A Packed House for The French Saloon’s Takeover of Craig’s Royal Hotel, Ballarat

The pre-winter ice cold air is already blasting Ballarat, Victoria however the only things cool climate inside the opulent and very warm Craig’s Royal Hotel…

Inner City Resort – Westin Hotel Brisbane

The sun beats down on the banana trees, their sheet-like leaves dancing in the tropical breeze. The water in the pool sits somewhere between pleasantly…

Parramatta Rising: SKYE Hotel Suites

Contemporary quality is the best way to describe this 5 star urban oasis, situated just a stone’s throw from the World Heritage listed Parramatta Park…

A Place to Daydream: Freeman on Ford

Step into a life of grandeur at Beechworth’s award-winning Grand Dame. It’s the jewel of Beechworth – a former Oriental Bank, designed and built in…

Sails Port Macquarie

Fresh off the QantasLink connection from Sydney, and upon arrival at Sails Resort Port Macquarie, the first thing that hits you is fresh salt sea…

A River Runs By It – checking in to Northbank House, Bright Victoria

The early-morning light flows through the trees. It’s a still summer’s day and a cool pillow of wind bounces up from the Ovens River. Ripples…

Melbourne: The Architect Design Hotel that’s an Unexpected Island Icon

View From from the Hill: The city skyline view is sharply lit in the ice-chilled early winter morning sun. Directly below, from the third floor Apartment…

Six Senses Bhutan: Welcome to the Kingdom of Happiness

Famous for its Gross National Happiness (GNH) – a philosophy that guides the government of Bhutan – Six Senses, one of the world’s leading operators…

The New Empire

The sun sets over Beechworth, flooding the old town with rich golden light. The hills above Beechworth, their rich red soil glowing red and magenta…

Grand Hotel Europe

Essentials checks into Saint Petersburg’s oldest restaurant, L’Europe at the Tsarist-era Grand Hotel Europe, to relive its golden heritage and sample some of the finest…