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Elements of Byron now open

After six years of careful planning, design and development, the brand new Elements of Byron resort has officially swung its doors open to the public. The highly anticipated resort held a private sneak peek opening at the start of the week, and it...

Lobby at the Primus Hotel Sydney

Art Deco icon reborn as luxury hotel

After an extensive two-year restoration, Sydney’s newest luxury hotel – Primus Hotel Sydney – has thrown its Art Deco doors open to the public. Occupying the former Sydney Water Board headquarters on Pitt Street, which is by far one of the most...

Image: The Darling Spa

Which Massage Style is Right For You?

Holidays are meant to be relaxing, and the easiest way to force yourself into a state of blissful relaxation is a massage. Whenever we travel, one of the first places we seek out (aside from a bar) is somewhere to get a decent massage. Most of the...

Image: Paradise Resort Gold Coast

What makes a resort “family friendly”?

A friend of ours recently returned from a holiday in Fiji and wasn’t impressed by the ‘family friendly’ resort that his young family stayed at during the trip. Despite the extraordinarily high price tag, poorly maintained facilities, stodgy food and...

Accor acquires Fairmont Raffles Hotels

It would seem buying up large hotel chains is becoming a bit of a trend lately. Following Marriott International’s recent move to snap up Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Accor Hotels has just acquired Fairmont Raffles for US $2.9 billion. The mega...

Marriott buys Starwood Hotels

What happens when one of the world’s leading hotel chains buys its biggest rival? Simple, you get the world’s biggest hotel group, one that now offers more than 5,500 hotels and 1.1 million rooms worldwide. Marriott International has committed to...

Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport now open

Business travel in Canberra just got a lot more convenient, with the brand new Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport at last throwing it’s doors open to the public. The location is a big selling point, but the surprisingly chic decor is worthy of mention too...

Hotel Review: St Ermin’s London

With the 24th James Bond film ‘Spectre’ right around the corner, I thought it was a good time to revisit a trip I took to London a couple of years ago. I was on a mission to get my James Bond on, and came across one hotel I couldn’t resist.

Hotel Review: ibis Mackay Airport

I’ll admit it had been several years since I last stayed in an ibis Hotel, and I wasn't sure what to expect. Back before their rebrand in 2011, my sole experience with the chain was their rather dated Sydney Airport property. But the new ibis Mackay...