Peppers News and Hot Deals for November
GOLD COAST, QLD
NEW OPENING:The Gold Coast's first five star accommodation to open in a decade, has opened its doors.The cutting edge Peppers Broadbeach features the latest in portable technology and guest services including curbside iPad check-in and a delicious organic minibar.Special opening packages start from $265* per night for a one bedroom apartment and include a 'Taste of Peppers' gourmet hamper, unlimited new-release in-room movies, unlimited in-room internet and free onsite car parking. Bookings can be made through a travel agent or by calling 1300 987 600 or visiting peppers.com.au/broadbeach.
GOLD COAST HINTERLAND, QLD
NEW YEAR CHEER:Farewell 2010 with a magnificent view looking across the hinterland, towards the twinkling lights of Surfers Paradise and beyond to the open ocean, with a New Year's Celebration at Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa on December 31. Enjoy an intimate celebration with a maximum of 40 other guests, at at $140* per person, including a glass of French champagne on arrival, canapés by the pool, a Table d'hote Menu of three courses, tea and coffee, plus Petit Four. Call 07 5546 7411 or visit peppers.com.au/ruffles-lodge.
DELIGHTFULLY DELUXE: Nestled amongst swaying palms, fringing a private beach on a tropical island, Peppers Palm Bay is truly a deluxe retreat to escape away too. And now for the second year running, the idyllically situated retreat has won the award for best Deluxe Accommodation at the Tourism Whitsunday 2010 Awards recently. The retreat features 25 secluded cabins, bures, bungalows and suites, with its own La Riviera restaurant for fine cuisine and wine, not to mention private balconies with personal hammocks and an inviting tropical pool.
FRASER COAST, QLD
WINNING EDGE: Peppers Pier Resort in Hervey Bay is celebrating this month, not only welcoming it's new General Manager, Andrew Knox, who brings with him many years of industry experience including opening Ramada Hervey Bay last year, but also a new award The expansive resort opposite the famous pier on Urangan Beach, was honoured in the 2010 Fraser Coast South Burnett Tourism Awards for Excellence. Peppers Pier Resort won Luxury Accommodation and was noted into the Hall of Fame for Conferences & Meeting Services. Plus, the resort's on-site spa, Spa Botanica, won Best General Tourism.
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
TASTES OF SPAIN: The month of November has a Spanish flavour at Restaurant Bale, located at the beautiful Peppers Bale resort in Port Douglas. Not only guests, but locals too, can sample an array of delicious Spanish dishes, for just $25* or two courses for $38*, until November 30. Choose from the likes of Salmon Escabeche (seared and marinated salmon served with a roast capsicum, pine nut and lemon salsa, Two Gazpachos (a duo of chilled tomato and garlic soup served with pan rustico house-made bread), Pollo al Jerez (pan-roasted chicken thigh finished with, garlic, sherry and fresh parsley on tortilla de patatas), Paella (seafood, chicken and spicy chorizo cooked in a light stock with rice and finished with saffron) and more. Call Peppers Restaurant Balé on 07 4084 3000.
PORT STEPHENS, NSW
DELICIOUS DINING: On November 20, take pleasure in fine wining and dining at the Wine Maker's Dinner in Merrett's Restaurant from 7pm, as part of Peppers Anchorage's signature dining series Enjoy a degustation dinner from $115* per person, featuring a local wine maker to carefully match featured wines with each course. To book, call 02 4984 2555 or email email@example.com.
BOARDWALK BANQUET: Celebrate the highlights of 2010 and welcome the adventures of 2011 on December 31 with a special boardwalk dinner on the waterfront at Peppers Anchorage. With soloist entertainment, a delicious seafood banquet and 3.5 hour beverage package for $130* per person, you can be assured this New Year's Eve will be remembered. Accommodation packages at this tasteful resort on the shores of the beautiful Port Stephens, are also available. Call 02 4984 2555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD, VIC
HAPPY NEW YEAR: Farewell 2010 on December 31 and welcome in the new year and all its new beginnings from the stylish surrounds of Hanners Restaurant, at Peppers The Sands Resort, Torquay. Celebrate with pre-dinner drinks from 7pm, and an indulgent buffet. The price of $145* per person also includes house beer, a selection of local wines, soft-drinks, tea, coffee and chocolate, as well as live entertainment . New Year's Eve accommodation packages are also available. Call 03 5264 3333 of visit peppers.com.au/sands for details.
TWEED COAST, NSW
'TIS THE SEASON: Salt has a new Season added to its social calendar, with the new-look Season Restaurant opening this month. Offering a deliciously fresh focus on local produce, and a whole new way to enjoy casual dining with friends and family, the new restaurant has replaced what was formerly Roughies, after extensive renovations. Season will now offer breakfast and dinner for locals and guests of Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Peppers Bale Salt and Mantra on Salt Beach, all located on the pristine coastline of Kingscliff in Salt Village, who will no doubt savour the menu's use of fresh local and organic ingredients from the rich and diverse Gold Coast Hinterland and Northern Rivers produce-belt. Season is located at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Bells Boulevade, Kingscliff. For bookings call 0266 74 7777.
HUNTER VALLEY, NSW
COUNTDOWN TO INDULGENCE: See the year out in style by spending New Years Eve at Peppers Guest House, one of the Hunter Valley's best loved retreats. Stay for two nights, from $435* per person twin share, in aclassic or vintage room, a delicious country breakfast each morning, a five-course celebration dinner on New Year's Eve in Restaurant Sanctuary, and complimentary sparkling wine on arrival. Call 02 4993 8999 or email email@example.com.
YOU'RE NOT DREAMING: When the legendary Crowded House perform hits such as 'Don't Dream It's Over' in the Hunter Valley on November 20, it will surely be one of the highlight events of the year. So rising to the occasion, the charming Peppers Guest House retreat has devised a VIP Package offering guests tickets in the first five rows to see Crowded House play at Hope Estate, along with two nights staying at Peppers Guest House, return transfers to and from the concert venue, and a three-course dinner and premium beverage package at the concert on a VIP deck overlooking the whole venue, before being seated for the show. Priced at $1895* for two people, the VIP Package also includes after show supper with drinks at the Supper Club, and can be purchased through Hope Estate by phoning 1800 777 444.
WEDDING PRESENCE: Peppers Coral Coast Resort at Airlie Beach is in the mood for romance with a brand new wedding ceremony venue on offer for a magical and memorable setting on a bride and groom's big day. Couples can choose either sea views or a natural tropical atmosphere as a backdrop for the moment they say 'I Do'. The resort boasts an experienced team to provide all the assistance required in order to tailor the perfect ceremony. Exclusive ceremony packages start from $2200*, based on a minimum of 30 adult guests. To discuss all the glorious details, call Peppers Coral Coast's wedding specialist, Sandi Holman, on 07 4962 5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
DREAM TIME: Following the gala opening of the Tasmanian Craft Fair at Peppers Calstock by the Premier of Tasmania, the Central Arts premier collection of Aboriginal Art will have its exhibition at Peppers Calstock extended to early December so even more guests can view the art work. It is the first major exhibition of Central Art's premium collection by leading Central and Western Aboriginal artists, 'Tradition to Modernity'. Put yourself in the picture with an indulgent getaway at the nine-room Georgian retreat of Peppers Calstock. The Art of Dreamtime package starts from $325* per couple per night, including breakfast and VIP viewing of the exhibition. Call 03 6362 2642 or visit peppers.com.au/calstock.
BYRON HINTERLAND, NSW
PERSONAL PAMPERING: The Ultimate Indulgence Package has been launched at Peppers Coorabell Retreat to entice guests who love combining a touch of personal pampering with a getaway to an ideal location. Priced from $799 per room per night, this package includes accommodation in a Hinterland View Suite with a bottle of wine and a cheese platter on arrival, an outdoor heated spa experience, a one-hour private yoga session, two one-hour massages, and a divine seven-course tasting menu selected by each guest from a daily menu. Call 02 6684 7348 or visit peppers.com.au/coorabell for more details.
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NSW
SCULPTURE CULTURE: The Southern Highlands Festival of Wine, Arts and Roses is on this month until November 21, with Peppers Craigieburn taking part by hosting its inaugural 'Champagne and Sculpture in the Gardens' in conjunction with local sculptors. The exhibit of large outdoor sculpture will be displayed each weekend from noon to 6pm throughout the retreat's historic gardens, with an exhibit of the sculptors drawings and maquettes continuing inside the historic home as well. Peppers Craigieburn is located in Centennial Road, Bowral, and until November 30 has a festival package from $282* per couple per night, including accommodation, breakfast, a piccolo of Henkell, miniature rose bush to take home, and a visual art diary with sketching pencils. Call Peppers Craigieburn on 02 4862 8000, or visi peppers.com.au. Click here for festival information.
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
BUSINESS & LEISURE: Escape to the haven of Port Douglas for business with a touch of leisure, with great conferencing rates for the stylish Peppers Beach Club. A full-day delegates package starts from $45* per person, with single share accommodation from $215* per person, including waking up to a sumptuous Continental Breakfast daily. Book your conference for between 8 and 25 delegates, before January 31, 2011, and choose between a half-hour cocktail reception or a two-hour team building experience with delegates participating in a Mini Olympics. Also receive free data projection and screen hire. Don't forget to allow delegates time to explore the town and surrounding paradise of golf courses, beaches and rainforest, or on-site at the resort's private swim-up pool decks around a lagoon pool, lush tropical gardens and Exclusive Spa. Valid for conferences to June 30, 2011. Call 07 4087 1000 or email email@example.com
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