Celebrate this festive season with AccorHotels

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Last year, the weather in Sydney was pretty hot. One of the warmest months was in December and it could melt any ice-cream with its 29’c. Sure we don’t have a real Christmas winter that turns lakes, into skating rinks, people wearing woollen bundles or scraping ice from your car windscreen. It’s all about a backyard BBQs, loose clothes for the beach and cool sundowner cocktails.

There are myriad reasons to find yourself adrift at this most otherworldly time of year and Accor Hotels has a few suggestions that will help you and your family & friends across Australia.

Frozen themed Christmas celebrations at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

‘Let it Snow Let it Snow at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’. Christmas Day Luncheon in the historic Wentworth Ballroom, proudly presented by Disney. Guests will enter a magical ‘Winter Wonderland’ and celebrate Christmas traditions along with some very special guests all the way from Arendelle! Parents and children will delight in live entertainment, a traditional Christmas feast with all the trimmings, a magical ‘Frozen’ kid’s dessert buffet, Santa’s visit, photo opportunities and a special Frozen sing along. The event commences at midday on Christmas Day and is priced from $199 per adult, $129 per child (aged 12-17 years), $99 per child (aged 5-11 years) and children aged 0-4 years dine free. For more information or to book, call 02 9228 9188.

Corporate Christmas celebrations at Novotel Sydney Parramatta

Sydneysiders are invited to gather their work teams and head to Novotel Sydney Parramatta’s 350 Restaurant & Lounge to say cheers to the end year. The hotel’s Chef has created a Christmas-inspired menu available for lunch or dinner especially for the occasion, priced from $42 per person for two courses or from $52 per person for three courses, including a complimentary beverage and parking. To reserve your table, phone 02 9630 4999 or email h8787-fb@accor.com.  

Christmas on the Central Coast at Mercure Kooindah Waters

Christmas Day lunch is a local tradition at Mercure Kooindah Waters, one of the Central Coast’s most popular Christmas Day destinations. Guests are invited to gather their family and friends to enjoy the seafood and roast buffet lunch. Santa will be visiting once again this year with presents for all the kids. Priced from $139 for adults and $74 for kids (5-12yrs old). For more information or to book, call 02 4355 5712.

Christmas sharing menu at Pullman Sydney Olympic Park

This Christmas guests will create lasting memories with family and friends over a sharing menu infused with festive delights at Pullman’s Bacar Restaurant. On the day, sharing plates of succulent seafood, local meat cuts and more will be followed by a dessert buffet. Priced from just $150 per person, Accor Plus members receive 10% discount on bookings. For more information or to book, call 02 8762 1111, email h6411-fb@accor.com. 

Christmas comes early at ibis Sydney Airport

Feeling festive? ibis Sydney Airport is giving guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Christmas spirit, hosting Christmas lunch and dinner party events from 24th – 26th December. Priced from just $39.00 per person, including a main meal and dessert. Plus, The Terrace at ibis Sydney Airport is the perfect venue for Christmas gatherings with canape packages available from just $30.00 per person. For more information or to book, call 02 8339 8500.

Hassel free Christmas at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Take the hassle out of Christmas Day and celebrate at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific. Guests will enjoy a variety of live stations in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom for lunch including a special kids station, fresh seafood, delicious carvery, desserts and more. There will be entertainment for the kids, plus a special visit from Santa delivering gifts for all children under the age of 12. The event runs from 12.30pm until 3.30pm and is priced from $190 per adult and from $80 per child. Plus, kicking off at 6pm in Zali’s restaurant, guests can indulge in an all-you-can-eat seafood and carvery buffet for dinner. Prices start from $155 per adult and from $60 per child, and each child under the age of 12 years will receive a Christmas gift. For further information and to book, call 02 8966 7171 or email belle.brittain@accor.com.

The long, festive lunch at Swissôtel Sydney

Swissôtel Sydney is the perfect spot to host Christmas and year-end lunches. Sun-drenched Crossroads Bar is offering an exclusive sharing menu, priced from only $35 per person. Offer applies from 22 November until 22 December 2017 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm – 4pm. For more information or to book, call 02 9238 8888

South Australia

Saskia Beer’s Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

On Christmas Eve guests are invited to enjoy a plentiful buffet menu created by Saskia Beer whilst relaxing in The Cellar Kitchen Restaurant overlooking the Barossa Ranges. Priced from just $70 per person, the menu features beautiful seafood, traditional turkey and sweet treats including seasonal cherries. For more information or to book, call 08 8524 0025

Sit back and relax this Christmas at Pullman Adelaide

Guests are invited to spend Christmas Day at Pullman Adelaide, a very festive Christmas Day destination. All guests have to do is relax and enjoy the hotel’s Hindmarsh Ballroom, with views overlooking the city, while they indulge in a sumptuous buffet luncheon. The menu on the day features seafood, meats, salads and all the traditional Christmas favourites and enjoy our delectable dessert buffet featuring all the sweets you could imagine (plus our local and international cheese selection!). Entertainment is happening throughout the day at the hotel, including plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, balloon art, Christmas crafts and a visit from Santa himself! Priced from $165 for adults including a three hour beverage package (wine, champagne, beer and soft drinks), from $125 for young adults (12 – 17) and from $50 for children. For more information or to book, please call (08) 8206 8808 or email HB217-SL1@accor.com.

Western Australia

Christmas Day at Mercure Perth’s Beccaria Restaurant

Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas Day at Mercure Perth’s Beccaria Restaurant. Guests will indulge in the hotel’s exquisite seafood buffet, roast carvery, dessert buffet and more, complemented by a 2.5hr beverage package and Santa will visit with gifts for all the children! Lunch sittings run from 11.30AM – 2:00PM and 2.30PM – 5:00PM.  Prices start from $139* per adult including 2.5hr beverage package , $129 per Accor Plus member and  $80 per child (6-16 years), or children under 6 years dine free. For more information or to book, phone 08 9326 7000 or email H1754-FB1@accor.com

Christmas Day with a view at Pullman Bunker Bay

A day for family. A time to relax. Celebrate Christmas Day in the Margaret River Region with Pullman Resort’s annual festive feast overlooking the glittering waters of Bunker Bay. With a decadent Christmas Day buffet display created by Pullman Executive Chef Gilles England-Brassy and his talented team, a visit from Santa and some very special sweet surprises, all guests have to do is relax and enjoy the view. The hotel’s Christmas Day Buffet features all of your traditional favourites with seafood and carvery station, plus an amazing dessert display from the hotel’s Michelin-star experienced French pastry chef. Priced from $170 per adult including a glass of sparkling on arrival, $110 per child (11 – 15 years) and $70 per child (5 – 10 years). For more information or to book, call 08 9756 9106.

Indulge in a Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at ibis Styles Port Headland

ibis Styles Port Headland is offering guests an indulgent Christmas Eve dinner roast and seafood buffet at ibis Bistro. Priced from $69 per person for the buffet or from just $89 per adult including the buffet and a two hour beverage package (6pm – 8pm) and from $25 per child. Subject to availability and conditions apply. For more information or to book call 08 9173 1511 or email h1900@accor.com.


Mr Good Guy does Christmas at ibis styles Hobart

Mr Good Guy does Christmas! Kicking off at midday, the Mr Good Guy flavoured Christmas features a traditional carvery paired with Asian street foods. From $120 per adult, the price includes a welcome drink on arrival and a donation to Hobart Women’s Shelter. Plus, a dinner buffet is also available for $60 per person from 5pm. For more information or to book email mrgoodguy.hobart@accor.com.


Christmas Day seafood, entertainment and a visit from Santa at Mercure Gold Coast

Complete with freshly decked halls with bells and holly, the Mercure Gold Coast Resort is taking care of Christmas Day this year. Guests will enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings including seasonal seafood, live entertainment and a visit from Santa for the kids. Priced from just $139 per adult. For more information or to book, phone 07 5555 7762.

Celebrate Christmas at Mercure Brisbane’s MRepublic Restaurant

Guests are invited to relax, dine and take in views of the Brisbane River at MRepublic Restaurant at Mercure Brisbane this Christmas. The day has been planned especially just for the young at heart, including a Christmas buffet lunch with live music and a cocktail on arrival. This is an opportunity for guests to treat themselves and their loved ones to a buffet of seafood, traditional favourites, desserts and a three hour premium beverage package, priced from $199* per adult. For more information or to book, phone (07) 3237 2447, email h1750-sb3@accor.com

Stylish Christmas at Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas in style this year with Pullman Brisbane. On the day, guests will enjoy a feast in the luxurious surrounds of Pullman Brisbane’s Presidential Ballroom with a seafood buffet, drinks and entertainment to help everyone relax and enjoy Christmas Day with family and friends. There’s something for everybody, and even a special guest appearance from Santa. Priced at $195 per adult for the Presidential Ballroom Seafood Buffet (from 11.00am) and special pricing is available for teens and children. For more information call 07 3222 1199 or visitwww.pullmanbrisbanekgs.com.au.   

Christmas celebrations at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. Guests can enjoy a festive dinner buffet and accommodation package from just $359 per night, or $559 for two nights. The hotel is also offering a festive lunch buffet and accommodation package from $529 per night or $729 for two nights.  For more information or to book, call 07 4080 1821 or email events@novotelcairnsresort.com.au.

Laid back Christmas at Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Guests can treat the family to a ‘no fuss’ Christmas Day buffet lunch in the Mudjimba Ballroom or Wandiny Room at Novotel Twin Waters Resort. The buffet commences at midday and is priced from $169.00 per adult including a 2.5 hour beverage package and from just $49.00 for children, including the opportunity to experience Santa’s workshop. For more information or to book, call 07 5448 8000.

Northern Territory

Keep cool this Christmas at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas Day with a sumptuous buffet lunch served in air-conditioned comfort at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort. On the day, guests will settle in and graze through the hotel’s extensive buffet menu featuring a range of options including traditional Christmas dishes and a selection of local seafood. Priced from $129 per adult and $65 for kids (4 – 12yrs). For more information or to make a booking, call 08 8920 3431 or email HA209-SL1@accor.com.


A sumptuous Christmas at Hotel Lindrum Melbourne

Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas Day with a sumptuous 5-course lunch in felt restaurant, located within the elegant surrounds of Hotel Lindrum Melbourne – MGallery by Sofitel. Priced from $170 per person, including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. The event runs from 12.30pm until 3pm. For more information or to book, call 03 9668 1111


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