SOURCE: Marriott International
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Jan 3, 2014) - Travellers may flock to Brisbane for its business, retail and cultural attractions, but teenage guests have an entirely different set of priorities. And while teens may not determine the family itinerary, they certainly can impact it for better or worse. Stepping in to save the (holi)day are the Brisbane Marriott Hotel's own dedicated Teen Concierges, Hannah Davies and Tom McNally, who offer up their locals-only tips with a teenage-friendly twist.
Davies and McNally are part of Marriott's new "This City My Way" program, a digitally-driven service that provides insider recommendations by teens for teens who are looking to get the most out of their vacations.
Of course, when guests of any age stay at a five-star Brisbane hotel with a pool , spa and fitness center, they don't exactly suffer from boredom. And yet the Parkour-practicing McNally and the adventure-seeking Davies are bound to broaden their peers' experience of Queensland's capital city. Unique among Brisbane hotels near Story Bridge -- that towering landmark that only the lionhearted climb -- this property will help teens tune in to other exciting destinations around town. Davies, for example, has already detailed such accessible adventures as abseiling and visiting Stradbroke Island (or "Straddie" as the locals have it) to inspire her peers to dig a little deeper in the recreational scene. And 17-year-old McNally makes a convincing case for teens to give Parkour a try. (For the uninitiated, Parkour is the practice of utilising the surrounding environment to get from Point A to Point B as efficiently as possible.) McNally's other top hobby, working out, is sure to lead to some of the best tips for where to bike, jog and generally stay active around town.
Davies' other great passion is food, which is good news for voracious teenagers. From sourcing the best burgers to highlighting the coolest spots for ice-cream, fro-yo and smoothies, Davies looks at dining in Brisbane from a perspective that even parents can get onboard with. Or, the kids can strike out on their own for dinner while the parents enjoy a quiet meal at the hotel's Motion Bar & Grill, which features the region's tastiest ingredients like steak and seafood. After all, with local teens at the helm, the kids will be alright.
Connect with the Brisbane Marriott Hotel's Teen Concierge at http://thiscitymyway.com.au/brisbane/ and http://thiscitymyway.com.au/tag/brisbane/.
About the Brisbane Marriott Hotel
With stylish architecture, elegant spaces and an attentive staff, the Brisbane Marriott Hotel is the top choice for travellers to the city centre. Accommodations are elegantly decorated and feature river or city views, a marble bathroom, 32-inch LCD TV, coffee/tea service, wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service and beds dressed with 300-thread-count sheets and fluffy down pillows. For additional privacy, amenities and exclusive lounge access, reserve a room on one of the hotel's five executive floors. Business travellers can organise meetings with clients and board members in the hotel's 720 square metres of flexible event space, which features natural light and river views. Imaginative catering and a full-business centre are also available. For gatherings with a focus on food, the Brisbane Marriott Hotel offers some of the best locally sourced produce, Queensland prime steaks, fresh seafood, fine wines and a decadent High Tea at Motion Bar & Grill. The M Bar features a street-side coffee hatch with grab-and-go options. For re-energising and relaxing, the Brisbane hotel offers a gym, outdoor heated pool, sauna, whirlpool and award-winning Dome Spa Retreat. Nearby, explore shopping at Queen Street Mall, outdoor adventure at South Bank Parklands and energetic nightlife at Fortitude Valley.