Serene, affordable luxury in the heart of UNESCO-listed Hoi An

Anantara Hoi An Advertising close Registration On the banks of the Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An is a peaceful and luxurious respite from which to explore the bustling UNESCO-listed Old Town, just a five-minute walk away. The resort has an enviable riverside location and is the only hotel of its caliber near the historic … Read more

An unusual stay inspired by summer camps

The Freehand operates as a hotel-inn hybrid, inspired by summer camps and the Midwestern experience. Photo: Supplied REGISTRATION In the center of Chicago’s River North, a suburb characterized by a combination of art, design, and style, the sophisticated and stylish Freehand is prime real estate and the perfect launching pad for downtown adventures. It’s a … Read more

Luxury in the middle of the vineyards in an unbeatable location

A luxurious mix of rustic and modern in an amazing location. Photo: Supplied REGISTRATION To say that Cassis is in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula wine region would almost be an understatement. You can’t get any closer than that. You could throw a grape off the bridge here and hit several of Australia’s top … Read more

The Hidden Gem Won’t Stay That Way Longer

Zagare Bay Advertising close REGISTRATION Occupying a very special place on Puglia’s Gargano peninsula – the “spur” of the Italian boot – Hotel Baia delle Zagare is one of those hard-to-reach resorts perched on the trio of three pristine beaches sheltered by dramatic jagged white limestone cliffs on the edge of a national park. It … Read more

Off-grid escape an immersive luxury experience

Designed by Adelaide-based architecture, interior design and landscape practice DAS Studio, the custom black suites are fabricated off-site and positioned by crane to minimize environmental impact. Photo: Harry Vick REGISTRATION While many travelers have heard of South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, Inman Valley is on few people’s radars. Even the locals scratch their heads when we … Read more

A century-old pub turned stellar country hotel

Built in 1909, the Art Nouveau pub closed in 2007 and lay derelict for years before a meticulous two-and-a-half-year restoration revived it as a 15-room hotel and restaurant. REGISTRATION The gold rush town of Ballarat in central Victoria – site of the famous Eureka Rebellion – wears its history with pride. It is home to … Read more

A world-class luxury lodge should be on your to-do list

SatJul16OneOnly The luxurious lake and mountain Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand. Photo: provided Photo: Supplied REGISTRATION Before arriving at Matakauri Lodge, about 10 minutes from Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island – about a three-hour flight from Australia’s east coast – guests are asked about their mode of transport, providing an important clue about its … Read more

The international brand’s first Australian hotel is an art deco delight

The Kimpton Margot is housed in the former headquarters of the Sydney Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board in Sydney’s CBD. Photo: REGISTRATION Housed in the former headquarters of the Sydney Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board, the Kimpton Margot replaced the Primus Hotel in the building after Pro-invest Group acquired the property in early … Read more

The 80s icon gets a makeover

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort reopens after $6 million renovation Advertising close REGISTRATION The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has undergone various transformations since its launch, to much fanfare in the late 1980s, with the help of superstars Whitney Houston and Frank Sinatra. Sanctuary Cove is on the northern Gold Coast, above Surfers Paradise. The gated community … Read more