SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 30, 2013 16:26 ET

Teens Get the Scoop on What to Do at Gold Coast Hotels in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Launches a First-of-Its-Kind Concierge Program Just for Teens

SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Dec 30, 2013) - The Gold Coast may be a hot spot for families on summer holidays, but that doesn't mean it's an open book. Proving this popular resort destination has even more than theme parks to attract visitors are the insider recommendations of Emma Campbell and Chloe Gash, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa's Teen Concierges.

Designed to let the 13- to 19-year-old set travel like locals, the "This City My Way" program features recommendations by teens for teens. And because it is both digitally led and authentically created, teenage visitors can quickly figure out the best things to see and do while on vacation.

Teens whose families take advantage of Gold Coast holiday packages will be, if not grateful exactly, then at least onboard with a trip that means they can explore some of the free festivals and exciting markets Campbell writes about. And when Gash reveals the perils and rewards of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, or where to find the best sushi, teens will know they've found a resource they can trust while vacationing at this Queensland theme-park hotel.

In addition to expert peer recommendations, this hotel in Surfers Paradise offers its teen, adult and child visitors plenty to see and do on property. Waterfalls, spas and an exclusive saltwater lagoon where guests can swim and snorkel with tropical fish set this recently renovated property apart from other Gold Coast hotels. Irresistible beaches and shopping are just steps away, while spa treatments and renowned dining keep guests happily entertained on property.

Whether teen visitors opt to enjoy the plush appointments of this exquisite resort or set off on a teen-endorsed adventure nearby, the Teen Concierge program is poised to improve the holiday for everyone in the family.

Connect with the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa's Teen Concierges at http://thiscitymyway.com.au/gold-coast/ and http://thiscitymyway.com.au/category/gold-coast/.

About the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
After a $20-million refurbishment, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa offers a magical experience in Australia's Gold Coast. From pristine beaches and picturesque hinterland valleys to fashionable shopping and family-friendly theme parks, this beach resort puts guests within easy reach of the area's best offerings. Guest rooms, set amidst lush, tropical gardens, all feature balconies with scenic views, high-speed Internet access, mini-fridges, large bathrooms, coffeemakers and 42-inch LCD TVs. For families, the resort offers interconnecting rooms, a Kid's Club for those ages 3 to 14 and access to three area theme parks with one pass: Warner Brothers Movie World, Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild. Grownup fun can be had at area malls, including Pacific Fair and Marina Mirage, and at the hotel's Lattouf Hair & Day Spa, where an entire floor is devoted to a hair salon and treatment rooms designed to let guests relax. Stay active with a surfing lesson, snorkeling in the private saltwater lagoon, a friendly match of tennis, a few laps in the outdoor heated pool or a workout in the 24-hour fitness centre. All that activity can work up an appetite, and the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has plenty of options. Tempt the palate with the famous buffet at Citrique; sip cocktails under the sun at the Pool Bar; add a burst of energy to an afternoon with fresh coffee from Java+ and watch talented teppanyaki chefs strut their stuff at Benihana Japanese Steak House. For memorable meetings and events, this business-friendly hotel offers nearly 12,500 square feet of event space.

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