Where to stay

The following hotels in Brisbane city are offering special rates for WPFD 2010 delegates. See our Google Map for conference, hotel and event locations.

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Delegates to the conference should register directly with the hotel of their choice. Room rates and other details are available on each hotel's web-site. When making a room booking, please mention that you are a delegate to UNESCO's World Press Freedom Day 2010 conference as this will entitle you to receive the special room rate.

Rydges South Bank

Rydges South Bank is located in the heart of Brisbane's arts and entertainment precinct and is the closest hotel to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Activities in the precinct are endless with regular events and showcases on art, music, food and films.

It's the perfect place to take advantage of Brisbane's outdoor lifestyle; wander through the weekend art and craft markets, take a dip in South Bank's man-made beach, or enjoy a barbeque or picnic in the lush parklands. The parklands adjoin the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre via a walkway, is directly opposite the Queensland Performing Arts Centre complex and only few minutes walk to the Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland and the new magnificent Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

Downtown Brisbane, the Treasury Casino and the Queen Street Mall are an easy 10-minute stroll away. This unique riverside leisure area is bustling with a myriad of cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques and a cinema.

To book this Hotel please click on this link: Rydges South Bank 

Mantra Hotel Southbank

Mantra South Bank is located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River and is ideally suited to cater to the discerning needs of both business and leisure travellers. Boasting a central location, Mantra South Bank is within close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD, entertainment and arts districts, cosmopolitan dining, alfresco cafés and premium local attractions.

Mantra South Bank sits opposite the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and is within walking distance of several major tourist attractions including the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, State Art Gallery and Museum, and South Bank Parklands. Public transport, including buses, trains and the famous Brisbane River City-Cats are all within walking distance of Mantra South Bank, ensuring all of Brisbane’s bounty of attractions can be easily and conveniently reached.

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Riverside Hotel Southbank

The Riverside Hotel South Bank is a 4 star hotel located within the South Bank cultural precinct, home to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Museum, Art Galleries and Lyric Theatre along with a wide range of restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

It is a perfect location, whether your stay is for business or pleasure. The Hotel is a 2004 and 2006 Hotel Motel Accommodation Association recipient for the Award for Excellence.

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