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FINAL TOWER OF FV BY PEPPERS, BRISBANE IS NOW OPEN

A new level of inner-city sophistication has arrived in Brisbane with the completion of ‘No.1’ - FV by Peppers’ much-anticipated third and final tower which encompasses the heritage-listed Forester’s Hall in a striking combination of old and new.

Developed by luxury property developer GURNERTM, FV’s ‘No.1’ tower completes the $600 million, three-tower development in Fortitude Valley’s Alfred Street.

The opening of No. 1 has added four new ‘No. 1’ exclusive room types to the hotel - One Bedroom Apartment Foresters Hall, Two Bedroom One Bathroom Foresters Hall, Two Bedroom Two Bathroom Foresters Hall and the grand The Fortitude Suite – all of which boast full kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, a laundry, and separate lounge and dining areas.

FINAL TOWER OF FV BY PEPPERS, BRISBANE IS NOW OPEN

All ‘No. 1’ apartments have access to state-of-the-art amenity on the level 31 rooftop including a curved skyline pool, two private spa areas with BBQ, bar and lounge areas and an array of lounge and dining areas. 

FV by Peppers’ first two towers - Flatiron, Valley House - opened with much acclaim in September 2017. Their opening heralded the arrival of the Peppers brand in Brisbane, which is synonymous with an always attentive, never obtrusive style of service.

‘No. 1’ guests can also access FV by Peppers’ luxe amenities within the other two towers, including a 65-metre u-shaped skyline pool which bends around the visually stunning Flatiron building on level six, a 20-person cinema, yoga studio, commercial-sized gym, and three VIP private spa lounges which are available to hire for up to four hours and include a private spa, bar and dining area overlooking Brisbane’s CBD and Story Bridge.

The hotel, which was designed to appeal equally to the Valley’s leisure visitors and its fast-growing business visitor and corporate market, also boasts a state-of-the-art and beautifully appointed Business Club with two natural light-filled executive boardrooms, two intimate meeting rooms, a lounge area, library, private dining room and private state-of-the-art workstations, which are equipped with Wi-Fi.

FINAL TOWER OF FV BY PEPPERS, BRISBANE IS NOW OPEN

The hotel also boasts an onsite restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception, valet parking, Wi-Fi and the convenience of express checkout, tour desk and concierge.

To celebrate the opening of No.1, FV by Peppers have launched a special deal - stay two nights and save up to 10%. One Bedroom Apartment Foresters Hall guest rooms start from $198* per night. To book, call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au

FV by Peppers
191 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
www.peppers.com.au/fv

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale and travel until 31 March, 2020.

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Mega Mural

“I see this hotel as a beautiful canvas to tell a story about Perth’s cultural and community connection through portraiture and traditional elements.” Adnate

Accor has opened the doors to its ninth Art Series hotel, The Adnate, which stands adjacent to Perth’s luxury and lifestyle destination of King Street in the city centre.

Welcoming its first guests today, the 250-room colourful and soulful hotel is an open invitation of hospitality and discovery and promises to inspire guests with ‘the art of dreaming big’.

Inspired by the powerful multicultural portraiture of renowned Australian big wall street artist, Matt Adnate, the hotel features one of the world’s largest ‘mega murals’ – a monumental artwork spanning 25 storeys; the largest ever painted by Adnate and the tallest mural in the Southern Hemisphere.

Beyond earning Adnate a place in the record books, the real purpose of the hotel’s sky-high external mural is to highlight Perth’s cultural history and community.

The mega mural, which took Matt one month to complete, features three large-scale portraits - including the face of a Noongar man, an Indian woman and a Mediterranean woman - all created with spray paint.

Guests will also feel greeted with awe-inducing artwork and detail from namesake artist Adnate around every corner of the hotel.

In the lobby, two original canvases and a large-scale mural above the hotel’s main staircase welcome guests, while 650 giclée prints of 30 of Adnate’s most-recognised works adorn the walls and halls of the 27-storey hotel.

Adjacent to the hotel, Adnate has also created a spectacular 50-metre-long laneway mural.

The striking $90 million landmark hotel also features a gymnasium and the Miami-style Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails (opening to the public in mid-October), which hugs a centrepiece outdoor heated pool area on level one of the hotel.

Adnate’s artwork also takes centre stage in all Studio King and Studio Twin rooms with design-inspired, boutique interiors and reproductions of the artists most recognised works, complemented by a purpose-made, canvas inspired bed runner.

A selection of Studio King and Studio Twin rooms can also be joined to create a Two Bedroom Interconnecting studio suite.

The Adnate is the first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art and heralds the arrival of the Art Series brand in Western Australia – Australia’s only boutique hotel brand creating art-inspired experiences for guests.

Signature art experiences at The Adnate also include the brand’s famous art tours, in-room art channels and art libraries to get up close and personal with Adnate’s work. Branded courtesy cars and Lekker bicycles will be available to explore all that Perth has to offer and further afield.

To celebrate the opening of The Adnate, Art Series has released an opening special, which is from $179* per night. To book, visit artserieshotels.com.au/adnate

The Adnate is Accor's ninth Art Series hotel in Australia, complementing the brand’s existing hotel portfolio - Melbourne hotels The Olsen, South Yarra; The Blackman, St Kilda Road; The Cullen, Prahan; The Larwill, Parkville; The Chen, Box Hill, along with The Watson in Walkerville, South Australia and The Johnson and The Fantauzzo in Brisbane, Queensland.

“Our collection of Art Series hotels transcends the traditional hotel experience by masterfully uniting Australia’s contemporary art culture with a boutique hospitality experience. The Adnate is a seamless combination of art, design and functionality. It’s a powerful representation of contemporary creativity, with connected and inspiring spaces for guests to discover. We’re so excited to share this stunning property with guests visiting Perth from other parts of Western Australia, interstate and overseas,” Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath said.

The Adnate adds to Accor’s growing presence in Perth of 14 properties.

For more information, please visit artserieshotels.com.au/adnate.

The Adnate
900 Hay Street
Perth WA
www.artserieshotels.com.au/adnate

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale until 30 November, 2019 and for travel from 1 October, 2019 to 30 March, 2020. Block out dates and minimum night stays may apply.

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Mega Mural

sbe the leading international lifestyle hospitality group that develops, manages and operates award-winning venues — proudly announces, with its partner Accor, their second opening of HYDE Kitchen + Cocktails in the Western Australian city of Perth. The venue will open in The Adnate hotel this October.

Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, states: “We partnered with sbe to launch our first HYDE venue earlier this year on the Gold Coast and this opening is very much on the back of the success of this.” McGrath, believes Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails will take Perth’s restaurant and bar scene to a new level, adding, “It won’t be like anything else in Perth and is destined to become a favourite for Perth locals, due to its unique offering and central Hay Street location, as well as domestic and international visitors to the city.”

Sam Nazarian, Founder & CEO of sbe, states: “I and my team at sbe are extremely excited to see the HYDE brand grow in Australia with, our partner, Accor. This second opening is part of our international strategy to expand our hotel, residential, culinary and entertainment brands across the globe in collaboration with Accor.”

Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails will be Perth’s chicest restaurant and bar, boasting an outdoor pool, sun loungers and DJ decks. Casual by day, classy by night, this laid-back venue, with music and entertainment at its core, will be a playground for after-work drinks or long, lazy lunches with friends or colleagues.

The opening of Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails will be a WA first for the HYDE brand, which is widely known for its iconic celebrity-packed venues in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami. 

Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails’ interior is the vision of designer Carlie Milosevic who has evoked her signature style with an urban chic vibe fitting for a lively pool bar and restaurant. Carlie Milosevic (formerly Waterman) came to prominence in Australia, first as Australia’s Fashion Graduate of the Year (2012), swiftly followed with her highly acclaimed design of Hacienda Sydney, now recognised as one of The World’s Most Instagrammable Bars LINK.  Milosevic most recently designed Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails’ sister venue, Hyde Paradiso which opened earlier this year on the Gold Coast LINK.

Reflecting on Perth’s natural beauty, pastel sunsets and picturesque beaches, the venue’s neutral colour scheme with pops of colour will create a timeless and relaxed alfresco space. Paying homage to the sites’ previous tenant, Musgrove Music, the venue will also draw inspiration from the jazz age of the 1920’s and 30’s.

An island bar will frame the view out towards the pool, and features distinguished materials such as a Calcutta viola marble with a busy burgundy vein. Bi-fold doors open up to the leafy pool deck creating a seamless indoor-outdoor space, quite unique and enviable in Perth CBD. 

Commandeering 550 square metres of space, both indoors and outdoors, on level one of Perth’s hottest new hotel, The Adnate, Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails will boast versatile seating options and a private dining room, which will be stand out features for event bookers. A flexible menu will also be on offer to cater for special occasions through to corporate events.

Tim Philips-Johansson of Sweet&Chilli has curated an impressive drinks list including a large cocktail list as well as oversize cocktails to share… and the wine list will be just as impressive. Tim is Australia's most awarded bartender bringing 17 years of experience to Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails. HYDE is known globally for large format drinks designed to share and Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails will maintain this focus on fun, flavoursome drinks that can be enjoyed anytime day and night.

There’s also a lot to choose from on Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails’ wide-roaming menu of familiars and favourites, such as street-food snacks, to hearty mains, pizzas and an entire bottomless fries menu. Peru-born, Moroccan-travelled Chef Danny Sanchez has crisscrossed the Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey and Morocco) to produce an unbelievably distinctive and delicious menu.

For those feeling the hump day slump, Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails will offer mid-week specials and for those looking to wind down on the weekend, HYDE’s famous pool parties will be in full swing.

Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails is located on level one of The Adnate (900 Hay Street, WA 6000).

Accor’s newest Art Series hotel, The Adnate, will also open in October. Inspired by the powerful multicultural portraiture of renowned Australian big wall street artist Matt Adnate, the hotel features one of the world’s largest ‘mega murals’ – a monumental artwork spanning 25 storeys; the largest ever painted by Adnate. Colourful and soulful, the 250-room hotel is an open invitation of hospitality and discovery. In the lobby, two original canvases greet with awe-inducing detail, while two large-scale murals and 650 giclée prints of Adnate’s most-recognised works weave their way throughout.

Website: www.hydeperth.com
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ABOUT HYDE
Hyde is the long-standing popular hybrid restaurant and nightlife venue concept, from sbe, the leading international hospitality group that develops manages and operates award-winning global hospitality brands. Hyde invites guests to take refuge from the conventional hospitality experience and unwind in luxurious surrounds with the best music, cuisine, and mixology among a sophisticated community of global influential artists, celebrities and athletes, with their inviting “welcome home” atmosphere.

The iconic Hyde Lounge in Los Angeles first opened its doors in 2006 in its original space, and moved in 2014 to reopen in a larger space to introduce its popular dining patio, and update the concept with a “Kitchen and Cocktails” component. Five years later, Hyde has maintained itself as an exclusive Sunset Strip mainstay, coveted nightlife experience by Hollywood’s top players and nightlife elite. Since, the brand has expanded the concept to include Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach in Miami, Hyde at T-Mobile Arena, Hyde Staples at Staples Center in Downtown LA and now, its first international outpost in Australia’s Gold Coast, Hyde Paradisio. Hyde has also created pop up activations at world renowned events like SuperBowl and Coachella. The expansion of Hyde into the hotel space in 2017 marked an opportunity to translate the brand into a global hospitality concept founded on the values that the Hyde lounges were built on. Hyde currently has two Hotels, Resorts and Residences in operation including Midtown Miami and Hollywood Florida, and over 5 in the pipeline in global destinations like Doha and Singapore.
www.sbe.com

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Mantra Hotels has released a sneak peek of its upcoming Mantra Hotels on Sale accommodation deals offering great savings across multiple Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties in incredible locations across Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Bali.

Book any of the below deals (and more!) between 2 – 8 September by visiting www.mantrahotels.com or calling Mantra Hotels 24-hour Reservation Centre on 1300 987 603.

Queensland
Gold Coast: Situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Mantra Legends Hotel is the ultimate destination for a Gold Coast getaway. Relax by the lagoon style pool, enjoy a full range of hotel services including 24-hour reception, or enjoy your own balcony with spectacular ocean or hinterland views. Stay from $129* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Deluxe Twin. Valid for travel from 2 September 2019 until 30 June 2020.

New South Wales
Sydney: Whether you are visiting Sydney for business or pleasure, you’ll have a comfortable stay at BreakFree on Clarence. Centrally placed in the heart of the Sydney CBD, this hotel is just minutes from local attractions and thriving dining precincts. Stay from $109* per night (Sun & Mon) in a Standard Queen. Valid for travel from 2 September 2019 until 30 June 2020.

Victoria
Melbourne: The Olsen is boutique accommodation at its finest. Situated on the prestigious Chapel Street, travellers are met with spacious suites infused with the lyrical works of revered Australian landscape artist Dr John Olsen. Stay and save up to 30%* in selected room types. Valid for travel from 2 September 2019 until 30 June 2020.

Hawaii
Honolulu: Offering ocean and city skyline views, Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra is Honolulu’s landmark hotel and the perfect destination for your next Hawaiian getaway. Located just 20-minutes from Honolulu International Airport, the hotel’s central location is an ideal starting point to explore the beautiful island of Oahu. Stay from US$165* per night in a Kona Tower City View. This offer includes a $10 Starbucks card, Wi-Fi and no additional resort fees. Valid for travel from 2 September 2019 until 19 June 2020.

New Zealand
Christchurch: Situated amongst the purest natural landscape, Peppers Bluewater Resort Overlooks Lake Tekapo in an intensely beautiful part of the world. Ride horses through the mountains or immerse yourself in the Tekapo Springs Day Spa and Hot Pools, your options are endless.  Stay from NZ$145* per night in a Hotel Room. Valid for travel from 2 September 2019 until 30 June 2020.

The Mantra Hotels Sale commences on Monday 2 September and ends midnight Sunday 8 September, 2019 (AEST).

*Conditions apply. Valid for sale until 8/09/19. Offers subject to availability at time of booking. Block out dates 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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Mega Mural

Perth’s hottest new hotel, The Adnate, is about to reach a sky-high milestone in its development with its 25-storey ‘Mega Mural’ nearing completion.

The imposing mural by the hotel’s namesake artist, Australian big-wall painter Matt Adnate, will be one of the world’s tallest murals and will bring a striking new artistic feature to Perth’s CBD.

Matt’s monumental works, including painting towering grain solos and a 20-storey housing complex in Melbourne’s Collingwood, have earned the street artist international acclaim in recent years. 

His Mega Mural at The Adnate far eclipses his work in Collingwood, which became the tallest mural in the Southern Hemisphere when it was unveiled. In fact, The Adnate’s new record-holding mural will stand just seven storeys shorter than the world's tallest mural in Toronto, which measures 32 storeys.

Beyond earning Matt a place in the record books, the real purpose of this sky-high external mural is to highlight Perth’s cultural history and community.

The Mega Mural, which is on track to be completed next week and took Matt one month to finish, will be his biggest yet and will feature three large-scale portraits - including the face of a Noongar man, an Indian woman and a Mediterranean woman – all created solely with spray paint.

"I'm taking different faces to create a story that runs the whole way down the mural," Matt said. "Each face tells a different history and background. It will depict the past through the cultural representation in the subject’s dressing elements, the present with contemporary faces, and the future as the subjects are the youth of today."

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Matt will also be collaborating with a local Indigenous artist on a 50-metre-long exterior laneway mural and, inside the hotel, is contributing a mural above the hotel’s main staircase.

Two original canvases and up to 650 reproductions of 30 of Matt’s most recognised works from around the world will adorn the walls and halls of the hotel development by George Atzemis.

In addition to this vast array of Matt’s art, the hotel will add 250 guest rooms to Perth’s burgeoning hotel supply, a gymnasium, function room, centrepiece pool area on its first floor, and a chic new state-first food and beverage destination, serving Mediterranean cuisine and the city’s best cocktails.

Scheduled to open its doors to guests in October, The Adnate will be the first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art and heralds the arrival of the Art Series brand in Western Australia – Australia’s only boutique hotel brand creating art-inspired experiences for guests.

Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said The Adnate is destined to become an iconic landmark in Perth’s CBD.

“You won't need to book a stay to enjoy Matt’s exterior murals,” Mr McGrath said. “His soaring Mega Mural on the entire east-facing side of the hotel faces the city for all to enjoy.”

Signature art experiences at The Adnate will include the brand’s famous art tours, in-room art channels and art libraries. Branded courtesy cars and Lekker bicycles will be available to explore all that Perth has to offer and further afield.

To celebrate the near completion of Matt’s Mega Mural, Art Series has released an opening special rate for The Adnate, which is from $179* per night. To book, visit www.artserieshotels.com.au/adnate

Once open, The Adnate will be Accor's ninth Art Series hotel in Australia, complementing the brand’s existing hotel portfolio - Melbourne hotels The Olsen, South Yarra; The Blackman, St Kilda Road; The Cullen, Prahan; The Larwill, Parkville; The Chen, Box Hill, along with The Watson in Walkerville, South Australia and The Johnson and The Fantauzzo in Brisbane, Queensland.

The Adnate
900 Hay Street
Perth WA
www.artserieshotels.com.au/adnate

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale until 30 November 2019 and for travel from 1 October 2019 to 30 March 2020. Block out dates and minimum night stays may apply.

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Mantra Hotels is set to launch one of its biggest sales of the year with massive savings across Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties in incredible locations across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii.

Whether you are looking for your next beach getaway, city break or country escape, these deals are not to be missed.

Book any of the below deals (and more!) between 22 – 28 July by visiting www.mantrahotels.com or calling Mantra Hotels 24-hour Reservations Centre on 1300 987 603.

QUEENSLAND
Port Douglas: Discover the magic of Port Douglas with a stay at Mantra on the Inlet situated just metres from the marina precinct. Offering spacious accommodation and a range of leisure facilities, this colonial style resort is perfect for couples and families alike. Stay from $99* per night in a Hotel Room (Two night minimum of $198*). Valid for travel from 1 November, 2019 until 30 June, 2020.

Palm Cove: Bask in the tropical warmth under towering palm trees at Mantra Amphora, Palm Cove. This beachfront hotel offers guests everything they need for a tropical getaway including spacious apartments with superior touches, a lagoon style pool and onsite restaurant. Stay from $109* per night in a Hotel Spa Room (Two night minimum of $218*). Valid for travel from 1 November, 2019 until 30 June, 2020.

Cairns: Whether you are relaxing by the pool overlooking the ocean, or cooking up a feast on the resort barbeque, Mantra Trilogy has been designed for maximum comfort.  Perfectly positioned on the Cairns Esplanade, you are only a stone’s throw away from attractions such as the Reef Casino, shopping mall and lagoon.  Stay from $125* per night in a Hotel Room (Two night minimum of $250*). This offer includes a 10 percent off admission voucher to Cairns Aquarium. Valid for travel from 1 November, 2019 until 30 June, 2020.

Sunshine Coast: Situated just metres from the beach and the local dining precinct, BreakFree Alexandra Beach is the Sunshine Coast resort that has everything you need without the price tag. Offering a vast array of hotel facilities, the kids will be entertained with the lagoon pool’s waterslide and playground while mum and dad relax on the pool deck. Stay from $130* per night (Sun-Thu) in a One Bedroom Pool View Apartment (Three night minimum of $390*). Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

Brisbane: Centrally located just minutes from the shopping mecca of the Queen Street Mall and the business epicentre of Eagle Street, Mantra Terrace Hotel couples convenience with comfort. Stay from $89* per night (Sun-Fri) in a Hotel Room. This offer includes Wi-Fi and late check-out at 12pm. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

Gold Coast: Situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Mantra Legends Hotel is the ultimate destination for a Gold Coast getaway. Relax by the lagoon style pool, enjoy a full range of hotel services including 24-hour reception, or enjoy your own balcony with spectacular ocean or hinterland views. Stay from $129* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Deluxe Twin. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020

NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingscliff: Mantra on Salt Beach is situated in the friendly Northern New South Wales town of Kingscliff, just 20 minutes from Gold Coast Airport. This idyllic beachfront location offers an onsite restaurant and bar, lagoon pool and in house day spa, and is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Stay from $119* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Room (Two night minimum of $238*). This offer includes a Two-for-One full buffet breakfast voucher, a 25 percent off* Season Restaurant dining voucher, Wi-Fi and onsite parking. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

Sydney: Whether you are visiting Sydney for business or pleasure, you’ll have a comfortable stay at BreakFree on Clarence. Centrally placed the heart of the Sydney CBD, this hotel is just minutes from local tourist attractions and thriving dining precincts.  Stay from $109* per night (Sun - Mon) in a Standard Queen. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra: The all-new Mantra MacArthur Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Canberra and is the ideal base for your next stay in our nation’s capital. Offering stylish accommodation and contemporary rooms to suit family or business travellers alike, Mantra MacArthur Hotel will ensure each stay is hassle –free. Stay from $99* per night (Thu-Mon) in a Studio Room. This offer includes Wi-Fi. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
Darwin: Mantra on the Esplanade offers comfortable and convenient accommodation close to Darwin’s CBD, making it the perfect destination for your next visit to the Top End.  Stay from $99* per night in a Hotel Room City View. This offer includes onsite parking, Wi-Fi, a 10 percent off dining discount and a late check-out at 12pm. Valid for travel from 1 October, 2019 until 31 March, 2020.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide: Smack bang in the middle of the vibrant West End, BreakFree Adelaide is the perfect destination for your next holiday to the South Australian capital. Offering spacious accommodation with full kitchens, a 24 hour reception and access to the local gym, you will have everything you need to make your stay easy.   Stay from $89* per night in a Studio Apartment. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

TASMANIA
Hobart: Combining old with new, Mantra Collins Hotel offers contemporary hotel rooms and apartments inside an atmospheric, historic building. Stay and save up to 25 percent* off selected room types (Fri-Sun). This offer includes Wi-Fi. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

VICTORIA
Melbourne: The Olsen is boutique accommodation at its finest.  Situated on the prestigious Chapel Street, travellers are met with spacious suites infused with the lyrical works of revered Australian landscape artist Dr John Olsen.  Stay and save up to 30 percent* in selected room types. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth: Surrounded by chic cafes, elegant bars and boutique fashion stores, Mantra on Murray is perfectly positioned for both business and pleasure. Offering an onsite restaurant, 24-hour reception and room service, your needs are always met at this popular Perth destination. Stay from $129* per night in a Queen Studio (Fri-Sun). This offer includes breakfast, Wi-Fi and a late check-out at 12pm. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

HAWAII
Hawaii: Offering ocean and city skyline views, Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra is Honolulu’s landmark hotel and the perfect destination for your next Hawaiian getaway. Located just 20-minutes from Honolulu International Airport, the hotel’s central Honolulu location is an ideal starting point to explore the beautiful island of Oahu. Stay from US$165* per night in a Kona Tower City View. This offer includes a $10 Starbucks card, Wi-Fi and no additional resort fees. Valid for travel from 29 July, 2019 until 19 June, 2020.

NEW ZEALAND
Christchurch: Situated in the heart of New Zealand’s most modern city, BreakFree on Cashel is your ideal Christchurch hotel. Offering innovated design and bold décor, you won’t want to stay anywhere else. Stay from NZ$85* per night in a City Urban Double. This offer includes 2GB of Wi-Fi. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

BALI
Seminyak: Enjoy a luxurious tropical villa and an indulgent wellness escape in one location with a stay at Peppers Seminyak. Stay two nights in a luxurious Three Bedroom Royal Pool Villa and save up to 30 percent*. This offer includes an airport pick up or drop off transfer. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.

The Mantra Hotels Global Sale commences on Monday 22 July and ends midnight Sunday 28 July, 2019 (AEST).
*Conditions apply. Valid for sale until 28/07/19. 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.

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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Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar

Far from sitting in the shadow of Melbourne’s world-famous food and wine scene, Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar at the new Shadow Play by Peppers at Southbank shines the spotlight exclusively on Victorian food and beverages.

Developed by luxury property developer Jonathan Hallinan of BPM Corp, the hotel and restaurant’s aesthetic and offering reflects his and his company’s renowned style and impeccable attention to detail.

The décor is dark and seductive yet the menu and the philosophy behind it is a breath of fresh air, according to Shadow Play by Peppers’ General Manager Alistair Munro.

“Our Head Chef Ritesh Patil and Sommelier Yu Kurosawa have created an extraordinary dining experience that celebrates the diversity of Victoria and Victorians,” said Mr Munro.

“Our menu is not just curated from the inspiration of Victoria’s best wine and produce, its philosophy is based on gender equity and fostering a relationship with local producers.”

Resident Sommelier Yu Kurosawa is one of the growing number of female Sommeliers in Australia and says that every wine has a story, not just about how it tastes and what food it should be paired with, but how and where the grapes were grown and the individual style of the winemaker.

“Our menu features wine from each of Victoria’s 21 wine regions with an almost equal gender balance between male and female winemakers,” said Ms Kurosawa.

Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar

“We hang our hat on the fact our wine list has been curated to be filled with Victorian wines, including some of Australia’s most well-known and sought after wine labels such as Crawford River, Bindi, Yarra Yering and Sorrenberg just to name a few.

“In fact, our entire drinks menu is locally sourced including water and soft drinks from Daylesford, orange juice from Caulfield and soda and mixers from Kyneton.”

Spirits including gin, vodka, whisky, rum, vermouth and liqueurs are also produced in Victoria.

“Not only does Victoria produce the best seafood, meats, cheeses and local produce in Australia but we have some great local producers here who deserve to step out of the shadows of being just a supplier and be seen as co-creators of our menu of excellence,” said Chef Patil.

The menu highlights its locally cured in Daylesford salumi selection and celebrates cheese supplied by Marie at Emerald Deli at South Melbourne markets.

Chef Patil’s food preparation style is one of simplicity with just four or five ingredients on a plate.

“It is much more powerful to have each ingredient speak for itself.  I don’t overcomplicate my dishes because this just drowns each ingredient’s contribution to a dish.”

Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar is located at 308-320 City Road, Southbank and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information and to peruse menus, visit www.peppers.com.au/shadow-play/dining

Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar
Shadow Play by Peppers
308-320 City Road, Southbank VIC
Restaurant reservations: 03 7004 0400
Book online: www.edwinwinebar.com.au/book

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Accor announces namesake artist for new Art Series hotel in Perth

Accor announces namesake artist for new Art Series hotel in Perth– opening October 2019

Accor has announced its new Art Series hotel in Perth will be named after one of Australian street art's most influential big wall painters – Matt Adnate.

Matt is an artist who creates his portraits with spray paint. His monumental works portraying Indigenous people have captivated viewers around the world… and now, with the arrival of The Adnate, Perth will be home to one of the world’s tallest murals, and the first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art.

The imposing 25-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on the west-facing side of the hotel is the largest artwork Matt has painted on a building and, once completed, will feature faces which represent the cultural history and community of Perth.

This, along with a ‘Laneway Mural’, which spans more than 50m long and features multiple portraits from Matt and a collaboration with a local Indigenous artist, and Matt’s interior ‘Staircase Mural’, will completely transform the hotel both inside and out.

“I see this hotel as a beautiful canvas to tell a story about Perth’s cultural and community connection through portraiture and traditional elements,” Matt said.

“My Mega Mural will feature three large-scale portraits. It will represent the past through the cultural representation in the subject’s dressing elements, the present with contemporary faces, and the future as the subjects are the youth of today.

“What excites me most about this collaboration with Art Series is the opportunity to capture the stories and emotions of my subjects and to share them with a new audience in the west.

“I’ve always held a personal connection towards the First Nation people I paint. Whether it be a connection to country or a strong emphasis on spirituality, I believe we have a lot to learn from these people.”

Accor announces namesake artist for new Art Series hotel in Perth

Two original canvases and up to 650 reproductions of 30 of Matt’s most recognised works from around the world will adorn the walls and halls of the 250-room hotel development by George Atzemis.

“To have an Art Series hotel dedicated to showcasing my work is an honour,” he said. “In more ways than one, this collaboration with Art Series is a high point in my career and I cannot wait for the doors to open in October,” he concluded.

Matt has already commenced work on the murals and passers-by are already stopping and soaking it in. 

Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said The Adnate is destined to become an iconic landmark in Perth’s CBD.

“The Adnate’s Mega Mural will face the city centre for all to enjoy, and we are thrilled to announce Matt Adnate as the namesake artist for our ninth Art Series hotel in Perth,” Mr McGrath said.

“Matt is a next generation artist who reflects the expansive view on Australian art. His unique artistic style and experience with painting large-scale murals in main cities around Australia and the world made him the ideal namesake artist for the scale and design of our newest Art Series hotel in Perth.

“This hotel heralds the arrival of the Art Series brand in Western Australia and demonstrates our commitment to growing this iconic Australian hotel brand – Australia’s only boutique hotel brand creating art inspired experiences for guests.”

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.

The Adnate will also be home to a chic new international food and beverage destination, serving Mediterranean cuisine and the city’s best cocktails. The venue will be centred around the hotel’s stunning pool area on level one, positioned directly above Hay Street.

The hotel will also feature a gymnasium and a function room, fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology.

Art Series Hotels transformed the Australian market when it launched in 2009. Signature art experiences at The Adnate 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 Perth has to offer and further afield.

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

The Adnate will add to Accor’s growing presence in Perth of 14 properties.

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

The Adnate
900 Hay Street
Perth WA
www.artserieshotels.com.au

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Brisbane Writers Festival.

Celebrating the power and wonder of literature, leading readers, writers and innovators from around the world will congregate to the South Bank cultural precinct from September 5 to 8, 2019 in readiness of the Brisbane Writers Festival.

As the official accommodation partner and just walking distance from the Queensland Performing Arts Complex and South Bank Parklands, Mantra South Bank Brisbane will transform into the ultimate writers’ hub over the four-day event becoming the perfect base for festival goers.

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

Salt Meats Cheese, Mantra South Bank’s newest restaurant and Italian hotspot, will be serving a signature ‘Book Worm’ cocktail for the duration of the festival for those looking for a captivating twist and surprising ending.

For a full program of activities, with events held at the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA, visit www.bwf.org.au.

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WATCH WHALES AT PLAY IN HERVEY BAY WITH WHALE WATCHING DEALS FROM MANTRA HOTELS

You don’t have to splash out a fortune to see the whales at play in Hervey Bay this year, with Mantra Hotels surfacing with a range of great value accommodation deals for this year’s whale watching season.

Known as the whale watching capital of Australia, the laid-back seaside destination will transform into a heartland of humpback activity from now until September as thousands of giant humpback whales take time out from their annual migration in the calm waters of Hervey Bay.

Two of Hervey Bay’s most popular resort’s, Mantra Hervey Bay and BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, are offering fantastic accommodation deals for holidaymakers looking for a whale of a time. This year, offers include a 20% discount off Hervey Bay Whale Watch & Charters tours when booked through hotel reception.

WATCH WHALES AT PLAY IN HERVEY BAY WITH WHALE WATCHING DEALS FROM MANTRA HOTELS

Stay at Mantra Hervey Bay, the only absolute marina front property situated near cruise departure points, over the whale watching season from $117* per night in a Hotel Room (Sun – Thurs. Minimum two night stay – minimum spend $234*). This offer also includes a bottle of wine and a whale watching gift pack on arrival. To book, visit www.mantrahotels.com/deals/whale-watching or call 1300 987 603.

Or choose BreakFree Great Sandy Straits for absolute beachfront access and uninterrupted views of the bay and marina from sunrise to sunset. Stay from $129* in a One Bedroom Apartment (Sun – Thurs. Minimum two night stay – minimum spend $258*). This offer includes a whale watching gift pack on arrival. To book, visit www.mantrahotels.com/deals/whale-watching or call 1300 987 603.

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Block out dates apply. Valid for sale and travel until 20 September 2019.

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JOIN THE MELODY OF MANTRA HOTELS AT THE QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

This Winter, Queensland visitors will be taken on a musical journey from Brisbane to Cairns as part of the 20th anniversary of Queensland Music Festival.

In one of the more unique series of performances of the festival, some of the rising stars of the contemporary music scene will perform exclusive and intimate concerts in hotel rooms at FV by Peppers and The Johnson in Brisbane.

These ‘Immersion’ performances will feature Asha Jeffries, Ben Ely (Regurgitator), Clea, Ella Fence, Emily Wurramara, Jack Carty, Leanne Tennant, Pink Matter, Sahara Beck and Wanderers.

Register online for your chance to attend these free performances which will run at FV by Peppers on July 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and at The Johnson on July 5, 6, 10, 25 and 26. For more information and registrations, Visit: www.qmf.org.au/2019-festival.

At the other end of the musical spectrum and the other end of the state, the popular Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival will be staged in Yarrabah (45 minute drive from Cairns) on June 15 featuring Yothu Yindi, Baker Boy, Thandi Phoenix and the Yarrabah Brass Band plus some great local acts.

JOIN THE MELODY OF MANTRA HOTELS AT THE QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

The festival is a great day out and also showcases food, market and art stalls as well as cultural workshops and experiences. Admission is free and more information can be found at www.yarrabahfest.com.au. A shuttle bus (departing at 1pm and 3pm) will run from Mantra Trilogy to the festival for $21.50 per person (incl. $1.50 booking fee).

Mantra Hotels is proud to be the official hotel partner of the Queensland Music Festival.

To celebrate the spirit of the festival which transforms lives and communities through music, people attending free performances in Cairns and Brisbane can take advantage of 15% off* the Mantra Daily Rate at all Brisbane hotels and at Mantra Trilogy, Cairns when they use the promo code QMF19. Visit: www.mantrahotels.com or call 1300 987 604.

*Subject to availability, conditions apply. Valid for sale and travel until 31 May, 2020.

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ACCOR OFFICIALLY OPENS SHADOW PLAY BY PEPPERS IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s newest luxury hotel, Shadow Play by Peppers, was officially opened today (27 May) by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, in the city’s thriving Southbank arts and entertainment district.

To mark this momentous occasion, the Lord Mayor joined Accor Apartments & Leases Senior Vice President Operations, Mark Hodge, in a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.

Developed by luxury property developer Jonathan Hallinan of BPM Corp, the 46-storey Shadow Play by Peppers hotel features an exquisite selection of spacious one and two bedroom apartments with striking avant garde design elements throughout.

The hotel also boasts the onsite Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar, positioned to be one of Melbourne’s finest food and wine experiences, along with an array of guest spaces including a heated pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, guest lounge and library with an adjoining patio, and an enclosed garden space on the 46th floor complete with a freestanding fireplace and commanding bayside views.

Accor Apartments & Leases Senior Vice President Operations, Mark Hodge, said he and the team are proud to have officially opened Accor’s second Peppers hotel in Melbourne.

“Visitors to Southbank can now experience Peppers’ renowned style of service, which is always attentive yet never obtrusive,” Mr Hodge said.

“Shadow Play by Peppers is a landmark hotel with a range of high-end amenities designed to appeal to the city’s increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world-class calibre.

“New hotels in key precincts like this play a critical role in promoting a vibrant visitor economy, while meeting the needs of growing visitor numbers to Melbourne by attracting first-time and returning domestic and international travellers.

“We’re thrilled to partner with local developer BPM Corp on this project, which is a win for the economic growth of Melbourne from both a tourism and jobs creation perspective.”

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, said the hotel adds to Melbourne’s reputation for quality accommodation and is a vote of confidence in the city’s tourism industry.

“Shadow Play by Peppers offers understated luxury and will be a drawcard for both local and international guests,” the Lord Mayor said.

“We’re seeing unprecedented investment in hotel developments in Melbourne and luxury accommodation is in particularly high demand.

“Melbourne’s tourism industry is worth $15.7 billion each year and supports thousands of local jobs. This opening is fantastic news for our local tourism and hospitality industries.”

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.

To celebrate the official opening, Shadow Play by Peppers is offering an opening special from $239* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment including Wi-Fi and valet car parking. To book, visit 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

Shadow Play by Peppers joins Peppers Docklands, which opened in January 2016, in Melbourne and adds to Accor’s growing presence in Victoria of more than 60 properties.

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

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SAVE BIG WITH MANTRA HOTELS ON SALE

- SALE ON 20 – 26 MAY -

Looking to save big on your next beach getaway or city escape? Mantra Hotels is set to launch a massive global sale from 20 - 26 May with huge savings across the Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree portfolios. 
 
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 deals, or to check out all of the fantastic offers available, visit www.mantrahotels.com or call Mantra Hotels’ 24-hour Reservation Centre on 1300 987 603. 

QUEENSLAND
Sunshine Coast: If you are looking for a Sunshine Coast resort that has it all, BreakFree Alexandra Beach is the perfect place to unwind by a tropical lagoon pool or take a dip in the ocean, with a patrolled surf beach located directly opposite the resort. Stay from $113* per night (Sun-Thu) in a One Bedroom Pool View Apartment (Three night minimum of $339*). Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
Gold Coast: Positioned right in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Mantra on View Hotel is an ideal choice when visiting Queensland’s famous Gold Coast. Make yourself at home and enjoy all the property has to offer including an onsite restaurant, outdoor resort pool and a fully equipped gymnasium. Stay from $120* per night (Sun-Thu) in a City View Twin. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020. 
 
Brisbane: Just minutes from the shopping mecca of the Queen Street Mall and the Eagle Street business district, Mantra Terrace Hotel is an easy choice when choosing accommodation in Brisbane. Stay from $89* per night (Sun-Fri) in a Hotel Room. This offer includes WiFi and 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
Cairns: Positioned right on the Cairns Esplanade in the heart of the CBD, staying at Mantra Trilogy means kicking back and enjoying the stunning view of the Tropical Far North. Stay 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 until 26 June, 2020.
 
NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingscliff: Cool off, kick back and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city at Mantra on Salt Beach. Located in the heart of Salt Village, this is Kingscliff accommodation at its very best. Stay from $119* per night (Sun-Thu) in a Hotel Room (Two night minimum of $238*). This offer includes a two for one full buffet breakfast voucher, a 25% off* Season Restaurant dining voucher, WiFi and parking. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
Sydney: Situated in the heart of the Sydney CBD, just walking distance from popular tourist destinations and restaurants, BreakFree on Clarence is the ideal location for both business and leisure guests. Stay from $129* per night (Mon, Thu, Fri & Sun) in a Standard Queen Room. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
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 $109* per night (Thu-Mon) in a Studio Room. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
VICTORIA
Melbourne:
Set on Melbourne’s prestigious Chapel Street, The Olsen offers travellers premier South Yarra accommodation with spacious suites infused with the lyrical works of revered Australian landscape artist Dr John Olsen. Stay and save up to 30%* at The Olsen in selected room types. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
TASMANIA
Hobart:
Soak up the heritage and culture of Tasmania’s capital from one of Hobart’s most charming hotels, Mantra One Sandy Bay Road located close to the famous Salamanca Place. Stay two nights and save up to 25%* in selected room types. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide:
Located in Adelaide’s thriving West End, known for its arts, dining and entertainment precincts, BreakFree Adelaide is the perfect base for the your next holiday or business trip to the South Australian capital. Stay from $89* per night in a Studio Apartment. This offer includes 11am late check-out and 1GB WiFi. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth:
Situated in the heart of the city, Mantra on Murray provides a stylish and comfortable base to explore vibrant Perth. Stroll from the hotel and discover boutique shopping, stylish dining hubs, and trendy nightlife. Stay from $139* per night in a King Studio (Thu-Sun). This offer includes breakfast, internet and 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
NORTHERN TERRITORY
Darwin:
Providing comfort in the heart of the city, Mantra on the Esplanade is located just a few minutes from the CBD in a prime waterfront location on the Esplanade, overlooking Darwin Harbour. Stay from $99* per night in a Hotel Room City View. This offer includes parking, WiFi, 10% off dining discount and a 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel from 1 October, 2019 until 31 March, 2020.
 
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 from NZ$85* per night in a City Urban Double. This offer includes 2GB WiFi. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
BALI
Seminyak:
Escape to tropical Balinese paradise with a stay at Peppers Seminyak. Relax in a luxurious Three Bedroom Royal Pool Villa and save up to 30%*. This offer includes an airport pick-up or drop-off. Valid for travel until 30 June, 2020.
 
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 from US$159* per night in a Kona Tower City View. This offer includes buffet breakfast at Plantation Café for two, WiFi and no additional resort fees. Valid for travel until 19 June, 2020.
 
To take advantage of these unbeatable rates or to check out Mantra Hotels’ full range of specials, visit www.mantrahotels.com or call 1300 987 603.
 
Mantra Hotels on Sale commences on Monday 20 May and ends midnight Sunday 26 May, 2019 (AEST).
 
*Conditions apply. Valid for sale until 26/05/19. 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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Art Series hotel in Perth’s CBD

Accor announced today it will open its ninth Art Series hotel in Perth’s CBD in October 2019, heralding the arrival of the Art Series brand in Western Australia.

The dazzling $90 million hotel by developer George Atzemis at 900 Hay Street, Perth already stands at its commanding maximum height of 27 storeys. 

Following the commencement of construction in November 2017 – by WA builder Jaxon – the tower has rapidly emerged as an iconic landmark of the Perth skyline, thanks to the development’s visionary design elements and beautiful aesthetics.

Dedicated to Australia’s contemporary artists, the fundamental design concept of the 250-room Art Series hotel will draw inspiration from its incoming namesake artist, with custom contemporary furnishings and original artworks and prints adorning the walls and halls of the hotel.

In another first for the state, the art-inspired hotel will also be home to a chic new international food and beverage destination, serving Mediterranean cuisine and the city’s best cocktails. The venue will be centred around the hotel’s stunning pool area on level one, directly above Hay Street. 

Art Series hotel in Perth’s CBD

Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the opening of this hotel will mark the arrival of Art Series Hotels in Western Australia and represents the Group’s strategic direction to grow the brand.  

“This announcement reflects the continued expansion and evolution of Australia’s only boutique hotel brand creating art inspired experiences for guests,” said Mr McGrath. 

“This Art Series hotel will be a truly world-class asset, which will help underpin a broader economic contribution to Perth.

“This major new asset will support the local tourism industry and create new jobs, which are both so vital to Perth and Western Australia.” 

Owner and Developer George Atzemis said he’s thrilled to partner with the Art Series brand. 

“The Art Series brand has great synergies with the quality and standard we strive for in all our developments,” said Mr Atzemis. 

“There is no doubt this iconic hotel will be a welcome and significant addition to the Perth city landscape."

The new-build, full-service hotel will appeal to both business and leisure travellers with 250 stylish guest rooms, a signature restaurant with terrace, bar and lounge, ground floor café, swimming pool, gymnasium and a  function room. 

The hotel is currently undergoing an extensive internal fit-out and remains targeted for completion in September 2019.

Further details, including the hotel’s namesake artist, will be released in the coming months.

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

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

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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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