Plenty to See and Do in Brisbane this Summer

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

Located in the heart of Brisbane close to all major attractions, Metro Hotel Tower Mill provides the perfect 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 over Summer.

And Metro Hotel Tower Mill is making staying with them 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 24hr wifi.

Located just a 10 minute walk from Queen Street Mall and many of the city’s greatest attractions such as Treasury Casino, Southbank Parklands, the Botanical Gardens, art galleries and museums, Metro Hotel Tower Mill is the ideal base for visitors hoping to do some Christmas shopping while also exploring the many other attractions the city has to offer.

Queen Street Mall, home of the popular Myer Christmas window display, offers around 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 Southbank for lunch and explore the Southbank 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 December 3 to March 4, 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 from December 1-5.

Metro Hotel Tower Mill is a distinctive cylindrically shaped hotel and a well known landmark on the inner city Brisbane skyline. It has 80 guest rooms all with their own private balconies that take in panoramic views extending across Brisbane. The hotel offers 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 a perfect setting for guests to enjoy a leisurely meal or drink after a days 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.

*$130 per night
* valid from December 1st, 2011 to February 29, 2012
*subject to availability

The Shop and Explore package at Metro Hotel Tower Mill on Wickham Terrace is available online at or guests can book by calling the toll free Central Reservations line on 1800 806 553 or the property direct on 07 3832 1421.

Great price and location
- Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone Michelle S, Trip Advisor, Dec 2014