Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Resorts Uncover Your Inner Sports Fan

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Resorts Uncover Your Inner Sports Fan

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IF YOU'RE a sport tragic, fitness freak or just can't sit still, has you covered with its list of the world's best sport-themed hotels. From clay-pigeon shooting to basketball, these hotels will help you get into the sporting spirit on your next holiday.

Hotel: The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, 4*

Destination: United States

BASKETBALL fans need look no further than the amazing Hardwood Suite at the Palms Casino Resort a where else but in Las Vegas.

Covering 10,000 square feet on two floors, this amazing suite reflects the lifestyle of an NBA superstar. The suite features a basketball half-court, complete with professional locker room and scoreboard, as well as a pool table, dance floor and Jacuzzi tub. Rooms at The Palms Casino Resort start at $70 per room per night.

Hotel: Hotel Boca by Design Suites, Buenos Aires, 4.5*

Destination: Argentina

CREATED by Argentina's world-renowned football club, the Boca Juniors, the Hotel Boca is a football-themed skyscraper in Buenos Aires.

Each room is themed with paintings of some of the club's most famous past players from Maradona to Carlos Tevez. The hotel also hosts the team the night before their matches, allowing fans to meet their idols.

Rooms at Hotel Boca start at $141 per room per night.

Hotel: qualia, Hamilton Island, 5*

Destination: Australia

WITH access to one of the most scenic golf courses in Australia, this stunning hotel on Hamilton Island provides the ideal retreat for any golf-lover.

Not only can you enjoy 18 holes but also tour the island behind the wheel of the hotel's complimentary golf carts.

Away from the course, there's no shortage of water activities on offer, including sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and fishing.

Rooms at qualia start at $981 per room per night.

Hotel: Stapleford Park Country House Hotel, Leicestershire, 4*

Destination: United Kingdom

FOR a more old-fashioned English sporting experience, the Stapleford Park Country House Hotel is perfect.

You can try your hand at a number of sports, including clay-pigeon shooting, archery, falconry or enjoy a game of tennis or golf. …

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