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September Travel Briefs and Hot Deals from Mantra Hotels, Resorts and Apartments

CHECK IN WITH PAT RAFTER AND WIN: Mantra has served up a winner for guests who can now get up close with Australian tennis legend Pat Rafter - not quite with the man himself, but with life-size cut outs of the new Mantra ambassador appearing in hotel lobbies across Australia as part of the new 'Check Out My Check In' competition. A holiday snap with Pat and check in uploaded to Facebook could win guests a weekly $200 gift card spot prize drawn at random with a $1000 gift card being awarded at the end of the 12 week competition to the check-in photo with the most votes. A dedicated app has been set up for iPhone and Android users who will receive full details of the app download and competition when they make a booking with Mantra hotels and resorts.

Even if you just have a few nights away it can make or break the coming school holidays, so Mantra has some great reduced school holiday rates for a two night minimum stay in the heavenly tropics of North Queensland. Stay in Port Douglas in a Hotel Room at Mantra Portsea from $198* per night including continental breakfast for 2; at Mantra Heritage from $176* per night; at Mantra on the Inlet from $165* per night; at Mantra in the Village from $176* per night; or at Mantra Aqueous in a Spa Room from $176* per night. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.

PAT'S MATES RATES: The new face of Mantra, Aussie tennis legend Pat Rafter, is letting his mates in on one of the best kept secrets in Port Douglas at the moment with his special Mates Rates prices for Mantra Aqueous on Port. Stay three nights in a Spa Room on Pat's Mates Rates from $176* per night and get the fourth night free* to spend extra time in this beautiful setting known for its blue skies and great weather, plus now the new attraction of a Cinema! Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.

GO NORTH: Mantra Esplanade in the vibrant hub of Cairns is calling all holiday-makers who love the idea of combining the convenience of a stylish place to stay with an endless variety of spectacular sightseeing and enjoyable activities to indulge in. From the rainforest and hinterland to the pristine coast and world-famous Great Barrier Reef, this is one destination ready with the warmest of receptions when you check in for great rates such as One Bedroom Apartments from $161* for a one night stay and from $125 for a three night stay. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au

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. Plus stay four nights and only pay for three from $140* in a Hotel Room or from $165* in a One Bedroom Apartment. While in town, take the plunge with Mantra Hervey Bay's Whale Watching Packages. These include accommodation and tickets for a half-day Whale Watching Cruise aboard the Quick Cat II with Hervey Bay Whale Watch. These 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.

Two nights are better than one when it comes to taking a well-deserved break, so Mantra's three properties at marvellous Mooloolaba have some school holiday deals to offer a double delight of two nights accommodation between September 17 and October 2 at the following prices. Mantra Zanzibar has Two Bedroom Apartments from $267* per night, or Three Bedroom Apartments from $401* per night. Mantra Sirocco has Two Bedroom Apartments from $293* per night. Mantra Mooloolaba Beach has Two Bedroom Apartments from $238* per night. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.

MID WEEK MAGIC: Mantra has a super sale on for mid-week getaways any time between October 20 and December 9, 2011, at the highly sought-after holiday location of Mooloolaba. Stay between Sunday and Thursday and take advantage of great rates at Mantra Sirocco from $205* per night for Two Bedrooms, or at Mantra Zanzibar from $187* per night for Two Bedrooms or from $288* per night for Three Bedrooms, with both properties located opposite the beautiful beach for unbeatable appeal. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au

A landmark Surrealism exhibition at Brisbane's Gallery Of Modern Art (GOMA) is featuring surrealist works direct from the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. 'Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams' has more than 180 works by 56 artists, including paintings, sculptures, 'surrealist objects', films, photographs, drawings and collages, and is being held until October 2 on weekends from 9am to 5pm, and is just a 5 minute drive from easily accessible accommodation at Mantra on Queen. Guests can stay from $155* per night in a Hotel Room or from $171* per night including two breakfasts. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au

: Stop racing to find accommodation for the adrenaline-charged Armor All Gold Coast 600, with winning deals from Mantra. From October 21 to 23, the famous holiday strip will overheat with the annual V8 Supercar Championship Series and off-track entertainment such as the 600 Sounds music festival held over two nights featuring headline acts Simple Minds and Bliss N Esso. Stay close to the action in Surfers Paradise at Mantra Circle on Cavill in a One Bedroom Apartment from $176* per night, or at Q1 Resort & Spa in a One Bedroom Apartment with breakfast for two, from 285* per night. Or stay in the race precinct at Mantra Sun City in a One Bedroom Apartment from $332* per night, Two Bedroom Apartment from $623* or Three Bedroom Apartment from $827* per night. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au. Three-day Gold Coast 600 passes are available from $130 online at goldcoast600.com.au.

STUDY BREAK: What better place to escape from the books during the school holidays than Surfers Paradise this September, especially with the following fab Mantra deals. If staying for a minimum of three nights, look to Circle on Cavill with One Bedroom Apartments from $176* per night, or Mantra Wings from $131* per night, or Crown Towers Resort from $148* per night. Or if you just have a couple of nights to indulge, head to the buzz of cosmopolitan Broadbeach where Mantra Phoenician has One Bedroom Apartments from $138* per night, and Mantra Bel Air has One Bedroom Ocean Rooms from $143* per night. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au.

Melbourne comes alive this September as AFL finals fever hits town, spurring Mantra to celebrate across its seven Melbourne hotels with rates starting from $134* at Mantra on Jolimont, located on the doorstep of the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). Visitors can not only enjoy the footy, but also soak up the CBD culture including boasting fabulous fashion and world class restaurants. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is holding an exclusive international exhibition, The Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 - 1800, opening September 24 and running until January 9, 2012. This exhibition is from London's Victoria and Albert Museum, comprises more than 90 artworks and objects rarely seen on Australian shores, such as paintings and sculpture, ceramics and glass, metalwork and furniture, textiles and tapestries, personal adornment and dress, armoury, prints and drawings. While in Perth stay in comfort and style close to the CBD at Mantra on Murray from $159* per night in a Queen Studio. Valid Thursday to Monday with a minimum two night stay, until 31/03/12. Call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au

*Conditions apply and subject to availability. Block-out dates apply.        

For more information    

Yvette Peverell, Public Relations Manager
Office: 07 5631 2543
Mobile: 0403 834 111
Email: yvette.peverell@mantragroup.com.au


Naomi McNamara, Public Relations Executive
Office: 07 5631 2541
Mobile: 0432 758 109
Email: naomi.mcnamara@mantragroup.com.au