Holidays Away : Spring 2009
4 HOLIDAYS AWAY • SPRING 2009 Redefining Melbourne's riverside experience and showcasing a spectacular new perspective of the city, the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is Melbourne as you've never seen it before. you have arrived WELCOME TO THE NEW MELBOURNE Located in the heart of the city's newest precinct, South Wharf, Melbourne's newest Hilton is shouldered by the Yarra River, and only short stroll across the connecting footbridge to the city centre, Etihad Stadium, the booming Docklands business district and Southbank's established retail and restaurant scene. Each of the 396 rooms feature striking wood interiors complementing the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that capture the view of the city and the Yarra River. Every room is generously proportioned and includes a magnificent four- point bathroom and the latest technology, in-room entertainment and communication facilities. Guests staying in the hotel's suites have access to the executive lounge with an outdoor terrace that appears to float out onto the river and can be enjoyed during the day and at night. Like Hilton's Sydney offering with its famed Zeta Bar and glass brasserie restaurant, Hilton's new Melbourne hotel is a playground for the fashionably-minded with a buzzing ambience at the hotel's eating and drinking destinations. At Nuevo 37, discover a dining experience unique in Melbourne -- a new delight for the city's gourmands. At the helm is culinary star Ramon Freixa, the Michelin-starred Spaniard renowned for balancing meticulous technique with passion and innovation. His modern Catalan cuisine offers a unique and surprising blend of tastes, textures... and temperatures! Expert, intuitive service is a key focus -- for those looking for a perfect pairing, a dedicated fromager and sommelier is on hand to assist and inspire. Raising the bar, Sotano Wine and Tapas bar is one of the city's most original and exciting venues. A show-stopping walk-through wine gantry, suspended above the bar, houses an exceptional cellar of over 500 vintages, personally selected by Dr Ron Georgiou, Master of Wine. The spectacular charcuterie tower, standing over four metres high, is deliciously laden with exquisite jamon and cheese -- anchors for the menu of Barcelona-style tapas. The main bar offers both bustling see-and-be-seen opulence, and intimate, comfortable nooks. Outside, the terrace provides a relaxing dimension and a connection to South Wharf. Rising 19 storeys, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf enhances its unique position by offering a visual spectacle experienced from no other hotel in Melbourne. The view, as General Manager of the hotel Michael Bourne explains, is at the heart of Hilton Melbourne South Wharf's promise to offer a new hotel experience in Melbourne. "This unique panorama of Melbourne inspired us to design a place that was more than just a pleasurable space for guests, but a destination Melburnians and visitors to the city could enjoy again and again." For more information: www.newmelbourne.com.au Tel: 61-3-9027-2000 Email: reservations.melbournesw@ hilton.com www.holidaysaway.net take a break on your travels Enjoy some well earned rest and relaxation -- the hotel is just 15 minutes from the CBD but miles away from the hustle and bustle. Only a heartbeat away from both the International and Domestic terminals yet away from direct flight paths, you will find our "Stay 2 and receive 25% off" package* is what you have been looking for. The package includes 2 nights accommodation for 2 people from $120 per night. As an extra bonus for holidays away readers, simply quote "holidays away" at the time of booking to receive complimentary on site parking! That's over $100 worth of value for FREE! Mercure Sydney Airport is situated on the Cooks River and surrounded by parklands. The hotel offers tennis courts, squash courts, outdoor swimming pool as well as being adjacent to the Kogarah Golf Club. Mercure Sydney Airport is not just your everyday airport hotel! For more information visit www. mercuresydneyairport.com.au or call 02 9518 2000 *Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Minimum 2 nights stay. Take time out from your travels and relax with a great deal from Mercure Sydney Airport -- Stay 2 and receive 25% off!