Over the last twelve months there has been some exciting developments in the Hotel industry sector with the opening of new hotels both in Australia and New Zealand that we will now have the opportunity to stay, visit, meet or plan an event in 2021.
1 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Sydney’s most anticipated Hotel opening in 2020, Crown Sydney has fast become a premier destination for accommodation, dining and events. The Hotel is the pinnacle of modern design that harmoniously brings together an opulent hotel, prestigious apartments, signature restaurants and lavish spa in Barangaroo.
The Hotel comprises of 349 guest rooms including 22 luxury villas, 14 restaurants and bars onsite and a spectacular pool. Hosting a private or corporate event, you will be spoilt for choice with the range of private dining rooms, restaurants, suites and ballroom seating 350 guests at the newly opened crown Sydney.
31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour
W Hotels has announced they’re building W Sydney, a uber luxe hotel on the old site of the IMAX theatre in Darling Harbour. It will be the third W hotel in Australia, featuring a collection of 593 stylish guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments. The hotel will also feature a wet deck, the brand’s iconic pool deck with views of Darling Harbour.
The Ritz Carlton Perth
1 Barrack Street, Perth
The world’s 100th Ritz-Carlton opened in November 2020 at Elizabeth Quay in Perth, marking return of the luxury brand to Australia. The 5-Star Ritz Carlton hotel offers sweeping views of the Swan River and Perth skyline from its 205 guest rooms and suites.
The Hotel features a Rooftop bar, signature restaurant Hearth showcasing fresh, local ingredients and small-scale executive meetings to the Elizabeth Quay Ballroom seating 400 guests.
1 Bedford Avenue, Rottnest Island
Samphire Rottnest launched in October 2020. Embracing the essence of the island, Samphire Rottnest is named after the native samphire plants found on the Island. Ideally situated on Thomson Bay, next door to the iconic Hotel Rottnest has 80 architectually designed rooms that complement its raw and natural surroundings.
Beyond the in-room amenities, Samphire Rottnest includes dining options that ofrm a key part of the island experience including an indoor / outdoor dining hub, Beach Club, lounge and poolside offerings.
The W Hotel Melbourne
408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
The new luxury W Hotel in Melbourne opened with great excitement in February 2021 with 294 guest rooms, including a 15th floor presidential suite overlooking the Yarra. The Hotel features five restaurants and bars and a gold-rooftop indoor pool with poolside bar and DJ booth.
The flagship restaurant is Lollo, an all day dining restaurant with Code and Tonka executive chef Adam D’Sylva at the helm. The cocktail lounge, Curious is a true representation of Melbourne’s fashion, art and coffee scene.
Quincy Hotel Melbourne
509 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Superbly located in one of Melbourne’s best lifestyle precincts at the top of Flinders Lane, offering end-to-end CBD access. This 241 room hotel with standard, deluxe and Hosier Club suites all rooms are impeccably finished with soothing hues of jade, pink and blue for good fortune and joy.
The hotel features three food experiences bringing the zing and colourful style of Southeast Asia, a rooftop pool with views of Melbourne CBD, and exclusive Club levels and Lounge.
Lancemore Crossley Street, Melbourne
51 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Crossley Street is the pinnacle of Melbournian culture, centrally located between the Paris end of Bourke Street, Theatre District, restaurants and Chinatown. The newly refurbished 113 rooms and suites are designed for the discerning traveller. All four room types feature a flat-screen smart TV, Bose sound dock, en-suite bathroom, Hunter Lab amenities and well stocked mini bar.
Hilton Little Queen Street, Melbourne
18 Little Queen Street, Melbourne
The Hilton Hotels have returned to Melbourne with the opening of the Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street property in the city’s CBD. Located on the corner of Bourke Street and Queen Street, the 244 room and suite hotel resides within the city’s 1930 built and heritage listed Equity Chambers.
Facilities include the signature Luci restaurant and bar with a modern Australian menu with touches of European traditions and The Douglas Club, a stylish and classic cocktail bar. Host an event or meeting in one of their five meeting rooms.
108 Currie Street, Adelaide
The opening of the Sofitel Adelaide in the middle of 2021 will bring the first internationally recognised five-star hotel to be built in Adelaide in 30 years. Comprising of 24 storeys with 251 guest rooms and suites, the Hotel located in the heart of Adelaide will be a short walking distance from the iconic Adelaide oval and the Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The restaurant, Garcon Bleu will be french inspired blendy flavours of France with locally soured produce.
Eos by SkyCity, Adelaide
1 Festival Drive, Adelaide
The opening of Eos by SkyCity in late 2020 as part of the SkyCity Entertainment Groups expansion of Adelaide Casino expansion. This new realm of luxury Hotel has 120 guest rooms and suites spread over 12 floors, two signature restaurants, one which is located on the rooftop, a spa and wellness centre to unwind & renew, swimming pool, fitness centre and event spacec for up to 650 guests.
Crown Plaza, Adelaide
27 Frome Street, Adelaide
The opening of Crowne Plaza Adelaide marks the return of the Crown brand to the city of Adelaide. Located in Adelaide’s tallest building, Frome Central Tower One, the hotel has 329 guest rooms and spacious suites and brilliantly located in the city’s east end, the home to premier Adelaide dining.
Conferences and events is a huge focus for Crowne Plaza Adelaide with 4 flexible events spaces seating upto 190 guests. Located on level 10, the hotel features a show stopping rooftop heated infinity pool with city views and a 24-hour fully-equipped gym with the latest in Technogym equipment.
Inspired restaurants and bar concepts sit at the heart of the hotel with two food and beverage venues on level 10, including Adelaide’s highest restaurant, Koomo, offering a modern menu with a Japanese influence fused with the flavours and textures of Asian cuisine; and Luna 10, offers pure escapism with an infinity pool and deck bar for cocktails, light snacks and share plates.
Sequoia, Mount Loft House, Adelaide Hills
1 Mawson Drive, Crafers
Sequoia, South Australia’s latest luxury lodge is set with 14 contemporary, luxurious suites offering breathtaking, uninterrupted views across Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills.
The new suites form part of the historic Mt Lofty property and feature modern spacious king bedroom, lounge and private balcony, as well as a deep soaking tub in the bathroom. Each Sequioa suite includes complimentary sparkling wine, daily breakfast and select mini bar.
The neighbouring Mount Loft Estate is home to Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, one of Australia’s most acclaimed fine-dining restaurants. For casual dining, guests can enjoy Waterhouse Cocktail Lounge and Champagne Bar serving the state’s finest wines, spirits, craft beers, cocktails and a charcuterie platter with local delicatessen.
Crowne Plaza Hobart
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart
The new Crowne Plaza Hobart opened it’s doors on 1 July 2020 right in the heart of the Hobart CBD on Liverpool Street with breathtaking views of the harbour or Mount Wellington from all hotel rooms. The Hotel is the first to feature a Club Lounge in Hobart and boasts the highest rooftop bar, Aura.
Adding to Hobart’s vibrant culinary scene with two restaurants, core restaurant and bar and The Deck, led by local Executive Chef, John Churchill. Hobart has long been a favourite destination for conferencing for both corporates and assocations alike. Crowne Plaze Hobart offers six versatile meeting and events spaces welcoming upto 550 guests.
JW Marriott Gold Coast
158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
JW Marriott unveiled its first Australian hotel on the Gold Coast in December 2020, after a $35 millon renovation and rebrand of the former Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. The hotel has undergone a complete transformation bringing to the Gold Coast a new level of luxury with the JW Brand.
The JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa has 223 rooms and suites offering expansive ocean or hinterland views, six new eateries and bars including a Japanese whisky bar, lobby loung and bar, pool bar and a signature JW marketplace, and feature restaurants Critique and Misono.
Conferencing or hosting an event at the JW Marriott, choose from nine unique conference and event venues, accommodating up to 800 guests.
The Langham Gold Coast
The Langham, Gold Coast luxury Resort is due to open at the end of 2021 with 169 rooms and suites, along with 170 serviced apartments in the Jewel Residences by The Langham. The hotel and apartments will take residence on the beachfront at Surfers Paradise.
The hotel will bring a range of new dining experiences to Surfers Paradise, including signature Cantoneses restaurant T’ang Court, and lavish afternoon teas in Palm Court which which will be modelled after its namesake in London.
Guests will enjoy wellness withs Chuan Spa offering treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophies in a tranquil, meditative setting in one of the seven treatment rooms, a health and beauty centre, a fully equipped fitness centre, indoor free form and outdoor swimming pool.
The Langham, will showcase a 700 square metre ballroom with an additional four meeting rooms.
We may not be able to travel to visit our New Zealand colleagues, friends and family with the border closures still in place between Australia & New Zealand. Once the travel bubble is officially lifted New Auckland has three new hotel developments each stella locations, dining and facilities.
Park Hyatt Auckland
99 Halsey Street, Auckland
Park Hyatt Auckland has officially open its doors last year, signalling the welcome return of the Hyatt brand to Auckland. Picturesly situated on the city’s waterfornt, the Park Hyatt Auckland features 195 rooms and suites offering commanding harbour views. The Presdiential Suite features an internal garden and terrace to entertain guests.
Guests can indulge in the hotel’s signature restaurant, Onemata with a menu drive by the farmer, fisherman and seasonal local ingredients. The Hotel food & beverage outlets includes The Living Room is the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea, light meal whilst taking in the harbour views, The Pantry offering all-day-dining and The Captains Bar for you to sit by the fireplace or on the outdoor terrace.
Hosting a meeting or event at the Park Hyatt Auckland offers small boardroom style to banquest for 240 guests to cocktail events for upto 400 guests.
29 Galway Street, Auckland
The Hotel Britomart opened its doors in October, 2020 as the first 5 Green Star hotel in New Zealand with 99 guest rooms.
The beautiful surrounds of the heritage Masonic House is kingi, a restaurant that celebrates sustainably caught seafood, as well as wonderful wine. Chef Tom Hishon has devised an evolving menu that’s perfect for this memorable all-day eatery.
4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Westhaven, Auckland
The QT Auckland is a mix of design and luxury on the Auckland waterfront with the unique quirky style that the brand are known. The converted office building boasts 150 room hotel, located in the Viaduct within close proximity to dining in Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter and easy walking distance to Britomart, the ferry terminal and Queen Street for shopping.
Renowned Head Chef Sean Connelly embraces home grown ingredients in the design of Esther’s menu with tastes of the Mediterraneaens’s sun-soaked shores and inspired by his travels chasing the food & sun.
Meet in style in one of the three styling event spaces that have taken on a sophisticated out-of-boardroom journey. With complimentary Wi-Fi, wireless ceiling projectors and drop-down screens, you’ll be fully equipped for effortless momentum.
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