Rothbury Hotel Fri, 22 May 2015 00:53:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Spartan Race is coming to Brisbane Mon, 04 May 2015 02:24:01 +0000 Read More>>

If you are on a mission to get you active, healthy and excited about change, then the Spartan Race will push you to your limits

A return to our ancient roots, when running through woods, getting dirty, and facing physical and mental challenges was part of everyday life reminds us of who we are and what we are capable of.


There are 2 events happening in Brisbane on the 16th May 2015

Location: Ivorys Rocks Convention Centre – Mt Flinders Rd, Peak Crossing, just an hours drive from ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel, Brisbane.

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Sprint = Speed and agility

7km + 20 obstacles

Spartan Sprints are a great starting point to becoming a Spartan. The 7k / 20 obstacle course is fun for everyone from beginners to seasoned athletes. It is the perfect motivation to get you and your friend’s leaner, fitter and yes…muddy!

The shorter sprint presents plenty for the hard core athlete to test themselves against while giving new Spartans a good start to their Trifecta. Run, climb, jump, swing, crawl and dodge, all part of the course in a Spartan Race. 99.9% will finish, and 100% will have earned the respect due a Spartan warrior!


Beast = the final Stand

21km + 35 obstacles

You dealt with the Sprint and conquered the Super, but now you must face the gruelling 21k / 35 obstacle Spartan Beast. Your strength and endurance alone will not see you though…the beast is a test of spirit. This course will bring you face to face with your demons. No excuses, no mercy, no giving up. Think you know what you’re capable of? Then step up to the Beast and get out of your comfort zone.

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Spartan will also be returning in August if you need to have time to train for this.

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Super = Never give up

14km + 25 obstacles

The Spartan Super provides a 14k / 25 obstacle riddled battlefield of insane terrain combined with obstacles to test your physical strength and mental resolve. The Spartan Super is designed to push you to your limits, show you the strength inside and lead you across the finish line! This endurance race consists of hills, trails, mud and custom-built ball breaking tests. No expense spared, no stone unturned. Expect unexpected nastiness at every muddy turn!


If you need a place to rest your weary legs, then ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel, Brisbane can look after you. Make the most of it and book 2 nights to relax, revive and enjoy our rooftop spa for your recovery.



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Escape The Winter Weather Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:09:29 +0000 Read More>>

What do freezing temperatures, resting fog, snow, and unpredictable wild winter weather have in common?  They are NOT happening in Southeast Queensland!


Escape from the misery of the turbulent seasonal weather in Victoria and New South Wales and come enjoy one of the best times of year on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Brisbane.  Mild temperatures, sunny days, and smaller crowds make the winter months the perfect time for a long weekend getaway.


From June to early November, all of our resort locations, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane are the best locations to watch the majestic whale migration, as they move north to warmer waters or later in the season, as they return with their newborn calves.  Catch a glimpse of the beautiful creatures from one of our ocean facing rooms at ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach, or book a whale watching tour with one of the many reputable companies in each area.


Two big events drawing crowds during the winter are Oktoberfest in Brisbane and the Caloundra Music Festival.  Both events take place in October and are perfect long weekend adventures.  Oktoberfest takes place throughout the month and features delicious German foods, great German bier, and a raucous atmosphere.


For mad sports fans, Southeast Queensland is home to some of the countries best sports teams.  Stay at ULTIQA Rothbury in Brisbane and watch the Brisbane Broncos take on the teams of the NRL or the Lions do battle in the AFL.  Alternatively, take in the Coolangatta Gold on the Goldie or the Ironman 70.3 on the Sunshine Coast, if a bit of day or weekend sports are more your style.


Outdoor markets are also thriving during winter- the Eumundi Markets and the Caloundra Street Fair are two of our personal favourites, happening Saturdays on the Sunshine Coast.  Eat your way through delicious food stands and pick up some hidden gems, all while staying at ULTIQA Shearwater Resort.


Sunshine and warm temperatures during the day mean that the winter months are still perfect for enjoying time outside.  Kayak the Brisbane River, play a round of barefoot bowls, take a hinterland hike on the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast, or enjoy some stand up paddle boarding at the beach.

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Whatever you love to do, Southeast Queensland is the perfect place to do it during the dreaded winter season.  Spend time outside and soak up the last bit of great weather before you head home to ugg boots and heavy jackets.  While you are here, enjoy the comforts of home and the luxury of a resort at one of our beautifully appointed ULITQA Resorts.


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ANZAC Day Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:21:41 +0000 Read More>>

ULTIQA Resorts would like to take a moment to thank, honour and recognise the efforts and contributions of all military veterans and current members who have served our country.


When The First World War broke out many Australians entered it welcoming the coming conflict. It was seen as a test to our young nationhood, a chance to prove ourselves on the world stage. Nearly all of the enlisted men were civilians not a year before landing at Gallipoli.



Many of these men made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and it was probably put best by Sir William Deane the former Governor-General of Australia


“ANZAC is not merely about loss. It is about courage and endurance, and duty, and love of country, and mateship, and good humour, and the survival of a sense of self-worth and decency in the face of dreadful odds.”


Most Australians have held these ideas through their lives and have worn it as a badge, close to their heart, to remember those who fought and died so that we may live in the peace we do today in Australia. Every year on the 25th of April ANZAC day is held across the country and is one of the most important national commemorations to all Australians and New Zealanders who have served, fought and died in our armed forces.


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These men are remembered through the Dawn Services and ANZAC day Parades held throughout the country both by their families and everyday Australians.

The commander of the Turkish forces at Gallipoli, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, had this to say in 1934

“Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives… you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets where they lie side by side here in this country of ours… You the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears. Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. Having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”

So every year we commemorate ANZAC day in the hopes that the nation will never have to make such sacrifices again.



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Hidden Bars in Brisbane Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:34:55 +0000 Read More>>

This blog was written by Jody Macgregor and we couldn’t resist sharing.

Brisbane occasionally hides a trendy bar down a laneway, but it’s just as likely to scatter its finer drinking establishments around the suburbs or tuck them away above or below other bars. And sometimes it hides them in plain sight, with unprepossessing fronts behind which you’ll find some of its very best drinking holes.


#1 The Mermaid Lounge

Where: 15 Caxton Street, Paddington

Everyone in Brisbane knows about Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall by now, with its apple whiskey and walls covered in hunting trophies like the kind of country house a murder mystery takes place in. But head upstairs to the balcony and then towards the front of the building through a door that looks like you probably shouldn’t be walking through it unless you’re staff, and you’ll find the Mermaid Lounge. Enjoy cosy leather booths, a selection of nautical-themed beers, a shark hanging overhead, and a model ship over the bar that fires a cap-gun broadside at regular intervals.


#2 The Walrus Club

Where: 543 Coronation Drive, Toowong

There’s something very Brisbane about hiding a speakeasy underneath an existing pub. The 1920s-themed Walrus Club is down a flight of stairs in the bottle-o laneway of the much more commercial Regatta Hotel. It’s basically a cigar joint for Don Draper cosplayers, with vintage leather couches and candelabra lighting. Named after the SS Walrus, a steamboat that doubled as an illegal rum distillery and sailed the Albert River in the 19th century, rum is the specialty here, in spiced, traditional molasses-based, and French colonial varieties, as well as blended with house-made soda.


#3 Junk Bar

Where: 215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove

In suburban Ashgrove between a Chinese/Thai restaurant and a formal dress shop hides the Junk Bar. Antique furniture, lamps, heavy curtains, an alpine-wood cabin back lounge – it’s a retro hole-in-the-wall bar that somehow got transported to residential Brisbane. Among their specialties is teapot gin, a fruity gin cocktail that, yes, is served in a tea set. The staff will also pop next door to get takeaway for you, then serve it up on their own Junk Bar crockery.


#4 Brew

Where: Lower Burnett Lane, CBD

Halfway down an honest-to-god laneway that connects the Queen Street Mall to Albert Street in the city, by day Brew is a nice (and, importantly, air-conditioned) place to get a coffee in the middle of a wander through the city, but at night it transforms into a trendy tapas bar. They cycle through various craft beers on tap, have a thing called “Cider Wednesdays”, and provide board games over the bar if you ask.


#5 John Mills Himself

Where: 40 Charlotte Street, CBD

Behind the Archive second-hand bookstore (over a million books on its shelves, they boast) is John Mills Himself. A small brick room with a marble-top bar, it’s another place that transforms at dusk – rotating local blends in the coffee grinder during the day and then at night turning into a bar with a narrow but focused selection of beers and cocktails that will make your friend from Melbourne shut up for five minutes, including a Bees Knees cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, and honey served with fresh honeycomb.

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#6 Greaser Bar

Where: Robyn Ward Lane, Fortitude Valley

Down an alley next to a bottle-o, through a kitchen and into a basement you’ll find Greaser Bar. With a painting of a Chevy Camaro on the wall, cheeseburgers on the menu, pickleback cocktails, and blues-rock blaring at full volume out of the speakers, at the Greaser Bar they do the American dive-bar thing with gusto. That means the tequila selection is solid, they know how to mix a bloody Mary, and the fried chicken is great. Maybe don’t sit under the speakers if you want to keep your hearing, though.


#7 Fat Louie’s

Where: 1/124 Albert Street, CBD

If you don’t want to drink craft beer in a dive-themed bar where everyone’s actually quite well-groomed but prefer drinking cheap spirits in a place that is actually pretty skungey _and_ has karaoke then Fat Louie’s is for you. Up a flight of stairs on Albert Street you’ll find a place that lets you book Tokyo-style private karaoke rooms for hours and serves sake and refined Polish vodka that’s about 90% alcohol. And that is a recipe for a very interesting night.


#8 Heya

Where: 367 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Located a stone’s throw from Chinatown, Heya is the latest addition to Brisbane’s nightlife inspired by the Golden Gai district in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Descend down a flight of stairs, and you’ll encounter a basement-level labyrinth of four bars (including one dedicated to whisky), a gritty pool hall (complete with retro pinnies), a live venue space and no less than two kitchens specialising in pan-Asian street food. Heya is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 6pm.


By staying with us at ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel you are in the best position to find all these hidden bars and try them for yourself. Just try to do it soon or they won’t be so hidden.




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Brisbane Corporate Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:01:44 +0000 Read More>>

Are you looking for a Brisbane CBD hotel close to everything? ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is ideal for business and corporate travellers, traveling to Brisbane for work. Located in the heart of Brisbane’s busy central business district and only 100 meters from Central Station, ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is close to all Brisbane has to offer.


No matter where you are going, public transport is the best way to get around Brisbane and with the TransLink go card, you can travel seamlessly on all TransLink bus, ferry and rail services across Brisbane and actually throughout south-east Queensland. Brisbane also has a hop on hop off service which is called the Loop bus and this is a free service which makes travelling around Brisbane free and even easier. ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is located a 15 minute train ride from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition centre and Southbank.  Or you can discover the city by foot and walk to Queen Street Shopping Mall, the Brisbane Casino and the Brisbane Town Hall which are all close to ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel.

Whether you are working long hours or exploring the city, we create simple solutions that will enable you to make the most of your time in Queensland’s capital city.  Choose from one of our beautifully appointed, economical budget room or our self-contained apartments for a superior experience. All of our rooms and apartments come complete with complimentary WiFi, plus Air Conditioning, a complimentary light breakfast basket and morning newspapers. We also have undercover parking but spaces are limited and fees apply.

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If you have had enough of the business of town then you can escape from the city in our roof top garden, spa, sauna, or barbeque entertaining area.

ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is only 30 minutes from the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports via the Air Train, or we can arrange private transfers for you, which means accessing Brisbane city accommodation has never been easier.

Whether you are staying with us to attend a corporate event in the local area or just to soak up the excitement of Brisbane’s capital, you’ll find everything near ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you.

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