in which he blogs... "Mantra South Bank was the perfect choice for a boys weekend away for the football. My brother Steve, my nephews and my son all had a great time. The apartments were the perfect size for us all to have our own space but the real highlight was breakfast served up for Mother's Day. Shame we had no mums with us to share the indulgence."
PAT'S MATES RATES: The new Pat's Mate's Rates are the Aussie icon's way of giving everyone a chance to have a great value getaway at some of the most sought-after holiday locations from Tropical North Queensland to Tasmania, and NSW's Nelson Bay to WA. As the new Mantra ambassador, Pat has made some prime picks for deals on a variety of spacious Mantra apartments and hotels throughout Australia sure to please travellers for business or leisure.
To launch his Mates Rates, Pat has announced some great deals on quick getaways across Australia. Discover the perfect mantra with the following special deals, valid for sale until midnight August 11, 2011.
To book any of the below deals call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
CAIRNS & PALM COVE: The popular holiday towns of Cairns and Palm Cove on the lush North Queensland coastline offer world-famous natural attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
Mantra Esplanade, Cairns - From $133* per night in a Hotel Room with City View. Valid for travel 01/09/11 until 05/11/11. Minimum two night stay.
Mantra Amphora, Palm Cove - From $160* per night in a Hotel Room with Spa. Valid for travel from 05/08/11 until 31/10/11. Minimum two night stay.
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND
SURFERS PARADISE: From the golden sandy beaches to the lush sub-tropical hinterland and all the exciting shopping, dining, nightlife, theme parks and culture in between... Surfers Paradise is a hub of fashion, dining and culture for the greater region which is renowned as a true holiday playground waiting to be explored.
Paradise Centre Apartments, Surfers Paradise - From $113* per night in a 1 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment. Valid for travel from 05/08/11 until 12/11/11. Three night minimum stay.
TWEED COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES
KINGSCLIFF: Just 15 minutes south of Gold Coast Airport, this sub-tropical seaside town in Northern New South Wales has become the centre of indulgence thanks to the Salt holiday precinct, boasting pristine beaches, quality restaurants and cafes and an ambience for rest and relaxation.
Mantra on Salt Beach - From $140* per night in a Hotel Room including Breakfast for 2 daily. Valid for travel from 05/08/11 until 03/11/11. Two night minimum stay.
CBD: This lively city is brimming with something to offer everyone, from major sporting and entertainment events to cutting-edge fashion, a huge variety of dining and bars and some of the best shopping in the world to be experienced.
Mantra on Jolimont - From $119* per night in a Studio Room. Valid for travel from 05/08/11 until 12/11/11 for Sunday-Friday nights.
CBD: Experience a city centre bursting with vibrant culture and intriguing blend of heritage and lifestyle, with its harbours and stunning waterfronts, fabulous festivals, markets and restaurants.
Mantra One Sandy Bay Road - From $119* per night in a 1 Bedroom Apartment. Valid for travel from 05/08/11 until 12/11/11. Two night minimum stay.
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
CBD: This stylish city hub is renowned as the wine and festival capital of Australia, offering up a host of stylish city ambience, complete with historic buildings, enticing boutique shopping, street dining and all surrounded by lovely parklands.
Mantra Hindmarsh Square - From $179* per night in a 1 Bedroom Apartment. Valid for travel from 05/08/11 until 06/10/11.
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
CBD: The sunniest city in Australia, Perth is a compact hotbed of modern appeal boasting both contemporary culture and, just 12 kilometres away, the appeal of uncrowded beaches for pure rest and relaxation or adventure depending on your mood.
Mantra on Murray - From $149* per night in a Queen Studio including breakfast for two. Valid for travel from 05/08/11 until 12/11/11 for Friday-Sunday nights. Two night minimum stay.
For those needing a little extra time to plan their great Australian holiday, Pat has also selected a range of special deals which are valid for sale until later in the year...
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
PORT DOUGLAS: The cosmopolitan holiday town of Port Douglas offers fabulous dining, indulgent spa and memorable leisure experiences.
Mantra Aqueous on Port - From $176* per night in a Hotel Room with Spa. Plus stay four nights and only pay for three. Valid for travel from 01/09/11 until 31/10/11. Minimum four night stay.
HERVEY BAY, QUEENSLAND
HERVEY BAY: Think pristine waters, stunning views, amazing natural attractions such as nearby Fraser Island and sandy coastlines and of course, whale watching to your heart's content in this beautiful holiday region.
Mantra Hervey Bay - From $140* per night in a Hotel Room. Plus stay four nights and only pay for three. Valid for travel 01/09/11 until 31/10/11. Minimum four night stay applies.
SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND
MOOLOOABA: The holiday haven of Mooloolaba is one of the most popular places to stay on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, promising beautiful beaches and surrounding hinterland, vibrant shopping and a wide variety of dining, and many popular tourist attractions within a short drive, from Underwater World and Australia Zoo through to the unique Eumundi Markets.
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach - From $198* per night in a Hotel Room. Plus stay three nights and only pay for two. Valid for travel 01/09/11 until 31/03/12. Three night minimum stay.
CBD: A world class city of culture, beauty, shopping, dining and entertainment to make any break away memorable for all the right reasons, Brisbane has it all with a sub-tropical climate that makes the southern cities jealous.
Mantra South Bank - From $171* per night in a Hotel Room including breakfast for two at Stone Restaurant. For Friday-Sunday stays only. Valid for travel from 01/09/11 until 31/03/12. Two night minimum stay.
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND
SURFERS PARADISE AND BROADBEACH: Mantra Circle on Cavill, Surfers Paradise - From $176* per night in a 1 Bedroom Spa Apartment. Valid for travel from 01/09/11 until 31/03/12. Three night minimum stay.
Mantra Broadbeach on the Park, Broadbeach - From $150* per night in a 1 Bedroom Apartment. Valid for travel from 01/09/11 until 31/03/12. Three night minimum stay.
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES
METRO: Cosmopolitan Sydney not only boasts world-class dining and shopping but is also surrounded by iconic beaches, World Heritage areas, lush hinterland and acclaimed wine regions.
Mantra 2 Bond Street - From $250* per night in an Executive Studio. Valid for travel from 01/09/11 until 31/03/12 for Thursday/Friday and Sunday/Monday/nights. Two night minimum stay applies.
CBD: There's so much to explore and experience in the nation's capital city, with the best of arts and culture on offer, from the National Museum, National Gallery and War Memorial to this designer city's ambient gardens, festivals, dining and shopping.
Mantra on Northbourne - From $169* per night in a 1 Bedroom Apartment, with complimentary upgrade from Hotel Room. For Thursday-Sunday stays only. Valid for travel from 01/09/11 until 31/03/12. Two night minimum stay.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD, VICTORIA
LORNE: Nestled into Victoria's most scenic touring route with picture-postcard natural attractions along the coastline, not to mention world-famous surf breaks such as Bells Beach nearby, all easily accessible via the Great Ocean Road.
Mantra Erskine Beach Resort - From $179* per night in a Heritage Room. Plus stay three nights and only pay for two. Valid for travel from 01/09/11 until 31/03/12. Three night minimum stay.
DARWIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY
METRO: A vibrant tropical city acclaimed for its relaxed and contemporary lifestyle and warm weather all year round. Perched on a peninsula with sea on three sides, Darwin is an excellent base to explore the natural attractions of World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Arnhem Land.
Mantra on the Esplanade - From $298* per night in a 1 Bedroom City View Apartment including breakfast for two. Valid for travel from 01/09/11 until 30/09/11. Two night minimum stay.
*Conditions apply and subject to availability. Block-out dates apply.