Big Fat Hotel Wrap

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

ICYMI, there are new hotels and renovations popping up all over the place. We’re also opening a hotel. Well, we’re Airbnb’ing our couch for extra money.

The Lost Camel returns to Ayers Rock Resort

The Lost Camel Hotel

The Lost Camel hotel, featuring contemporary studio-style rooms, will re-open at Ayers Rock Resort on 1 July 2018, creating one of the Resort’s most unique and surprisingly edgy accommodation options for guests enjoying a break in the Spiritual heart of Australia.

The Lost Camel hotel originally opened at Ayers Rock in 2002, closing to become staff housing in 2012, and has now once again been re-invigorated to provide much-needed guest accommodation as the region has surged in popularity in recent years.

Furnished in a stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, The Lost Camel brings a fresh dynamic to an extensive range of accommodation options at Ayers Rock Resort. The hotel enjoys a central swimming pool and is located adjacent to the Resort Town Square giving guests a wide variety of dining options.

Where Outback meets L.A, The Lost Camel is the perfect place to rest between Outback adventures for visitors to Uluru. It joins other accommodation options at the Resort – the luxury Sails in the Desert Hotel, the newly renovated Desert Gardens Hotel, contemporary Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge and the Ayers Rock Resort Campground.

Wyndham announced new Tryp Hotel in booming North Lakes region 

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Wyndham Hotel Group today announced its second TRYP by Wyndham property in Australia – TRYP North Lakes – following the success of the iconic TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel in Brisbane, which opened in 2014.

The 138-room TRYP North Lakes will be part of the AU$250 million, 1.7 hectare Laguna North Lakes development. Laguna North Lakes is set to become an iconic destination thanks to the combined expertise of The George Group, the team behind the highly successful James Street lifestyle precinct in Fortitude Valley, and local company Pointcorp, developers of a series of visionary premium apartment projects in inner-city Brisbane.

TRYP by Wyndham hotels are infused with local spirit, allowing guests to immerse themselves in each destination’s individual culture and TRYP North Lakes will be no exception. Hotel guests will be able to utilise the unique amenities the Laguna development will offer, including a huge resort-style swimming pool, bar, restaurant, gym and health facility, and 5,000 square metres of curated fashion and retail stores and eateries. The hotel will also cater to business travellers using the largest function and events centre in northern Brisbane or working within the 10,500 square metres of A-grade commercial office space within Laguna North Lakes.

Breakfast for a buck with Frasers Hospitality

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Wake up on the right side of the bed with Frasers Hospitality’s ‘$1 Buffet Breakfast’, valid on all direct online bookings made on the Frasers Hospitality website between 22 May to 30 September 2018.

For only one dollar, guests will enjoy a buffet selection of seasonal fruits, freshly baked pastries and breads, as well as various satisfying hot options served in the comfortable and relaxed dining surrounds of at Fraser Suites Sydney, Fraser Suites Perth, Fraser Place Melbourne or Capri by Fraser Brisbane.

The one dollar buffet breakfast is the perfect way for guests to fuel up before a big day of exploring the many nearby attractions of each hotel’s convenient CBD surrounds.

Stays from now until 30 September will receive one dollar buffet breakfast per person and free Wi-Fi when booking online using the promo code JUSTA$.

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour announces $15-million room refresh paying homage to the hotel’s iconic location

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Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour has recently commenced a $15-million room refresh across each of the hotel’s 525 guest rooms, unveiling the completed first seven rooms now available to the public. Offering five room types from the Superior Pyrmont View to the Executive Loft Suites, the spacious rooms feature beautiful views of Darling Harbour and the Sydney City Skyline, providing ample opportunity to take advantage of the stunning iconic location.

The refreshed design is aesthetic and functional, modern and timeless, featuring warm colours, new lighting concepts, heavenly new King Koil beds by A.H Beard, state of the art Wi-Fi connections, 48-inch HD smart TV’s and media hubs including comfortable working and dining areas. Featuring statement artworks, plush soft furnishings spotlighting warm, earthy tones which come together to create a contemporary and comfortable space for those travelling for business, leisure seekers and families alike.

Every Novotel is a destination in itself and Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is no exception, offering something for everyone. Whether visiting solo or as a family, guests are free to explore all that is on offer within the 4.5-star hotel. Featuring an outdoor pool, In-Balance gym, tennis court and The Ternary; a concept restaurant and bar that brings an air of casual sophistication allowing guests to experience three distinct offerings; The Grill Kitchen, The Asian Kitchen and the Wine Bar – in a single, stylish open space offering spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of the City Skyline.

Melbournians can now have Queen Rania of Jordan’s Facial

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Located within Park Hyatt Melbourne at the leafy Paris-end of Melbourne city, Park Club Health & Day Spa is proud to announce the launch of its newly curated menu, currently available for bookings to members, hotel guests and the public.

Helmed under the direction of Shelley Varacalli, spa manager at Park Hyatt Melbourne, the new menu is a breath of fresh air with an emphasis on achieving beautiful skin using natural and science-based products and methods. From haute Oxygen Facials to Coco Body Cocoons, the new spa menu offers an indulgent range of treatments to refresh & renew from head to toe.

With so much attention focused on achieving flawless skin through make-up, Shelley believes that the first step to a glowing complexion and body is through investing in treatments that directly target each individual’s skin type. According to Shelley, home treatments are a great way to maintain your skin, but skin conditions change over time, and just like how we pay regular visits to the hairdresser, our own skin should be taken care of with a similar to higher frequency.

Years of industry knowledge and a firm understanding of the current trends and influences in the beauty realm has led Shelley to revamp Park Club Health & Day Spa’s treatment menu, introducing two new brand partners- both uniquely different in their products and ethos- that are perfectly aligned with the expectations of the hotel’s high profile clientele.

Bookings now open for AYANA Komodo

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To celebrate the much-anticipated opening of AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach on 15 September, AYANA Hotels and Resorts has launched a pre-opening offer inviting guests to book with 20 per cent off and a complimentary two-way airport transfer.

Just a one-hour flight from the beautiful island of Bali, in West Flores, AYANA Komodo is the first and only five-star resort on the exquisite Labuan Bajo, Waecicu Beach. Boasting 12 suites and 189 premium guest rooms, AYANA Komodo is inspired by light, comfort and open living and each contemporary room features a flawless ocean view. Guests can check-in from the 11th floor lobby and access their rooms by descending towards the sandy shores.

In addition to the new resort, and making full use of the extensive private pier, AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach will also launch a luxurious 54-metre-long, nine-bedroom phinisi ship, named AYANA Lako’dia, meaning “safe journey” in the local language.

Alongside crystal blue waters and pristine white sand beaches, this tropical paradise is overflowing with mesmerizing flora that extends from waterfalls to jagged dramatic mountain tops and vibrant sunsets overlooking Komodo National Park. The park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, comprises many small islands, with the largest being Komodo, Rinca and Padar. Labuan Bajo is also home to the famous Komodo Dragon; the world’s largest species of lizard.

Broome set to boom with new, discount airfares announced for Australia’s North West

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It is the dream Australian location that few have been able to tick off the bucket list due to the cost of flights taking it out of contention for the average traveller…until now.

Off the back of some clever negotiating that has seen our favourite Australian airline Qantas offer more competitive pricing ex Perth to Broome, the time is now to take Australia’s most remote outback town off the wish list and put it on the visit list with Oaks Hotels & Resorts also rolling out the welcome mat with rooms starting from just *$109 per night at Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary.

Broome is a year round destination with no real summer or winter, instead characterised by ‘the wet’ and ‘the dry’ seasons. One-way flights from Perth to Broome will start at $179 all year round and Oaks Hotels & Resorts are celebrating the incoming wet season with studio rooms starting from just *$109 per night or 2 bedroom apartments from just $189 a night at Cable Beach Sanctuary.

With two resort properties calling Broome home, one a short distance from Cable Beach and the other at Roebuck Bay within close proximity to Staircase To The Moon, guests can relax in comfort enjoying premier resort facilities and all that Broome has to offer.

Escape the cold with a Luxurious Overnight Package at Balgownie Estate, Yarra Valley

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Escape to Victoria’s premier wine region this winter and experience the ultimate decadence and luxury with Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa’s new Winter Escape Offer.

The exclusive Winter Escape Offer is offering guests one night’s accommodation in a Spa or Privilege Room, with complimentary breakfast for two and bottle of Balgownie Estate Black Label Shiraz upon arrival with prices starting from $250 per night.

Take a well-deserved break and escape Melbourne’s cold weatheras you cosy up in one of Balgownie’s luxurious rooms with a bottle of their award winning wine, cheese platterand a selection of free movies. You will overlook the stunning views of the vineyard and rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, immersing yourself in the beauty of Balgownie Estate.

With different aspects and vistas all throughout the venue, the winery has become a luxurious getaway destination complete witha spa retreat and restaurant – there is plenty to keep you occupied in one prime location. From adventuring outside and exploring the nearby walking trails,to a glass of bubbles by the fire, there is something for everyone.

Chiva-Som commences third stage of renovations

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Chiva-Som International Health Resort has commenced the third stage of its renovation program running from May through to October with the reopening scheduled for 1 November 2018.

The latest developments to the leading wellness resort, situated in Hua Hin, Thailand, will comprise a complete overhaul to the Thai Pavilions, Emerald Room, Orchid Lounge, Library, Fitness Centre and Niranlada Medi-Spa. In line with the new resort master plan, the hallmarks of which are contemporary and supremely comfortable interiors, the new look is realised with materials such as local teak, silk and bamboo.

Keeping their quintessential Thai spirit intact, the Thai Pavilions will be brighter, lighter and more spacious, creating a serene, calming space which reflects the tranquility of the resort. A new room category, the Thai Pavilion Suite, will feature an outdoor pantry and its own outdoor private glass-walled sala, a private space for around six guests set amidst the tranquil gardens and suitable for private meals, meditation or just for relaxing.

The addition of a glass wall in the Emerald Room will create a fresh, contemporary and relaxing space, flooded with natural light, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Orchid Lounge will undergo a complete makeover to become an inviting and sociable spot in which guests can interact, welcoming also a piano and pond-side seating new open juice bar. The Library will become airier and the new home of the retail shop, whilst the Guest Relations Desk will be moved to a more private and discreet part of the resort.

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa introduces Fiji’s first ever Degustation Lovo


Fiji’s Yasawa Island Resort & Spa has raised the bar on Fiji culinary experiences, with their all new “Flavours of Fiji – five Course Degustation Lovo

The five course degustation menu has been designed by Executive Chef Brent Assam to combine traditional Fijian cooking methods as well as flavours, but served with a creative and culinary twist.

With family weeks still available during the July and September school holidays, the all new menu, 11 pristine white sand beaches and tailored kids activity programme , Yasawa offers a discerning, yet authentic Fijian family holiday experience.

For more information and bookings visit or contact your preferred Fiji travel specialist.

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