Friday 6 March 2009

The ‘Ultimate’ Collection - Pearler of a package unveiled at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns

Accor’s Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns has collaborated with renown Australian artist and pearl jewellery designer David Conolan to launch an exclusive luxury accommodation package for those with a taste for Far North Queensland and the finer things in life.

Targeting the luxury market, the opulent Pullman Pearl Package promises an exclusive experience to include:

o One night in a Pullman Suite at the five-star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
o Use of a private car with a chauffeur on call 24 hours a day
o A private ‘Room Service’ Champagne breakfast
o A two course dinner in Tamarind (bev not included)
o A bottle of Mumm Champagne on arrival at the hotel
o A stunning 60 minute Helicopter Flight over the Reef and Rainforest in tropical North Queensland
o Pearl jewellery collection to take home, designed by Australian artist David Edward Conolan valued at AU$5,500 (one set only per room)

The package is priced from AU$4,250 and is available for stays from 25 February until 31 August 2009.

To celebrate the launch of the Ultimate Pullman Package, David Edward Conolan will reveal his latest artwork – a pearl encrusted AU$200,000 painting – in the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino lobby on the 25th of February, on display for a limited time.

The painting complements Mr Conolan’s hand crafted ‘Desert Pearl Strand Jewellery Collection’ created exclusively for the luxury Pullman package.

Each package will include a ‘Desert Pearl’ jewellery set comprising a necklace, bracelet and set of earrings made from akoya pearls and valued at $5,500. With no two pearls alike, each strand set is as individual as the guest who will wear them.

Mr Conolan says by using only sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones and AAA grade, 9mm strand akoya pearls (fine salt water Japanese pearls), guests are assured quality and consistent symmetry and luster in each and every piece.

“This collection of pearl strands has been designed with the luxury traveller in mind,” says Mr Conolan. “By using this size and grade of pearl we have been able to give the classic pearl strand and beautiful and elegant modern twist, incorporating different textures such as mother of pearl, agate, corals, turquoise, amber, black and green jade, abalone shell and hand blown glass.

The result is a collection that encompasses the colors of the Australian Outback – from the amazing turquoise of the Australian tropical seas, deep russet tones of Broome, through to the sparkling blues of Cairns and Port Douglas in Queensland.

Acting General Manager Adam Rowbottom says the package is targeted squarely at domestic travellers looking for a luxury package locally, in addition to international visitors from Japan, the US, Europe and the emerging Chinese market.

With its contemporary style and décor and choice of bars and award wining restaurants, the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns is the perfect holiday hotel situated in the heart of the city, overlooking tranquil Trinity Bay.

The hotel is the most prestigious accommodation and entertainment complex in Cairns and features 128 rooms and suite options for those who wish to upgrade to enjoy an indulgent Jacuzzis-style spa bath and private garden balcony.

The complex offers the boutique-style Reef Casino and $4 million Cairns Rainforest Dome, which provides visitors with the opportunity of seeing Australia’s wildlife in a picturesque setting. There are a variety of restaurant options, including the award winning restaurant ‘Tamarind’, which offers Thai fusion cuisine in a stylish setting.

Located adjacent to Cairns Port terminal, the base for charter vessels operating day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, the hotel is ideally positioned for day trips to scuba, snorkel or swim the reef. Other hotel facilities include a gymnasium, spa and rooftop swimming pool that offers expansive city and water views.

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns is Australia’s second Pullman hotel joining the new five-star Pullman network and the Pullman Sydney hotel on 1 December 2008.

To book visit call the hotel direct on +617 4030 8888.

*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to change and availability. valid until 31 August 2009.

35-41 Wharf Street
Cairns QLD 4870 Australia
Ph: +61 (0) 7 4030 8888
Fax: +61 (0) 7 4030 8777

Pullman is the upscale hotel brand of Accor. It was designed with the requirements of business women and men in mind. Located in the main regional and international cities, Pullman hotels provide an extensive range of tailored services, access to groundbreaking technologies and the “Co-Meeting” offer, a new approach to organising meetings, seminars and high-end incentives. At Pullman Hotels, business travellers can choose between being independent or relying on the staff available round the clock. Starting 2009, the Pullman network will have 59 hotels in 23 countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. By 2015, we expect over 300 establishments around the world.

Accor, the European leader and a major global group in hotels, the global leader in services to corporate clinets and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 170,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 20 years of expertise in two core businesses:

- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands, representing 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre.

- Services, with 30 million people in 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in employee and public benefits, rewards and loyalty and expense management.

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