Discover a touch of luxury with Australia’s best getaways. From The Calile Hotel’s global recognition to The Interlude at Pentridge’s unique history, these special places welcome all kinds of travelers. Enjoy a delicious meal at Reine and La Rue, relish history and comfort at Byng Street Boutique Hotel, sail on Brindabella, learn about indigenous culture in Canberra, experience top-notch golfing at Noosa Springs, and uncover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with Frankland Islands Reef Cruises. Welcome to a world of affordable luxury and adventure.
The Calile Hotel: Australia’s Crown Jewel
In a remarkable accolade, The Calile Hotel has been named the 12th Best Hotel in the world and the Best Hotel in Oceania in the inaugural The World’s 50 Best Hotels awards, a prestigious event held in London on September 20th. This exclusive recognition establishes The Calile Hotel as a beacon of luxury and excellence in the global hospitality landscape. It was the only Australian property to secure a place on this illustrious list, a testament to its unparalleled offerings.
VIC: The Interlude at Pentridge: A Unique Historical Retreat
A 170-year-old Bluestone prison, formerly known as Melbourne’s Pentridge Prison, has undergone a remarkable transformation into a luxurious 19-suite hotel. The Interlude at Pentridge offers an immersive experience, blending fascinating history with modern leisure and dining facilities. Situated just 20 minutes from both the CBD and Melbourne International Airport, it promises to transport guests a world away. Whether it’s an executive retreat, an incentive program, or a think-tank residential conference, The Interlude at Pentridge offers an unforgettable experience.
New Dining Experience: Reine and La Rue
The highly anticipated Reine and La Rue restaurant and intimate wine bar have opened their doors. Housed within the former Stock Exchange, this grand and untouched space now features a new cocktail bar and fresh oyster bar. The menu revolves around the kitchen’s woodfire grill, offering ever-changing classic French dishes that are worth every penny.
NSW: Byng Street Boutique Hotel: Where History and Luxury Converge
Nestled in the heart of Orange’s heritage precinct, the 4.5-star Byng Street Boutique Hotel represents a captivating fusion of historical homestead and contemporary architecture. Patrons of this opulent haven are treated to a delectable two-course à la carte breakfast, a daily ode to fresh local produce. With an unwavering commitment to championing local producers, guests can relish premium food and beverage offerings that accentuate the renowned flavors of Orange and its surrounding region.
SA: Brindabella Sailing – A Voyage of Nautical Splendor
For connoisseurs of sailing and seekers of adventure, Brindabella Sailing offers an exclusive opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime maritime journey. Brindabella, one of Australia’s most iconic Maxi Yachts, is now available for bookings departing from Adelaide. Offering multiple-day sailing adventures, overnight options, and charter opportunities, Brindabella Sailing ensures an unforgettable maritime odyssey.
QLD: Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort Joins the Echelons of Excellence
Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort has proudly joined the prestigious Great Golf Courses of Australia collective, an exclusive assembly of the nation’s top golf courses. This 18-hole championship golf course, meticulously ranked among the country’s finest, seamlessly complements the resort’s array of amenities, including dining, fitness facilities, a pool, and self-contained accommodations. The result is a holistic package that beckons golf enthusiasts, positioning it as a coveted destination for travelers seeking an exceptional golf experience.
QLD: Frankland Islands Reef Cruises – A Journey to the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef
Frankland Islands Reef Cruises introduces an exclusive day tour to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef’s Frankland Islands, a showcase of the region’s breathtaking rivers, rainforests, and coral reefs. Boasting the sole permit to visit the vibrant Normanby Island within the Frankland Islands group, Frankland Islands Reef Cruises stands as a testament to diverse marine species, vibrant corals, high-visibility water channels, and fringing reefs. With daily tours thoughtfully limited to just 100 guests, visitors have the freedom to choose from a range of optional activities, including a snorkel safari, an island guided walk, a semi-submarine experience, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Moxy Hotels: A Bold Addition to Sydney Airport
Marriott Bonvoy’s Moxy Hotels brand has introduced Moxy Sydney Airport, a vibrant new 301-bedroom hotel located in Mascot, Sydney. Positioned conveniently near both Sydney’s Domestic and International Airports, Moxy Sydney Airport offers an unconventional hotel experience marked by its stylish, industrial design, vibrant communal spaces, 24/7 dining options, flexible working and meeting spaces, and social service. Designed by Canadian interior designers MAED. COLLECTIVE, the hotel’s façade features a striking public art mural by local artist Elliott Routledge, providing an unpretentious yet modern and stylish dining experience.
Tasting Australia: A Culinary Extravaganza Returns in 2024
Australia’s longest-running culinary tourism festival, Tasting Australia, is set to make a grand return to South Australia in 2024. Following the overwhelming success of this year’s 10-day festival, the 2024 event is scheduled to run from May 3rd to May 12th. Tasting Australia celebrates South Australia as an international culinary hotspot, bringing together top chefs, drinks makers, and industry leaders from around the globe. It showcases the state’s incredible produce while collaborating with local talent. The program for Tasting Australia 2024 will be announced later this year.