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Monday, March 1, 2010

Mantra Pledges Support for Field of Women Breast Cancer Event


When thousands of people touched by breast cancer stand united within the famed grounds of the MCG in May, leading accommodation provider, Mantra Group will be there in spirit with a pledge to attempt to raise $25,000 towards the ongoing battle against the deadly disease.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is planning to stage a mammoth show of tribute for those affected by breast cancer, with a 'Field of Women LIVE' event on May 7 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground before the AFL match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs. BCNA hopes to have 14,100 men and women participate to bring breast cancer statistics to life.

To show support and encouragement for such a huge and meaningful endeavour, Mantra Hotels, Resorts and Apartments hope to raise $25,000 for the cause by donating half of the best available room rate for stays at Melbourne City properties, booked through our 13 15 17 call centre and online via www.mantra.com.au/field-of-women

“Breast Cancer Network Australia's mission is to inform, empower, represent and link together Australians affected by breast cancer, and we at Mantra Group believe they deserve as much support as they can get for such a valuable service to our community,” says Bob East, Mantra Group CEO.

“Mantra Group takes our corporate social responsibility seriously, and sincerely believes in BCNA's work to ensure that those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible,” says Mr East.

“We are hoping the community will in turn support us in our efforts to reach our target donation of $25,000, by staying in one of our Melbourne properties on May 7- that way they can be sure that 50 per cent of their room rate goes directly towards backing this noble cause.”

Participating Mantra hotels are scattered across the Melbourne CBD, each offering distinctively different experiences, but all ensuring a most memorable break away from home in absolute style and comfort- all within close proximity to the venue.

Mantra on Jolimont - just a one minute walk to the MCG – boasts tastefully decorated studios and one and two bedroom apartments, all featuring air-conditioning, cable TV, LCD Screens and in-house movies, wireless internet and a kitchen/ette. We offer the great combination of the hotel's ideal vicinity so close to the Field of Women LIVE event, and the Yarra Pedestrian Bridge linking the hotel to central Melbourne, with optimum guest facilities such as a swimming pool and spa, restaurant and bar, gymnasium, and 24-hour reception.

Mantra 100 Exhibition, located at the 'Paris' end of Melbourne which houses chic designer fashion boutiques, is within easy walking distance to the MCG and theatres, bars, restaurants and shopping, offering one and two bedroom apartments.

Mantra on Little Bourke, with easy access to premium local attractions including boutique shopping, famous eat streets, the Docklands precinct, offering studios, one and two bedroom apartments.

Mantra on Russell, within walking distance from the phlethora of shops, entertainment district, leading tourist attractions, theatres, trendy cafes, bars and restaurants, offering studios, one and two bedroom apartments.

Mantra on the Park, overlooking the beautiful Carlton Gardens and the Melbourne Exhibition Building, and close to famous shopping precincts, theatres, restaurants, cafes and bars, offering one and two bedroom apartments and three bedroom penthouse, all with private balconies and views.

Mantra Southbank, situated in the exciting arts and entertainment district and close to Crown Casino, Melbourne Convention Centre and the Victorian Arts Centre, within easy reach of famous shopping and cafe and dining precincts, lush parklands and gardens, and the Yarra River's popular promenades, offering one and two bedroom apartments.

Mantra Tullamarine Hotel, only five minutes from the airport, a 10-minute drive to the famous Flemington Racecourse and a 20-minute drive to the thriving CBD with all its attractions, offering executive and deluxe studios, and suites.

See www.mantra.com.au for details on individual properties.

Just make sure to book through Mantra's 13 15 17 call centre or online via http://www.mantra.com.au/field-of-women/ to ensure that 50 per cent of the best available room rate will go towards helping Mantra Group reach our target donation of $25,000 for BCNA.

For further information on the Field of Women LIVE event, go online to www.fieldofwomenlive.org.au
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