There’s an abundance of new hotels cropping up on and nearby Aussie shores to whet your appetite for travel, hailing beautiful interior designs, unbeatable locales and sparkling new facilities. Here's a glimpse at a few of our favourites.
Elements of Byron Bay opened its doors in this northern New South Wales hotspot on 1 February, offering elegantly understated, private villa accommodation in an extraordinary setting.
Taking in an impressive 2km of beach frontage in a secluded out-of-town locale, every aspect has been inspired by the landscapes on its doorstep: rainforest, wetlands, eucalypt and dunes. Four accommodation types come decked out in colour schemes and textures reflecting these native elements complete with modern, coastal-inspired furnishings.
This brand new property also features an infinity ‘lagoon’ pool, sunbeds and private cabanas, a fire-pit, day spa and a number of elegant dining and beverage options.
Stylish yet unpretentious, Elements of Byron Bay will take you a whole world away.
From the people that brought us Bali’s famed Potato Head Beach Club comes another incredible addition to Seminyak, The Katamama, which opened in March on Petitenget Beach.
The boutique hotel is billed as a culturally-led property created by the finest artisans to showcase a contemporary look at Indonesian culture, blending traditional art and craftsmanship with innovative design.
Each of its 58 suites boast ocean views, many feature their own secluded gardens or pools and they are among the biggest to be found in all of Bali. A Spanish tapas-inspired restaurant and a mixology centre are the culinary staples, while events offer added cultural immersion.
Minimalist and oozing understated Indonesian-inspired luxury, The Katamama is sure to be Bali’s hippest new accommodation.
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The newest hotel to join the five-star list in New Zealand is the Sofitel Wellington, set to open in June. Located in the CBD, it’s conveniently within walking distance of major tourist attractions and dining areas yet provides great views of lush hillsides and the Botanical Gardens.
Channelling a blend between French elegance and local culture, floral compositions add fresh, contemporary flair complemented by shapes, fabrics and furnishings with that designer touch.
All 129 rooms come adorned in vintage gold and bronze tones and feature indulgent rain showers – plus those signature Sofitel touches. Suites and villas offer extra space and VIP services. The French fusion continues in the restaurant, bar and spa.
No other Wellington property can beat the central position and beautiful views – both inside and out – that Sofitel Wellington will offer.
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