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Feel the full winter buzz

THE Art Series Hotel Group is keeping things toasty as a host of arts, festivals and sporting events warm up the winter months in Melbourne.

Feel the buzz in Australia's event capital, discovering your inner foodie at the city's diverse culinary hideouts, see sporting heroes take on rivals, shop 'til you drop and lose yourself in the amazing design and cultural events all over the city.

The city of Melbourne is your playground and Art Series Hotels is your launch pad.

See Melbourne Winter Masterpieces at the National Gallery of Victoria or watch the story of the Phantom continue in the musical production, Love Never Dies.

The State of Design festival is the biggest celebration of design in Australia, and the Melbourne Winter Festival is set to cast a spell over the city in August, transforming it into a winter wonderland with all the delights of an alpine snow-season.

The Melbourne International Film Festival hosts a feast of cinematic delicacies from more than 50 countries for some 17 days.

Or head to the MCG or Etihad Stadium to watch an AFL game.

The Art Series Hotels Hug in a Mug Package is available until August 31. Curl up and stay in Art Series Hotels from $210 per night. The package includes overnight accommodation at The Cullen Prahran, The Olsen South Yarra or The Blackman and a European hot chocolate in your very own mug.

Book at Art Series Hotels or on 1800 278 468.

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