Holidays Away : Winter Edition 2008
AWARD WINNING -- AS CHOSEN BY YOU... From per room per night $259* Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney · 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney *Valid Friday to Sunday nights from 4 April to 12 October 2008. Based on two people per room per night. Conditions apply. Subject to availability. WINNER OF TWO " TRAVELERS' CHOICE AWARDS ", OUR AWARDS ARE NOW YOUR REWARDS. Enjoy a taste of the five star life - bar, Bvlgari bed and breakfast - experience the Rewards package. You will arrive in style with welcome drinks at the ABX Bar and pamper yourself with a complimentary Bvlgari gift pack. Relax and unwind in the Health Club and enjoy a leisurely breakfast in our Bistro-Fax restaurant. Plus stay any Saturday night and check out late at 4pm. To book the Rewards package call direct on 02 8214 0000 or toll free on 1800 333 333 or www.radisson.com/sydneyau_plaza and quote "HOLIDA". Ask about our City Escape, Indulge In The City and Romantic Interlude packages. HOLIDAYS AWAY WINTER 2008 19 www.holidaysaway.net It's been award fever at Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney after being named Best Hotel In Australia and Best Restaurant In Sydney. At the recent 2008 Travelers' Choice awards, Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney was recognised as Australia's best hotel as voted in the "Best In The 25 Most Popular Destinations - World" category. Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney was the only Australian hotel to be named. Additionally, the hotel was also recognised as Sydney's best luxury property, as voted in the "Top 10 Best Luxury - South Pacific" category. Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney was the only five-star Sydney hotel to be named. TripAdvisors Travelers' Choice awards represent the unbiased opinions of millions of real travelers. The awards were determined by a combination of the highest traveller ratings and the TripAdvisor Popularity Index, a measurement of overall traveller satisfaction. Adding to the award pool is Bilson's restaurant with a "Restaurant of the Year" win at the recently held Australian Hotels Association (AHA) NSW Accommodation Division 11th Annual Awards for Excellence. Astral restaurant also shared this award. Bilson's opened in the hotel in 2003 and is operated by revered chef Tony Bilson. Chef de Cuisine is Manu Feildel of Channel 10's Ready, Steady, Cook fame. Awards and accolades are no stranger to Bilson's. Of recent note are "3 Hats" in the Sydney Morning Herald 2008 Good Food Guide and the Sydney Morning Herald "Award for Professional Excellence" presented to Tony Bilson. To celebrate this win Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney and Bilson's have partnered to provide the ultimate evening for two with the "Bilson's Decadent Dining With Suites" package. The package includes an overnight stay in a Studio Spa Suite, a chilled bottle of Mo t & Chandon and chocolate dipped strawberries delivered to the room, a three course dinner in Bilson's with a complimentary glass of Devaux Champagne, a deluxe hot breakfast served in the room, access to the Health Club and a 2pm late checkout. This package is only $650 per couple per night and is valid on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations can be made on 02 8214 0000. Decadent dining WITH THE BEST www.holidaysaway.net PRINCESS CRUISES OFFERS SEVEN SHIPS TO SEE The 7 Continents Princess Cruises has unveiled a series of exciting new ways to see the seven continents with the release of its 2009-2010 'Exotics' program. Featuring seven ships -- from grand megaliners to more intimate vessels -- the program offers 30 spectacular itineraries visiting more than 130 ports worldwide, from exotic Asian cities to the stunning islands of the South Pacific. Travellers can enjoy the delights of small ship cruising through Asia with the introduction of new itineraries for the 680-passenger Tahitian Princess (to be renamed Ocean Princess in December 2009). Eight voyages are available, departing Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok or Tokyo and visiting an array of ports including Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and Taipei. Fares start from $3239* per person twin share for a 14-night cruise. Alternatively, passengers can hop onboard the 2760-passenger megaliner Diamond Princess for a voyage between Bangkok and Sydney offering a thrilling mix of cities, beaches and rich cultures. Fares for an 18-night cruise departing Bangkok and visiting Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and Australia are available from $3119* per person twin share. Diamond Princess will also offer six unforgettable 16-night Southeast Asia & China cruises sailing between Beijing and Bangkok in spring 2009 and autumn 2010. The voyages will visit eight ports in China, Taipei, Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand, with fares starting from $3159* per person twin share. Meanwhile, Australian favourite Pacific Princess returns to the South Pacific offering a spring season of 10-night cruises in the idyllic islands of French Polynesia from September to December 2009. Seven round-trip voyages from Papeete in Tahiti are available from $2119* per person twin share with departures between October and December, 2009. Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia which represents Princess Cruises in Australia, said the latest Exotics program offered fantastic new opportunities for Australians to explore the world from the comfort of a cruise ship. "As the leader in destination cruising, Princess Cruises has made some incredible cities even more accessible, with a range of new itineraries and new ports on offer in its latest Exotics program," Ms Sherry said. For more information on Princess Cruises' new Exotics program see your local travel agent, call 13 24 88 or visit www.princess.com * Fares are in Australian dollars and are cruise only. Conditions apply, subject to availability.
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