When international borders reopen, event planners will be spoilt for
choice with new brand debuts and a collection of unique event spaces
opening up across the country.
Flynn opens in Cairns
Flynn, the latest in Crystalbrook
Collection’s portfolio of hotels, welcomed its first guests on 10
November 2020. The Cairns property will tempt groups with views of the
Coral Sea and glass-bottom hotel pools. Flynn boasts 311 rooms and
suites, and meeting spaces for up to 120 people seated.
New hotel at Adelaide Oval
The new Oval property,
integrated with the Adelaide Oval, has opened its doors. The hotel
features 138 guest rooms, reception lounge and two new restaurants
showcasing local South Australian produce. Adelaide Oval offers 23
unique spaces, catering from three to 3,000 guests. Groups of 10 to 14
can also partake in a two hour climb to Adelaide Oval’s unique roofline
for views of Adelaide Hills and the coast with RoofClimb.
Fairmont debuts in Port Douglas
Accor’s luxury Fairmont
brand will debut in Tropical North Queensland in 2023 with the opening
of a 253 room hotel. The new build will feature multiple restaurants,
bars and an events facility. There will be a treetop walk around the
resort-style pools and guests will enjoy the location’s access to the
Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
The property has become the first hotel in the region to achieve
Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certificate for the design’s
environmental credentials and plans to work alongside the local Kaku
Yalanji community to provide Indigenous welcome and smoking ceremonies
for special events.
Rydges Canberra reveals new look
Formerly Rydges Capital
Hill, the hotel has recently undergone a multi-million dollar
renovation including refreshed guest rooms, event spaces, lobby,
reception, bar and restaurant. The design draws on 1950s architecture
and decor. The hotel’s event spaces have capacity for up to 200 guests
W Melbourne whets the appetite
The 294-room luxury hotel
is set to open in February 2021. It's 110-seat signature signature,
Lollo, will celebrate Melbourne’s multiculturalism while amplifying
local ingredients. The restaurant will be one of five dining and bar
offerings at the hotel, in addition to eight event spaces including a
426sqm event space called the Great Room.
Vibe Hotel opens in Hobart
Situated in the heart of
historical Hobart, this brand-new 142-room hotel features an
architecturally-designed facade with trademark coloured feature fins.
Inspiration for the contemporary-style hotel rooms was taken from the
sea and sandstone cliffs on nearby Bruny Island. All bedroom furniture
has been sourced from local Tasmanian oak and lovingly made by local
craftsmen. There are three meeting rooms that together can accommodate
200 guests seated.
Upcoming: Ovolo South Yarra in Melbourne
1970s disco and glamour, Ovolo South Yarra will open in Melbourne’s
inner-city suburb next year. The 123-room and suite property will
feature retro-plush finishes, accents of chrome and colour. Each room
will be named after the era’s most famous music icons. The Ovolo kitchen
and bar will feature fresh, locally and ethically sourced produce and
feature two multipurpose spaces that are available for exclusive group