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June 3, 2020 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

We’ve never stopped dreaming, and neither have you. With travel restrictions easing and an insatiable desire to get out and explore, IHG is getting ready to welcome guests back with open (but socially distant) arms at hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand. Created under the ‘There’s More to See’ campaign, these experiences are designed to inspire travellers to rediscover the magic in Australia’s great backyard.

There’s More to See: Hunter Valley
Regarded as home to some of Australia’s best and oldest vineyards, the Hunter Valley is far more than cellar doors. A 2.5 hour drive north of Sydney, the region is home to epicurean indulgences, 18-hole golf courses, hot air balloon adventures or a taste of culture with the Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Pair the adventure with:

voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley – opening 5 June
voco Kirkton Park offers a self-drive escape into fresh air and outdoor adventure. The 70-room boutique hotel is set upon 70 acres of countryside and scenic mountain views (an acre per person!). For $69.00, guests can indulge in voco’s Hunter Hamper with four Hunter cheeses, fresh estate honey, choice of local wines, picnic blanket and picnic basket.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley – opening 5 June
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is ideal as a country retreat with ‘Resort Villas’ featuring fully self-contained one- to three-bedroom villas for a family getaway or romantic escape – with all the space, privacy and fresh air you need. Plus, the rooms now come with a keyless entry mobile app key.

There’s More to See: Hobart

Crowne Plaza Hobart – NEW HOTEL opens 1 July
The newest experience from IHG in Australia and Hobart’s first Crowne Plaza! Guests will indulge in panoramic views of Mount Wellington or the harbour from each room and suite, experience Hobart’s first Club lounge, soak in views from the outdoor bar and deck, or unwind with Tasmanian’s best cuisine atop AURA, Hobart’s first rooftop venue.

There’s More to See: retreats near Sydney
For a city staycation that feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, discover seclusion and accessibility with waterside retreats in coastal Coogee or bayside in the Eastern Suburbs.

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay – open now
Open now, guests can retreat to their own cabana on the rooftop pool deck, indulge with traditional High Tea in Stillery or unwind with signature cocktails from the resident mixologist in the evening. For something different, hire the Royal Suite to host the city’s most exclusive dinner party complete with your private chef.

Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach – open now
Following a multi-million-dollar overhaul, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is perfect for a beach staycation, located opposite the iconic Coogee Beach and moments from the region’s best coastal walks. Guests can take base in the newly-designed rooms with panoramic ocean views or indulge in the hotel’s new culinary destination, Estate, featuring three venues: The Kitchen, Taqueria and the Terrace.

Holiday Inn Potts Points – open now
Innovative guest experiences include the new ‘Harbour View’ in-room dining concept with a special two-course menu complete with panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and beyond, an overnight stay, complimentary parking and late check-out. Or, for a family getaway, rest easy knowing the Holiday Inn brand promise means kids eat and stay free.

There’s More to See: Queensland
Locals can chase the sun with unexpected getaways less than an hour’s drive from the Gold Coast or Brisbane.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort – opens 1 July
Road-trippers will be rewarded with the luxury and seclusion of Sanctuary Cove with its iconic marine village, signature high coffee or the region’s championship golf courses. Guests can enjoy extended outdoor settings in The Fireplace, brand-new refurbished rooms and suites, or splash out with a chef’s private dining experience in the Manor Suite.

There’s More to See: Melbourne
Whimsical laneways and great coffee is just the beginning. Some of the state’s best hiking trails can be found within an hour’s drive of Melbourne, from Flinders Peak Walk to the ferny greenery of the Eastern Sherbrooke Forest Walk. Pair with new dining adventures from Executive Chef Matthew Butcher:

Crowne Plaza Melbourne – open now
Crowne Plaza Melbourne offers easy access to explore the South Wharf precinct and the area’s restaurants and Royal Botanic Gardens from its riverfront location. For an indulgent night in, transform traditional room service with Yugo restaurant by Matthew Butcher. Guests will experience the art of storytelling through food with Asian flavours, French techniques and storied wines.

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders – opening 1 June
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders offers easy access to the heart of the CBD, while indoors the hotel offers all the perks with recently refurbished rooms, suites, dining and an outdoor pool. Family-friendly offers include the iconic ‘Glamp Inn’ experience where guest enter a world of make-believe thanks to the Temple & Webster tee-pee fit-out complete with blankets, soft toys and books.

There’s More to See – offers for you

‘There’s More to See’* is designed to offer more perks and savings across its hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. ‘Breakfast & Parking on Us’ is designed for the self-drive travellers in mind, offering guests complimentary daily parking and breakfast. For travellers looking to unwind for longer, ‘Stay 3, Pay 2’ offers a free night to explore more. The two offers can be booked with complete confidence with no deposit required, full cancellations up to one day before your stay and IHG’s Clean Promise. Explore for Australia here and New Zealand here.

*Offers are available for bookings made 2 June through to 31 July, with stay dates valid from 2 June 2020 to 30 December 2020.

IHG Way of Clean

The global IHG Clean Promise was announced in May as part of an overhaul of IHG Way of Clean. Using new, science-led protocols and service measures, partnering with industry leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey, and launching a global IHG Clean Promise, these strengthened measures will give guests greater confidence and hotel teams the protection needed. Find out more here.

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