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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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PEPPERS BLUE ON BLUE RESORT AT MAGNETIC ISLAND WELCOMES GUESTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DISCOVER THE ART OF CANDID MOMENTS AT THE FANTAUZZO, BRISBANE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DISCOVER THE ART OF CANDID MOMENTS AT THE FANTAUZZO, BRISBANE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TRI MANTRA HOTELS FOR GREAT IRONMAN DEALS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runaway Noosa Marathon | Noosa QLD | 25 May 2019

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

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

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

TRI MANTRA HOTELS FOR GREAT IRONMAN DEALS

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

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

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast | Mooloolaba QLD | 8 September 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MANTRA HOTELS IS HAVING A HUGE GLOBAL SALE THIS SUMMER

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

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

QUEENSLAND

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

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

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

NEW SOUTH WALES

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

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

 AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

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

VICTORIA

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

TASMANIA

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

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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

NEW ZEALAND

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

BALI

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

HAWAII

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

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

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GIVING AWAY AN ORIGINAL ZHONG CHEN WATERCOLOUR FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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