Rothbury Hotel Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:04:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dine with the Stars – Jamie Oliver Brisbane Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:54:54 +0000 Read More>>

Jamie’s Italian was founded in Oxford in 2008. Since then it has grown to more than 30 restaurants worldwide, and there are already plans for even more in city and countries around the world. Right opposite the Queen Street Mall is Brisbane’s own Jaimie’s Italian.


The Brisbane restaurant is positioned in an inviting heritage building. Walking into the restaurant you are greeted with a warm rustic feel and a bar to enjoy while you wait for your table. On the back walk is an antipasti bar with beautifully displayed cured meats and cheeses. It’s here you can watch the chefs work. The restaurant also has a second lower level which is equally as impressive. The kitchen is also open for foodie’s to watch the chefs cook. The waiters are friendly and have tried and tested most of the menu. If you like what’s on the menu, there are walls stocked with Jamie Oliver cook books and memorabilia.

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Jamie Oliver stated the following about the restaurant;

“I’m so proud of Jamie’s Italian. Our amazing team is like a big family – they’ll look after you while you tuck into simple delicious food, created using superbly sourced produce. Great food, great value, beautiful surroundings. Welcome to Jamie’s Italian. ”

I would have to highly agree with this statement.

I have been to Jaimie Oliver’s Italian in Brisbane twice and both times was blown away by the food. The first trip resulted in Crispy Porcini Mushroom Arancini balls as a starter, Truffle Linguine for the main and to top it all an Epic Brownie consisting of a warm fudge brownie with amaretto ice cream and caramelised amoretti popcorn. Within taking my first two bites I knew I would be returning to this restaurant for a very long time. The food was good quality, absolutely mouth-watering and the service second to none. Hence a second trip was planned and I was able to try the Lamb & Ricotta Ravioli and Lemon Meringue cheesecake. Again was impressed with the food and level of service. I will certainly be making plans for a third visit.

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Due to my Gold Coast location I always try to make a night of it. My hotel of choice is of course ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel. This is because it’s a 5 minute walk to Jamie Olivers and the heritage theme of the resort really ties in well with the whole Brisbane city experience. The rooms are warm and inviting and being self-contained it truly feels like a home away from home.

If you’re looking at dining at Jamie Oliver’s there is approximately a three to four month wait so book ahead!

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School Holiday Fun – Brisbane Fri, 19 Jun 2015 03:11:26 +0000 Read More>>

The school holidays are almost upon us. Brisbane is well prepared and has a line-up of fun activities for the kids to enjoy. In fact even the adults will appreciate these events!


Brisbane River Stage will be transformed into an action packed Snow Park from 27th June – 12th July. The beauty of winter will come to life in a snow covered toboggan slope and Bavarian Style Restaurant. Kids of all ages and their parents can enjoy 8 lanes on the 30 metre toboggan slope. If adults prefer to watch, the Bavarian themed restaurant provides a great location to have something to eat and watch the kids play at a safe distance. There are 8 sessions each day every hour from 9am – 4pm. Tickets are only $15.

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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium also has the kids looked after. It boasts a Cosmic Skydome, Display Zone, Mini Theatre and an Observatory. The Planetarium is also hosting shows for children which include; Perfect Little Planet, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, Secret of the Dragon and Tycho to the Moon. It is open Tuesday through to Sunday. There’s so much for everyone to enjoy and tickets start at $9.20 for a child.


Kids can roam with the dinosaurs at the QLD Museum exhibition – Dinosaur Discovery:  Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous. The exhibition will take you back to life on earth 145 million years ago. There is over 20 animated, life-size dinosaur models. Kids can experience how these creatures moved, roared, gnashed and bellowed. It’s sure to keep them amused for hours. Tickets start at $12 for children, with those under 3 free.

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Why not make a week of it by staying at ULTIQA Rothbury hotel. There are 1 & 2 bedroom self-contained units available and the list of things to do with kids in Brisbane is endless.


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Girls Weekend Brisbane – Eat Street & Dirty Dancing Review Wed, 10 Jun 2015 04:36:48 +0000 Read More>>

I headed to Brisbane this weekend with my mum and sister and I was not disappointed. Dirty Dancing tickets in hand and an empty stomach we jumped in the car and started on the hour trip up to Brisbane.


Our first stop was none other than the glorious Eat Street Markets. By this stage we were starving and our eyes lit up as we slipped behind the blue shipping container marking the entrance to what can only be explained as a Foodie’s dream.

We did a lap of the market and ended up with a few bags of fudge and soy candle melts. This lap made it extremely difficult to decide on the cuisine to try for lunch. So we ended up with a bit of everything. Sweet potato fries in a beautiful aioli sauce and dressed with parmesan cheese, sliders, honey chicken and a pizza base topped with a delicious salsa like mix.


While our belly’s tried to convince us they were full, the aroma of warm honey puffs drizzled with chocolate and peanuts lured us. And to top it all off we tried some chocolate dipped strawberries and mobile mocktails.

I can honestly say we were not disappointed by the spread at Eat Street Markets and the quality and freshness of the food was second to none. If you haven’t been I would highly recommend you make the trip.

After the markets we made the short drive to QPAC to see Dirty Dancing. Greeted by pink flags outside the theatre, pink cocktails inside the foyer and pink lighting on the stage we know it was the right decision to leave the boys at home for this one.


The stage show truly brought to life the movie. It was comical and entertaining. My sister had not seen the movie and even she thought it was brilliant. I would highly recommend going to see it with your girlfriends or family.


We wished we were able to stay the night in Brisbane as we spied some markets in Southbank which we would have enjoyed but unfortunately had plans for the evening. However, you should defiantly make a weekend of it by staying at ULTIQA Rothbury hotel which is located in the heart of the city. They offer self-contained apartments which are conveniently located in walking distance from Queen Street Mall, which is probably, were we would have ended up the next day if we were able to stay the night.

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The Harlem Globetrotters – Brisbane & Gold Coast Fri, 05 Jun 2015 04:18:06 +0000 Read More>>

They take basketball to a whole new level! With 89 years of perfecting their art, the Harlem Globetrotters return to Australia in June.

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It’s the kind of family entertainment the whole family actually enjoys! The Team is made up of 10 world famous ball handling magicians. With stage names such as Big Easy, Hammer, Flight Time and Too Tall you know it’s going to be filled with some light hearted fun. The show consists of what is described as ball handling wizardry and basketball artistry. They preform tricks and provide a whole new dimension to traditional basketball. They even pull crowd members on to the stage to give it a go.


The Globetrotters have toured through 122 countries and have been able to break down cultural barriers with their out of this world basketball experience. The Tour will be travelling around Australia and will hit the QLD coast on the 21st and 24th of June.

The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Brisbane on the 21st of June at The Entertainment Centre. Why not head to Brisbane on Friday night and stay the weekend at ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel. Our self-contained apartments are in the heart of the city so there is always plenty to experience. It’s also only a 20 minute drive from The Entertainment Centre.

The Harlem Globetrotters will be on the Gold Coast on the 24th of June at The Gold Coast Convention centre. If you’re from out of town and want to make a night of it, why not stay at our ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort, which is conveniently located directly behind The Gold Coast Convention Centre. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the Gold Coast Convention centre and a 15 minute walk from the heart of Broadbeach. ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort has 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self-contained apartments so there is plenty of room to bring the family.

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5 Reasons to spend the Long weekend in Brisbane Mon, 01 Jun 2015 06:29:08 +0000 Read More>>

5 Reasons to spend the Long weekend in Brisbane

1. Eat Street Markets

Kick the long weekend off right at Eat Street Markets. The markets are a colourful affair full of entertainment and more delicious food then you can imagine. Whether you’ve got a sweet or salty tooth, you are sure to find something to delight.

The markets run every Friday and Saturday night 4pm – 10 pm and are located on Hamilton Wharf,  Northshore Brisbane. This is only a short 15 minute drive from the city.

2. Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival

Enjoy a day at the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap Race Day. The race day takes place on Saturday 6th June 2015. As one of Queensland biggest race day there is so much to enjoy. There is world-class food, stunning fashion, entertainment and of course the exhilarating horse races.

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The event takes place at the Doomben Racecourse, which is also only a 15 minute drive from the city.

3. Red’s V Chiefs

The St. George Red’s take on the 2013 Rugby Champions, the Chiefs at Suncorp stadium this Saturday 6th June.  This is the final home game for the Red’s in the 2015 Super Rugby regular season. It’s sure to be a nail biting game.

Suncorp Stadium is only a 5 minute drive or 10 minute bus trip from the city.

4. Dirty Dancing – the Musical

The classic musical takes stage at QPAC throughout the long weekend. It’s an extraordinary experience that is passionate and exciting. If you have seen and loved the movie then don’t miss the triumphant musical which is in its 10th Anniversary tour.

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QPAC theatre is a 20 minute walk from the city or a 5 minute drive.

5. Queens Street Mall

What’s a long weekend without a shopping spree? Maximise your shopping experience with a trip to Queens Street Mall maximise. With over 700 retailers you’re sure to find every brand you’re looking for.

Queen Street Mall is located in the City.

If you’re from out of town there’s only one place to stay over the weekend.  ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is in the heart of Brisbane City. ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel, offer cosy self-contained apartments and still have some availability over the long weekend. Why not getaway this weekend and enjoy all that Brisbane has to offer!

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Eatons Hill Hotel Brisbane Fri, 22 May 2015 00:51:50 +0000 Read More>>

Located in the North of Brisbane, Eatons Hill Hotel is fast becoming the most popular venue for leisure, entertainment and providing a fresh destination for food.  Catering for any day of the week whether you’re just after a casual get together in the Beer Garden or a dining experience for lunch or dinner in the Bistro, Eatons Hill Hotel you will not disappoint you with their extensive range of local and imported beers, a well-rounded wine list, and enticing cocktails.

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Hosting some of the world’s biggest entertainment acts such as  DJ Joel Fletcher, Darryl Braithwaite, Wendy Matthews, DJ Stafford Brothers, DJ Havana Brown and Shaggy just to name a few, Eatons Hill Hotel provides nine bars on four levels including the rooftop bar with sweeping treetop views showcasing Brisbane’s lush scenery.

The Eatons Hill Hotel also has a Grand Ballroom and Theatre of the past with velvet curtains and ornate ceilings, capable of hosting weddings, conferences, exhibitions, concerts and shows. The rooftop embraces the perfect climate of Brisbane all year round and with the open air rooftop bar and stunning views available to all hotel guests it can also be used for private functions.

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So for your next wedding, conference, engagement party, corporate function, birthday bash,  night out with friends or simply a Sunday Session in the Beer Garden consider the Eatons Hill Hotel.  It’s only a short 40 minute drive from ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel or accessible by train from Central Station or bus from Adelaide street, both are a short walk from the front doors of our ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel.

Relax and enjoy your weekend away without any of the stresses of organising and let us help you make life long memories in our self-contained apartments at ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel and Brisbane’s Eatons Hill Hotel.


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Story Bridge’s 75th Birthday Brisbane Thu, 21 May 2015 23:24:26 +0000 Read More>>

Roads in Brisbane will be closed for a purpose this July. The heritage-listed Story Bridge in Brisbane will be celebrating its 75th Birthday on the 5th of July.

The celebration of this momentous occasion will run from 11am- 4pm, and the bridge will be closed to traffic from 7am – 7pm.   This will allow Eat Street Markets to relocate to the Bridge with 80 food and beverage stalls and 20 food trucks. In addition to this excitement there will be four band stages to host an array of performers. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. With 60,000 expected attendees this will sure to be one of Brisbane’s biggest parties.

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The event will boast a unique collection of different food and beverage stalls. Beverages stalls will have variety of hot and cold drinks with the addition of homemade ginger beer, soda and mocktails. However, it’s the food stalls that will really impress. Gourmet wraps, Seafood, Italian, USA BBQ, Dumplings, Savoury crepes, Mexican and plenty more that is sure to delight all appetites. It only gets better with the sweets. Waffles, Churros, Ice Cream, Fudge, Fairy Floss and the list would not be complete without the on trend Cronuts.

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Early bird tickets have sold out and went at such a speed they are being compared to the likes of Taylor Swift’s concert and the State of Origin ticket sale speed. With more tickets to be released shortly, you will need to get in quick to secure your place.

An easy 15 minute walk from the celebrations is our ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel, which boasts modern self-contained apartments in the heart of Brisbane. This event is one to be enjoyed by the whole family! Why not book in for the weekend at ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel and enjoy all a weekend in the city has to offer.

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Ice Hockey Classic comes to Brisbane – USA vs Canada Packages Fri, 15 May 2015 01:20:33 +0000 Read More>>

USA and Canada will hit the Ice in Brisbane this June. The teams are prepared to battle it out as soon as the puck drops. Brisbane will host some of the best Ice hockey players USA and Canada has to offer, in this highly anticipated 2015 Ice Hockey Classic.

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There will be four matches throughout Australia, with Brisbane’s event taking place on the 13th June 2015 at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Renowned players Michael Latta & Erik Condra have just been announced as star players for each side. The Captains for each team are Kyle Quincey (Canada) and Zenon Konopka (USA). To make the game even more exciting there will be Ice Hockey Royalty coaching each team. Keith Primeau will be coaching the USA team with his brother Wayne Primeau coaching the Canadian team. These brothers are also Co-founders of STOPCONCUSSIONS, which is why the event is about more than just the game.

The 2015 Ice Hockey Classic will be raising awareness and money for STOPCONCUSSIONS. Which is a not-for-profit concussion and neurotrauma awareness and education platform.  With a thrilling game backing a great cause, this will be an event not to be missed.

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Why not make a weekend of it and stay at ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel, we have put together a great package in our self-contained apartments in the Heart of Brisbane CBD.

For $529 you can enjoy the following:

  • 2 x night stay in one of our recently refurbished 1 bedroom apartments
  • 2 x tickets to the USA V Canada Ice Hockey Classic
  • 1 x bottle of Wine on arrival
  • 2 x daily Breakfast baskets
  • 1 x Car Park daily
  • 1 x Newspaper Daily

Our ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is only a 70 metre walk from the Central Train station which goes directly to the Boondall Station (a short walk to The Brisbane Entertainment Centre). There’s never been a better time to get away with ULTIQA Resorts.

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Long & short terms stays in Brisbane City Apartments Tue, 12 May 2015 06:51:12 +0000 Read More>>

Do you love the city and just don’t want to leave? Now you don’t have to. ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel has long term stays from 2 weeks to 3 months for $725 per week. Experience the best hospitality that you normally wouldn’t find in a normal short term rental. Your weekly rate includes breakfast daily and weekly service so all you need to do is relax and let someone else do the work for you. Plus, there’s no home phone, internet, electricity or gas to worry about and you get it cleaned… sounds good to me.

Our beautifully appointed self-contained apartments come with all the luxury inclusions including, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, complete Entertainment System, an open plan living room, dining room, and a modern kitchen.

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With breakfast taken care of, your lunches and dinners can be cooked in our modern kitchen, equipped with hot plate, microwave, and oven (on request). Cook up a storm in your room or entertain your friends in our roof top barbeque terrace.

ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is a place where you can make the most of the facilities on offer including relaxing on our roof top garden and watch the city go by or regenerate and soak in our spa and sauna.

Located directly in the center of Brisbane, in the heart of the city, ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is the perfect sophisticated rental apartment. Situated only 70 meters to Central Station, ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel makes it easy to explore the city and is centrally located to most corporate business headquarters. Take some time out to discover world class shopping, award winning restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. Plus just a short trip away is Suncorp Stadium – Home of the Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Roar and Queensland Reds or if you’re into the AFL or the Cricket then the Gabba will be your place.


So why not make the most of your time in the city and choose to stay in a self-contained serviced apartment at ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel, and stay with us a little longer.


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Elton John is coming to Brisbane Fri, 08 May 2015 04:31:00 +0000 Read More>>

We’ve got some exciting news for you…. You know the songs, rocket man, crocodile rock… need we say more?  Yes Sir Elton John and His Band return to Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 8th December as part of his international “All the Hits Tour”. As part of this tour Elton John will play at the

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Elton John first performed in Australia on 17 October, 1971 at Subiaco Oval, Perth. Having played 179 concerts across the country to in excess of 1.5 million people, Elton John makes a triumphant return to the country that has welcomed him for many years.


The latest tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible 50 year career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition. So you can sing along to Your Song, Benny & the Jets, and who can forget the tribute to Princess Diana, with Candle in the Wind

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Elton John’s Band includes Nigel Olsson on drums, part of Elton’s original three-piece band, as well as musical director Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band in a year later) on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.


Tickets go on sale 11th May 2015. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s greatest pop musicians in spectacular form when Elton John returns to Australia this December.


And getting there is so easy, as ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is located only 70 meters from Central Station where you can jump on a train and be at the Entertainment Centre in just half an hour. Why not make it a mid-week escape and stay in one of our self-contained apartments.


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