Shadowplay by Peppers Review: a dark twist on luxury living

August 9, 2019

The shimmering silver, reflective ripple-like façade of Shadowplay by Peppers looks awkwardly out of place in overdeveloped Southbank. Melbourne’s major entertainment district is no stranger to impressive buildings, but this new apartment hotel really is something else. It’s as if the building has been ripped from the pages of a futuristic graphic novel, standing at […]

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The Fantauzzo Review: Photorealism redefines Art Series in Brisbane

August 7, 2019

As one of this country’s most beloved modern artists, it was only a matter of time before quadruple Archibald Prize winner Vincent Fantauzzo received his very own Art Series Hotel. The Australian hotel brand, now owned by AccorHotels, is a decade on from their first property – Melbourne favourite The Cullen – and has continually […]

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SO Sofitel Bangkok Review: Fashionable luxury living

May 27, 2019

Marriott has the W, IHG have Hotel Indigo, and Sofitel (owned by Accor) have the rapidly growing “SO/”. Hotel brands known for their warm luxurious embraces have, in the past decade especially, finessed their respective languages and funnelled them into younger, energetic off-shoots that fully commit to the “luxury boutique” label and thrive on individuality. […]

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Hotel Review: 25hours Hotel The Circle in Cologne is a 1960s space themed experience like no other (Germany)

October 29, 2018

Part of the AccorHotels group, 25hours Hotels are a unique run of hotels around Europe; currently boasting 12 hotels across 8 cities. The brand runs on the slogan “Come As You Are”, in reference to the iconic Nirvana song, a sentiment amplified by the fact that no hotel in the brand is like the next. […]

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AccorHotels purchase Mantra Group for $1.2 billion

June 5, 2018

AccorHotels has maintained a strong presence in the Australian market since first opening here with Novotel Sydney in Darling Harbour in 1999. Not only is that presence growing, particularly with the recent opening of five-star hotel – and Instagram star – Sofitel Darling Harbour, but the hotel group’s portfolio has just taken a giant leap […]

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Review: Swissotel Zurich is ideal for day-trippers and business travellers alike

January 23, 2018

Switzerland is full of exciting day trips no matter which city you choose as a base. For access to the Northern part of the country, the most popular option is Zürich: the country’s largest city and one of its most well-known. It’s for this reason that Swissotel is one of the best options for either […]

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Review: Novotel Zurich City West provides comfort in the heart of Swiss hipster culture

December 28, 2017

Switzerland may be best known for its unparalleled beauty and majestic landscapes but there’s still plenty to do for urban-dwellers across the country. Take Zürich for example, a city that seems pleasant and relatively placid until you reach the kinetic hipster-leaning cultural revival going down in Zürich-West: a former industrial area that’s getting a seriously […]

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The William Inglis Hotel is South West Sydney’s first five-star luxury boutique hotel

December 17, 2017

Next month South West Sydney will be getting it’s very first boutique five-star luxury property with The William Inglis Hotel, part of the high-end MGallery by Sofitel collection which also includes The Como Melbourne and Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney. The eight-level, 144-room hotel will form part of the new $140 million precinct near Warwick Farm, […]

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Review: Five-star comfort meets Baltic charm at Swissotel Tallinn in Estonia

October 20, 2017

Tallinn, Estonia is one of Europe’s most underrated travel destinations. That much has been cried out by numerous travel websites and blogs for years, championing the growing Baltic city along with its close neighbours Riga in Latvia and Vilnius in Lithuania. It’s no longer just a popular day-trip from Helsinki, with the stunning medieval city […]

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AccorHotels partners with Avista to manage three hotels in Phuket

March 4, 2016

AccorHotels, which currently manages 16 hotels across Southern Thailand, will now manage three properties in Phuket after signing an agreement with Avista Resort and Spa Patong Company Limited. The resort to be rebranded as Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa offers 143 rooms, one restaurant, two bars, two meeting rooms, a business centre, a […]

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