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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.”

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

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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Colour your stay

In an Australian first, Art Series Hotels will challenge its guests this spring to grab a spray can, mask up and leave their mark on the walls of three of its properties.

From October 15 to December 30, a white-washed room at The Blackman, The Johnson and The Olsen hotels will be transformed into a collective canvas as part of a participatory art project.

Famed for daring campaigns inspired by the latest trends in art and travel, Colour Your Stay will rely on guests to help create an ever-changing mural and become part of the shared experience.

The collaborative art project follows the award-winning No Robe campaign, which boldly asked Art Series guests to strip nude and strike a pose, and the mischievous Steal Banksy that encouraged art theft.

Colour your stay

A pioneer of the Australian street art and stencil movement, Luke Cornish (aka ELK) will lead the project for Art Series. In a nod to each of the hotels namesake artist, he will create a different artwork at each hotel; a portrait of John Olsen, Charles Blackman and Michael Johnson, that guests are called on to complete.

Upon check in hotel staff will share instructions and guests can register to participate. A mixture of spray cans and paint brushes, a gown, mask and gloves will be available for guests to use in the room, with each person given 2 minutes to unleash the artist within.

Transgressing the ‘look but don’t touch’ restriction of conventional gallery culture, the stark white interior will be transformed over time as hundreds of collaborators leave their mark.

Colour your stay

Cornish says of his involvement in the campaign, "I’m thrilled to be working with Art Series Hotels on Colour Your Stay. Their dedication to supporting urban art and all of its wonderful satellite genres is a passion I share and I’m really excited to see what we create together with guests."

With contemporary artists increasingly involving the public to help create their work – think Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration Room or Measuring the Universe by Slovakian Roman Ondák – Colour Your Stay also relies on guests to participate.

Not that it should be too hard to convince them to join in however. Famed American photographer Spencer Tunick recently lured 1000 people for a large-scale nude installation at a supermarket in the middle of a Melbourne winter, which highlights the public’s desire to take part in unique interactive installations.

“Supporting the arts and delivering unique art inspired experiences for our guests that are personal and bold sits at the core of the Art Series Hotels brand,” Director of Marketing Ryan Tuckerman says.  “This exciting campaign celebrates the growing art movement that directly engages the audience in the creative process and explores all manners of self-expression.” 

Colour your stay

Luke Cornish was the first ever stencil artist to be named a finalist in both the Archibald Portrait Prize and Sulman Prize. He uses up to 85 layers of carefully hand-cut acetate in each work.  He then sprays layer upon layer of aerosol paint until his images bear a striking photographic resemblance in a new form of hyper-realism.

Cornish uses the tools of a street artist to create decadent, detailed works that envelop the viewer. There is an honesty to his work, slicing back the layers and reconstructing his muses with astonishing deftness. His subjects have included Wil Anderson, Jack Charles, Father Bob Maguire, Catherine McGregor and former Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

Cornish will officially launch the campaign and unveil his artwork at The Olsen in South Yarra on October 15. His latest exhibition (In)appropriate opened at the Metro Gallery, Armadale on October 4.
Guests who share a photo on Instagram with the tag #colouryourstay will go in the draw to win a night on Art Series plus a signed ELK drawing. 
To find out more visit www.artserieshotels.com.au/colouryourstay or call 1800 278 468.  Colour Your Stay packages start from $189 per night.

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NEW CONFERENCE OFFER HELPS DELEGATES STAY SAFE IN THE SURF

Mantra Hotels has taken delegate safety to new depths with the launch of its free* surf safety presentation offer, available at four of its most popular conferencing venues in Queensland.

Each 15 minute session is conducted by Surf Life Saving Queensland’s (SLSQ) community awareness team and includes vital information on basic water safety tips, the various types of flags, how to spot a rip current and what to do if you’re caught in one, sun safety tips, information on marine stingers and dangerous creatures, and a brief introduction to lifesaving equipment.

The offer, which is available at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas and Mantra Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast and Mantra Legends Hotel and Mantra on View Hotel on the Gold Coast, supports Mantra Hotels’ long-standing partnership with SLSQ.

Mantra Hotels and SLSQ have been working together to help reduce beach fatalities along the Queensland coastline since partnering in June 2017.

Mantra Group Executive Director of Sales, Marketing, Revenue & Distribution, Luke Moran, said the presentations focus on educating delegates about surf safety and support SLSQ’s vision for zero preventable deaths in Queensland public waters.

“With all four participating properties located along the Queensland coastline, we feel it’s also our responsibility to raise water safety awareness and to let our delegates know the only place to swim in the surf is between the flags,” said Mr Moran.

“The presentations aim to change behaviours and save lives through education and increased understanding of vital beach safety messages in a fun and relaxed environment.”

SLSQ Chief Executive Officer John Brennan OAM said their partnership with Mantra Hotels centers around various initiatives designed to promote a healthy active lifestyle and safety on and off Queensland beaches.

“It’s informative presentations like these which assist us in working towards our vision of zero preventable deaths in Queensland public waters,” said Mr Brennan.

The 15 minute surf safety presentation is free of charge for all conferences booked before 31 December, 2018 for travel before 31 December, 2019. To book, call 07 5665 4072 or email conference@mantragroup.com.au

*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Book before 31 December, 2018 for use by 31 December, 2019. Offer for Queensland residential conferences at above participating properties only. Minimum 50 room nights. Minimum 200 delegates.

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS AND 2019 ESCAPES ON SALE WITH MANTRA HOTELS GLOBAL SALE - SALE ON 8-14 OCTOBER

A fantastic selection of summer holiday and 2019 accommodation deals at more than 130 Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties will be on sale from 8 to 14 October with Mantra Hotels’ annual Global Sale.

With deals at some of Mantra Hotel’s most popular locations across Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, the sale gives travellers the opportunity to save big on a wide variety of beach escapes, city breaks and Hawaiian getaways.

A wide range of sale rates start from just $109* per room per night at selected Mantra Hotels’ properties and many of the offers are valid for travel up until December 2019.

To take advantage of these unbeatable rates, visit MantraHotels.com or call Mantra Hotels’ 24-hour reservations centre on 1300 987 603 and book between 8-14 October, 2018.

QUEENSLAND
Port Douglas: Surrounded by magnificent tropical rainforests, Mantra PortSea offers accommodation for a relaxing tropical escape or carefree family holiday from $119* per night in a Hotel Room (two night minimum of $238). Valid for travel from 1 November, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

Palm Cove: Located on the waterfront of Palm Cove’s palm fringed beach, Mantra Amphora offers spectacular garden or oceans views providing a tranquil space to kick back and relax while enjoying the sun. Starting from $129* per night in a Hotel Spa Room (two night minimum of $258*). Valid for travel from 1 November, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

Cairns: Located on the Cairns Esplanade in the city centre, with private balconies overlooking the pool, mountains or beach, Mantra Trilogy has rooms available from $125* per night in a Hotel Room (two night minimum of $250*). This offer includes 10% off admission at Cairns Aquarium. Valid for travel from 1 November, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

Sunshine Coast: BreakFree Grand Pacific, Caloundra boasts an ideal waterfront location with modern and stylish apartments, which are fully self-contained. Stay from $119* per night (Sun-Thu) in a One Bedroom Garden View Apartment (three night minimum of $347*). Valid for travel until 13 December, 2018.

Brisbane: Located in the heart of Brisbane, Mantra Terrace Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel with elegant rooms starting at $85* per night. This offer includes WiFi. Valid for travel until 28 February, 2019.

Gold Coast: Situated in Surfers Paradise, Mantra Legends Hotel is the ultimate gateway to the beach, shopping hub and famous nightlife, starting at $119* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Deluxe Twin. This offer includes a two-for-one seafood buffet voucher and a 20% off beverage voucher. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingscliff: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city with a stay at Mantra on Salt Beach, located in Salt Village with easy access to the beachfront, parks and children’s playground. Stay from $109* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Room (two night minimum of $218*). Offer includes two-for-one full buffet breakfast voucher, a 25% off* Season Restaurant dining voucher 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 $135* per night (Fri and Sun) in a Studio Room. This offer includes a bottle of wine on arrival, internet access and late checkout at 12pm. Valid for travel from 14 December, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra: Offering stylish and contemporary rooms suitable for every traveller, Mantra Macarthur Hotel is situated near the CBD and in close proximity to both urban locations for leisure and nature for hikes and adventures. Stay from $129* per night (Thu-Mon) in a Studio Room. Offer includes 1GB WiFi. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.  

VICTORIA
Melbourne: Discover Melbourne’s hidden gems in a prime location with Mantra City Central, situated in the heart of the CBD and just 25 minutes away from the airport. Stay from $119* per night (Sun and Mon) in a One Bedroom Apartment. Valid for travel from 2 December, 2018 until 20 December, 2019.

Melbourne: Located outside Melbourne’s vibrant CBD with design cues from celebrated Australian artist, Zhong Chen, save up to 20%* at The Chen, Box Hill in selected room types. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide: BreakFree Adelaide is located in Adelaide’s West End offering the ideal relaxation for travellers seeking a self-contained accommodation. Stay from $89* per night in a Studio Apartment. Offer includes 11am late check-out and discounted parking of $10 per day. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.  

TASMANIA
Launceston: Mantra Charles Hotel is the ultimate gateway to the Tamar Valley offering beautiful landscapes, wineries and picturesque views of the countryside. Stay from $145* per night (Fri-Sun) in a Hotel King Room. Valid for travel until 21 December, 2018.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth: Mantra on Murray is located in the inner city, offering a stylish and comfortable base to explore the very best Perth has to offer. Starting from $139* per night in a King Studio, each room is contemporary and boasts plush décor and modern facilities. This offer includes breakfast, internet access, 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel from 14 December, 2018 until 6 October, 2019.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
Darwin: Mantra on the Esplanade offers a unique location close to Darwin’s CBD and waterfront. Stay from $99* per night (Thu-Mon) in a Hotel Room City View. Offer includes parking, 20% off dining, WiFi and 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

HAWAII
Hawaii: Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra is Honolulu’s landmark hotel, which is located beside the world’s largest open air-shopping mall, the Ala Moana Shopping Centre, and is also minutes away from the tropical blue waters of the Pacific. Stay from US$159* per night in a City Mountain View, Kona Tower. Includes buffet breakfast at Plantation Café. 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$79* per night in an Inner Urban Double. Offer includes 2GB WiFi. Valid for travel until 20 December, 2019.

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale from 8-14 October, 2018. Block-out dates may apply. Sale from rates advertised are only available at selected properties.

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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MANTRA HOTELS PARTNERS WITH NESTIVAL TO BRING UK PERFORMERS TO ADELAIDE AND MELBOURNE FESTIVALS

Mantra Hotels has partnered with UK-based Nestival to bring more than 300 artists and performers to Australia for the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals in 2019.

Mantra Hotels and Nestival will work together to accommodate international artists, performers and comedians in Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties across Adelaide and Melbourne.

Mantra Group Executive Director of Sales, Marketing, Revenue & Distribution, Luke Moran, said the Group is excited to launch their partnership with Nestival.

“With the Adelaide Fringe Festival being the second largest annual arts festival in the world and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival the world’s third-largest comedy festival, they’ve always been a busy time for our Adelaide and Melbourne properties.

MANTRA HOTELS PARTNERS WITH NESTIVAL TO BRING UK PERFORMERS TO ADELAIDE AND MELBOURNE FESTIVALS

“We are, however, honoured to work with Nestival to bring even more international guests to Australia to experience all that the Festivals and Australia have to offer,” said Mr Moran.

Having launched in 2012, Nestival now operates at some of the largest arts and entertainment festivals globally.

Nestival Founder and Director, Becki Linley, said Nestival is delighted to partner with Mantra Hotels as they share their vision of bringing quality, affordable accommodation to performers and staff at some of Australia’s largest festivals.

“Nestival houses more than 1,500 industry guests annually and pride ourselves on a very high level of personal service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere that creates a home away from home for the entertainment industry.

“Mantra Hotels is a perfect fit as we expand our business internationally and we look forward to welcoming performers from around the world to their ‘Nests’ at the Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals.”

For more information about Mantra Hotels, visit https://www.mantrahotels.com/

For more information about Nestival, visit https://www.nestival.co.uk/

ABOUT NESTIVAL

Nestival is a world leader in accommodation solutions for the arts and entertainment industry. Based in Edinburgh, home of the largest arts festival in the world, Nestival also offers properties in London, Adelaide and Melbourne. Founded in 2012, Nestival focuses on providing a range of accommodation in key locations that is affordable, convenient and comfortable. Working in partnership with companies including Underbelly, Gilded Balloon, The Lady Boys of Bangkok, Assembly, Pleasance and Grid Iron, Nestival facilitates a home away from home for solo performers, large scale companies and their staff. Currently, a Nest is provided for over 1,500 guests annually and 80,000+ bed nights have been arranged since the company was founded.

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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Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra welcomed former UK Royal Marines Mick Dawson and Steve Sparkes

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra welcomed former UK Royal Marines Mick Dawson and Steve Sparkes, the two-man crew of the Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour, on August 28 after they successfully completed the Great Pacific Race - a grueling, 2,400 mile race from Monterey in California to Hawaii.

Now safely on land following their treacherous 82-day expedition through rough seas from Hurricane Lane, both Mick and Steve have rejoined with their partners and are now recuperating with a stay at Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra.

Steve, who lost his vision following a diving incident in his twenties, becomes the first blind person to row across the Pacific Ocean, entering the Guinness World Records for this incredible feat.

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra welcomed former UK Royal Marines Mick Dawson and Steve Sparkes

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra General Manager, Craig Smith, said the Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra team are thrilled to partner with the Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour rowers and to be Steve and Mike’s land of Aloha home away from home.

“We’re so proud to welcome the rowers to our hotel and we’re doing our utmost to facilitate their recovery after such a brave and obstacle-filled journey to our shores,” said Mr Smith.

Their arrival comes as the Hawaiian Tourism Authority confirmed the State of Hawaii is open for business post-Hurricane Lane. All airports, resorts and hotels, activities, restaurants, retail operations, beaches and publicly accessible roadways are open, as well as most forest lands and state and county parks.

The Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour is the final team to complete the 2018 race, with two other crews already reaching the finish line and two withdrawing. For further information on the Great Pacific Race, visit www.greatpacificrace.com  

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra is situated just a short stroll from the inviting waters of the Pacific and beside the world’s largest open-air shopping mall. The landmark hotel boasts more than 1,000 rooms, each with free Wi-Fi and either mountain, city or ocean views. Some larger suites also include kitchen facilities. A host of dining options exist within the hotel, including a restaurant on the 36th floor and its own nightclub and bar. Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra also offers nearly 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, up to nine meeting rooms and Wi-Fi and satellite conference facilities. Visit www.mantrahotels.com/ala-moana-hotel-by-mantra

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MANTRA GROUP 2018 AWARDS

AccorHotels celebrated its top performing Mantra Group hotels, outstanding team achievements and the accomplishments of individuals at its annual Mantra Group Awards for Excellence gala ceremony held at Mantra on View Hotel, Surfers Paradise on 30 August.

The top accolade, General Manager of the Year, was awarded to Craig Smith - General Manager of Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra in Honolulu, Hawaii. Craig, who was appointed General Manager of the Group’s largest property in March 2017, received the top gong after implementing numerous strategies to unlock asset value and build positive relationships with key stakeholders. Not only has Craig embraced and embodied the ‘Aloha spirit’, he’s driven significant change management through this large operation, underpinned by his proven commercial acumen.

MANTRA GROUP 2018 AWARDS

The region of North Queensland also prevailed on the night, taking home Region of the Year and winning the Corporate Social Responsibility Award for the third consecutive year. The region raised more than $63,000 for The Luke Batty Foundation in FY2018 through various fundraising events.

Other major awards on the evening went to The Larwill Studio at Melbourne, Peppers Bluewater Resort at Lake Tekapo, Mantra 2 Bond Street at Sydney and BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort at Coffs Harbour for Property of the Year for their respective brands.

AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the Awards for Excellence wrap up a significantly busy and rewarding year for the team, with AccorHotels and Mantra Group combining forces to become the leading hotel group in the Pacific.  

MANTRA GROUP 2018 AWARDS

“The awards night is a way for us to recognise the outstanding performance and achievements of the Group and team members over the past twelve months.

“I’m passionate about recognising the exceptional achievements of our team, and those awarded all represent the finest in guest service, loyalty and operations.

“We congratulate all of our award winners and category finalists and look forward to another exciting year ahead.”

The full list of the 2018 Mantra Group Awards for Excellence winners are as follows:

General Manager of the Year – Craig Smith, Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra, Hawaii
Region/Area of the Year – North Queensland
Corporate Social Responsibility Region – North Queensland
Art Series Property of the Year – The Larwill Studio, Melbourne VIC
Peppers Property of the Year – Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo, NZ
Mantra Property of the Year – Mantra 2 Bond Street, Sydney NSW
BreakFree Property of the Year – BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour NSW
Excellence in Guest Service – Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa QLD
Executive Committee Award – Michael Buxey, Group Director of Distribution
Service Star of the Year – Courtney Phillips, Assistant Manager, Mantra South Bank, Brisbane QLD
Food and Beverage Outlet of the Year – Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa QLD
Shared Services Department – Refurbishment Team, Asset Management
Shared Services Team Member – Matt McGrath, National Sales Manager MICE & Groups
Profit Growth – Mantra 2 Bond Street, Sydney NSW

For media enquiries, please contact:
Naomi Hammond
Public Relations Manager
Mantra Group
T: 0434 738 380
E: naomi.hammond@mantragroup.com.au

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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.
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Stay and play for longer at Art Series Hotels this winter with the return of The World’s Latest Checkout

Hate having to check out of your hotel room early with nowhere to go?

From July 16 until September 19, 2018, Art Series Hotels will offer guests the chance to stay for free – as long as no one else has booked their room.

Now forming part of Mantra Hotels, Art Series is bringing back its hugely popular World’s Latest Checkout to encourage guests to overstay their booking.

A world-first when offered in 2012, the initiative all depends on how full the hotel is for the night ahead or when the next guest checks in.

Stay and play for longer at Art Series Hotels this winter with the return of The World’s Latest Checkout

Whether it’s to stay curled up in an Art Series Signature bed, to enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the adjoining restaurants or a pampering spa experience, guests can call reception between 8am and 10am to request changing their check out time to 1pm, 3pm, early evening, or even the next day.

If no one is booked into the room, guests can make the most of their getaway and continue to enjoy the art inspired surroundings for longer. And it doesn’t stop there, they can keep trying their luck each morning until the next guest checks in.

Mantra Group’s Executive Director of Sales, Marketing, Revenue and Distribution Luke Moran said:

“The World’s Latest Checkout will run at all seven Art Series Hotels for the next three months. We are thrilled once again to be delivering this innovative and unique concept to market.”

Stay and play for longer at Art Series Hotels this winter with the return of The World’s Latest Checkout

Participating properties are located in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and include: The Olsen, South Yarra; The Blackman, St Kilda Rd Melbourne; The Cullen, Prahran; The Larwill, Parkville; The Chen, Box Hill; The Johnson, Brisbane and The Watson, Adelaide.

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Research tells us that booking your hotel at the right time can save you at least a third of the costs*.

Whether you’re a solo traveller, DINK (double income no kids) or a large family, everyone wants more bang for their buck so now is the time to stop day dreaming and start booking.

Are you looking to escape the cold or in need of ideas on where to take to the kids during the school holidays? Perhaps you want to stay close to home or to treat that special someone to an early Christmas present?

No matter the destination, Mantra Hotels is here to help you save big on your next beach getaway, city break or country escape.

Find your kind of wonderful from July 16 with seven days of massive savings at 134 hotels and resorts across the Mantra, Peppers, BreakFree and Art Series portfolios.

With rates starting from just $109* per room per night, this is your chance to explore the latest food and wine destinations, hottest art and cultural hubs or spectacular country retreats across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii.

Let Australia’s best contemporary artists inspire you with an experience a little extraordinary, indulge in an irresistible range of refined services, or just enjoy the best beaches, city highlights and holiday attractions. No matter what you decide, Mantra Hotels will always find the perfect space in the ideal place.

With so many fantastic offers available we’ve highlighted some of the best below. To book any the limited-time deals, visit www.mantrahotels.com or call the 24-hour Reservations Centre on 1300 987 603. Don’t delay – the sale is on from July 16 to 22 or until sold out!

MASSIVE SEVEN DAY SALE

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane: Mantra Terrace Hotel from $89* per night in a Hotel Room. Offer includes WiFi and 12pm check-out. Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018

Cairns: Mantra Trilogy from $125* per night in a Hotel Room (2 night minimum of $250). Valid for travel from 1 November until 14 December, 2018.

Gold Coast: Mantra Legends Hotel from $119* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Deluxe Twin. Offer includes a 2 for 1 seafood buffet voucher and a 20% off* beverage voucher. Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.

Port Douglas: Mantra PortSea from $119* per night in a Hotel Room (2 night minimum of $238). Valid for travel from 1 November until 14 December, 2018.

Sunshine Coast: BreakFree Alexandra Beach, Alexandra Headlands from $115* per night (Sun-Thu) in a 1 Bedroom Pool View Apartment (3 night minimum of $345). Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.

Tropical North Queensland: Mantra Amphora, Palm Cove from $129* per night in a Hotel Spa Room (2 night minimum of $258). Valid for travel from 1 November until 14 December, 2018.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra: Mantra Macarthur Hotel from $119* per night (Thu-Mon) in a Studio Room. Offer includes 1GB WiFi. Valid for travel until 31 August, 2018.  

MASSIVE SEVEN DAY SALE

NEW SOUTH WALES

Kingscliff: Mantra on Salt Beach from $109* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Room (2 night minimum of $218). Offer includes 2 for 1 buffet breakfast voucher, 25% off* Season Restaurant dining, and parking. Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.

Sydney: Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport from $149* per night (Fri-Sun) in a Studio King. Offer includes breakfast and internet. Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin: Mantra on the Esplanade from $119* per night in a Hotel Room City View. Offer includes buffet breakfast daily, WiFi and 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel from 1 October until 14 December, 2018.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide: BreakFree Adelaide from $90* per night in a Studio Apartment. Offer includes 11am late check-out and discounted self-parking of $10. Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.  

TASMANIA
Hobart: Mantra One Sandy Bay from $139* per night (Thu-Mon) in a 1 Bedroom Executive. Valid for travel until 30 September, 2018.

MASSIVE SEVEN DAY SALE

VICTORIA

Melbourne: Mantra on Jolimont from $109* per night (Sun-Thu) in a 1 Bedroom Apartment.  Offer includes WiFi. Valid for travel from 18 July until 14 November, 2018.

Melbourne: The Chen, Box Hill from $129* per night in a Studio Suite. Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.

WEST AUSTRALIA

Perth: Mantra on Murray from $139* per night (Fri-Sun) in a Queen Studio. Offer includes breakfast, internet, 12pm late check-out, 2 drink vouchers on arrival and 20% off* at Society Bar & Kitchen. Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.

HAWAII

Hawaii: Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra from US$159* per night in a City Mountain View, Kona Tower. Includes buffet breakfast for 2 at Plantation Café. Valid for travel from 3 September until 14 December, 2018.

MASSIVE SEVEN DAY SALE

INDONESIA

Bali: Peppers Seminyak from US$548* per night in a 3 Bedroom Royal Pool Villa (2 night minimum of US$1,096). Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.

NEW ZEALAND

Christchurch: BreakFree on Cashel from NZ$83* per night in a City Urban Double. Offer includes 2 for 1 breakfast voucher for Café 165. Valid for travel until 14 December, 2018.

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale from 16th July 2018 until midnight 22nd July 2018. Block-out dates may apply. From rates advertised only available at selected properties and selected room types.

About Mantra Hotels

Leading hotel and resort operator, Mantra Group, has united the Group’s 138 properties across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii, consolidating its multi-branded portfolio into a single consumer brand, known simply as Mantra Hotels. Mantra Hotels represents the Group’s four brands – Art Series, which offers an experience a little extraordinary; Peppers, which offers distinctive stays in outstanding settings; Mantra, which combines convenient locations with stylish comfort; and BreakFree, renowned for providing a relaxed ambience at family-friendly prices - with all properties now featured on one all-inclusive website, MantraHotels.com. The Group’s loyalty program, Mantra+, is also conveniently located on the website for guests to receive more offers, more value, and more ways to discover their kind of wonderful. www.artserieshotels.com.au; www.peppers.com.au; www.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.au.

*Research released by TripAdvisor in April 2017.

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