Enjoy a renaissance-esque holiday

SPREAD your wings and indulge in a weekend away that is so close to home you won't have time to hear the kids say “are we there yet?”.

Towers of Chevron Renaissance, in the heart of Surfers Paradise, is a great getaway location and with one, two and three-bedroom apartments available so you can bring the whole family or escape on your own.

Each apartment boasts an open floor plan and ducted air conditioning, fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen and elegant furnishings.

Broad balconies give you the option of dining outdoors to make the most of the idyllic Gold Coast climate and absorb the views.

Each room has views overlooking the ocean, river or hinterland and the resort is just a few minutes' walk from one of Australia's most famous surf beaches.

Once you've unloaded the luggage in your apartment it would be a crime not to soak up some sunshine beside the glorious lagoon pools and spas surrounded by sandy beaches and lush grass, five storeys above street level.

Aptly named Beaches in the Sky, you will feel as if you are far away on a tropical island.

There's also a health pavilion for you to enjoy, should you feel so inclined. It features an indoor 25-metre heated pool, spa, saunas and gymnasium.

Other facilities at the Towers of Chevron Renaissance include a private theatre, club lounge and games room.

The private theatre can be hired by families and large groups to watch DVDs on a big screen in comfort.

The club lounge is ideal for small meetings or functions. And the kids will be in heaven to find the large games room complete with arcade machines, air hockey and pool tables to keep them entertained for some time.

The $400 million four-and-a-half-star resort was officially opened in January 2003 and has been dubbed the property that heralded the rebirth of Surfers Paradise.

It features a triple tower 40-level complex which stands on the site of the iconic Chevron Hotel.

The surrounding Chevron Renaissance village is centred around a fountain piazza and has a cosmopolitan mix of cafes and restaurants, fashion boutiques, day spas and specialty stores.

During spring you can take up the special packages for two and three-bedroom apartments on offer at the Towers of Chevron Renaissance.

Perfect for a long weekend escape or a week-long stay, the three or seven-night packages include free car parking and a VIP shopping and dining card for use in the village.

But get in quick, as this offer is only available until October 19.

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