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Shadow Play by Peppers

Accor has opened the doors of its newest luxury Melbourne hotel – Shadow Play by Peppers - in the city’s vibrant Southbank arts and entertainment district.

Developed by luxury property developer Jonathan Hallinan of BPM and echoing Melbourne’s sophistication, the 46-storey landmark hotel features an exquisite selection of spacious one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchen and laundry facilities and floor to ceiling windows for lashings of natural light and incredible city or bayside views.

In-room mini bars are stocked with locally sourced produce and, for the ultimate indulgence, guests can stay in a Two Bedroom Corner Apartment which comes complete with a private outdoor winter garden.

Shadow Play by Peppers

Avant garde design elements feature throughout the property, breaking tradition and routine hotel design with a cohesive collection of contrasts - light and dark, formal and informal, and seductive dark statement pieces contrasting with white stone and timber.

On arrival, guests are welcomed to the hotel in a beautifully appointed lobby on the ground floor, which flows into Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar.

This brand new venue is positioned to be one of Melbourne’s finest food and wine experiences with its seasonally curated menu and extensive wine list, with distinct Victorian flavour, meticulously selected by the Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar’s sommelier.

Shadow Play by Peppers also boasts an array of unique guest spaces including a heated pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, and an enclosed garden space on the 46th floor, complete with a freestanding fireplace, a lavish guest lounge and library with an adjoining patio, and commanding bayside views.

Shadow Play by Peppers

Nestled in the heart of the city and within walking distance to the Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, Crown Casino, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the city’s finest shopping and dining precincts, Shadow Play by Peppers offers a stylish urban retreat for leisure and business travellers.

“We’re excited visitors to Southbank can now experience Peppers’ unique style and acclaimed hospitality. Shadow Play by Peppers has added a new level of sophistication and luxury to Melbourne’s accommodation offering, which caters perfectly to an increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world-class caliber,” Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath said.

Shadow Play by Peppers is the brand’s second Melbourne property. The first, Peppers Docklands, opened in January 2016.

Experience Shadow Play by Peppers from $199* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment including breakfast for two and Wi-Fi. To book, visit www.peppers.com.au or call 1300 737 444.

Shadow Play by Peppers
308-320 City Road
Southbank VIC
www.peppers.com.au/shadow-play
Reservations: 1300 737 444

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale and travel until 30 September, 2019.

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Art in Micro

Art Series Hotels has launched their ‘Art in Micro’ exhibition - one of the world’s biggest (smallest) art exhibitions.

Art in Micro will transform all Art Series hotels across Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide - exhibiting over 40 micro artworks from artists around the globe.

Micro-Art has taken the world by storm, and this represents one of the biggest micro-art exhibitions ever seen (if you look carefully) in Australia.

Guests who stay at any of the eight Art Series hotels from 12th April to 31st July 2019, will be given a magnifying glass at check-in and encouraged to search for every micro art piece around the hotel.

Art in Micro

Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, says “We have a rich history of supporting and exploring contemporary art forms, and believe micro-art will be of particular fascination with all of our guests.”

“Across the eight of our Art Series hotels, over 40 pieces of micro-art have either been purchased directly from artists around the world or have been loaned,” McGrath says.

“We’re extremely excited to give our guests this unique experience while continuing to support a different type of art form, we’ve all had the joy of learning so much about,” Art Series Hotel’s Marketing Director, Ryan Tuckerman says.

While micro-art is still relatively new to the average Australian, micro-art has been making waves in the art industry for the last 15 years. Joshua Smith, an artist from Adelaide, has been mastering this art form.

Smith has created bespoke works for the exhibition which will be showcased at the eight hotels. Other artists supplying works for this exhibition are from all around the world, including Russia and Hawaii.

Smith says, “With the increase attention in micro art, we’ve seen artists such as UK’s Willard Wigan, creating works of art which are selling for tens of thousands of dollars around the world.

Art in Micro

I have always been fascinated by miniatures ever since I was a little kid seeing model kits and model trains. I never knew that many years later I would be doing the same thing and making a career from it.”

Helping curate the exhibition, is Melbourne Brunswick gallery owner, Jon Beinart of Beinart Gallery.

Beinart says, “I’ve always had a fascination in micro and miniature art. Impossibly tiny replicas of real-world objects and places appeal to the small child in me, and evoke a sense of wonder. They conjure up imagery of tiny humans going about their everyday lives, like the stuff of fairytales.

I am in awe of the technical mastery and concentration involved in the creation of tiny artworks and I love the idea of someone putting so much of themselves into an artwork, that could so easily be overlooked. Miniatures and micro-art are like precious jewels waiting to be unearthed and explored.”

Art in Micro is being exhibited at all eight Arts Series Hotels from 12th April until 31st July 2019.

For more information about Arts Series Hotels, visit www.artserieshotels.com.au
For social media please use @artserieshotels and #artinmicro

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Mantra at Sharks

Since opening just a year ago, the Gold Coast’s Mantra at Sharks hotel has achieved business success many longer-established hotels could only dream of.

Mantra at Sharks General Manager, Gabby Daniels, said the hotel has welcomed around 23,500 guests in its first 12 months.

“Guests are attracted not only by our great location near Griffith University, the Gold Coast University Hospital and Gold Coast Broadwater, but also by the hotel facilities like the spectacular Aviary Rooftop Bar and access to one of the best equipped gyms on the Gold Coast,” said Ms Daniels.

“The positive feedback from guests has been overwhelming with more than 2,000 independent guest reviews resulting in the hotel being awarded Booking.com’s highly sought-after Guest Review Award for 2018.”

Ms Daniels said guests had complimented the facilities, especially the sport and dining precinct around the hotel as well as the appointment of the rooms. 

“More than half of our guests choose to stay in our Studio King Rooms but it is also interesting to note the popularity of our wheelchair accessible rooms.”

To celebrate Mantra at Shark’s first birthday celebration, the hotel is offering a special accommodation package for $125* per night which includes a complimentary upgrade to a Studio King Room, two welcome drinks at the Aviary Rooftop Bar, complimentary buffet breakfast for two people, gym access, free car parking and complimentary Wi-Fi. This special offer is available for travel from 1 April, 2019 until 30 June, 2019.  To book, visit www.mantrahotels.com and use the promo code 1STBDAY.

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale and travel until 30 June, 2019.

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“The hotel gives all guests the chance to connect with art and immerse themselves in a really creative experience.” Vincent Fantauzzo

Art Series Hotels have opened the doors to its eighth art inspired hotel, The Fantauzzo, at Brisbane’s hottest new cultural hub, Howard Smith Wharves.

Carved into the cliff under the iconic Story Bridge, The Fantauzzo is a masterful blend of architecture, nature and art. Inspired by acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo, the stunning six-storey hotel is an immersion in creativity and contemporary luxury on every level.

Welcoming its first guests yesterday, the $100m flagship hotel enjoys a stellar location, raw charisma and breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and CBD. With 166 suites, The Fantauzzo also includes the relaxed Italian eatery Polpetta on the ground floor, a rooftop pool and bar, gym and state-of-the-art function rooms.

Seven original artworks and 500 giclée prints feature throughout the hotel, while guests can enjoy complimentary art tours, in-room art channels and libraries to get up close and personal with Fantauzzo’s work.

Fantauzzo’s take on photorealism inspired acclaimed design practice SJB to create a counterpoint, a contrasting backdrop to his work through dark tones and muted finishes that challenge the traditional ‘white gallery’ space. The scheme also combines raw concrete finishes with black glass and tiles to create strong accents.

Natural rock and timber take cues from the cliff face and external facade, acting as an earthy installation. The angular forms found on both the facade of the building and interior elements provide further clarity and distinction between Fantauzzo’s artworks and the hotel’s design.

“It’s very exciting that we can finally share this stunning property, the first Art Series hotel to open under our management, with guests visiting Brisbane from other parts of Queensland, interstate and overseas,” Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath said.

The Fantauzzo
5 Boundary Street, Brisbane
Tel: 1300 114 031
Reservation help: 1800 278 468
www.artserieshotels.com.au/fantauzzo/

About Art Series Hotels
Arts Series Hotels transformed the Australian hotel market when it launched in 2009. Inspired by and dedicated to Australian contemporary artists, each hotel takes design inspiration from the namesake artist. With original artworks and prints adorning the walls and halls, the multifaceted art inspired experience is complete with dedicated art channels, art libraries, art tours and art utensils on supply. Glass bottomed pools, private outdoor decking areas, state of the art gymnasiums, massive communal spaces and boutique conference and events spaces complete the picture. www.artserieshotels.com.au.

About Accor
Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in almost 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.

Beyond accommodations, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play with Food&Beverage, nightlife, wellbeing, and coworking brands. To drive business performance, Accor’s portfolio of business accelerators amplifies hospitality distribution, operations, and experiences. Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs.

Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation, and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community. Planet 21 – Acting Here endeavours to act for “positive hospitality”, while Accor Solidarity, the endowment fund, empowers disadvantaged people through professional training and access to employment.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.

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NEW-BUILD MANTRA EPPING ON TRACK FOR MAY OPENING

Mantra Epping, a new-build $80 million hotel development in Melbourne’s booming north, is on track to open in May 2019. 

Designed by leading architects Peddle Thorp and Bruce Henderson Interiors, the two-wing 214-room hotel will feature a selection of light-filled, contemporary Hotel Rooms, One Bedroom Apartments and Two Bedroom Interconnecting Apartments. 

All Hotel Rooms and One Bedroom Apartments offer understated elegance with modern décor, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room Wi-Fi, and Foxtel including iQ Chromecast for a personalised entertainment experience. 

The hotel’s spacious One Bedroom Apartments feature kitchen facilities, European laundry, private balconies, and offer the flexibility to adjoin with a Hotel Room to create a spacious Two Bedroom option for families and friends alike.

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Guests will also enjoy the convenience of the hotel’s extensive onsite amenities and services, including the Trader Café, Restaurant and Bar, Beer Republic brewhouse, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, fully-equipped gymnasium, 24-hour reception and open-air secure car parking. 

Mantra Epping General Manager, Mike Blank, said it’s been a hive of activity onsite over the past few months and the landmark building has really taken shape.

“Once open, Mantra Epping will address North Melbourne’s real need for greater and more contemporary hotel accommodation,” said Mr Blank.

“It will provide a market-leading hotel offering, well positioned to become the region’s premier corporate, meetings and leisure hotel.”

Mantra Epping is currently offering an opening special from $179* per night in a Hotel Room. The rate includes breakfast for two, car parking and in-room Wi-Fi internet access. 

For further information and to book, visit www.mantrahotels.com/mantra-epping or call 1300 987 603.

Mantra Epping occupies a prime corner position at 250 Cooper Street within the prestigious Northpoint Enterprise Park at Epping, Melbourne’s fastest growing expansion corridor just 18km north of the CBD, and is just 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport.  

Mantra Epping
250 Cooper Street
Epping VIC 3076

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for travel from 6 May to 6 August, 2019. 
 

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MANTRA HOTELS MASTERS GAMES ACCOMMODATION

More than 2,000 older, wiser and wilier masters-aged participants from all around the globe will converge in Tropical North Queensland this May for the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games.

To celebrate, Mantra Hotels, the event’s official accommodation provider, is setting the pace for the best deals in town for the event by offering a 5 percent discount on the following perfectly positioned resorts in Cairns and Palm Cove.

To book, visit www.mantrahotels.com or call 1300 987 603 and use promo code: MASTERS19 to receive a 5 percent discount.

Mantra Esplanade, Cairns QLD Just 50 meters from the city’s iconic Esplanade lagoon and boardwalk, Mantra Esplanade is located close to all the sporting and party action. Stay over the Games period from $162* per night in a Hotel Room. Plus, stay for three nights and save up to 20%*.

Mantra Trilogy, Cairns QLD Mantra Trilogy is another ideal location to absorb all the fun-filled activities during the Games with easy access to the Reef Casino, shopping mall, restaurants and lagoon. Hotel Rooms are available during the event period from $162* per night. Plus, stay for three nights and save up to 20%*.

Mantra Amphora, Palm Cove QLD Boasting spectacular garden or ocean views, Mantra Amphora at Palm Cove, a 30 minute drive from Cairns, provides a tranquil setting to kick back and relax after all the Games action. Stay from $142* per night in a Hotel Room. Plus, stay for three nights and save up to 20%*.

Great Barrier Reef Masters Games competitors will compete in more than 20 individual and team sports across four days of competition, from Thursday 23 May to Sunday 26 May, providing a thrilling program for athletes and spectators alike. The over 30s event also features a fun social program with themed parties every night.

For more information on the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games program of events, visit: www.gbrmg.com.au.

*Conditions apply. Rates featured are before any discounts are applied. Valid for sale until 27 May, 2019. Valid for travel from 21 May until 28 May, 2019. Offers subject to availability at time of booking. Block out dates and minimum night stays may apply. Rate advertised in AUD unless otherwise stated. Valid for new bookings only. Not valid for conference or group business. Surcharges may apply.

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PEPPERS BLUE ON BLUE RESORT AT MAGNETIC ISLAND WELCOMES GUESTS

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort at Magnetic Island is open and operating business as usual as the region continues to strengthen after North Queensland’s recent flood.

Situated on Magnetic Island, just off the Townsville coast, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort was fortunate to have only experienced minor cosmetic damage in and around the resort and the property remains the same idyllic resort as always.

Now is the perfect time to take a break in the region with warm days, balmy nights and a fantastic deal on offer.

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is offering a special Tropical Escape package with Hotel Rooms starting from $145* per night (two night minimum of $290*). This offer also includes full breakfast daily, 10% off dining at Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar, Wi-Fi and in-room movies. For more information or to book, visit www.mantrahotels.com/deals/tropical-escape

Located on the water’s edge overlooking a private marina, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort offers the perfect combination of beautifully appointed accommodation, gourmet food, impeccable service and a picturesque island location.

For those seeking relaxation, the resort’s onsite day spa offers an extensive menu of treatments while the lagoon pool is the perfect destination to cool off and enjoy a cocktail.

Guests can also enjoy a fresh tropical menu and a fine wine selection at the onsite Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, which also boasts stunning water views and an intimate atmosphere.

Magnetic Island offers a unique blend of national parks, beaches and bays, all within easy reach of Peppers Blue on Blue Resort.

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is a short 25 minute ferry ride from Townsville and the resort is a leisurely stroll from the Magnetic Island ferry terminal.

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale and travel until 27 June, 2019. Block out dates may apply. Wi-Fi includes up to 500MB.

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DISCOVER THE ART OF CANDID MOMENTS AT THE FANTAUZZO, BRISBANE

Strikingly contemporary, The Fantauzzo does not need to compete for attention. The design of Brisbane’s new $100million flagship Art Series Hotel by acclaimed design practice SJB purposefully retreats from it, seamlessly entwining art with the surrounding landscape and urban fabric.

Located directly under the impressive and imposing Story Bridge, The Fantauzzo hugs the contour of the cliff, marrying the organic geometry of the natural rock face with the structured aesthetic of the bridge.

Designed by SJB, the fractured nature of the hotel’s exterior and its muted colour palette creates a geometric camouflage allowing it to blend into the background.

Situated in a challenging location, both from a design and construction point of view, SJB Project Director Tristan Wong said integral to the hotel’s design was the idea it did not compromise the heritage buildings along Howard Smith Wharves which would remain clearly distinguishable.

“The Fantauzzo exists as a highly articulated ‘earthy’ building, which seeks to connect itself deeply into the fabric and aesthetic of its setting, taking great reference from the fragmented nature of the cliff, whilst also picking up on the characteristic red, sandy and earthy tones,” Wong said.

“Additional cascading planting softens the façade and also references the thick vegetation that covers most of the cliff. It also provides an engaging outlook for guests and softens the parapet line.

"Brisbane is emerging as a vibrant city with a growing interest in the arts and our design plays off this notion to create what is to become a landmark hotel for the precinct,” he added.

Inside the hotel, the lobby features a double-height wall of glass that brings the cliff-face inside, while the guest rooms enjoy spectacular city views of the Brisbane River, tumbling greenery or the sculptured rock wall.

DISCOVER THE ART OF CANDID MOMENTS AT THE FANTAUZZO, BRISBANE

Vincent Fantauzzo’s take on photorealism inspired SJB to create a counterpoint, a contrasting backdrop to his work through dark tones and muted finishes that challenge the traditional ‘white gallery’ space. The scheme also combines raw concrete finishes with black glass and tiles to create strong accents.

Natural rock and timber take cues from the cliff face and external facade, acting as an earthy installation. The angular forms found on both the facade of the building and interior elements provide further clarity and distinction between Fantauzzo’s artworks and the hotel’s design.

AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the hotel’s design will clearly reflect the distinct sense of style and sophistication of the Group’s latest namesake artist. “Vincent is vibrant, young and exciting – a perfect match for the hotel, the precinct and for Brisbane. The Fantauzzo’s individual design will celebrate the art of candid moments.”

Sleek and slim design furniture adds a glamorous luxe vibe; from emerald green sofas with stitching detail to faux leather upholstered dining chairs and bent electroplated metal coffee table cubes, which combine an industrial feel with an opulent finish.

Arm chairs paired with an oval side table in powder coated metal and reconstituted stone that match kitchen benchtops, form an intimate setting while contemporary illuminated disc design is achieved with LED strip ribbons. The angles and bends are echoed in the desk and bedside lamps to create a cohesive visual look.

This will be the greenest Art Series hotel with some of the environmental friendly aspects of the development including: high performance glazing, low VOC materials, open corridors, cascading plants over the building’s facade, smart lighting and cross ventilated common spaces. All cars will be located underground so the riverfront is completely for human traffic, on foot or by bike, and tropical gardens.

The six-storey hotel will offer four distinct food and beverage outlets as well as an impressive rooftop pool boasting spectacular views of the Brisbane River and CBD, bar, gym and three conference rooms, fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology.

The Fantauzzo is scheduled to open late March with bookings now available online at www.artserieshotels.com.au/

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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Peppers Silo Hotel’s ‘Grain of the Silos’ restaurant has won Gault&Millau Australia’s New Restaurant of the Year award, further cementing the newcomer as one of Launceston’s (and Australia’s!) finest new dining establishments.

Opening in June 2018, Grain of the Silos outshone an outstanding field to win the coveted award at Gault&Millau Australia’s gala award ceremony held in Sydney on Monday evening (11 February). 

Just last year alone, Gault&Millau Australia’s team of qualified restaurant reviewers evaluated more than 850 restaurants across all Australian capital cities and major regional areas. 

Now in its sixth year, the annual awards honour the very best of those independently and anonymous reviewed by Gault&Millau. 

Peppers Silo Hotel General Manager, Paul Seaman, said the award recognises the Grain of the Silos team’s ability to create a dining space and menu unlike any other. 

“Grain of the Silos sits proudly in a patch of Tasmania which is brimming with good food and people who truly care,” said Mr Seaman. 

“Our Chefs have met each farmer, each maker, and each talented Tasmanian who brings something extraordinary to the restaurant’s ever changing list of dishes. 

“This award win is testament to the hard work and passion that has gone into creating, sustaining and growing Grain of the Silos.”

Grain of the Silos is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features a range of delicious dishes, focused truly on local Tasmanian produce and supporting local farmers and producers.

Heading up the kitchen is Head Chef Peter Twitchett and Food Director and TV personality Massimo Mele. 

The restaurant’s wine list was carefully curated by Tasmanian Wine Educator Curly Haslam-Coates, which features award-winning wines from regions across Tasmania and afar.

Grain of the Silos is housed in the extraordinary Peppers Silo Hotel. Also opening in June 2018, this $25 million luxury-by-design redevelopment transformed once unused grain silo barrels into a state-of-the-art contemporary new hotel. 

Located in a prime position on the edge of the Tamar River and close to the beautiful Cataract Gorge, the ten-level hotel features 108 guest rooms, including 52 inside the barrels of the former silos, the Grain of the Silos restaurant and cocktail bar, private dining rooms, a fully-equipped gym, day spa, function centre, and an integrated lobby and reception space.

Grain of the Silos
Peppers Silo Hotel
89-91 Lindsay Street, Launceston TAS 7248
Reservations: +61 3 6700 0600
www.peppers.com.au/silo
 

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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas has strengthened its ongoing partnership with Noosa & District Landcare Group (NDLG) by extending its arms to support Noosa’s cuddliest residents through a unique fundraising initiative for the Noosa Koala Habitat Recovery Project.  

During the past two years, Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas has donated more than $30,000 to the NDLG to plant trees and encourage natural diversity. 

This year, Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas will donate two dollars for every day conference delegate to the Noosa Koala Habitat Recovery Project, with the goal of raising $15,000 in 2019.

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas General Manager, Fabrice Grau, said he is delighted the resort can extend its support to the local landcare group and channel its efforts to assist in preserving the natural habitat of Australia’s national treasure.  

"It is crucial we look for ways to protect the land that koalas live and plan for the future to ensure these cuddly animals are protected for generations to come,” said Mr Grau. 

"The work being conducted by the Noosa Koala Habitat Recovery Project will serve as a stepping stone to promote awareness of this issue and encourage more people to get behind the movement.”

Noosa & District Landcare Group General Manager, Phil Moran, said his team are appreciative of the continued support from Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas and look forward to working together on this new project.

"Peppers will directly support the planting of more than 2,400 mainly koala trees over six hectares, which will help provide more natural habitat for koalas," said Mr Moran. 

"Once rehabilitated the area will be allocated as a National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 with protection and management secured into the future.”

For more information on Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas’ conference offering, visit: https://www.peppers.com.au/noosa/conferences/ 
 

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TRI MANTRA HOTELS FOR GREAT IRONMAN DEALS

Mantra Hotels has teamed up with IRONMAN Australia to become the Official Accommodation Provider at seven of its finest events, from Port Macquarie through to Port Douglas, for the next three years.

To celebrate, Mantra Hotels is making it easy for competitors and spectators to get race ready by offering a 10 percent discount on the following perfectly positioned resorts at each event location. To book, visit https://www.mantrahotels.com/ or call 1300 987 603 and use promo code: IRONASIA to receive a 10 percent discount.

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival | Mooloolaba QLD | 15-17 March 2019

The soothing sounds of the surf will succumb to the whirr of gears, pounding of feet and splashing of arms when the relaxed beach town of Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hosts its annual triathlon festival in March. Perfectly located on the Esplanade, Mantra Mooloolaba Beach is the ideal base for triathlon-goers, with rates available during the event from $386* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment.

IRONMAN Australia (including IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie) | Port Macquarie NSW | 5 May 2019

Get your IRONMAN Australia holiday on track at Mantra the Observatory, with the beachside resort offering accommodation over the race period from $273* per night in an Ocean View Hotel Room.

Runaway Noosa Marathon | Noosa QLD | 25 May 2019

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, within easy reach of all the marathon action at Noosa, is an ideal accommodation choice to catch the big race and the many other attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Stay during the event period from $430* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment including buffet breakfast for two at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas.

IRONMAN Cairns (including IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns) | Cairns QLD | 9 June 2019

Mantra Hotels’ Cairns and Palm Cove properties are setting the pace for the best deals in town for IRONMAN Cairns. In Cairns, stay at Mantra Esplanade from $282* per night in a Hotel Room City View or Mantra Trilogy from $236* per night in a Hotel Room. Or, base yourself at the start line in Palm Cove at Mantra Amphora from $235* per night in a Hotel Spa Room or Peppers Beach Club & Spa from $353* per night in a Resort Spa Room.

TRI MANTRA HOTELS FOR GREAT IRONMAN DEALS

Reef to Reef MTB | Tropical North Queensland QLD | 8-11 August 2019

Mantra Trilogy is the perfect base from which to absorb all the excitement of Australia’s newest four day MTB stage race, Reef to Reef in Tropical North Queensland, with Hotel Rooms available from $225* per night.

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast | Mooloolaba QLD | 8 September 2019

The Sunshine Coast beach town of Mooloolaba goes into a spin in September when the annual IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast offers a dazzling showcase of athleticism and entertainment for visitors to the region. Coinciding with this year’s event, Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, located in the heart of the triathlon action, is offering a winning deal for its One Bedroom Apartments from $300* per night.

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival | Noosa QLD | 30 October - 3 November 2019

If you’re in the race for great accommodation deals for this year’s Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sport Festival, it’s time to get on your bike and book with Mantra Hotels. Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas has accommodation in a One Bedroom Apartment from $695* during the festival period.

This agreement adds to Mantra Hotels’, now part of AccorHotels, growing list of sporting partnerships, including Touch Football Australia, Surf Life Saving Queensland and the Brisbane Bandits.

AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said he’s thrilled IRONMAN Australia has selected to partner with Mantra Hotels for three years.

“We look forward to working with IRONMAN Australia, its competitors, spectators, stakeholders and communities to play an active role in the evolution of the sport,” said Mr McGrath.

IRONMAN Australia Head of Partnerships, Miles Rose, said he’s delighted to continue their partnership with Mantra Hotels.

“Our athletes, their families and staff travel all over the country for our events, and there is a great feeling of comfort knowing you’re checking in to one of the most relaxing and enjoyable accommodation providers in the world,” said Mr Rose.

For more information on IRONMAN’s program of events, visit https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/asiapac/ironman/australia/

*Conditions apply. Rates featured are before the 10% per cent discount is applied. Rates accurate at 4 February, 2019 and subject to change. Offers subject to availability at time of booking. Block out dates and minimum night stays may apply. Rate advertised in AUD unless otherwise stated. Valid for new bookings only. Not valid for conference or group business. Surcharges may apply.

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MANTRA HOTELS IS HAVING A HUGE GLOBAL SALE THIS SUMMER

Mantra Hotels has revealed a sneak peek of its Global Sale accommodation deals on sale from 11 February, offering sizeable savings at Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties in Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii.

Sale rates start from just $89* per night (Sun-Fri) in a Hotel Room at Mantra Terrace Hotel in the heart of Brisbane. Other great-value city and coastal escapes include:

QUEENSLAND

Palm Cove: Located on the waterfront of Palm Cove’s palm fringed beach, Mantra Amphora offers spectacular garden or oceans views and provides a tranquil space to relax in the tropics. Rates start from $109* per night in a Hotel Spa Room (two night minimum of $218*). Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

Sunshine Coast: BreakFree Grand Pacific, Caloundra boasts an ideal waterfront location with well-appointed self-contained apartments. Stay from $128* per night (Sun-Thu) in a One Bedroom Garden View Apartment (three night minimum of $384*). Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

Gold Coast: Situated in Surfers Paradise, Mantra Legends Hotel offers travellers the ultimate gateway to the beach, shopping and famous nightlife, starting from $120* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Deluxe Twin. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Kingscliff: Situated in the quaint seaside village of Salt and boasting an array of onsite leisure facilities, Mantra on Salt Beach is offering rates from $119* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Room (two night minimum of $238*). This offer also includes a two for one full buffet breakfast voucher, a 25 percent discount voucher at Season Restaurant and car parking. Valid for travel until 13 December, 2019.

Sydney: Located at the centre of Parramatta’s business district and within close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment hubs, Mantra Parramatta offers apartment style accommodation from $129* per night (Fri & Sun) in a Studio Room. Offer includes a bottle of wine on arrival, 1GB of internet access daily and late check-out at 12pm. Valid for travel from 1 April, 2019 until 20 December, 2019.

 AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra: Offering stylish and contemporary accommodation, Mantra MacArthur Hotel is situated near the CBD and is within close proximity to Canberra’s finest urban and natural attractions. Stay from $109* per night (Thu-Mon) in a Studio Room, including Wi-Fi. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

VICTORIA

Melbourne: Unleash the artist within by staying and saving up to 20%* at The Olsen in selected room types. Located on Melbourne’s famed Chapel Street, The Olsen offers elegant suites infused with the lyrical works of revered Australian landscape artist Dr John Olsen. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

TASMANIA

Hobart: Stay two nights and save up to 20%* at Mantra One Sandy Bay Road, located close to Hobart’s famous Salamanca Place, in selected room types. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide: BreakFree Adelaide is located in Adelaide’s West End and offers the ideal base for travellers seeking spacious accommodation. Stay from $89* per night in a Studio Apartment. Offer includes 11am late check-out and 1GB Wi-Fi. Valid for travel from 1 April, 2019 until 20 December, 2019.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth: Whether visiting Perth for business or pleasure, Mantra on Murray has contemporary suites with plush décor and modern facilities, providing the perfect retreat from the city. Stay from $149* per night in a King Studio. Offer includes breakfast, internet and 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel from 1 April, 2019 until 20 December, 2019.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin: Mantra on the Esplanade offers a unique location close to Darwin’s CBD and waterfront. Stay from $99* per night in a Hotel Room City View. Offer includes buffet breakfast daily, parking, Wi-Fi and 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

NEW ZEALAND

Christchurch: Positioned in the heart of Christchurch, BreakFree on Cashel is a wonderful destination with access to the city’s rich history, culture and beautiful scenery. Stay from NZ$76* per night in a City Urban Double. Offer includes 2GB Wi-Fi. Valid for travel from 1 March, 2019 until 20 December, 2019.

BALI

Honolulu: Relax in a luxurious Three Bedroom Royal Pool Villa at one of the finest resorts in Bali, Peppers Seminyak, from US$510* per night (two night minimum of $1,020*). This offer also includes an airport pick up or drop off and one 30 minute massage. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

HAWAII

Honolulu: Located beside the world’s largest open air-shopping mall, the Ala Moana Shopping Centre, and just minutes away from the tropical blue waters of the Pacific, Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra provides a fantastic base for Honolulu holidaymakers. Stay from US$159* per night in a Kona Tower City View. Includes buffet breakfast at Plantation Café and Wi-Fi and no additional resort fees. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

*Conditions apply. Valid for sale until 17/02/19. Offers subject to availability at time of booking. Block out dates and minimum night stays may apply. Rate advertised in AUD unless otherwise stated. Valid for new bookings only. Not valid for conference or group business. Surcharges may apply.

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GIVING AWAY AN ORIGINAL ZHONG CHEN WATERCOLOUR FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR

Guests are invited to sleep over at The Chen during Lunar New Year for their chance to take home an original Zhong Chen masterpiece, inspired by the Year of the Pig.

Art Series is also offering a 10% discount to all guests who stay at the Box Hill hotel in February using the code CNY19. The celebration package also includes late check-out of 1pm and complimentary parking.

Zhong has gifted the incredible watercolour, appropriately titled “Lucky Golden Pig” in reference to the Chinese zodiac for 2019, which will be on display in the lobby across February for all guests to enjoy.

To be in the running, hotel guests simply need to stay in February and fill out an entry form at reception, explaining in 30 words or less, why they should be awarded the artwork.

Hotel guests and local visitors can also celebrate the New Year with a Chinese banquet at yum cha restaurant Golden Lily, with dragon dancers entertaining the crowds on February 4 and 5.

Terms and conditions apply. To book and redeem visit: www.artserieshotels.com.au/chen/

The Chen
850 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128
Reservations: 03 9039 1400
Helpline: 1800 278 468
www.artserieshotels.com.au/chen/

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WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL BRISBANE SPARKS ‘CURIOCITY’ AT MANTRA SOUTH BANK

Curious minds will be congregating at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane from March 20 to 24, 2019 for World Science Festival Brisbane, now part of Curiocity Brisbane.

Mantra South Bank has signed a three-year deal to be the Festival’s official accommodation partner for the five-day celebration in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Mantra South Bank provides the perfect base for the Festival’s myriad of curious science, technology and the arts encounters across Brisbane.

This year, all World Science Festival Brisbane ticket holders are entitled to a 10 percent discount at Mantra Hotels properties in Brisbane. Discounted accommodation can be booked at https://www.mantrahotels.com/. using the promo code WSFB at all Brisbane properties.

From the South Bank Cultural Precinct, where the hotel is located, to the creative hub centred around the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm, Brisbane city will be transformed throughout this period.

Mantra South Bank General Manager, Sally Phipps, said the team are delighted to be a part of this major event which challenges thinking in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

“Some of the world’s most brilliant minds will come together in Brisbane to share details of cutting-edge research, ground-breaking discoveries and technological innovation in our evolving world,” said Ms Phipps.

“The depth of the event program has something for people of all ages as well as hands-on learning opportunities and a family-friendly street science program.

“Part of our’ philosophy revolves around being more curious and more connected with our guest’s experiences so we’re delighted to be a part of this major event.”

Queensland Museum Network Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr Jim Thompson said having the support of partners such as Mantra South Bank helps enhance the visitor experiences at World Science Festival Brisbane.

“Now in its fourth year, World Science Festival Brisbane explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations; we would not be able to bring such an amazing event to Brisbane without the support of our partners,” said Dr Thompson.

For a full program of World Science Festival Brisbane activities, visit https://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/. 

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PARTNERS IN LAUGHS: ART SERIES HOTELS AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Art Series Hotels is thrilled to announce The Johnson will be the exclusive accommodation partner for the 10th annual Brisbane Comedy Festival, in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse, in 2019.

Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival will take place across Brisbane from February 22 to March 24 promising a bigger and better line-up than ever before.

To celebrate, Art Series will offer a 15% discount on the best daily rate for reservations at The Johnson during the festival when booked directly with the hotel.

Committed to inspiring guests with ‘the art of vivid encounters’, the partnership will encourage hotel guests to discover the comic musings, side-splitting stories and tear-inducing tales of the best national and international comedians.

Located in the hottest art and cultural hubs, guests can also enhance their stay by getting up close and personal to an abundance of namesake artist, Michael Johnson’s digital archival fine art editions and original works.

PARTNERS IN LAUGHS: ART SERIES HOTELS AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said this new partnership demonstrates Art Series’ commitment to supporting established and emerging talent across all art forms.

“Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city with a burgeoning art culture so we are excited to officially partner with Brisbane Comedy Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse,” he said.

“We want to encourage our guests to have an out of the ordinary art-inspired stay with us and one of the best ways to do this is to explore the cities thriving cultural scene and enjoy a truly quintessential Brisbane experience.”

Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director, Kris Stewart, said they’re excited to be celebrating their 10th year of Brisbane Comedy Festival, having built this event to be one of the largest in Brisbane.

“The Festival attracts people from all over Australia and, by partnering with The Johnson and Art Series Hotels, we are able to offer them the most exciting place to rest their weary heads after an evening packed with laughs," he said.

Brisbane Comedy Festival has grown into a multi-venue extravaganza, bursting at the seams to host a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country.

Featuring three Festival hubs, Brisbane’s home of contemporary and modern arts at Brisbane Powerhouse, the heart of our city at Brisbane City Hall and the fastest growing centre for the arts in outer Brisbane at SunPAC, Brisbane Comedy Festival will play host to one-liners, whimsy and mockery from more than 70 of the most hilarious comedians. From stand up to improv and sketch comedy, the festival has all tastes covered, plus they’ll shine a light on the best new talent, here and now!

For more information on Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019 please visit: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/festivals/brisbane-comedy-festival-2019/ .

To redeem the discount, hotel bookings can be made at www.artserieshotels.com.au/johnson/ or by calling 07 3085 7200. Code: BRISBANEPOWERHOUSE.

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SHADOW PLAY BY PEPPERS

AccorHotels has unveiled a sneak peek of its stylish guest rooms at Melbourne’s newest luxury hotel – Shadow Play by Peppers - in the city’s vibrant Southbank arts and entertainment district. 

Offering a first glimpse of what future guests can expect when the new hotel opens in April 2019, the prototype room features a unique, bold design and opulent finishes.

Designed by internationally acclaimed Melbourne architect Elenberg Fraser, the hotel’s one and two bedroom apartments feature exquisite materials and finishes.

Avant garde design features throughout the hotel, breaking tradition and routine hotel design with a cohesive collection of contrasts - light and dark, formal and informal, and seductive dark statement pieces contrasting with white stone and timber.

All apartments are self-contained, highly functional and boast lashings of natural light and city or bayside views from floor to ceiling windows and balconies.

AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the prototype Shadow Play by Peppers room demonstrates the Peppers brand’s commitment to quality.

“We’re excited visitors to Southbank will soon be able to experience Peppers’ unique style and acclaimed hospitality,” said Mr McGrath.

SHADOW PLAY BY PEPPERS

“Southbank is in need of a sophisticated luxury hotel product to cater to an increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world-class calibre.

“This opening also represents a strong indication of our continued focus on the introduction of the luxury Peppers brand to key CBD markets.”

Construction and fit out of Shadow Play by Peppers’ remaining guest rooms, restaurant and bar, leisure facilities and common areas is on track to be completed by April 2019.

Once open, guests will be welcomed to the hotel in a beautifully appointed lobby on the ground floor, which flows into the hotel’s Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar - positioned to be one of Melbourne’s finest food and wine experiences and boasting an extensive wine list selected by the restaurant’s resident sommelier.

The Edwin Cellar will also play host to an ever evolving seasonal wine programme, helmed by Edwin’s sommelier and local wine experts.

The landmark hotel will also feature an array of unique guest spaces, including a heated pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, and an enclosed garden space on the 46th floor, complete with a freestanding fireplace, two private dining rooms, a lavish guest lounge and library with an adjoining patio, and commanding bayside views.

Nestled in the heart of the city and within walking distance to Crown Casino, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the city’s finest shopping and dining precincts, Shadow Play by Peppers offers a stylish urban retreat for leisure and business travellers.

Shadow Play by Peppers is Peppers’ second hotel in Melbourne (following Peppers Docklands, which opened in January 2016).

Be among the first to experience Shadow Play by Peppers by taking advantage of its pre-opening special of $219* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment including breakfast for two and Wi-Fi. To book, visit www.peppers.com.au or call 1300 737 444.

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for travel from 1 April to 31 May, 2019.

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THE GLOVES ARE OFF FOR MANTRA HOTELS’ BOXING DAY SALE - STARTS 26 DEC!

Snap up a huge discount on your next holiday with Mantra Hotels’ Boxing Day Sale (on sale 26 to 31 December), offering unbeatable savings on a wide range of Peppers, Art Series, Mantra and BreakFree getaways.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the deals on offer during the sale, featuring a selection of coastal and city hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii.

To book any of the below Boxing Day Sale deals or to check out Mantra Hotels’ full range of Boxing Day specials, visit MantraHotels.com.

Don’t delay – the deals are on sale for six days or until sold out!

QUEENSLAND

Port Douglas: Discover the magic of Port Douglas with a stay at the popular Mantra PortSea. Offering spacious accommodation, a swim-up pool bar and a range of leisure families, the resort is perfect for couples and families alike. Stay from $109* per night in a Hotel Room (minimum two night stay – total cost $218*). Valid for travel from 6 January, 2019 until 20 December, 2019.

Sunshine Coast: BreakFree Alexandra Beach is the Sunshine Coast resort that has it all with plenty of onsite facilities to entertain the kids, easy access to the beach and affordable accommodation in a One Bedroom Apartment from $135* per night (Sunday to Thursday) (minimum three night stay – total cost $405*). Valid for travel from 28 January, 2019 until 12 December, 2019.

Brisbane: Stay in the heart of Brisbane at Mantra Terrace Hotel, located just minutes away from the shopping mecca of the Queen Street Mall and the business epicentre of Eagle Street, from $89* per night (Sunday to Friday) in a Hotel Room including Wi-Fi and late check-out of 12pm. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

Gold Coast: Enjoy the sun, surf and sand of the Gold Coast when you stay at Mantra Legends Hotel, located in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Stay in a Hotel Deluxe Twin Room from $109* per night (Sunday to Thursday) (minimum two night stay – total cost $218*). This deal includes a two-for-one seafood buffet dinner voucher (valid at the hotel’s Fables Restaurant) and a 20% off beverage voucher. Valid for travel from 28 January, 2019 until 20 December, 2019.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Kingscliff: Cool off and kick back in the sensational nearby surf and facilities of Mantra on Salt Beach. This is Kingscliff accommodation at its very best. Stay in a Hotel Room from $119* per night (Sunday to Thursday) (minimum two night stay – total cost $238*). This deal includes two for one full buffet breakfast, and a 25% off Season Restaurant dining voucher, scheduled selected title movies, Wi-Fi and parking. Valid for travel from 28 January to 13 December, 2019.

Sydney: Located in the bustling heart of Parramatta CBD, Mantra Parramatta has Studio Rooms from $129* per night (Friday and Sunday only) including a bottle of wine on arrival, 1GB of internet access daily and a 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra: Discover the ideal accommodation in Canberra positioned just outside the CBD. Stay at Mantra MacArthur Hotel from $109* per night in a Studio Room. This offer also includes internet access. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

VICTORIA

Melbourne: Experience a daring and unique boutique hotel inspired by and named after the late Australian artist, Adam Cullen. Stay and save up to 20%* at The Cullen in a Studio Suite. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

TASMANIA

Launceston: Discover the gateway to the Tamar Valley, located only 12 minutes away from Launceston Airport. Stay and save 15%* at Mantra Charles Hotel including Wi-Fi and parking. Valid for travel from 1 January, 2019 to 20 December, 2019.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide: Located in Adelaide’s thriving West End, the heart of the city’s thriving arts, dining and entertainment precincts, BreakFree Adelaide has Studio Apartments from $89* per night including a 11am late check-out. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth: Mantra on Murray provides a comfortable experience and a perfect retreat when exploring the Perth CBD. Stay in a King Studio from $139* per night (Monday to Thursday) including breakfast, internet and a late check-out of 12pm. Valid for travel until 6 October, 2019.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin: Mantra Pandanas is just minutes from the Smith Street Mall and offers fantastic views over Darwin Harbour and the city. Stay in a Hotel Room City View from $99* per night (Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) including two for one buffet breakfast, parking (subject to availability), Wi-Fi and 12pm check-out. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

NEW ZEALAND

Christchurch: Slow down after a busy day and enjoy all that BreakFree on Cashel has to offer, centrally located within the Christchurch culture hub. Stay in a City Urban Double Room from NZ$76* per night. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

BALI

Seminyak: Relax in a luxurious Three Bedroom Royal Pool Villa at one of the finest resorts in Bali, Peppers Seminyak, from US$560* per night. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

HAWAII

Honolulu: Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra is the perfect location to relax alongside Ala Moana Beach Park and shop-till-you-drop at the neighbouring Ala Moana Shopping Centre, the world’s largest open-air shopping mall. Stay in a City Mountain View Room, Kona Tower from US$159* per night including daily buffet breakfast in Plantation Café, Wi-Fi and no additional resort fees. Valid for travel from 3 January, 2019 until 20 December, 2019.

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale from 26 December, 2018 to 31 December, 2018. Block-out dates may apply.

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Art Series Hotels announces new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, March 2019

Art Series Hotels has officially announced its eighth property at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane will be named after acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo. The first new Art Series property under the AccorHotels banner, The Fantauzzo is scheduled to open in March 2019 with bookings now available.

Born in Birmingham in 1977, Fantauzzo moved from England to Australia as a child. A graduate of RMIT University, he has exhibited worldwide with shows in India, Vietnam, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Australia.

Art Series Hotels announces new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, March 2019

Drawing on techniques from other mediums such as photography and film to create a narrative, Fantauzzo uses contrasting elements of light and dark, shadows and colours to create depth and heighten the realism and theatrical effect.

Renowned for his portraits of notable people including Heath Ledger, Matt Moran, Brandon Walters and Julia Gillard, he has won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Archibald Packing Room Prize, and the Archibald People's Choice Award four times, including in 2012 for his portrait of now-wife, actress Asher Keddie.

Art Series Hotels announces new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, March 2019

Carved into the cliff under Story Bridge, the $100million luxury hotel will feature 166 guest rooms, with custom contemporary furnishings, featuring both original artworks and up to 500 reproductions of Fantauzzo’s most recognised works. A seamless combination of art, design and functionality, the hotel will be a powerful representation of contemporary creativity, with connected and inspiring spaces for guests to discover.

“To have an Art Series hotel dedicated to showcasing my work is truly an honour and I cannot wait for the doors to open in March,” Fantauzzo said. “I'm strongly passionate about accessibility to the arts, and what excites me most about the collaboration is that this hotel will give all guests the opportunity to connect with art, and immerse themselves in a really creative experience.” 

Fantauzzo’s take on photorealism inspired architects SJB to create a counterpoint, a contrasting backdrop to his work through dark tones and glossy finishes that challenge the traditional ‘white gallery’ space. The scheme utilises polished concrete and contrasting tones against a highly reflective black glass.

Art Series Hotels announces new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, March 2019

Natural rock and timber take cues from the cliff face and external facade, acting as an earthy installation. The angular forms found on both the facade of the building and interior elements, provide further clarity and distinction between Fantauzzo’s artworks and the hotel’s design.

AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said: “Vincent is a charismatic artist with so much raw talent he was a natural fit to be the namesake artist of the first Art Series hotel under our management. His mission is to make art accessible so he is a perfect match for the brand and The Fantauzzo’s design will clearly reflect his individual sense of style and sophistication.”

The six-storey hotel will also offer four distinct food and beverage outlets as well as an impressive rooftop pool boasting spectacular views of the Brisbane River and CBD, bar, gym and three conference rooms, fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology.

Arts Series Hotels transformed the Australian market when it launched in 2009. Signature art experiences at The Fantauzzo will include the infamous art tours, in-room art channels and art libraries. Branded Smart Cars and Lekker bicycles will be available to explore all that Brisbane has to offer and further afield.

The Fantauzzo is scheduled to open in March 2019 with Art Series now taking bookings online at www.artserieshotels.com.au. Room rates start from $309 per room per night.

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Art Series Hotels announces new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, March 2019

Art Series Hotels officially announced today it will open its eighth property at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane in March 2019. This will be the first new property for the Art Series brand since joining the AccorHotels family.

Destined to be the most luxurious Art Series property yet, the $60million hotel will be carved into the cliff under the Story Bridge and will feature 166 guest rooms, with custom contemporary furnishings and original artworks and giclee prints.

Inspired by and dedicated to Australia’s most contemporary artists, the six-storey hotel will also offer four distinct food and beverage outlets as well as an impressive rooftop pool boasting spectacular views of the Brisbane River and CBD, bar, gym and three conference rooms, fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology.

AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the new Brisbane property – the first Art Series Hotel to open since they acquired Mantra Group in May this year – would set a clear direction for Australia’s only art inspired hotel group.

“Art Series Hotels is celebrated for offering guests a unique art-inspired hotel experience like no other,” he said.

“The stunning new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves is a strong sign of AccorHotels’ belief in the much-loved brand and will kick start our plans for future growth across Australia and New Zealand.”

Located in the hottest art and cultural hubs, the second Art Series Hotel for the river city (The Johnson opened in September 2016) will enjoy all the amenities on offer at Brisbane’s newest entertainment and lifestyle destination.

Breathing new life into the historic riverside precinct, Howard Smith Wharves will soon be home to an expansive brewery, abundant green spaces and picnic areas, two unique indoor event spaces, overwater bar and a stellar line-up of waterfront restaurants from some of Australia’s leading restaurateurs.

Designed by the highly acclaimed multi-disciplinary practice SJB, the natural tones and textures of the hotel’s exterior will ensure it blends into the cliff face, its geometry referencing the fragmented cliff shapes and the highly engineered bridge. The lobby features a double-height wall of glass with a rugged outlook while the guest rooms enjoy spectacular city views across the Brisbane River or of cascading greenery and the sculptured rock face.

Arts Series Hotels transformed the Australian market when it launched in 2009. Privately owned by the Deague family until it was acquired by Mantra Group last year, original artworks and prints adorn the walls and halls of each hotel. In a beautiful case of serendipity, the new Brisbane hotel is being developed by the Deague Group under the conversant eye of CEO Will Deague.

“As one of Australia’s fastest-growing capital cities with a burgeoning art culture, Brisbane continues to remain a major focus for the Group,” Deague said.

“With an increasing demand for accommodation, we are excited to introduce a second dedicated art led offering as part of the city’s expansion and are confident this luxury boutique development at Howard Street Wharves will only entice even more visitors to Brisbane.”

The Art Series portfolio includes Melbourne hotels The Olsen, South Yarra; The Blackman, St Kilda Rd; The Cullen, Prahan; The Larwill, Parkville, The Chen, Box Hill; The Watson in Walkerville, South Australia and The Johnson in Spring Hill, Queensland.

Art Series will release further details, including the hotel’s namesake artist, next month.

For more information, please visit www.artserieshotels.com.au.

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Hot Tropical Escapes on Sale with Mantra Hotels

North Queensland is at its tempting best with Mantra Hotels’ newly launched range of great-value Tropical Escape accommodation deals.

Renowned as an aquatic paradise, perfect for snorkelling, diving and swimming, and boasting the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, first-class golf courses, day spas and incredible dining options, North Queensland provides a stunning holiday backdrop.

Rates start from just $110* per room per night at Mantra Hotels’ most popular tropical locations from Port Douglas to Hervey Bay and many of the offers are valid for sale and travel until June 2019.

To book any of the below deals, call 1300 987 603 or visit MantraHotels.com.

Port Douglas: Enjoy browsing Macrossan Street’s famous boutique stores, a stroll along Four Mile Beach, or simply relax by the pool with a stay at Mantra PortSea, Port Douglas. Stay from $110* per night in a Hotel Room (two night minimum stay of $220*). Offer includes a 10% discount at Wildlife Habitat and Lady Douglas River Cruise. Valid for sale and travel until 28 June, 2019.

Palm Cove: Ideally located between Cairns and Port Douglas, the charming village of Palm Cove is the ideal romantic holiday destination. Stay from $199* per night in a Resort Spa (two night minimum stay of $398*) at Peppers Beach Club & Spa and receive full breakfast, Wi-Fi (up to 500MB), movies, 10% off food at Lime & Pepper and a complimentary 30 minutes when you book any 60 minute treatment or longer at the onsite Exclusive Spa. Valid for sale and travel until 28 June, 2019.

Cairns: Cairns is calling for guests in search of a relaxing break within easy reach of the famous attractions of the Tropical North. Located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking the harbour and within walking distance to some of Cairns best restaurants and entertainment hubs, Mantra Trilogy is the perfect place for a tropical getaway. Stay from $125* per night in a Hotel Room (two night minimum stay of $250*). Offer includes 10% off Cairns Aquarium admission. Valid for sale and travel until 28 June, 2019.

Whitsundays: Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsundays, and is always bustling with activities, from dining to shopping to nightlife and more. Stay at Mantra Club Croc, conveniently located on Shute Harbour Road within a few minutes walk of the Whitsunday Shopping Centre and five minutes drive to the vibrant main street of Airlie Beach, from $135* per night in a Garden Deluxe Room. Offer includes a two-for-one breakfast voucher. Valid for sale and travel until 28 June, 2019.

Magnetic Island: Hop aboard the Sealink Ferry in Townsville and in just 25 minutes, you’ll find yourself on beautiful Magnetic Island. Overlooking the Coral Sea and marina, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is an island oasis. Stay from $145* per night in a Hotel Room (two night minimum stay of $290*). Offer includes full breakfast, 10% off dining at Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar, Wi-Fi (up to 500MB) and movies. Valid for sale and travel until 27 June, 2019.

Hervey Bay: Mantra Hervey Bay overlooks Hervey Bay’s famous calm waters - one of the safest, most family-friendly beaches on the Queensland coast. Stay from $105* per night (Sun-Fri) in a Hotel Room (two night minimum stay of $210*) at Mantra Hervey Bay. Offer includes car parking for one vehicle. Valid for sale and travel until 30 June, 2019.

*Conditions apply, subject to availability.

ABOUT ACCORHOTELS
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries. 

With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years. 

In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of concierge servicesco-workingdiningevents management and digital solutions.

Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.  Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.   

AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is committed to promoting sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21 Acting Here, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.
From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group’s activities and values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit accorhotels.group or accorhotels.com. Or join and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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