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Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric, Melbourne – A true reflection of the city’s vibrancy

December 21, 2021

In a semi post-pandemic world, scratching even the tiniest travel itch serves serious relief. However, my latest hotel stay went beyond such relief… I’m talking euphoric non-stop eye-rolling action. Allow me to indulge you in paradise on Melbourne’s Downie Street, Hyatt Centric. I’ll start with standard housekeeping: 277 rooms, 25 floors, indoor pool, a gym, […]

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Hilton Sydney Review: History gets a slick refresh

June 14, 2021

Hilton Sydney is one of the city’s most reliable CBD hotels. It’s been that way for a long time, but not necessarily because of the guest rooms. The location, directly opposite the Queen Victoria Building, is of course one of the primary reasons for the hotel’s enduring success, despite stiff competition from fresher-faced and more […]

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Little National Hotel Sydney Review: Designed for city staycations

May 10, 2021

The gentle tune of minimalism sweeps through Sydney’s Little National Hotel. Opened in September of last year, the latest from Canberra-dominating Doma Group is a conscious push against the often irresistible excesses of big-city hospitality. Not just that, the hotel’s soft, soulful accommodation is an obvious embrace of Japanese-influenced, less-is-more philosophy, gently sketched onto Sydney’s […]

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Australia’s first Fairmont hotel to open in Port Douglas

April 5, 2021

Plans have been announced for Australia’s first ever Fairmont hotel, adding more than just a touch of luxury on the fringes of both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The $300 million Fairmont Port Douglas will be the first new-build hotel from Accor’s legendary Fairmont brand, which is inextricably tied to the railroad […]

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Here’s your first look inside the long-awaited Aman in New York City

December 14, 2020

Aman is a name that often – okay, always – sends shivers down the spines of hotel enthusiasts. I’m one of those, and if it wasn’t for COVID-19 I would this year have had a big, green, proud, enthusiastic tick next to the “stay at Aman Tokyo, finally” underlined a million times on my mental […]

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This Melbourne hotel has been refreshed for staycationers with retro games, karaoke and a cinema

October 26, 2020

With some aspects of Melbourne’s lockdowns easing, some of the city’s hotels are bracing for the inevitable influx of staycationers who really need to get away from their homes for a few years. The relatively new Element Melbourne Richmond is one such property, launching what they are calling the “Ultimate Sleepover Experience” by turning the […]

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These five NSW hotels are getting pup-friendly for International Dog Day

August 26, 2020

To celebrate International Dog Day (which is today, you’re welcome), various IHG hotels across Australia are opening up various ways to pamper the many good boys and girls that have been mostly stuck inside right along with us. Your dog needs a staycation too, so take note of all the hotels introducing ways to pamper […]

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Accor is running some sweet deals across Australia and NZ for post-iso staycaytion

June 15, 2020

Accor has announced a heap of “Time to Drive” deals to align with the forthcoming burst of travel expected once more restrictions ease up. The group’s extensive network of hotels at all ranges will see significant price drops and attractive deals at more than 340 properties across both Australia and New Zealand, so hopefully that […]

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Five new luxury hotels you need to stay at in the U.S.A

August 1, 2019

From California to South Dakota, new luxury hotels seem to be popping up all over the place in the States, each bringing their own unique character to some incredible locations. Whether that’s in the thick of San Diego, or the wide open spaces of South Dakota, the following properties are making full use of historic […]

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This boutique hotel in Sydney uses botanics to transform their rooms

January 8, 2019

West Hotel Sydney, Hilton’s recently opened designer boutique from their Curio Collection, is offering a sweet sensual summery experience for guests with the temporary ‘Sleep Amongst Botanics’.  The botanical room take-over is part of their second ‘Meet the Creatives’ collaboration, where they team up with local design gurus to bring a unique and exciting flair […]

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This Singapore hotel will be among the first in the country to offer free in-room films

August 3, 2017

Guests staying at Singapore’s Mandarin Orchard, located in the heart of the city’s famous shopping district, now have something more to look forward to. Forget expensive rentals and clogging up storage on personal devices with films, as the iconic Singapore hotel are going to be the among the first in the country to provide their […]

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A reinvigorated dining space opens up in the old Sugarmill Hotel (Sydney)

March 6, 2017

An exciting new venue has opened up in Potts Point, anticipated to bring back the energy to the area. Potts Point Hotel has transformed the site of its predecessor The Sugarmill Hotel, boasting a brand-new fit out, designated dining space, separate bar area and outdoor seating. The team in charge of bringing the venue to life is […]

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Hotel Review: Deluxe Executive Room at Jupiters Gold Coast

February 18, 2016

As part of the most substantial and expansive changes to date for Jupiters Gold Coast, the property’s entire Executive Floor has seen a great refurbishment, bringing all rooms up to standard with modern design and features aimed at an overall better experience both inside and outside of the room. In the past, Jupiters enjoyed a […]

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