Les Clefs d’or

Where Brisbane - - Contents - By Per­i­cles Yian­nakis CHIEF CONCIERGE, SOF­I­TEL BRIS­BANE CEN­TRAL

LES CLEFS D’OR wel­comes you to Queens­land—the Sun­shine State—and what a time to come and visit! As we change from win­ter into spring the city comes to life with colour and sound. We say good­bye to EKKA and hello to 22 days of won­der with Bris­bane Fes­ti­val, which kicks off on 9 Septem­ber. It runs all month fin­ish­ing off with a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play on 30 Septem­ber along the Bris­bane River, that will no doubt be one of the most im­pres­sive dis­plays of fire­works you have seen, and what a way to close this epic fes­ti­val ev­ery year.

Dur­ing Septem­ber, the Bris­bane Fes­ti­val will show­case the best of what Bris­bane has to of­fer. South Bank will be buzzing all month with ex­hi­bi­tions, plays, food stalls, light shows, live mu­sic, and com­edy shows. Queens­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre (QPAC) and Bris­bane Pow­er­house (New Farm) will be show­cas­ing a va­ri­ety of shows through­out the month. For more in­for­ma­tion of events and ac­tiv­i­ties for this great fes­ti­val please see your ho­tel concierge or visit bris­bane­fes­ti­val.com.au/whats-on

Dur­ing Au­gust some lucky Bris­bane concierge had the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence Bris­bane by air thanks to the gen­eros­ity of S&S Avi­a­tion, based out of Mt Coot-tha. Bren­dan from S&S Avi­a­tion gave us a tour of the city like no other, fly­ing onto Sir­romet Win­ery in the lux­u­ri­ous H125 He­li­copter, the only one of its kind in South East Queens­land. We were blessed with a spec­tac­u­lar win­ter’s af­ter­noon and re­ally got to know Bris­bane from a dif­fer­ent, and must do an­gle. For all en­quiries visit sand­savi­a­tion.com.au

Should you ap­proach your concierge desk and be greeted by a mem­ber of Les Clefs d’or, you will in­stantly recog­nise the golden keys worn on their lapels. This is a sym­bol that you will re­ceive only the best ad­vice for your stay. Mem­bers of Les Clefs d’or are well net­worked not only in their city, but around the world and can help you with any re­quest, no mat­ter how big or small. I en­cour­age you to have a con­ver­sa­tion with them, chal­lenge them and pick their brains. I prom­ise you will not be left unim­pressed.

Per­i­cles Yian­nakis, vis­it­ing Sir­romet Win­ery. He­li­copter views with S&S Avi­a­tion.

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