(SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA) December 2012 "“ As the weather heats up and the days get longer, travellers are encouraged to relax and reinvigorate their souls with Crowne Plaza's new Recharge promotion.

From today, guests can embark on a summer sojourn with Crowne Plaza and enjoy a Recharge package at selected properties in Australasia*, with up to 20% off the best available rate*.

Ideal for sun worshippers looking to shake the late winter chill, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise overlooks one of Australia's most iconic beaches and the recently transformed Surfers Paradise CBD precinct "“ the capital of late-night shopping in Australia and pinnacle of the Gold Coast's emerging arts and cultural scene.

Culture aficionados can escape to Melbourne for an off-the-beaten-path summer experience in the city's unexpected laneways, eclectic cafes and underground music venues and bars with distinct personality. Situated in the heart of the city's vibrant Docklands, stays at Crowne Plaza Melbourne will also appeal to those keen to catch the infamous Boxing Day Test or the 2013 Australian Open.

Cycling enthusiasts can saddle up and pedal to the metal for a summer break in Adelaide "“ which rings to the sound of a rhythmic whirring in January for the Santos Tour Down Under. After catching the race action and gleaning secrets from its pro riders, visitors can kick up their heels with a lavish stay at Crowne Plaza Adelaide, set against the backdrop of Hindmarsh Square's peaceful gardens.

Across the Tasman, Auckland sizzles with the country's largest summer music event – the Music in the Parks Festival – featuring over 40 free concerts showcasing New Zealand's most extraordinary homegrown talent. Revellers can get their music fix and indulge with a stay at nearby Crowne Plaza Auckland, situated in the heart of the city's lively cosmopolitan district.

Uplifting summer escapes can also be enjoyed at Crowne Plaza hotels in Coogee Beach, the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Norwest, Terrigal and Perth.

Available for stays of two nights or more, Crowne Plaza's Recharge package include complimentary full buffet breakfast for two, with stays starting from AU$132 per night.

Packages are bookable from 19 November, 2012 through to 27 February, 2013 for stays between 1 December, 2012 and 28 February, 2013.


* Packages are subject to availability. Terms and conditions and blackout dates apply. Minimum two-night stay.