Wednesday 18 March 2009


Take your credit card for a confession-free designer work-out

Hot on the designer heels of Isla Fisher's latest movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic, the Grand Mercure Apartments Darling Harbour has released a Concessions of a Shopaholic package that includes overnight accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment, full buffet breakfast for four, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and a four-hour CHIC in the City private chauffeured shopping experience with a personal stylist, a tailor-made itinerary, VIP designer concessions and discounts of 10% and more in selected boutiques, champagne, refreshments and chocolates, plus a surprise gift bag – all for just $289 per person (four-share).

This is the perfect package for the ultimate girls day out, staying in a stylish apartment and with a designer shopping tour in stores where the celebrities shop. Participants will learn tricks to shop smarter and choose styles that suit their own body type, colouring and lifestyle, while discovering high-end and specialist boutiques hidden away in the city's trendiest suburbs including Paddington, Woollahra, Surry Hills and Double Bay.

This package is the perfect excuse to do your bit for the economy – and your wardrobe – and get your credit card working for a good cause and in real style.

Grand Mercure Apartments Darling Harbour is a suitably chic base for your girls' day out, offering stylish and spacious accommodation just moments from the CBD and with the restaurants, bars and shops of Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf at your doorstep. The beautifully appointed apartments give a feeling of class and luxury and include lounge and dining areas, expansive balconies, television with DVD player and stereo, and two bathrooms, with most also offering walk-in wardrobes so you can show off your purchases when you return. Leisure facilities include a beautiful rooftop indoor heated lap pool, spa, sauna and gym with extensive viewing terraces over Darling Harbour.

* For those on a tighter budget, there is a Deluxe Shopping package for four girls that includes overnight accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment, sparkling wine on arrival, a three-hour CHIC in the City fashion walking tour with personal stylist, VIP designer discounts of 10% and more in selected boutiques, champagne, refreshments and chocolates – for just $179 per person (four share).

These packages are priced for a Pyrmont View – for a Harbour view there is an additional cost of $100 (or $25 per person for four). The packages are based on a minimum of four people and are subject to availability.

For bookings phone (02) 9288 7180 or email

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