Travel deals: the Playford Adelaide


The Playford Adelaide.
It's all sweet, chic and boutique this week, with Adelaide's boutique hotel The Playford on show, Melbourne's Art Series hotels on offer and a 'raid the minibar' deal while in New York. 

Otherwise, strap on your fringed white playsuits and head to the Deep South to celebrate the birthday of the coolest octogenarian Elvis Presley (if he's still with us), in this week's Sun-Herald travel deals.


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Playford Adelaide is now in the boutique MGallery Collection and is celebrating with a City Getaway package. Get a free upgrade to a superior deluxe guestroom and $50 hotel credit for food and drinks. From $175 a night, (08) 8213 8888, theplayford.com.au.

CANADA
Book a Rocky Mountaineer holiday of six nights or more and get a free hotel night in Vancouver or Seattle until July 31. The eight-day Journey Through the Clouds Discovery Drive, with car rental and two days in SilverLeaf class, costs from $3671 a person. rockymountaineer.com.

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QUEENSLAND
Save 30 per cent on four-night stays at Piermonde Apartments' two-bed apartments, by Cairns harbour. The deal includes use of a rooftop sundeck and barbecue area. From $201 a night until June 30. (07) 4042 6500, piermondeapartments.com.au.
USA
It is an open invitation to go crazy on the mini-bar at the newly renovated Loews Regency Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Pay an extra $30 and "milk the mini-bar", from champagne to gummy bears, on two-night stays until August 31. From $499 a night, loewshotels.com.

The Cullen, one of the Art Series hotels, Melbourne.
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VICTORIA
Don't pay for hours you don't use. Melbourne's Art Series hotels let you check in between 2pm and 6pm, and check out 24 hours later. Until December 31, Saturday nights only. From $179. 1800 278 468, artserieshotels.com.au.
JAPAN
It is half-price and seven minutes from the mountaintop at the five-star Hilton Niseko Village. Stay for seven nights and get airport transfers and a five-day multi-resort lift pass. Book by June 30, travel January 20-February 22. From $1550 a person, twin share. Phone 1300 457 843, see ski-resorts-japan.com.

Tour watch:
Rock & soul

If you don't believe he's dead, then Elvis should be in the building for the celebration of his 80th birthday on January 8, 2015. The Elvis Birthday tour travels from LA down to Studio B in Nashville, where the King recorded many hits (and you can also hit the mic), and on to Memphis and his birthplace in a wooden shed in Tupelo, Mississippi. Take a candlelit vigil at Graceland and visit Sun Studios, where he was discovered in 1954. Departs January 2, 2015. From $6990 a person. 1300 884 891, eliteset.com.au.

This travel deals column by Belinda Jackson is published in Sydney's Sun-Herald newspaper every Sunday. 

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