Thursday, April 10, 2014

Metro Hotel Ipswich International - Property Video

Metro Hotel Ipswich International  - Property Video Tour

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Information Expo to Help New ADF Arrivals in Ipswich

WELCOME: Carissa, Clint and Dusty McIlwain at the expo organised by the Defence Community Organisation.

FOR Australian Defence Force members and their families, packing their lives into cardboard boxes and moving to a new location can become a common experience.

ADF members can be required to relocate on posting every two to three years. 

That means military families have to get used to regularly adjusting to new surroundings. 

To make the experience a less bewildering ordeal, the Defence Community Organisation rolled out the welcome mat to families on new postings to RAAF Base Amberley with an Information Expo. 

Cathy Dellit and J.J. Millar at the information expo at the Ipswich RSL

The event, held at the Ipswich RSL, featured numerous stalls offering useful local knowledge, giveaways and information about Ipswich; from child care services to support organisations. 

Each year, more than 500 families are relocated into the Ipswich region as a result of new postings. 
Among them was vehicle mechanic Clint McIlwain who was posted in Amberley and arrived in Ipswich four weeks ago with his wife Carissa and five-month-old son, Dusty. 

Mrs McIlwain said she attended the expo to obtain useful community information - all in the one location. 

"I haven't found the move too difficult so far," the 29-year-old said. 

"I'm starting to get to know more helps if you have a kid because there are a few social circles for mums." 

Mrs McIlwain said events like the DFO expo definitely made life a lot easier though when relocating.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Meeting of QLD Mayors Has a Sweet Start at Metro Hotel Ipswich International

STRONG TIES: Logan Mayor Pam Parker hands Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale a chocolate heart yesterday.

THERE was love in the air yesterday when mayors from across south-east Queensland flocked to Metro Hotel Ipswich International.

Logan Mayor Pam Parker celebrated a political Valentine's Day, giving chocolate hearts to mayors from across the south-east including those from Ipswich, Brisbane, the Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Scenic Rim.

The giant hearts also doubled as reminders to the other mayors of Logan's motto: "The heart of south-east Queensland".

"It's about sharing the love," Cr Parker said.

"It's Valentine's Day and we'll be spending more time with the other mayors than with our families, so I thought it would be a nice way to celebrate the day."

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said the gift was a sweet reminder of the ties between the two cities.

"If anyone sees a boundary between Ipswich and Logan, they're crazy," he said.

"What makes a strong region is people working together."

Council of Mayors meeting in Ipswich from left, Scenic Rim Mayor John Brent, Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Redlands Mayor Karen Williams, Toowoomba Deputy Mayor Mike Williams and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

While the gifts may have started the Council of Mayors meeting on a lighter note, the meeting saw the mayors of 10 of the councils from across south-east Queensland discuss a variety of important regional issues.

Flying foxes and encouraging development investment were among them.

Cr Pisasale said the Council of Mayors meeting was a vital way for the various local governments across the south-east corner to communicate with each other and work together.

"What you've got here is south-east Queensland without borders," he said.

"It's the responsibility we have to make south-east Queensland strong."

The Council of Mayors board meeting is set to continue at the hotel today.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sharky and The Caddman!! Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd Live in Ipswich, QLD

Special Offer Ticket $69.00 includes CD “The Story of Sharkie & The Caddman” which can be collected from the venue on the night.

After 40 years of friendship, music and laughter Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd are finally reuniting on stage for a limited Australian tour timetable through late 2013-2014. Joined by Axiom members Chris Stockley and drummer Doug Lavery, and featuring Sam See and Glyn Mason.

This is a show full of comedy and laughs – looking back at what Brian & Glenn see as ‘the best of times’ and forward with humour at ‘growing older’……for both themselves and the audience!!

Performing timeless smash hits from the 60’s to the 80’s harvested from their past supergroups The Twilights, The Groop, The Bootleg Family, Axiom and Little River Band to name a few:

  • Little Ray of Sunshine
  • Reminiscing
  • Ginger Man
  • Arkansas Grass
  • Cool Change
  • Help is on its Way
  • Don’t You Know its Magic 
Take a journey over the past 5 decades with Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd, two of Australia’s most successful and internationally renowned music legends.

You tube links: – A Little Ray of Sunshine – Ginger Man – Cool Change – Reminiscing – Don’t you know its Magic – Arkansas Grass (Axiom/Shorrock/Cadd)

Nearby Accommodation Provider Metro Hotel Ipswich International has an ideal accommodation package for this event Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd Show Package

Sun, 09 Mar 2014
Stars Cafe Open 4:30pm l Show Starts 6:00pm
Special Offer $69.00 (Inc CD)
Adult $54.00
Concession/Student $52.00
Group 10+ $52.00

Monday, January 20, 2014

Roy Orbison Tribute Show Accommodation Package - Ipswich, QLD

Metro Hotel Ipswich International is offering this Roy Orbison Tribute Show Package for $200.00* including:
  • Accommodation for Two
  • 2 Tickets to the Roy Orbison Tribute Show at Civic Theatre  
Terms and Conditions:
  • Subject to availability Please be advised that we must be notified of cancellations at least 24 hours prior to arrival, charge of one full night's tariff. 
  • Terms and Conditions apply

Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd Show & Accommodation Package Ipswich

Metro Hotel Ipswich International is offering this Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd Show Package for $240.00* including:
  • Accommodation for Two
  • 2 Tickets to the Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd Show at Civic Theatre  

Terms and Conditions:
  • Subject to availability Please be advised that we must be notified of cancellations at least 24 hours prior to arrival, charge of one full night's tariff. 
  • Terms and Conditions apply

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Platform 9 Restaurant & Wine Bar's new offer

Platform 9 Restaurant & Wine Bar's new offer...
Bring this bottle of wine when two or more people dine at Platform 9 Restaurant and you can drink it for free.

Offer not valid on special event days or in conjunction with any other promotional offer or discount. Only one bottle per table.

Platform 9 Restaurant is location on the lobby level and is open for dinner daily from 6pm to 9:30pm.
Please note consumption of this wine within your room will result in a $30 charge per bottle to your room account.