Robbie Williams, Harry Styles and more…

Robbie Williams, Harry Styles and more…

Perth is hosting some huge international musicians at Perth Arena next month. From Robbie Williams to Queen to Harry Styles – there seems to be something for all tastes. But make sure you don’t miss out, these tickets will sell fast.

Forget about the hassle of getting home – make your night out complete and stay right near the action at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Just a short walk away from Perth Arena.


Robbie Williams

Robbie is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic live performers of his time. He will be showcasing his main hits in this concert as well as a couple of surprising covers thrown in for good measure. His show is absolutely not to be missed when he pays us a visit this March.

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Bruno Mars

Who doesn’t love a bit of Bruno Mars? He’s a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician and his recent world-wide smash single ‘Uptown Funk’ made history.

His previous visit to Perth in 2014 was a sell-out and fans have been begging for his return ever since.

Don’t miss out on seeing this amazing performer on stage at Perth Arena this March – you won’t regret it!

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Queen + Adam Lambert

Don’t miss your chance to see Queen and Adam Lambert this March at Perth Arena. Expect the unexpected on this tour as they plan to unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production. The show will look entirely different to their previous performance with new technologies. Sounds exciting – I would get your tockets quick on this one.

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Harry Styles

Ah Harry, his self-titled debut album soared to the top of the charts around the world making history. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band, One Direction to his Australian debut shows selling out in less than a minute!. Don’t miss this great chance to see the man himself in action.

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Perth Entertainment Package

We have the perfect package to make the most of your next event in Perth. Stay in the heart of the city, less than 5 minutes walking distance to Perth Arena and just minutes to all major entertainment venues around Perth.

Forget the struggles of finding a way home late at night or being the sober driver! Book yourself a room from our Perth Entertainment Package for the ultimate night out.

Perth Entertainment package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 adults
  • 2 house beverages at Ivy & Jack


What’s On at Perth Arena in November

What’s On at Perth Arena in November

Nothing is worse than the constant “I’m borreeeeed, I wanna do somethingggg” during school holidays. It’s hard trying to find something new to do every day! If you find yourself turning to Google and searching for things like ‘things to do with kids near me’ or ‘school holiday activities in Perth’ the search ends here! We’ve got your itinerary sorted with our Very Important Kids (VIK) Program and our Top 10 things to do in Perth these Easter school holidays. 

Very Important Kids (VIK) Club


Our free VIK program saves up to $300 on local experiences and kid friendly activities in Perth! You’ll receive exclusive discounts at Perth’s best family friendly attractions and free meals at Ivy & Jack when you stay at Holiday Inn Perth. Plus kids stay free! Kate and family from South West Mums recently tested out the program – check out her blog here.

1. Golden Egg Hunt

The City of Perth Library is hosting a Golden Egg Hunt in Cathedral Square this Easter! Get your Golden Egg brochure from the library, then follow the clues to find all the eggs. Don’t forget to collect your prize from the library once you’re done! Suitable for kids under 12 with supervision. Dates: All school holidays. Easter hours apply. Learn more.

2. Free Painting Workshop

As part of the current Artist Activation at Art Gallery of WA, Noongar artists Esther McDowell/Yabini Kickett invite children to join in a free dry brush painting workshop exploring multi-media artwork and endemic species. It’s a little bit of learning with a lot of art. Free, however booking is required. Dates: 17, 18, 24, 26 April. Learn more.

3. Pizza Making Classes

Want the kids to learn to cook without making a mess of your kitchen? Let them make a mess in someone else’s! The Island eatery at Elizabeth Quay, just an 5-8 min walk from Holiday Inn, is hosting pizza making classes for kids aged 4 – 12 this school holidays. Parents will need to stick around while your kids make lunch, but you can enjoy a bubbles or two while they do it. Dates: 15 – 16 April. Learn more.

4. Free Flicks For Kids

Each Saturday at Northbridge Piazza you can expect a free kids outdoor movie on the grass. Kick back with a beanbag, popcorn and your picnic, for a great free night in the city. No booking required! Enjoy The Princess & The Frog on April 13, and Ratatouille on April 20. Dates: Every Saturday (excludes winter).

5. Free Pancake Decorating

This Easter long weekend join Ivy & Jack at their breakfast buffet for free pancake decorating! Let the kids go wild at the pancake station and decorate to their hearts desire with smarties, lollies, fruit and more.  Best of all, Kids Eat Free at Ivy & Jack all school holidays when dining with an adult. Dates: 19 – 22 April.

6. Jazz for Juniors


Do your kids love music? WAYJO have a very special school holiday program where they introduce the instruments of a jazz band. Kids have the opportunity to try an instrument and learn from the best. The program sells out, so be sure to get in quick. Dates: 16 – 17 April. Learn more.


7. The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is a favourite among the little ones. Who wouldn’t want to see pure gold being heated to molten temperatures then poured into a gold bar!? It’ll leave the kids amazed and wanting more. There is plenty to do at the Perth Mint, take a wander through the gold exhibition or stop to see the one tonne gold coin in all it’s glory. They also offer guided heritage walks of the building, the secure vault and the original melting house. Best of all, you can get free entry for one child (aged 4 – 15) when accompanied by a paying adult with our VIK wristband. Dates: Open 7 days 9am – 5pm. Learn more.

8. BHP Billiton Water Park

Summer is set to be a scorcher and the perfect way to cool down during the school holidays is at the mini water park at Elizabeth Quay. Let the kids run wild through the water fountains while you sit back with an ice-cream from Gusto Gelato. And when the kids have had enough fun in the fountains, getting back to your room in Perth City Centre takes just 5-minutes! Dates: Open all year. Learn more.

9. Room on the Broom live  

Award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Room on the Broom, has been adapted for the stage! Watch as a helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things. This comes after sell out adaptation shows of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. Room on the Broom will be showing at State Theatre Centre of WA, just minutes’ walk from Holiday Inn Perth. Dates: 23 – 28 April.

10.  Kings Park

With some of Perth’s best playgrounds, there are so many things to climb and explore. The Rio Tinto Naturescape is always a favourite – but be warned, the kids will get a bit dirty! We’ve written a list of some of the best things to do at Kings Park. Pack yourself a picnic and head over.  Dates: All year. Learn more. 

Kids Stay and Eat Free at Holiday Inn

After a day packed full of school holiday fun in the city, kick back and relax at the Holiday Inn hotel. The best family accommodation in Perth gets even better. Kids Stay and Eat Free, which makes it the perfect spot for a City Staycation with the family.  Plus, save up to $300 on meals and activities with our Very Important Kids program – it’s free to join!



Don’t forget, kids stay and eat FREE.

Top 5 Reasons Kids Love Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

  1. Our meals are free at Ivy and Jack*. Mum doesn’t get a bill for our food, which always makes her happy.
  2. We get a really cool Travel Story pack including colouring in pencils, stickers and even recipes!
  3. We can stay for free.* Sleeping in our parents’ room means lots of time together.
  4. We get to eat the foods we like from our own special menu at Ivy and Jack. Breakfast, lunch and dinner!
  5. We can have all the fun we want. Unlike some hotels, Holiday Inn welcomes kids. It’s kinda like home, but a lot better.


Top 5 Date Night Ideas for a Perth City Getaway

Top 5 Date Night Ideas for a Perth City Getaway

Spend your next date night wandering through lane ways of Perth City experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 5 date night venues that will make your night one to remember. Surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the many bars and restaurants Perth has to offer.



If fine dining is what you’re after, then this is the place to be. In the rooftop space of COMO The Treasury , Perth’s revitalised state buildings, you’ll find the elegant Wildflower restaurant. Tantalise your tastebuds with their contemporary dishes that revolve around the indigenous ethos of six seasons. Expect to be surprised with unusual, yet exquisite dishes such as sweet potato pudding with anise myrtle, mandarin, chestnuts and truffle ice cream.  Pair your course with a glass of wine as you stargaze beyond the glass surrounds.


Shadow Wine Bar 

This one is for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own worlds. Wander through hustle and bustle of Northbridge and you’ll find Shadow Wine Bar. Its timeless European style is the perfect location for an intimate conversation and of course, a few glasses of wine.


Ivy & Jack

Buzzing in the heart of Perth City, you’ll find this urban industrial-chic restaurant. Previously the Town Cinema, Ivy & Jack have utilised their space to create a modern twist on its cinematic heritage. Its central location attracts an array of visitors, creating the perfect combination of lively and intimate. Cosy up in a booth while you enjoy one of their many delicious cocktails or if you’re daring enough; let one of the bartenders create something for you.



There aren’t many places we’d go and rave about the chicken, but at Tiny’s that’s what they’re famous for. Juicy, fresh rotisserie chicken served with mouthwatering potatoes and bread sauce. If that doesn’t sell you, then the wine bar/shop attached to the bar just might! They have an extensive wine menu to enjoy along with delicious eats. The perfect spot for dinner or drinks, and located just a few minutes up Hay St at QV1.


The Laneway Lounge 

Old school elegance and a bit of Jazz never goes out of date. Tucked off the street in the CBD is the ever charming Laneway Lounge. Hosting free live music every weekend, The Laneway Lounge brings a touch of New Orleans and old Paris in its beautifully styled venue. Kick back and relax in its decadent bar with one of their delightfully unusual cocktails for a date with a blast to the past.



Turn your night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Weekend Special Package when you check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults,full buffet breakfast and a late check-out. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

10 Family Experiences you can’t miss this spring

10 Family Experiences you can’t miss this spring

The perfect excuse for a Perth family getaway

With Perth delivering so much entertainment this spring, your family can get set for a fun-filled adventure. Keep the kids entertained with everything from dinosaurs to the Wiggles. There’s something for all ages, so there’s no better time to be planning a Perth city escape.

Plan your spring getaway with an exciting travel itinerary, and save on your city accommodation with a hotel deal from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located just a short distance from each experience.


#1 Dinosaur Discovery

20 September 2017 – 28 January 2018

Perth Convention and Exhibition CentreDinosaur_Discovery

Experience a close encounter with thrilling life like Dinosaurs at the Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous. Prepare for over 23 life-size dinosaur models moving and interacting with each other – an amazing experience you don’t want to miss!

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#2 Kings Park Festival

1 – 31 September 2017

Kings Park and Botanical Gardens have the largest presentation of WA’s spectacular blooming flowers this Spring for their ‘Where the Wildflowers are’ festival. Running throughout the entire month of September, Kings Park will transform into a myriad of colour and be the host for many forms of celebrations – fun for the whole family you don’t want to miss.

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#3 Scitech

With a range of interactive, fun and informative activities, Scitech provides you and your family a day of excitement and intrigue. Kids aged 4 + can engage in a workshop at a CSIRO Lab for young scientists or marvel at the Planetarium show. For the younger ones there is a regular animal farm, discovery land and a bubble trouble show.

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#4 Perth Royal Show

23 – 31 September

It’s not long to go before the annual Perth Royal Show excitement begins. With all the usual exciting show elements including show bags, pavilions, cuddly animals and thrilling rides, you and your family will have a blast. Make it easy on yourself and complete your show experience with the comfort of a hotel after a long day of fun. Holiday Inn is a 2-minute walking distance to the train station where you can easily travel to the show without worrying about parking.

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#5 Cruise the Swan River

Soak up the beautiful spring weather on a cruise of the Swan River with Captain Cook Cruises. Whether it be a Perth Zoo Cruise package, a Fremantle Explorer or a Swan River scenic, all cruises all depart from Elizabeth Quay, a short stroll from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

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#6 The Wiggles at Perth Arena

November 18 & 19th

Get ready to Wiggle! The most successful Children’s entertainment group is here this spring. Featuring your favourite Wiggles songs and entertainers at The Perth Arena. Book your tickets early, this one will sell out.

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#7 Chocolate Walking Tour

Perth is home to some amazing chocolatiers so make this fun three-hour tour of Perth’s best chocolatiers on your to-do list. Enjoy samples of the exquisite chocolate delights at each venue you visit all while learning the elements of a proper chocolate tasting.


#8 Twilight Market at Perth City Farm

Sunday 1st October 9am – 1pm

Featuring some of Perth’s best creative talent, the Perth City Farm Artisan Markets will showcase upcycling, recycling, handmade and local products. A perfect outing for the whole family including local performers, delicious food and drinks and special activities throughout.

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#9 Moonlight Cinema

Starts November

Pack a picnic, grab a beanbag and enjoy a movie under the stars at the Moonlight Cinema in Kings Park and Botanical Gardens this spring! Screening latest release, contemporary and classic films the Moonlight Cinema is a pleasant relaxing night out with the family. Learn more


#10 Fire Station Museum

The family will absolutely love the Education and Heritage Centre which is home to vintage and past fire trucks on display for the kids to climb aboard. The building is an actual fire station from the past will all the original features and you can even dress up in the jackets and fireman hats!

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Make a weekend of it and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Weekend Special Package. Check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults plus Kids Stay & Eat Free, full buffet breakfast and a late check-out.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

Arcadia is coming to Perth!

Arcadia is coming to Perth!

Arcadia Australia heads to Elizabeth Quay


Arcadia is heading to Perth for its first ever Australian performance in November!

It’s not often that Perth gets to gets to be the first in Australia to experience an event like this, so we’re excited!

The three day spectacle plays host to live music, performing arts and cutting edge technology – the ultimate experience and one not to be missed.

The Spider will travel all the way from Taiwan, as it continues its tour from one show to the next. A 20 metre high, flame spitting spider made entirely from recycled military and industrial hardware is something to behold. Each night of Arcadia the Spider awakens. Expect crowd member abductions, aerial performances and amazing pyrotechnics as the Spider comes to life.

Traditional dance, The Yallor Keeninyarra, will be performed publicly for the first time in WA since 1901, asking the Spider Spirit of Garrgatup to weave a web of togetherness and strength.

If all of that doesn’t sound exciting enough for you, then head to see The Lords of the Lightening use 4 million volts of electricity in the ultimate lightening battle.


A three-day spectacle!

You’ll have the opportunity to watch these spectacles during each of the three days of Arcadia at Elizabeth Quay

Day One: 5pm – 11pm Friday 25/11/16 | 18+ years

Look forward to an evening full of local and international electronic music; special act includes LEFTFIELD DJ Set (UK)

Day Two:  5pm – 11pm Saturday 26/11/16 | 18+ years

Check out the hottest Australian Artists on Saturday night! The huge line-up of talent includes Alison Wonderland, Carmada and Elk, among many other trap, hip hop and dance artists.

Day Three:  3.30pm – 9.30pm Sunday 27//11/16 | 13 – 17 years

It’s not often that the youth of Perth get to attend a music line-up quite like this! On Sunday Arcadia sets a repeat of Saturday for the Under 18s only.



Arcadia Accommodation

Book your accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre and catch all the action at Arcadia Perth. Only 7 minutes from Elizabeth Quay to walk or drive.

Holiday Inn Perth

  • Check in 2pm, check out 11am
  • Located in the heart of Perth City
  • Best price guarantee when you book direct with us
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for members. Free to join!



An Evening With Oprah in Perth

An Evening With Oprah in Perth

Now you have a once in a lifetime experience to spend an evening with Oprah at Perth Arena

The reigning media mogul and all-time queen of the daytime talk show is coming to visit our shores again – back this time not for a whirlwind TV tour, but to treat Perth fans to an intimate live experience in her first Australian spoken word show.

An Evening With Oprah will detail Oprah’s extraordinary life tale; her rise from childhood poverty and sexual assault into becoming the world’s richest African American, presently worth a whopping US$2.4 billion.

The woman who has been nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for The Color Purple, helmed the 25-yr running Oprah Winfrey Show, launched her OWN television network, built O Magazine, revolutionized book clubs with the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, created Oprah’s Angel Network charity, built the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with many, many other achievements with be in Perth for one night only this December.

Oprah will be hosting an evening at Perth Arena on Monday 7th of December. There are still ticket packages available via Ticketek to this show that fans do not want to miss.

What better way to make a night of it than to spend an evening with us too. Take your time getting ready for the show before taking a mere 10 minute stroll down from Hay Street to Perth Arena. We have packages available for an overnight stay with breakfast included in our newly refurbished rooms, so book now to secure a spot for an inspiring evening.