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Glamping comes to Cabarita Beach – glam camping launches on the NSW Tweed Coast beachfront

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Glamping – glamorous camping – is set to arrive on the Tweed Coast, with the launch of The Hideaway Cabarita Beach, just 20 minutes’ drive south of Coolangatta Airport on the NSW Tweed Coast. Special introductory rates are available till 24 January 2019.

Just steps from the sand, the glamping retreat offers 13 classic bell tents, 5 Deluxe Bell Tents and 5 larger tents perfect for families and/or friends’ groups, along with two retro ‘CABA’vans – permanent caravan-style cabins, ideal for couples.

The Hideaway offers many of the amenities of a hotel with communal lounge areas, bean bags, a fire pit, break-out zones and Wi-Fi. A commercial kitchen prep area is well-equipped with state of the art cooking facilities, utensils, crockery, a fridges, microwave, toasters, and fresh roasted coffee station.

Highlighting The Hideaway’s commitment to making glamping even more comfortable is a pioneering ensuite amenities block, with cubicles including toilet, shower, quality products and vanity to provide maximum privacy. A dedicated pamper area is provided for extra comfort.

 

Marriott International’s Vibrant Moxy Hotel Officially Opens in Washington, DC

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The experiential and spirited Moxy Hotels, part of Marriott International, has officially opened its doors to guests in Washington, DC aimed at the young and young at heart.

The new Moxy D.C. will boldly reinvent the lifestyle hotel experience in the nation’s capital, positioning itself as the ultimate destination for engaging, smart and free-spirited travellers.

Partially built within a historic building dating back to 1870, the former home to a Civil War Union General, Moxy D.C. is a hotel that embraces the city’s past with an eye to the future.

The hotel’s interior design, led by Dash Design, is industrial chic; where style meets function throughout the 200-room, 14-story hotel situated on 1011 K Street NW in downtown DC. Polished concrete floors, exposed concrete columns, and open ceilings give way to a vibrant art-filled lobby, featuring original work by local D.C. artist Michael Crossett and a video art installation by international artist Rahul Jhad, winner of the hotel’s #BlankCanvas campaign competition.

 

Crystalbrook Collection Takes Ownership of its First Sydney Hotel

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Crystalbrook Collection Hotels and Resorts has today officially welcomed one of Sydney’s newest boutique hotels, Little Albion, to its fast expanding family of hotels.

Centrally located in the bustling inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, Little Albion has its own distinct personality, fitting in seamlessly with the hospitality group’s existing portfolio.

The 35-room boutique hotel is set within a stunning heritage building, complete with a rooftop garden. Crystalbrook Collection will retain all the existing staff including General Manager Wendy Morris and her team of dedicated hosts who are all Surry Hills locals.

THE COMO GIFT: TO GATHER AND CHERISH- Unparalleled festive experiences, from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean

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The festive season at COMO has become a signature of the brand: intensely transformational experiences that bring the whole family together.

A week of diving in the Maldives, using COMO’s private yacht, culminating in an eight-course oceanside feast. A hiking adventure in Bhutan, encouraging children to untether from their digital devices as they discover a Buddhist way of life in the high Himalayas. Learning to surf in Bali, with a New Year’s party at COMO’s hottest new Canggu beach club.

Most importantly, the festive season at COMO is celebrating with the people you care about, whether from a beachside villa in the Turks and Caicos or a penthouse suite overlooking the city of Perth in Australia.

 

Hilton Prague Old Town Completes Multi-Million Hotel-Wide Renovation

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The centrally located Hilton Prague Old Town is proud to announce the completion of its multi-million dollar renovation, including 303 refurbished guest rooms and 1,200 square metre conference and meeting floor.

The newly renovated spaces include modern amenities whilst the interiors work seamlessly with the hotel’s elegant art deco design, befitting its location in the beautiful Old Town area of Prague.

The newly renovated guest rooms have a fresh and elegant design with a mix of modern and classic elements and thoughtful amenities. Depending on room type, guest rooms feature either one king size bed or two single beds with custom designed headboards and mattresses exclusively manufactured for Hilton.

Rooms also feature a spacious working desk with a built-in USB socket, a 55-inch flat TV, a large elegant wardrobe and a cocktail cabinet-style mini bar with an innovative draw fridge. For extra guest comfort, rooms have also been fitted with new carpet and a cosy relaxation corner with a lounge armchair and standing lamp.

 

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