Everyone tells expectant mothers that they are well-advised to have as much rest, relaxation and pampering as they possibly can before the baby arrives as it's well near impossible to enjoy much of that after the big event.
Catriona Rowntree was keen to soak that advice in and was interested to check out Palazzo Versace's "babymoon"!
Called their What's Kickin' package, it's a local version of the European babymoon concept. It's all about taking a pregnant pause. Of course Versace is all about pampering, but for expectant parents, grandparents, godparents, aunties, uncles, it all goes a step further.
Imagine staying in the luxury hotel for two nights being served breakfast and wallowing in a 60-minute rejuvenating pedi-spa, having access to the Roman bath-style Salus per Aquum Spa and being able to park free of charge. It all sounds just like what the doctor ordered.
They have taken into consideration any special foods the expectant mother may be craving and there are mouth-watering delights on a special in-room menu. Sweet, salty, homemade biscuits and milk, fresh strawberries, vanilla-scented Chantilly cream, homemade hamburger and chips or hot dogs with pickles and mustard. That should just about cover all the well-known middle-of-the-night have-to-haves.
When the baby arrives it too can enjoy a little luxury with its very own Palazzo Versace bathrobe and a gorgeous Cedric, the Palazzo Versace teddy bear.
If the pedi-spa got you going, you might want to check out their facials and manicures or even the pregnancy massage.
Palazzo Versace on Queensland's Gold Coast
Palazzo Versace What's Kickin' package is $1120. It includes two nights' accommodation in a superior room, buffet breakfast in Il Barocco, a 60-minute pedi-spa, bathrobe and teddy and two items from the In Room Cravings menu.
Prices correct at April 30, 2009
For further information
Palazzo Versace Gold Coast
Sea World Drive
Main Beach 4217
Ph: (07) 5509 8000 or 1800 098 000
Fax: (07) 5509 8888