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Resorts uncover your inner sports fan

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 - 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.

Rooms at Stapleford Park Country House Hotel start at $755 per room per night.

Hotel: Omni San Diego Hotel, California, 4*

Destination: United States

CONNECTED via a pedestrian skybridge to PETCO baseball park in San Diego, you can't get much closer to the action than the Omni San Diego Hotel.

Overlooking the home of the San Diego Padres, many of the hotel's guest rooms offer views of the stadium. You also have access to exclusive packages, offering the best seats in the house, merchandise and spa treatments to relax after the game.

Rooms at the Omni San Diego Hotel start at $329 per room per night.

Hotel: Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, Florida, 2.5*

Destination: United States

IF you want to treat your sports-mad family to a hotel stay with a difference, look no further than this sporting paradise.

Part of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney's All-Star Sports Resort consists of 10 extravagantly-

themed buildings based on different sports, including baseball, basketball, football, surfing and tennis.

Rooms at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort start at $127 per room per night.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, 4*

Destination: United States

WITH its own running track, and Olympic-standard swimming pool, you can fulfill all your Olympic fantasies at the new Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

If that doesn't suffice, a billiards table, poker table and basketball court are also available.

Rooms at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel start at $283 per room per night.

Hotel: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, 5*

Destination: United Arab Emirates

WITH its iconic design inspired by a ship's sail, this massive hotel is a sporting paradise.

Located on Jumeirah Beach, the hotel's Pavilion Sports Club features complimentary fitness and aerobics classes, state-of-the-art equipment, a climbing wall, table tennis, squash courts, and six outdoor tennis courts.

Cool off in the three outdoor pools or at the beach with windsurfing, kayaking and paddleboating.

Rooms at Jumeirah Beach Hotel start at $463 per room per night.

Hotel: Azumaya Resort, Ueda, 3.5*

Destination: Japan

AVID skiiers can stay in style at the Azumaya Resort in Ueda, Japan.

Close to both downhill and cross-country skiing areas, you can enjoy Japan's fresh powder before retiring to the comfort of the hotel.

Rooms at Azumaya Resort start at $207 per room per night.

To book any of these specials, visit or call 1800 846 835.

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