Hoteliers: Francesca Webster

Since the tender age of 19, Francesca Webster has been building a career in the luxury service industry. From early beginnings at Sydney’s Park Hyatt…

Elysian Retreat Whitsundays Promises Secluded Luxury

In a world that’s always interruptive Elysian offers that rare chance let go of life’s pressures and relax: to simply slow down immersed in a…

Sydney’s Devastatingly Gorgeous Guesthouse

Checking in to Little Albion: More than a decade ago, during the launch years of Essentials, we were mightily impressed by the creative fit out,…

Brisbane: Best 3 Hotels

It’s Brisbane’s time for a turn in the spotlight, with a welter of stylish new hotel openings that play with Queensland’s past and deliver a…

Sydney: Best 3 Hotels

In a city never shy of flaunting her charms, new hotels flirt with the glittering waterscape through their views, art and locations. We step inside…

Storytime: MACQ 01 Hotel

It is a most beautiful and dramatic location for a hotel. Perched on the edge of Macquarie wharf in the heart of Hobart is the…

Finches of Beechworth is on the Market

Beechworth’s highly awarded B&B Finches is on the market, both property and business, after owners Margo Maller and Peter Brygel decided it was time to…

Jazz Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Finally, a new Melbourne hotel, comfortable, clean and designed with jazz lovers in mind – it’s our kinda joint! Truly a much-needed addition to Melbourne’s…

Life on Mayfair – Mayfair Hotel & Mayflower Restaurant, Adelaide

Bethany Finn understands essence of fine dining hospitality like few others. Having crafted perhaps Australia’s finest classic British- and European-influenced dining menus for Adelaide’s 5-star…

Clydesville Luxury Waterfront

Clydesville is a five-bedroom luxury waterfront holiday home in Queenscliff, Victoria, that literally has history seeping from its solid walls, original timber floors and echoing…