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The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley unveils new look

The historic The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley has revealed the fruits of its multi-million dollar refurbishment, swapping the quaint country manor of old for bold 21st century sophistication. 

Under the command of renowned award-winning interior designer Greg Natale, all 70 guest rooms and public spaces have been given a makeover. 

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into an arrivals area, complete with Natale’s Hudson lounge chairs and tables, and Ralph Lauren lamps.

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The reception and atrium are now coated in Natale’s Atlantic Blue wallpaper from Porter’s Paints. Continuing up the grand hall, the glass-domed ceiling has now become a classic congregational atrium with custom-built circular bench seat – adding a sense of drama and arrival to the space.

Greg Natale says: “There is nothing better than arriving to a luxurious hotel room or suite that gives that sense of being transported into your own little oasis. With The Sebel Kirkton Park’s design, we were really careful to make sure the rooms were not ‘cookie-cutter rooms’ – we really wanted to create that sense of occasion by heightening the guests overall experience.

“The overall design is a carefully planned combination of patterns with whites and blues that link back to the common areas of the hotel. The black carpets and rich blue drapes offset the pops of gold the floor lamps and wallpaper. It’s very layered and it’s very decadent. It transports you to somewhere very much unlike your own bedroom and that’s part of the fun of a hotel stay.”

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In addition to the guestroom makeover, The Sebel Kirkton Park has also updated its lobby, lounge bar and restaurant.

Set on a 70 acre estate, The Sebel Kirkton Park is one of the Hunter Valley region’s most historic hotels, offering sensational vistas of the Brokenback Ranges and picture perfect manicured gardens. 

Room rates at The Sebel Kirkton Park start from $179 per room per night. To book, visit accorhotels.com

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.