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Get a taste of Port Stephens at Bannisters 

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Escape North while the weather is warm and sample a bite of what Port Stephens has to offer. With dining at Rick Stein’s restaurant, killer cocktails at the Terrace Bar and ocean-side accommodation, it’s time to knock off those post-summer holiday blues and plan your next getaway.

The Taste of Port Stephens package includes;

– Two night’s accommodation at Bannisters Port Stephens

– A two-course meal at Rick Stein at Bannister’s restaurant (from a selected menu)

– A beer, wine or mocktail for two at The Terrace Bar

– Complimentary continental breakfast at Rick’s restaurant each morning.

– Terms and conditions apply

Get in quick by calling (02) 4919 3800

Karma Resorts embraces the Bali ‘Day of Silence’ with luxurious Nyepi Escapes 

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The blissful Balinese retreat of Karma Kandara couples outstanding natural beauty with Karma’s legendary luxury. Affectionately known in Bali as the “Day of Silence”, Nyepi is the perfect time to treat yourself and the ones you love to a memorable 2-night Karma Resorts Nyepi Package at Karma Kandara.

NYEPI PACKAGE

Starting from IDR 12,554,000 for two guests

Inclusions:

Two-night stay in a one bedroom villa

Daily breakfast and one dinner during stay

Complimentary access to Karma Beach Club

Welcome drink upon arrival

Fruit basked replenished daily

Kids activities at Three Monkeys Kids Club

KARMA JIMBARAN

Allow your mind to unwind and your soul to shine. The importance of self-awareness and inner strength grows ever stronger in a world of incessant noise. Take time out for silent sessions and enjoy some time in meditation and self-reflection at beautiful Karma Jimbaran.

NYEPI PACKAGE

Starting from IDR 14,000,000 for four guests

Inclusions:

Two-night stay in a private pool villa

One Nyepi dinner and one brunch at The Bay Bar and Grill

Daily Breakfast

Welcome drink & cold towel upon arrival

Fruit basked replenished daily during stay

Kids activities at Three Monkeys Kids Club

Afternoon tea is served at Chiva-Som

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International Health Resort, a pioneer in global wellness destination Chiva-Som has introduced a complimentary Afternoon Tea being offered to guests in The Orchid Lounge from 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm each day.

Guests are invited to relax and enjoy a beautiful selection of treats including Mochi with Sweet Red Bean Paste, Tropical Fruits with Savour Almond Balls and Mango Sticky Rice. Served in bite-size portions, these authentic Thai delicacies have been recreated by Chiva-Som making them healthy yet still delicious.

The array of herbal teas being offered include Rooibos, Lemongrass, Ginger, Scent of Forest, Peppermint, Safflower, Rosella, Spice, Moringa, Dandelion and Turmeric.

From 1 May – 31 October 2019, Chiva-Som will be closed for completion of its extensive refurbishment program.

Koro Sun Resort Launches Enchanting Rainforest Spa After Dark Concept

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According to Gold Coast-based resort representation company, World Resorts of Distinction (WRD), Fiji’s must-do spa experience has just launched at Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa.

The resort’s Rainforest Spa After Dark concept allows guests to enjoy their award-winning spa in the peace and quiet of the evening, when the rainforest comes to life with nocturnal wildlife and botanicals.

As the day comes to an end, specialty lights illuminate this flora and fauna, while treatment bures sit enticingly in the warm glow of candles and lanterns.

Brunch at Hakkasan arrives at Atlantis, the Palm

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The award-winning Cantonese restaurant created by the Hakkasan Group, will officially open its doors this weekend, for Dubai’s most sophisticated yet entertaining brunch experience yet.  Already established as a leading destination for modern Cantonese cuisine in the city, Brunch at Hakkasan, will feature signature favourites every Friday from 12.30pm-4pm with packages starting from AED 328 (approximately $125 AUD).

Upon arrival,  brunch-goers will be welcomed with a signature Hakkasan cocktail, before sitting down to enjoy a selection of delectable bite-size dim sum dishes including the lobster har gua, baked venison puff and the barbecue chicken bun. This will be followed by the Hakkasan signature Peking duck as well as the celebrated crispy duck salad and stir-fried vegetable and pine-nut lettuce wraps.

Guests will then be invited to choose one main course from the brunch menu, which features a number of house favourites including the wok-fried beef rib eye with chilli and cashew nuts, served inside a fried golden rice nest, the black cod with XO sauce or the wok-seared tiger prawns served with lemongrass and chilli. The dining experience will end with the Chef’s selection of desserts.

Quest unveils latest WA property at South Perth foreshore 

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Quest Apartment Hotels, the leading apartment hotel operator in Australasia, unveiled Quest South Perth Foreshore this week – making it the network’s eleventh property in Perth and fifteenth in Western Australia.

Developed in partnership with Silverleaf, Quest South Perth Foreshore features 90 apartments comprised of studio, one, two- and three-bedroom apartments. All apartments are designed with the modern business traveller in mind, with generous space and technology on offer.

Nestled amidst ‘The Mends Street Precinct’ and positioned off the South Perth Esplanade with access to a wide selection of upmarket cafes, retailers and a 24 hour supermarket, making it an ideal location for business travellers and tourists visiting Perth.

Featuring postcard views of the Perth skyline Quest South Perth Foreshore is located just 6 minutes by car or 10 minutes by ferry from the city’s major corporate offices while being within walking distance from the Perth Zoo and the Royal Perth Golf Club. The apartment hotel is also close to Curtin University and the Bentley Technology Park.

Feel the love this Valentine’s Day with 30 per cent off across the Pacific with AccorHotels

Looking to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s day with a romantic getaway, or just looking to get in early for your next school holiday escape? AccorHotels is helping you ‘feel loved’ this Valentine’s Day, offering 30 per cent off at more than 180 participating hotels and resorts across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia.

In a sale that will be over in a heartbeat, the ‘30 per cent Off Pacific Sale’ deal is available to the public from Thursday 14 February, through to Sunday 17 February, 2019. The love will be felt even deeper by AccorHotels’ loyalty members, as members of both Le Club AccorHotels and Accor Plus, will be rewarded with early access to the sale from Monday 11th February when booking direct via AccorHotels.com.

The ‘30 per cent Off Pacific Sale’ sale covers direct bookings made for stays between Friday 8 March, 2019, to Tuesday 31 March, 2020, allowing people to book all their holiday and travel needs up to a year in advance.

Loyalty members of Accor Plus will benefit from their extra 10 percent discount and save 40 percent when booking their hotel and resort stays.

Emporium Hotels Southbank partners with the Australian Ballet 

Award-winning, luxury boutique Emporium Hotel South Bank, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Australia’s national ballet company, The Australian Ballet.

As part of the agreement, Emporium Hotel South Bank will be recognised as a Supporting Partner for The Australian Ballet’s 2019 Brisbane season of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©.

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