The travel trends set to shape 2018, according to Oaks Hotels & Resorts

Can’t remember the last time you got away? Or simply suffering from itchy feet and seeking out a new travel adventure? Oaks Hotels & Resorts is encouraging holidaymakers to take advantage of its annual ‘Say Yes to New Adventures’ campaign, on sale until 30 April 2018.

 

Whether your holiday style is of the culinary, family or hair-raising kind, it’s time to say ‘yes’ and take off on a new adventure with Oaks Hotels & Resorts, with savings of up to 30% available across a number of city and seaside properties when you stay for two nights or more between now and 30 September 2018.

 

Sunshine Coast

Splash into Oaks Oasis Resort on the Sunshine Coast for an epic family adventure – from swimming, sliding, jumping, putting and climbing, young travellers will have no shortage of activities to get involved in, while parents kick back with an icy cold beverage and soak up the Queensland sunshine. From just $113* per night, families can retreat to a coastal-inspired Executive Family room at Oaks Oasis Resort and save 30% when staying for three nights or more and using promo code MYOAKS. Guests will also receive free Wi-Fi, kids eat free incentives, plus an early check in and late checkout. And the family-friendly adventures don’t end at the Resort – jump in the car and make a b-line to Australia Zoo, take to the water and master the art of SUPing, or head for the hinterland and explore magical Maleny. 

 

Hunter Valley

If your idea of an adventure involves golfing, ballooning, pampering, wine tasting and fine dining, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley may just be what you’ve been looking for. Nestled in the heart of this picturesque wine country, travellers can soak up the serene surrounds from a spacious and self-contained Two Bedroom Villa from just $262* per night, with savings of up to 25% on offer when booking for a minimum of two nights and using promo code MYOAKS. A bonus early check in and late checkout, and free Wi-Fi are also included in the deal. Take to the skies aboard Oaks’ very own hot air balloon; please your palette with a winery tour; sample the finest local produce at award-winning restaurants; or swing into a round of golf at the Resort’s championship 18-hole golf course.

 

Port Stephens

Fancy a sun-soaked escape to the seaside township of Port Stephens? Book your two night adventure at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort and save up to 25% when using promo code MYOAKS, and you’ll enjoy free internet, kids eat free incentives, a 12pm early check in and 11am late check out. Rates start from $126* per night for a Hotel Room, or 150*per night for a One Bedroom Lagoon. Set the adventure-meter to high and get amongst the region’s most popular activities and experiences, like sand tobogganing, quad-biking, or camel riding along the shoreline; and then cool down with a dip in Australia’s largest swimming pool – measuring in at a whopping 500m long.

 

To book your next Oaks adventure, please visit https://www.oakshotels.com/en/say-yes-to-new-adventures and enter promo code MYOAKS

 

*Terms and conditions apply; subject to availability; minimum two/three night stay. Unservived rate only. Book before 30 April and travel until 30 September; certain blackout dates apply for each property.

 

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ABOUT OAKS HOTELS & RESORTS

Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 56 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and India.

 

Providing the luxury of space, Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers a range of contemporary accommodation, from hotel and resort rooms and suites, to furnished serviced apartments, in central city locations and resort destinations.

 

ABOUT MINOR HOTELS

Minor Hotels (MH) is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with 156 hotels in operation. MH passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Marriott and Minor International properties, MH operates in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

 

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, MH pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

 

For media enquiries, further information and famil requests please contact:

 

Lauren Coulter

Nmedia PR

0439 838 836

lauren@nmedia.com.au


The Hunter Valley’s favourite fairway – Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort – adds another hole-in-one to its scorecard


Iconic Hunter Valley resort, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, is continuing to cement itself as one of the country’s most revered golfing destinations – now ranking among Australian Golf Digest Magazine’s Top 100 Courses, as announced today.


The coveted Top 100 award comes off the back of an exceptionally successful 12 months for the property, which not only saw Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort celebrate its 25th anniversary, but also take out the title of Australia’s Best Golf Hotel 2017 at the 4th Annual World Golf Awards against an outstanding line up of competitors, held in Spain in November.

General Manager of Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, Mr Niel Mason, said the property was going from strength to strength, and today’s Australian Golf Digest’s announcement was further testament to this.

“We are proud of this recognition and will continue to raise the bar when it comes to delivering world-class golfing experiences for guests and visitors. We would like to thank the golfing industry, as well as the tourism authorities and thousands of players who have visited us over the years for their ongoing support.”

To celebrate its recent string of achievements, the championship 18-hole course is rolling out several initiatives and special packages to suit every type of golfing guest – amateur to elite!


Green fee rates at the Steve Smyers-designed resort course start at just $35.00* for members and $70.00* for non-members, while annual Country Club Memberships are now starting from $300.00* and include exclusive access to all resort facilities, as well as private invitations to members only special events, and discounts on accommodation, resort dining and the Pro Shop.

The premier golfing destination has also recently introduced a ‘Create Your Own Golf Day’ initiative; where corporate guests are invited to custom design their own unique golfing experience for their colleagues or clients – to host alongside an event specialist. Guests can tailor their golfing affair to include a variety of special inclusions, including food and beverage packages, entertainment and welcome gifts. Prices start at just $60.00* per person.

Dedicated to offering an exceptional tee-off experience for every golfer, the clubhouse also hosts annual fixtures for adept players, 8-week programs for juniors, monthly ‘Nine & Wine’ social competitions and after-office-hours packages.

Unveiled in 1992, the 18-hole course is home to abundant native Australian wildlife, manicured greens, dramatic fairway shapes, over 60 strategically located bunkers and an exhilarating 6,467m par 72 course, plus a new club car fleet complete with the latest Visage GPS system, which enables golfers to select the right club and conveniently order beverages and refreshments at the touch of a screen.

Located just two hours’ drive from Sydney and close to the Hunter Valley’s most popular attractions and experiences, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort boasts 136 villas in a range of One, Two, Three and Four Bedroom configurations, and features three swimming pools, tennis courts, two restaurants and bars, gymnasium, and seven versatile function venues.

For more information please visit https://www.minorhotels.com/en/oaks/

*Membership rates: Terms and conditions apply. Costs are associated with additional services. Minimum price listed.

*Green fee rates: Terms & conditions apply. All players must wear suitable golf attire. All prices include use of a motorised buggy. Rates are subject to availability. Prices vary on different days.

*Create your own golf day: Terms and conditions apply. Costs are associated with additional services. Minimum numbers may be required. 

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ABOUT OAKS HOTELS & RESORTS

Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 56 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and India.

Providing the luxury of space, Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers a range of contemporary accommodation, from hotel and resort rooms and suites, to furnished serviced apartments, in central city locations and resort destinations.

ABOUT MINOR HOTELS

Minor Hotels (MH) is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with 156 hotels in operation. MH passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Marriott and Minor International properties, MH operates in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, MH pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

For media enquiries, further information and famil requests please contact:

Lauren Coulter

Nmedia PR

0439 838en@nmedia.com.au

As 2017 comes to a close, leading accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts is looking towards the New Year, and with a bevy of travel trends set to prevail and influence travel plans, the 2018 calendar is shaping up to be a busy one for Aussie travellers.

From savvy executives extending corporate trips, to young travellers yearning for the unknown, and cross-generational families seeking fully fitted out accommodation, the next 12 months will see an upswing of trends emerge across a broad spectrum of markets, according to the hotelier.  

Having swelled in popularity in recent times, Oaks Hotels & Resorts is anticipating that 2018 will be the year that bleisure travel booms. Aptly named, bleisure travellers are business executives who are ditching the traditional rule of mixing work with pleasure by extending their business trips in order to explore their host destinations, squeeze in some down time, and achieve the ever-elusive and highly sought after work-life balance.

Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ Director of Marketing and Brand Loyalty, Mrs Kira Klein, commented, “Our central, city properties located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and even regional Queensland, are seeing a number of business delegates lengthen their stays to enjoy the local sights and experiences. We’re also seeing many companies supporting this movement by encouraging their employees to maximise their time away, bookending their work commitments with a few days of R&R.”

While Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ CBD locations will continue to appeal to corporate travellers and holidaymakers seeking mini city getaways, the younger generations are set to take a slightly different course with their travel plans come the New Year, opting for destinations that are more off-the-beaten-track.

This year saw an upsurge of millennials traveling to holiday-spots based on their “Instagrammability”, but Oaks Hotels & Resorts is predicting that 2018 will see quite the contrary, with more young people increasingly yearning for unconventional destinations that are crowd and selfie-stick free, delivering a richer and deeper travel experience.  

“We’re expecting our regional and more under-the-radar destinations like Broome’s Cable Beach and the Top End to benefit from this shift and will make their way onto more and more bucket lists in the New Year. Trends indicate that young travellers are becoming progressively interested in the epic adventures that can be had in their very own backyards, and we encourage them to embrace these incredible destinations and consider them when planning their next getaway, ” she said.  

Cross-generational travel is also set to cement itself as a prevalent holiday trend, with Aussie families seeking accommodation options that not only deliver that home away from home feeling, but also ample space when travelling with the whole tribe in tow (grandparents included!). 

Sizeable families are increasingly taking advantage of the comfort and convenience that comes with self-contained travel, from full kitchens to generously sized lounge and dining areas, and even washing machines and dryers (hand washing in the bathroom basin can get tiresome!)

“Our family-focused resorts like Oaks Oasis on the Sunshine Coast, Oaks Pacific Blue Resort in Port Stephens, and Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley all offer capacious three bedroom room types, which are extremely well received by visiting families. We know that travelling with a tribe is not always easy, so we set out to make their stay with us as stress-free as possible, providing a relaxing home base that can not only comfortably fit the whole family, but also accommodate their domestic needs.”

For more information on Oaks Hotels & Resorts, visit http://www.minorhotels.com/en/oaks/

 

ABOUT OAKS HOTELS & RESORTS

Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 56 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and India.

Providing the luxury of space, Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers a range of contemporary accommodation, from hotel and resort rooms and suites, to furnished serviced apartments, in central city locations and resort destinations.

ABOUT MINOR HOTELS

Minor Hotels (MH) is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with 156 hotels in operation. MH passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Marriott and Minor International properties, MH operates in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, MH pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

For media enquiries, further information and famil requests please contact:

 

Lauren Coulter

Nmedia PR

0439 838 836

lauren@nmedia.com.au