October Travel Briefs and Hot Deals from Mantra Hotels, Resorts and Apartments
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: A new general manager has taken over the reins at Mantra Hervey Bay. Colin McIntosh has stepped into the top role following four years of successfully managing Grand Mercure at Palm Cove. The Mantra Hervey Bay team are looking forward to Mr McIntosh personally experiencing why Hervey Bay is such a popular holiday destination, most famous for the fantastic whale watching season and the great value Whale Watching packages at Mantra Hervey Bay - available until the end of October.
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
TWO FREE NIGHTS: Venture to the delightful holiday haven of Port Douglas for six nights but pay for only four nights when staying at Mantra Portsea, just 100 metres from the beach. Stay for six nights in a Hotel Room including daily breakfast but pay for just four nights at $153* per night, or stay for six but pay for four in a One Bedroom Studio including daily breakfast from $187* per night. If you need more space, there are Two Bedrooms available from $240* per night where you can stay for six but pay for four. Valid for travel until March 31, 2012. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.
ROCK 'N' RELAX: Rock up to the one and only Cold Chisel playing at the Cairns Show Grounds on October 21 then relax back at Mantra Trilogy in a Hotel Room for $173* per night and enjoy the fabulous facilities, including an inviting swimming pool and direct access to shops and restaurants. Valid for three night minimum stay. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.
FRASER COAST, QUEENSLAND
WATCH THE WHALES: Don't miss your chance to experience Hervey Bay's pristine waters, amazing natural attractions such as nearby Fraser Island and of course, whale watching to your heart's content in this beautiful holiday region. While in town, take the plunge with Mantra Hervey Bay's Whale Watching Packages which include accommodation and tickets for a half-day Whale Watching Cruise aboard the Quick Cat II with Hervey Bay Whale Watch. Packages start from $209* per night for a minimum of two nights in a Hotel Room with marina views including two adult tour tickets. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantraherveybay.com.au.
SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND
TRIPLE TREAT: Three popular Mantra properties in Mooloolaba can deliver a special rate for guests staying for at least five nights. Until March 31, 2012, stay for five nights from $132* per night in One Bedroom accommodation at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, at Mantra Sirocco from $249* for Two Bedrooms, or at Mantra Zanzibar from $227* per night for Two Bedrooms or from $341* per night for Three Bedrooms. Also from October 20 to December 9, 2011, take advantage of Midweek Specials at both Mantra Sirocco and Mantra Zanzibar where guests can stay between Sunday and Thursday from $187* per night for Two Bedrooms, or $288* per night for Three Bedrooms. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.
DELICIOUS DEALS: Foodies can taste the fun and flavour of the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show between November 4-6 as well as savour some sophisticated accommodation just around the corner thanks to the ideally located Mantra South Bank celebrating the event with great rates. Stay in a Studio City View Room from $234* per night, just a short walk from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as the Little Stanley Street Young Designer Markets held on the first Sunday of every month. Call 13 15 17 of visit mantra.com.au.
ROLL UP, ROLL UP: Mantra on Queen is rolling out the red carpet with special offers to tie in with the 20th Brisbane International Film Festival from November 3-13. The Film Festival Frenzy special is from $135* per night in a Hotel Room, valid from Friday to Sunday for a minimum of two nights. Take your time and experience some of the best local and international cinema from around the world. Call 13 15 17 of visit mantra.com.au.
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND
RACE TO SURFERS: There's plenty of sporting action on the Gold Coast approaching with the Gold Coast 600 from October 21-24. So it's only fitting that the Mantra Sun City within the race precinct creates some sensational specials to coincide with the excitement. During the GC600, stay in a Hotel Room from $221* per night for a minimum of two nights. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.
CENTRAL COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES
GETALONG TO ETTALONG: As if the panoramic hinterland and coastal views from your private balcony aren't enough to make your stay at Mantra Ettalong Beach memorable, here comes the Ettalong Indulgence package comprising two 30-minute massages or one hour-long massage at Jhalu Day Spa combined with a One Bedroom Hinterland Suite on the shores of Ettalong Beach from $175* per night. Minimum two night stay applies. Valid to 18/12/11. Call 1800 819 123 or visit mantra.com.au.
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
ART TO ART: The magic of the Renaissance years is captured in an exclusive exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia from December 9 through to April 9, 2012, offering audiences an unparalleled chance to see paintings by some of the greatest European artists. From Raphael and Botticelli, to Bellini and Titian, more than 70 works on canvas and panel will be on display, made between 1400 and 1600 by painters in northern and central Italy. To enhance your visit, Mantra on Northbourne just 5 minutes walk from the CBD, has a Renaissance Experience Package including accommodation, tickets to the exhibition and a bottle of wine on arrival, all from $199* until January 31, or from $219* after February 1, 2012. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au. For exhibition information visit http://nga.gov.au/renaissance/.
CITY SLICK: It's time to enjoy a whole new look to Mantra on the Park after the completion of a $4 million upgrade. The popular Melbourne CBD apartment hotel has unveiled the stunning refurbishment throughout all 144 fully self-contained One and Two Bedroom Apartments, and two split-level Three Bedroom Penthouses. Now guests can indulge in bold new furniture from local and European manufacturers, 37" LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, new kitchens and appliances, new carpet and fresh paint. In total, there was 3000 metres of carpet laid, 786 designer lamps built and 2506 pieces of furniture installed. To celebrate there is no extra cost to stay, with One Bedroom Apartments starting from $169* per night and Two Bedroom Apartments from $269* per night. Visit mantraonthepark.com.au or call 13 15 17.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD, VICTORIA
SCULPTURE CULTURE: Prepare for three weeks of contemporary sculpture to entertain, amuse and inspire in Lorne, where thousands of people make the drive along Australia's Great Ocean Road to Lorne's renowned surf beach each year. The Lorne Sculpture Festival will be held from October 15 to November 6 so take your time to really enjoy the event without any rush and stay for the night at Mantra Erskine Beach Resort in Lorne during the festival - from $139* per night in a Heritage Hotel Room, including a hot buffet breakfast for two, or $164* per night in a Heritage Hotel Room and a two-course dinner for two. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au. For event information visit lornesculpture.com.
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
BEACHFRONT BLISS: Soak up the seaside atmosphere from Mantra Bunbury Hotel with its spectacular absolute beachfront position, which is also conveniently a five minute walk to the buzz of the CBD. Look over to Bunbury's Koombana Bay and watch the dolphins frolic and play, experience superb dining on fresh local produce at the on-site restaurant and relax back in your Superior Studio room from $159* per night. Valid for sale and travel until 31/03/11 from Sunday to Friday, for a minimum two night stay. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.
*Subject to availability. Block-out dates and minimum nights stays may apply.
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Yvette Peverell, Public Relations Manager
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Naomi McNamara, Public Relations Executive
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