Boutique Hotel with 20 rooms
There are 20 rooms in total, which include Deluxe room (25m² to 33m² ) and Deluxe Suite (40m² to 50m²).
Songtsam Lodge Tacheng is located among QIBIE village and HADA village while those two villages sit on a bench terrace on the northern bank of the LAPU river’s valley. This area, richly endowed by nature, is a famous land of plenty in the northwest of Yunnan province. What’s more, this area, with abundant products, is rich in fruits and vegetables all year round. Natural conditions make Tacheng a more natural and seasonal diet. Specifically, meals of Songtsam Lodge Tacheng are cooked by local chefs, while all food ingredients are planted in the lodge’s vegetable garden or surrounding villages. In general, Songtsam Lodge Tacheng’s meals are healthy home-made style which maximizes the original flavor of ingredients.
Boutique Hotel – 23 rooms
Songtsam Lodge Shangri-la is located in XIAOJIEZI village, a Tibetan village near Songzanlin Monastery. The altitude here is 3280 meters. The land is flat, and the views are idyllic. Villagers grow barley, buckwheat, potatoes, turnips, etc. They mainly eat high-calorie-meat and cereals such as Tibetan pig, beef and mutton, Zanba, buckwheat cookies and buttered tea. Tricholoma matsutake and various wild mushrooms grow in the surrounding mountains and forests during the rainy season, which also adds a lot to the meal. By making new tastes with traditional ingredients, dishes are based on improved Tibetan meals here.
Shangri-La has long been viewed as a paradise-on-earth, with its majestic landscape, diverse cultures and deep spirituality. Located in wide valley, Shangri-La is surrounded by mountain ranges on all four sides. It is the capital of the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and the gateway to the ancient Tibetan Kingdom. Shangri-La is characterised by snow-capped mountain peaks, pristine forests and lakes, traditional Tibetan villages with white-walled and richly decorated buildings.
Hampton Inn is located just one mile from San Jose International Airport and offers a hot breakfast in their room rate. Their facilities include a large pool a gym & free Wi-Fi. The rooms are spacious with a contemporary decor with soundproofed windows, including cable TV, radio, telephone, air conditioning and heating. Guests enjoy a varied hot breakfast daily. Room service and nearby regional dining options are available too. It is also possible to go on coffee tasting tours in farms within 5 miles from the hotel. National Technical University, City Mall, and companies like Intel, ADN, and Bridgestone are all within two miles from the hotel and Casino Fiesta is a quick walk away.
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, tucked away in the trees and cooled by the Pacific Ocean, is a 170-acre private reserve comprising beach and rainforest on the borders of Corcovado National Park.
The reserve was set up by an American naturalist who first came to live in the Osa over thirty-five years ago, and who has been working to conserve and protect the area ever since. Corcovado National Park is one of the world’s last true wildernesses. There are no roads to the Jungle Lodge, and the only access is by boat. Your adventure begins at our private dock and reception center, ‘La Hacienda’, in the sleepy town of Sierpe. Here you will be met by the captain and your guide for the 90-minute boat ride. The journey takes you through the largest mangrove wetlands system on Central America’s Pacific coast where you’ll have a good chance of spotting monkeys, crocodiles and plenty of birds. As we pass through the river mouth and follow the coast, there’s a chance of seeing dolphins, and even whales. Refreshments are served during the trip, and lunch, as well as a complimentary cocktail, will be waiting for you at the lodge.
Built in harmony with nature, Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge provides the ideal base for your in-depth rainforest experience.
PO Box 596 Avalon NSW 2107 Australia
T: +61 2 9918 4355
With views direct to Uluru and across the desert to Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131˚ is Australia’s most celebrated luxury camp. Dotted among the red-rust dunes of the Central Desert are sixteen tented pavilions, each offering connection with the outback landscape and its heritage as well as a glamorous base from which to explore the incredible Red Centre. Discover vibrant Aboriginal artworks alongside relics from the region’s explorers, a bar and restaurant offering contemporary Australian dining and friendly staff ready to share a yarn.
Gathered as if around a campfire, fifteen luxury tents at Longitude 131° each offer views to Uluru – from the end of the bed! The Luxury Tent features floor to ceiling glass to embrace unparalleled views of Uluru, quite literally at the end of the bed, or on the balcony from the warmth of a luxury swag unfurled in the cool night air. The premium Dune Pavilion is the only accommodation with views to both World Heritage-listed wonders Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Explore the natural and cultural heritage of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) led by the lodge’s naturalist guides. Shared stories and a first-hand experience offers a wonderful understanding of the destination.
Dining at Longitude 131° brings together the finest, freshest produce from around the country all served with a view to Uluru: beef from Tasmania’s Cape Grim, barramundi from Humpty Doo in the west and shellfish from the pure waters of South Australia.
Aboriginal massage techniques and local natural healing ingredients like irmnagka-irmangka offer a revitalising and relaxing spa experience in Spa Kinara. Meaning ‘moon’, kinara links the earth to the sky and offers travellers a welcome retreat.
The Reef House Palm Cove
99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD 4879
T: (07) 4080 2600
Famous for its Luxury Escapes they are an iconic boutique hotel overlooking the Coral Sea in the Tropical village of Palm Cove.
Relax with Adults Only Pool, Complimentary Drinks and Canapes each evening, Guest Lounge with Honesty Bar, Aqua Aerobics, Cocktail Making Classes and the multi-awarded Reef House Day Spa. The unique colonial style is befitting the houses’ rich history, reflected in its white plantation style buildings and cool south pacific decor. Nestled amongst lush gardens and emerald pools you’ll immediately feel at home in the luxury rooms, suites and apartments.
Ocean View King Room: This room offers you that little bit extra for a great getaway with a friend or family member, spacious studio bedroom and living space with balcony views of the ancient Melaleuca trees and beyond to the Coral Sea. Wake up to the glorious Palm Cove sunrises over the sea and the sounds of tropical birds, time to recharge and relax away from life’s cares.
Palm Cove: Only 25 minutes from Cairns International Airport lies the most beautiful tropical destination in North Queensland. Palm Cove, a sleepy beachfront neighborhood offers the perfect laid back holiday destination. As small as a village, it stretches along a golden sand beach under swaying palms and ancient Melaleuca trees giving its own distinct beauty. With over 25 restaurants and cafes along the meandering Williams esplanade, dining is a delicious adventure every day. You can fill your days exploring all the natural attractions of the region, or simply laze by the pool or on beach. There are beach side water sports to enjoy or try your hand at fishing off Palm Cove jetty and of course there is shopping for local art pieces or that perfect summer fashion. Smithfield Shopping Centre is located 15 minutes away and has a large cinema complex and a variety of shopping outlets. The tropical ambiance will lull you into a totally relaxed feeling but if you still crave excitement, Cairns is only 25 minutes away where you can enjoy the casino, shows and night clubs.
2352 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay Tasmania Australia 7215
T: 1800 SAFFIRE (1800 723 347) / +61 3 6256 7888
Saffire Freycinet is Australia’s premier luxury lodge, a gem of Coles Bay providing an authentic and immersive connection to the magnificent Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay in Tasmania. Distinct in its design, exclusive in its features and set apart by its approach to individually tailored experiences and service, Saffire features 20 private suites, a luxury day spa, an unforgettable culinary offering and so much more than a getaway resort. Previously voted the World’s Best Boutique Hotel and World’s Best Luxury Hotel, Saffire Freycinet has also been named as Best Luxury Hotel in Australia by Trip Advisor for the past six years. To experience Saffire Freycinet is to detach from ordinary life and become truly immersed in every moment.
The Saffire experience is made up of moments. Meaningful moments that capture the essence of Saffire and its close connection to the Freycinet area. Moments as complex as the luxurious pleasures of a day spa experience, or as simple as toes feeling the squeaky white sand. As inspiring as the sunset splashed across the Hazards, and as intimate as the morning sun creeping up the wall of your suite.
The moments can be as unique as wading out to partake of fresh oysters in the waters of a nearby estuary, or as surprising as realising your wine glass hasn’t been empty since sitting down to dinner. Only Saffire has these moments. By delivering them, we are celebrating what is different about Saffire – not what is the same.
All of the suites are luxuriously appointed, featuring the best in design and furnishings and capturing the unique nature of the surrounding coastline. All suites are designed for the utmost privacy while taking in the magnificent views of The Hazards, crystal-clear blue waters and white sandy beaches. The suites are designed to relax and rejuvenate, indulge in reading and lazing the days away, and to find connection with the environment to heal and restore balance.
Luxury Suites are beautifully appointed, featuring Tasmanian timbers and Australian designer touches throughout. Every suite has alluring views, a generous relaxation area and an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings.
Signature Suites feature all of the amenities that you receive in the Luxury Suites, with the addition of a greater living space, a relaxing deck lounge and a bathroom overlooking Great Oyster Bay.
Private Pavilions are the most spacious and well-appointed suites, offering the highest standard of luxury and privacy. They feature a separate bedroom and dining area with a kitchen, allowing you to choose a dinner-in-suite option with your chef. A plunge pool takes centre stage in the extended private courtyard.
Saffire Freycinet’s complimentary range of activities gives you options for every mood and every moment. Lasting from one hour to three hours, these activities are your opportunity to engage and connect with Freycinet’s stunning natural wonders and attractions. Adventure, romance, rejuvenation or exploration, our complimentary experiences and activities add greater depth and dimension to your stay in Tasmania.
COMPLIMENTARY EXPERIENCES: https://saffire-freycinet.com.au/experiences/
The Langham, Sydney
89-113 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
T: 61 (2) 9256 2222
Delightfully intimate interiors. Genuine and personalized service. Exciting epicurean adventures. The Langham, Sydney is all this and more. Dramatic Harbour views. Quaint cobbled streets. Historic brick buildings. Discover a secluded tranquillity nestled in the heart of The Rocks district of metropolitan Sydney.
96 magnificently furnished rooms and suites to appeal to the most sophisticated visitors. Expansive terraces offering resplendent harbour views or dazzling city skylines. Unique dining experiences at Kitchens on Kent and Observatory Bar to cater to the most refined guests. Body treatments, massages, and facials at ten new treatment rooms at The Day Spa to pamper the weariest bodies. A spectacular 20-metre indoor pool with a star-dappled sky ceiling to dream your day away.
Deluxe Rooms – Step into a private oasis. Handcrafted furniture, soft panelled walls, and high ceilings welcome relaxation and rest. Artwork from esteemed artists delicately accent the room. As a final touch, Parisian-style shutters open onto Western Harbour or Sydney skyline views. Signature balcony and terrace upgrade options are also available.
20 Whitsunday Boulevard, Hamilton Island,
Queensland 4803, Australia
Telephone: 1300 780 959 (Local Call Costs)
Welcome to qualia – A world class luxury resort in the Whitsundays on the Edge of the Great Barrier Reef. qualia is a private world of sensory perfection on Hamilton Island. “qualia” (pronounced “kwah-leea”) is from a Latin derivative used predominantly by philosophers to refer to a collection of deeper sensory experiences. It is a term that is difficult to define, but perfectly corresponds to the true essence of our complex. It is about the effect it has on each individual who experiences it. The beautiful sea breeze of the Coral Sea, the sound of water running over the pebble beach, the crunch of leaves, the distinctive smell of eucalyptus trees and the taste sensations created by their world-class chefs.
Qualia sits sensitively within its 30 acres of tropical garden gardens in the far north of Hamilton Island. Accessible by direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns, guests are offered the positively indulgent choice of 60 individual pavilions. Each pavilion has been situated with the least possible intervention and impact on its surroundings and consists of largely natural materials such as roughly carved stone walls and pine hoop. Each of the beautiful pavilions offers sea or sea views and bushes with your choice of a private swimming pool or impressive terrace.
Windward Pavilion: The north-facing Windward Pavilions offer expansive, postcard views of the Coral Sea and Whitsundays. The beautifully appointed pavilions feature a living room, separate bedroom with a king bed or split twins, en-suite and offer the added indulgence of a private plunge pool.
Your stay includes: A la carte breakfast at the Long Pavilion restaurant daily, VIP return Hamilton Island Airport/Marina to qualia transfers, Non-alcoholic beverages at qualia (bottled beverages, water, tea & coffee), VIP chauffeur service around Hamilton Island and use of non-motorized water-craft.
Park Hyatt Sydney
7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney,
New South Wales, Australia, 2000
Phone: +61 2 9256 1234
Enjoy a Luxe Stay on Sydney Harbour With a coveted address in the Rocks, Park Hyatt Sydney sits between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge on Sydney Harbour. Wake up to unrivaled views of the Sydney Opera House. Explore the vibrant Rocks village, filled with cobbled laneways, cafés, art galleries, museums, and luxury stores. Park Hyatt Sydney’s guest rooms are residential in style, offering luxury contemporary, harbourside living. Starting at a spacious 40 square meters, guest room interiors reflect a natural feel with rich layers of chocolate, cream and beige hues. Luxurious custom furnishings & fittings, naturally-textured fabrics, subtle plush carpets, designer lighting and the latest technology feature throughout. Specially commissioned art by prominent Australian artists are on display, creating an art gallery of unique art pieces in all 155 guest rooms and suites.
The hotel’s signature restaurant The Dining Room features spectacular waterfront views of Sydney Harbour, with a front row view of the Sydney Opera House. The exclusive rooftop pool is open year-round, with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour. Please note the pool is heated during autumn and winter months and there is no lifeguard on duty. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
1 King Bed with Opera View Deluxe – Contemporary luxury greets all who step into in this 75-square-metre room, comprised of one king bed and two private balconies offering views of the Sydney Opera House and harbour.
The Lookout @ Cuttlefish Bay (Apartment)
5 Ian’s Road, Dudley East, South Australia, KANGAROO ISLAND
T: 0438 591 832
The Lookout at Cuttlefish Bay is Kangaroo Island’s Secret Garden. This self-contained garden apartment is located a 10 minutes drive from Penneshaw on a pristine garden property, which overlooks the beautiful view across the Backstairs Passage to the mainland.
Kangaroo Island is a nature lovers paradise. The Dudley Peninsula has much to offer guests. Dudley Wines Cellar Door is a walk away from the property. False Cape Wines Cellar Door is a short drive. You can do one of the many stunning walks around Penneshaw, including the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail, Wallaby Track and Ironstone Hike in the Baudin Conservation Park.
This well equipped, comfortable, self contained garden apartment has two bedrooms, a large bathroom with laundry facilities, kitchen, dining and living room. Every room looks out onto a different view of the manicured magical gardens or the blue sea. The house is fully equipped with all amenities to make your stay comfortable. There is free Wifi, a TV with DVD player, Air Con, Heating, a fully stocked kitchen and very comfortable furniture. Guests are provided with a delicious homemade treat on arrival.
The Lookout at Cuttlefish Bay is surrounded by lush, colourful, stunning gardens. You can spend a whole day wandering through the different areas, admiring the blossoms and relaxing. Sandy and Kevin are delightful hosts who know so much about Kangaroo Island. They are more than happy to share stories, tips and tricks for having a memorable holiday adventure.
Stranraer Homestead Traditional B&B
22 Lade’s Road, Macgillivray, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
T: +61 8 8553 8235
Lyn and Graham Wheaton extend a warm welcome to Stranraer Homestead, an historic federation homestead built in 1920 from limestone gathered on the property. Meticulously restored to its former glory, this traditional bed and breakfast offers an outstanding glimpse of the real Kangaroo Island lifestyle. It is set on 1290 hectares of working property, producing prime lamb, wool and grain. It has two large, bird filled lagoons surrounded by hummocks, beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Stranraer Homestead offers a country experience with peace and tranquility. The homestead’s central location on the island makes it convenient for exploring local highlights, natural beauty and wildlife. Catch a glimpse of the bird life on their lagoons – perhaps cape barren geese, musk duck or banded stilt. Explore the island daily, then return to your historic hideaway to recharge for another outstanding day discovering the wonders of Kangaroo Island.
Lyn and Graham work together to provide an outstanding experience for every day of your stay. Dine in comfort beside the warmth of an open fire and enjoy meals with other guests. Lyn’s meals provide the best of Kangaroo Island produce wherever possible and with a fresh menu daily. It is a delight to discover what awaits!
This beautiful homestead is surrounded by rolling farmland and offers more than a few surprises … Lyn and Graham will help you discover their special part of Kangaroo Island.
Aurora Ozone Hotel Kangaroo Island
The Foreshore, 67 Chapman Terrace, Kingscote, South Australia 5223
T: 08 8553 2011
Welcome to the Aurora Ozone Hotel at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Boasting a truly unique location, set along the foreshore of one of South Australia’s most pristine coastlines. Experience quality Kangaroo Island accommodation with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay from Zone Restaurant.
Aurora Ozone Hotel has a variety of accommodation options including hotel rooms and self-contained 1, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Situated on the foreshore of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Experience the range of activities the region has to offer.
The Executive Rooms are modern, spacious hotel-style rooms located on the ground and first floor of the Flinders Building with lift access available. All rooms feature a King bed or King & Single bed (on request), ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, flat screen TV. Some rooms feature large windows or a sliding door to experience the coastal breeze. Conveniences include complimentary WiFi, tea & coffee, bathroom amenities and off-street car parking. Suitable for up to 3 guests.
Kangaroo Island is one of the best places in Australia to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Over 1/3 of the island is protected national and conservation parkland and home to home to native wildlife like the Kangaroo Island Kangaroo, Sea Lions, Koalas and diverse range of bird species. In the west, Flinders Chase National Park is known for its striking coastal rock formations, like the sculpted Remarkable Rocks and the stalactite-covered Admirals Arch.
Mayfair Hotel Adelaide
45 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000
T: +61 8 8210 8888
The luxurious 5-star Mayfair Hotel can be found at the intersection of King William and Hindley Streets. The boutique hotel boasts an unmatched location, adjacent to Rundle Mall and a short walk to Adelaide’s Riverbank and entertainment precincts. Nestled within the Heritage Listed Colonial Mutual Life (CML) Building, the Mayfair Hotel breathes new life into one of Adelaide’s iconic landmark buildings.
The Mayfair preserves magnificent heritage and provides a platform to showcase the very best of South Australian hospitality. The Mayfair Hotel offers elegant and locally inspired dining at Mayflower Restaurant and THE DEN, and a sophisticated rooftop experience at HENNESSY Rooftop Bar.
170 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites are complemented by premium hotel facilities, including 24 hour reception services, business centre, gymnasium, and a complimentary mini bar in each room. 26 Superior Queen Rooms have been created to reflect total dedication to guest comfort which starts with an exclusive, custom-designed, locally made queen size bed. Each room exudes comfort and style from elegant free standing furniture pieces and hand selected artworks through to a complimentary luxury skin care range.
The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel Adelaide
55 Frome Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
T: 1800 008 499 / +61 8 8360 7191
Majestic Hotels are a proudly South Australian family owned & operated hotel group. The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, the award winning flagship property of Majestic Hotels opened in Adelaide in 2004.
Located in the Adelaide CBD, the hotel is within walking distance to many key attractions including Rundle Mall, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Zoo, National Wine Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval and the Botanic Gardens. The hotel is also minutes away from vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping.
The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel offers a variety of rooms ranging in size and features. The well-appointed rooms feature custom-made king size beds, modern bathrooms, a full mini-bar with over 50% local South Australian products, 24-hour room service and free, unlimited WiFi. Plus all the usual conveniences you would expect from a 4.5 star hotel. On the ground floor is the award winning Culshaws Restaurant. Their menu showcases the finest seasonal South Australian produce and has a 100% South Australian wine list.
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina Cairns
Pierpoint Road Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
Phone: (61 7) 4031 1411
Experience the warmth of the genuine Australian hospitality at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns. Prominently situated on the marina, providing guests with both a direct gateway to the reef, tours and attractions and the perfect Cairns getaway.
Here’s always more to keep you inspired and energized. Get more out of your stay by exploring the experiences available within the hotel’s health and leisure facilities and beyond. Whether taking a refreshing swim in your private pool, surrounding yourself with the gentle lapping of waves against the boats; taking in the breathtaking views of the marina and mountains or savouring the taste of the contemporary Australian table at The Backyard Restaurant & Bar, the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, is guaranteed to stimulate all your senses.
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, offers 255 spacious and inviting guest rooms and suites. All rooms have private balconies along with memorable views of the city, the hotel’s tropical gardens, Trinity Bay or Marlin Marina. The rooms are decorated with local artworks that express the natural beauty of the tropical north.
Pacific Hotel Cairns
43 The Esplanade Cairns 4870 QLD Australia
Tel: +61 7 4051 7888
Located on the Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour, Pacific Hotel Cairns offers stunning views from private balconies and easy access to the nearby Reef Fleet Terminal, shopping precinct and Esplanade Lagoon. The modern rooms offer comfortable accommodation for all travelers and if you’re looking for a luxurious upgrade, you can’t go past their Tropical Luxe Room Collection.
Awarded Best Superior Accommodation in Queensland for 2019 by QHA, guest comforts include a lounge for early arrivals or late departures, 24-hour reception and parking (free for bookings made on their website, subject to availability). Relax and unwind in the spacious accommodation rooms from the heart of Cairns. Higher level rooms present magnificent views with private balconies, or their brand new Tropical Luxe rooms are perfect for an indulgent upgrade. The guest lounge is terrific for early arrivals or late departures and the outdoor swimming pool and deck is perfect to cool off after exploring Tropical Cairns.
Bushfire Flame Grill is an Award Winning Brazilian inspired Cairns restaurant with a unique Australian BBQ style experience. Located on The Esplanade, the theatre of the kitchen is brought to your table after the skewers of meats are slow roasted on a triple-decker open flame churrasco grill. Carvers will circle your table with the seasoned and marinated meat, paired with delectable sides served to your table.
A member of Pullman Hotels
Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock 0872
In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort’s Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites. In a destination where one of the world’s oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design.
This hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and Indigenous-inspired cuisine in the Walpa Lobby Bar, or curl up on one of the daybeds and enjoy a casual lunch and cocktail by the pool.
You can experience Uluru’s raw beauty, in 5-star comfort at Sails in the Desert, a member of Pullman Hotels. After an invigorating hike, the Red Ochre Spa is just the place to relax or perhaps visit the Mulgara Gallery to view the stunning Indigenous artwork on display. Refurbishment of Superior Room and Terrace Room bathrooms will start from 4 November to 10 July 2020 with minimal guest impact expected. Thank you for your understanding.
Standard Rooms feature modern bathrooms, twin queen beds or deluxe king, and can accommodate up to 5 people. All rooms offer air-conditioning, TV, movies on demand, minibar and bathrobes. Spa Rooms have extended balconies with an open-air spa. Deluxe Suites are over twice the size of the Spa Rooms and provide separate living, dining and sleeping areas. Suites feature multiple balconies overlooking the garden and an indoor spa.
With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within Ayers Rock Resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be action packed. Ride a camel across the desert dunes. Hop on a Harley, or embark on a base walk of Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Desert Gardens A member of Novotel Hotels
Yulara Drive, Ayers Rock
Offering the only rooms with views of Uluru in Ayers Rock Resort, 4.5 star Desert Gardens Hotel offers 218 elegant guest rooms within an oasis of native gardens. Accommodation options are diverse from deluxe rock view rooms to shady poolside rooms all located under a canopy of towering gum trees and garden beds dotted with native shrubs and flowers.
Taking its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for desert quandong, Mangata Bistro & Bar serves a delicious buffet breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with highlights of native Australian bush tucker flavours throughout. The contemporary indoor area flows seamlessly to an outdoor terrace, surrounded by the native greens of the iconic gardens of the hotel.
Arnguli Grill & Restaurant, Ayers Rock Resort’s premier à la carte dining location, takes its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for bush plum. Located in the shadows of the hotel’s ghost gums, overlooking the central pool and garden, the restaurant offers quality Australian produce featuring native Indigenous flavours. Open daily for dinner, Arnguli’s outback-inspired interiors feature distinctive Indigenous artefacts and a dramatic patterned carpet inspired by local vegetation.
Once you’ve satisfied the urges to explore the magic within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will find free guided walks through Desert Gardens Hotel’s substantial and authentic native gardens just outside your hotel door.
All of Ayers Rock Resort’s luxuries and conveniences, including numerous lookouts, the beautiful Red Ochre Spa and the shops, tour & info centre and café’s located at the Resort Town Square, are within easy walking distance or accessible via the free shuttle bus.
Standard Rooms are set throughout the gardens of the hotel. Deluxe Rooms face toward the vast desert landscape. Rooms feature either a balcony or courtyard area. All rooms have air-conditioning, movies on demand, minibar and bathrobes are provided. Deluxe Rock View Rooms offer private panoramic views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and feature a verandah from which to soak in the sights and sounds of the Red Centre. Rooms feature two double beds or one king bed.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
176 Cumberland Street,
The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
T:(61 2) 9250 6000
F:(61 2) 9250 6250
One of the famous sights in the world greets you as you awake from the soothing comforts of your luxurious bed. The stunning Opera House glows a pearlescent white against the blue of the sky and the sea, while the Harbour Bridge stands majestically for all to see. The city is a palette of exuberant colours, all vying for your attention. Such is the spectacle from your room at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.
You walk the narrow, winding streets and discover Sydney’s vibrant history, and pick up interesting items at the quaint shops along the way. Eventually, you find yourself at the famous Queen Victoria Building. Delicate stained glass cast incandescent sunrays on the building’s two masterpieces – the Royal Clock and the Great Australian Clock – which amaze you with their intricate craftsmanship.
In need of respite after a long day, you return to the hotel with a spa treatment in mind. A private suite awaits you at CHI, The Spa, where you feel the tensions release and the aches wash away as you enter an undivided paradise.
The luxurious spa treatment ends just in time for dinner. You pick Altitude Restaurant from the plethora of dining choices in the hotel. Aside from an impressive night view, the restaurant delights you with a spectacular parade of thoughtfully crafted dishes, giving you the ultimate sensory satisfaction. Sipping the last bit of red wine, you recline in your seat and admire the city beneath you.
Let the moon illuminate the night sky as you experience the endless enchantment of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.
Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour
319 – 325 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000 | (2) 9060 8888
Zen is a state of mind, and you’ll find yours at Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour. This brand-new property offers guests a new side to Sydney, one that celebrates an eclectic blend of hole-in-the-wall restaurants and world-class sites in close proximity. Once you step foot outside the hotel, Sydney’s vibrant CBD will take you on a journey of fantastic flavours and unforgettable moments. Head down to nearby Darling Quarter for a contemporary vibe that mirrors Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour’s chic brick and wood aesthetic with a menu to match.
Discover Sydney by foot by exploring the hustle and bustles of the CBD, the turn of each street offering a new take on Australia’s largest city. Get some retail therapy at Pitt Street Mall, wander up to Circular Quay to take in the city’s best-known vista, sip a cocktail overlooking the harbour as the sun sets – whatever the mood, the choice is yours. Guests are also near world-class theatre, music and comedy at venues including the famed Capitol Theatre, as well as the events hosted by the International Convention Centre (ICC).
When you return to Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour after a busy day, you’ll be welcomed back into the serenity of its tucked-away location. Head to your room for some unlimited R&R, enjoying the Manhattan-inspired design that blends with Sydney’s casual cool. Surf the web with complimentary Wi-Fi, enjoy the modernity of the curved rainfall showers or simply laze an hour away on the embedded window day lounges.
Make your way to the Above 319 to sip champagne under the stars, with one of Sydney’s finest rooftop restaurant and bars only an elevator ride away. The final touch of the vibrant rooftop is the heated pool, allowing guests to cool off during the summer months or stay warm in style when its cooler. For drinks and dining with a different view, head downstairs to the hotel’s casual dining option, The Sussex Store. Open early until late, it’s the ideal spot for everything from a quick coffee to a leisurely lunch. For those wanting to recharge in their own space, room service is available. Guests wanting to keep active can use the fully equipped onsite gym.
The Langham, Melbourne
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
T 61 (3) 8696 8888
F 61 (3) 9690 5889
With sweeping vistas of the Yarra River and the Melbourne skyline, The Langham, Melbourne is located on the renowned Southbank Promenade and is surrounded by al fresco cafés, restaurants, and boutiques. Enjoy exploring Australia’s cultural capital with The National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, and The Arts Centre all within easy reach.
388 immaculately furnished rooms and suites designed for the discerning. Each window is framed by a magnificent view of the Yarra River or the city skyline. These rooms reflect an understated, classic elegance with rich fabrics and a timeless ambience. Superior Rooms are a showcase of understated elegance. Handcrafted furniture, rich fabrics. The Signature Langham Blissful Bed and generous marble bath make for a most pleasurable stay.
Experience unforgettable dining experiences with an element of theatre at Melba. Stylish afternoon tea by day and exhilarating cocktails at night at Aria Bar and Lounge, the Langham, Melbourne features a diverse selection to thrill even the most refined palates.
Chuan Spa is a holistic wellness sanctuary that offers body treatments, massages, and facials that are inspired by the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Soak in an inviting 15-metre indoor pool awash with natural light to restore and rejuvenate. A fully equipped Fitness Centre and Health Club is also available to help you stay in shape on your travels.
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne
630 Little Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
T +61 03 9622 8888
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins offers a timelessly elegant space to escape. Located in the heart of Melbourne, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy all this lively city has to offer. Bursting with a fascinating history, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins has been home to some world-famous guests and celebrities. Many of Australia’s best started their careers on its very doorstep.
From the moment you step inside, you will be captivated by the hotel’s charm and inspired by its stories. Built in 1866, the building is well into its second century. Authentically styled, blending contemporary design with its Art Deco origins, the hotel is captivating in its individual character and charm. The sophisticated lobby creates an inviting sense of arrival with its warm timbers, mirror and brass elements complemented by luxurious soft furnishings.
Nestled in dense forest with each room, the dining room, lounge, and bar area built on raised decks overlooking the Lango bai, and they are constructed from natural materials such as locally woven raffia palm panels. A star deck and fire pit are also raised and overlook the bai for after-dinner relaxation and star-gazing. The bai holds a magnetic attraction for vast flocks of African green pigeons and African grey parrots, as well as for herds of forest buffalo by day and forest elephants by night.
Lango’s strategic location in the south-central part of Odzala allows easy access to a variety of converging habitats. A real highlight of your stay at Lango is the change to explore the Lekoli and Mambili Rivers by motorboat, traditional pirogue, or even kayak. Lango is also one of the few places in Africa where you can safely explore streams and marshes on foot – a truly immersive experience!
Mboko’s 12 guest rooms extend along the banks of a free-flowing tributary of the Lekoli River. Situated in an area of lush meadow-like savannah, frequented by forest buffalo, forest elephant, and spotted hyena, Mboko gives a sense of the scale of Odzala. While it also allows you to focus on some of the smaller details: flowers and butterflies (depending on the season) can be seen in profusion. Mboko Camp offers visitors breath-taking views of the transition between the tropical rainforest and grassland savannah, where hundreds of towering termite mounds help create an otherworldly experience.
Mboko provides you with spectacular star-viewing opportunities before you fall asleep, listening to the sounds from the Congo River. The camp also offers access to nearby villages on the fringes of the Park, where you can meet and interact with local people. Each cabin has a deck with lounge chairs on which you can rest and listen to the tranquility of the river babbling past you.
Constructed with natural material and traditional techniques, Ngaga Camp is a charming location consisting of six rooms that rests in a valley within the home ranges of several groups of western lowland gorillas, two of which are habituated.
Ngaga is truly gorilla central. A focal point for world-class research, as well as unforgettable primate encounters, Ngaga Camp’s unique design, evokes the fun and mystery of a childhood treehouse. You will enjoy the elevated guest rooms and wraparound walkways that allow you to peer directly into the forest canopy.