Latest News and Deals December

Latest News and Deals

NEWS:

NEW ZELAND
PEPPERS LAUNCHES MARTINBOROUGH ESTATE:
Peppers has expanded its New Zealand network with the launch of an exclusive country estate in the heart of Martinborough wine region. Located just minutes from charming Martinborough Village and one hour’s drive from Wellington, Peppers Parehua Country Estate features a range of luxurious accommodation options with 30 exclusive suites and villas or garden and lakeside cottages. To celebrate the launch of Peppers Parehua Country Estate, opening rates staying in an exclusive Winemakers Cottage start from NZ$300* per night including continental breakfast for two people. Valid until 31 March, 2012.  Visit www.peppers.co.nz for bookings and further information. 

DYNAMIC DUO: Peppers on the Point, Rotorua welcomes new Sous Chef Ben Westwood to the kitchen alongside Head Chef Mirai Sato. Chef Westwood’s extensive experience in classic French cuisine combined with Chef Sato's specialty for Japanese cooking and passion for the earthy flavours of game is taking the menu in exciting new directions. Guests at the luxurious lodge can enjoy first-class cuisine accompanied by the finest of New Zealand and international wines, set within a spectacular setting for breakfast or dinner for guests, as well as lunch by prior appointment. Peppers on the Point also accepts reservations for casual diners. To book phone +64 7 348 4868.

TWEED COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES
FRESH FACE:
The renowned Season restaurant at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Kingscliff has welcomed a new restaurant manager. Michelle Fuller joins Season as the acclaimed establishment celebrates its first birthday, and is looking forward to sharing her passion and food and beverage experience with the team. Beginning her hospitality career 17 years ago after studying Cooks Training at Camosun College in Canada, Michelle's managerial abilities have taken her to many locations including Vancouver Canada, Sydney and the Gold Coast. With a Diploma of Human Resources Management under her belt, Michelle has also found herself managing within many five star hotels, including the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Palazzo Versace Hotel and Sheraton Resort & Spa.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NEW SOUTH WALES
INTERNATIONAL CHEF:
Peppers Manor House has a new addition to the Katers Restaurant kitchen – Executive Chef Twan Wijers. Born in Holland, Chef Wijers progressed in his career to work around the great restaurants of The Netherlands, before travelling and working throughout Australia, the South Pacific, South East Asia and New Zealand, where he worked at the world renowned Huka Lodge for five years as Executive Chef. He then moved to Australia to take on the challenge for four years as Executive Chef at Hamilton Island's five-star Beach Club resort. Having cooked for the likes of the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner and royalty, Chef Wijers will now bring his talents to the tables at Katers.

HOT DEALS:

TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND & NORTHERN NSW
A COUPLE'S CHRISTMAS:
Looking for a laid back Christmas? Peppers luxury resorts in Port Douglas and Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast will literally have you lying back and enjoying Christmas Day from your exclusive pool side daybed with a three course festive lunch and sparkling wine served by your own dedicated waiter throughout the day. The ‘Christmas in a daybed’ package offered by Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas and Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff also includes overnight accommodation on either Christmas Eve or Christmas night with breakfast for two for just $500 per couple. Couples will revel in the indulgence of dipping in and out of the stunning lagoon pools between courses and feasting on a showcase of tropical fruits, seafood tapas lunch, chocolate covered macadamias and other festive goodies. And when that inevitable Christmas afternoon nap beckons, a superb Spa Suite at Peppers Beach Club or One Bedroom Suite at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa awaits.  For bookings call Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas on 07 4087 1000 or Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff on 02 6674 7777. 

SPENDLESS SUMMER: Escape to Peppers Beach Club & Spa at Palm Cove before the end of April and enjoy three nights for the price of two from just $290* per night in a Lagoon Spa Room, from $390* per night in a One Bedroom Lagoon Suite and from $490* per night in a Two Bedroom Lagoon Suite. Reconnect as a family, indulge in a spa treatment at the on-site Salt Beauty & Spa, enjoy a gourmet beach picnic or dine at the resort's Lime & Pepper restaurant where kids 12 years and under eat for free (complimentary kids meal for each adult meal purchased). Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au.

FESTIVE FEAST: This Christmas, celebrate with a gourmet dining experience at Peppers Beach Club & Spa at Palm Cove. Let Lime & Pepper restaurant spoil you on Christmas Day with a sumptuous three-course lunch menu for $125 per adult or indulge in a little bit of everything at the resort’s Christmas seafood buffet lunch in their Coral & Rainforest Rooms for $145 per adult and $75 for children aged 4-12 years (children under 4 dine free). For a New Years Eve celebration to remember, the luxury resort is also offering a divine five-course degustation dinner menu at Lime & Pepper for $125 per adult and $30 for kids. Bookings are essential. Call 07 4059 9200 or email palmcove@peppers.com.au

WHITSUNDAYS, QUEENSLAND
SUMPTUOUS SIGHTS:
Dine together daily on a tasty breakfast adjacent to a stunning wet-edge pool with views overlooking the magnificent Whitsundays this summer when you wake up to the comfort and style of Peppers Coral Coast Resort, perched on the hillside at Airlie Beach. Escape for four nights for the price of three from $248* per night in a 1 Bedroom Apartment. Valid for travel until March 31, 2012. Block-out dates apply. Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au. 
 
MAGNETIC ISLAND, QUEENSLAND
HOLIDAY HAVEN:
Experience the allure of one of Australia's most beautiful holiday destinations, just a short ferry ride from Townsville. Stay a minimum of two nights at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort and save 20%. Priced from $143* per night in a Hotel Room including a delicious daily breakfast for two daily. Valid to March 31, 2012. Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au. 

GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND
FOOD & WINE ESCAPE:
Broadbeach will host the Food and Wine Expo at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from January 20-22 with over 100 exhibitors eager to please the palette. From gourmet food to exquisite wines, it's all just a short stroll away from Peppers Broadbeach where you can relax and unwind in stylish surrounds with top class facilities. Priced from $318* per night in One Bedroom Suite (minimum 2 night stay) including in-room movies, internet, on-site parking and daily servicing. Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au. 

TWEED COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES
SEASON AT SALT:
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa’s acclaimed Season restaurant at Salt Village in Kingscliff is celebrating four seasons of success throughout December. Until December 24, excluding Saturdays, guests can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine with a two course dinner for $39* per person or three courses for $49* per person, or share six tapas plates for $30* per couple. Plus $10* cocktails for the entire month of December. Just one year old, Season appeared on the top-rating MasterChef television series in May this year, featuring a Reward Lunch and masterclass hosted by Executive Chef Reuben Radonich. Stay overnight in a Resort Room at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa’s from $225* per night including buffet breakfast at Season for two, unlimited in-room movies and internet access. Call 02 6674 7766 or email season@peppers.com.au.

PORT STEPHENS, NEW SOUTH WALES
FAMILY FRIENDLY:
Peppers Anchorage has it all for the family to enjoy, from the magnificent ocean views to the spectacular natural wonders. Stay from $215* per night in an Anchorage Room with breakfast daily, and to help the family budget, these summer holidays the kids stay and eat for free from January 8 to 28. Minimum night stays apply on weekends. Valid for sale until 28/01/12. Maximum two children per room, applies to children 12 years and under. One child dines for free off the children’s menu with each full paying adult in Merretts Restaurant or the all day dining menu – excludes room service.  Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au. 

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NEW SOUTH WALES
SAVOUR SUMMER FLAVOURS:
Let your tastebuds celebrate the holidays too at Peppers Craigieburn where Montforts Dining Room Executive Chef Warrick Brook has introduced a new menu allowing guests to savour the tastes of summer delights, all the while overlooking the picturesque garden estate and golf course at this charming retreat. Book the Dash Away Dinner package from $299* per room per night and enjoy a two course dinner (excluding drinks) in Montfort's Dining Room, overnight accommodation in an Elms Wing or Terrace Wing Room and full country style buffet breakfast for two. Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au. 

LAKE TEKAPO, NEW ZEALAND
ONE FREE NIGHT:
Enjoy summer in New Zealand at Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo, where you can stay three nights but only pay for two, from $386* per night in a Two Bedroom Mountain View Villa. Set amongst the scenic mountains and glacial lake of the stunning Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers the perfect location to relax and unwind, or enjoy an action packed escape with hot springs, swimming, fishing, scenic walks up Mount John and alpine flights are all available. After your days of exploring are finished, you can relax and unwind overlooking stunning scenery while you enjoy dinner at the resorts on-site Rakinui restaurant. Valid until 31/03/2012. Call 03 6382 9900 or visit www.peppers.com.au.

ABOUT PEPPERS RETREATS, RESORTS & HOTELS
Peppers is Mantra Group’s luxury level brand of accommodation. There are 26 Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels in Australia and New Zealand in regional areas, resort destinations and metropolitan locations with the first Peppers in Fiji due to open in 2012.  All offer a level of boutique style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller. www.peppers.com.au

*Subject to availability. Block-out dates and minimum stays may apply.

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