SEASON BARGAINS: Take advantage of Metro Hotel Tower Mill’s Shop and Explore package.
SEASON BARGAINS: Take advantage of Metro Hotel Tower Mill’s Shop and Explore package. Contributed

Make Metro a festive base

BRISBANE is set to come alive this summer with plenty to see and do, including world-class entertainment and cultural events, international sport, Christmas festivities and loads of shopping opportunities.

In the heart of Brisbane close to all major attractions, Metro Hotel Tower Mill provides the ideal place to stay for visitors wishing to take advantage of Christmas shopping, to visit the Myer Christmas window display and other yuletide festivities, as well as enjoy the big events being held in Brisbane this season.

And Metro Hotel Tower Mill is making staying there even more attractive with a special Shop and Explore Package at $130 for either a queen or twin room, with full buffet breakfast for two included and complimentary 24-hour wireless broadband.

Just 10 minutes' walk from Queen Street Mall and many of the city's greatest attractions such as Treasury Casino, South Bank Parklands, the Botanical Gardens, art galleries and museums, Metro Hotel Tower Mill allows visitors a central location to do some Christmas shopping while exploring the many other attractions the city has to offer.

Queen Street Mall, home of the popular Myer Christmas window display, has about 700 specialty stores, while many of Brisbane's up-and-coming fashion designers can be found nearby in the Elizabeth Arcade. Stroll across the river to South Bank for lunch and explore the South Bank Young Designers Market, or take the bus to Fortitude Valley and New Farm to experience young artists and emerging fashion designers, along with the trendy retailers along James Street.

On December 10, the annual Lord Mayor's Carols in the City will be held a short distance from the hotel on the Riverstage in the City Botanic Gardens, while the blockbuster musical Mary Poppins will fly into the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on December 30 - a must-see stage event for both young and old.

At the Gallery of Modern Art, the Matisse: Drawing Life exhibition will run from today to March 4 next year, while the Brisbane International 2012 will be played at the Queensland Tennis Centre from January 1-8. For those who prefer watching sport to shopping, head to the Gabba for the Australia versus New Zealand five-day Test match on now until Monday.

Metro Hotel Tower Mill is a distinctive cylindrically shaped hotel and a popular landmark on the inner- city Brisbane skyline. It has 80 guest rooms, all with private balconies that take in panoramic views across Brisbane. The hotel has a variety of rooms from twin, queen bed and family rooms (accommodating up to four people), to executive suites.

Limited complimentary parking is available for guests.

The Mill Hotel Bar and Restaurant provides an idyllic setting for guests to enjoy a leisurely meal or drink after a day of sightseeing or business meetings, with a new outdoor dining area ideal for the sunny Brisbane weather. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, and also provides room service.

The $130 a night Shop and Explore package at Metro Hotel Tower Mill on Wickham Terrace is valid from now to February 29 next year, subject to availability.

For more information visit Metro Hotels.

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