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Lock In A Weekend Of Sunset Swims And Spa Baths At This Riverside Hotel

By Louis Costello
29th Dec 2023

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to go on a summer vacation but haven’t quite found the right one, consider this your siren song. 

Brisbane is arguably the top summer destination in Australia if you factor in consistent warmth and general holiday vibes. Everyone who lives there seems to be in a constant state of vacation mode—so a weekend in the Sunshine State will be sure to brighten up your summer. 

The beauty of Brisbane is that even if you’re walking around the CBD, it still feels like you’re on a tropical vacation worlds away from your day-to-day. In the heart of the CBD, you’ll find our partners over at the Marriott Brisbane have set up quite the accommodation for a relaxing staycation for the whole family, so here’s what’s on offer. 

Tailored Packages

The leisurely pace of Brisbane is a family’s dream—there’s more than enough to keep parents and youngins entertained without the hustle and bustle often associated with an established city. 

If you’re travelling as a pack, opt for the Marriott’s M Passport package to up the ante. Designed for two adults and two kids, perks include lucky dips when you arrive (for the children only, apologies to the grown kids at heart), a free bottle of vino (which is the adult version of a lucky dip), as well a $50 allowance to splurge on food and drinks every day.

Along with discounted parking, the most crucial advantage of the package is the late check-out option. Sleeping in after a night on the town? The dream. 

If you can’t possibly get to Brisbane this summer, check here for other Marriott exclusive packages. 

A Bathtub Guarantee

This may seem trivial to some, but how often have you stayed at a hotel in the past few years where you’ve been treated to a bathtub in the room? No matter which room you stay in at the Marriott Brisbane, a bathtub will be waiting for you to fill with warm water, a splash of bubbles and perhaps, as a treat, a bowl of fresh strawberries. 

Let the other people on your trip practise their cannonballs in the onsite pool while you pop a face towel over your forehead and binge that podcast you’ve neglected. 

Onsite Entertainment 

Before venturing out to taste and drink your way through the CBD, stop by Marriott’s MDeck and enjoy a cocktail at Diablo Bar. The Sunset Sessions kick off on Friday and Saturday afternoon, giving you front-row seats to Brisbane’s skyline as it transitions from bright blue to a kaleidoscope of purples and oranges.

Plus, you could be savvy and put some of that $50 food and drink allowance from the M Passport package towards the bar tab.

Feel like staying in? Find a table at Motion Dining to lean into the summer spirit with a seafood share platter before taking a refreshing dip in the indoor or outdoor pool. 

To round out the night, make a beeline to the rooftop hot tub or sauna to sweat out the shellfish and unwind before bed. 

To start planning your summer getaway, head to Marriott Brisbane and check out the deals and bundles on offer. The M Passport package is available until 30 April 2024, which is essentially still summer in Brisbane, so get in while the sun is high in the sky. 

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Marriott and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

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