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THE CAPITOL Hotel has officially reopened, revealing a transformation that brings forth the unique character of this historic establishment.

Situated in Haymarket in the heart of Sydney, the property features eclectic, modern artworks, bespoke furniture and tasteful decor throughout.

There are 95 completely transformed rooms across 11 accommodation styles, for solo travellers through to rooms catering to up to seven guests.

Guests can check-in online from their mobile device or self-service kiosks located in the lobby. The Capitol Kitchen and Bar serves a modern Australian menu that has been curated as a perfect pre-theatre casual dining option, while also offering a continental breakfast for guests.

“The Capitol Hotel’s remarkable transformation embraces its rich history while offering a boutique guest experience,” said Brad Worker, General Manager, The Capitol Hotel.

“From the playful and engaging design elements that immerse guests in a theatrical adventure to The Capitol Kitchen and Bar boasting a contemporary, delicious menu, this is Sydney’s hidden gem.”

Standard room rates start at $200 per night.


THE PREMIER hotel at one of Australia’s major airports is undergoing a multi-million-dollar refurb aimed at transforming the ‘in-transit’ experience.

The work on PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport is due for completion in December and involves all 276 rooms, the lobby, restaurant, café, bar and the meeting and events floor.

“This refurbishment will elevate the experience for guests staying at the hotel, as well as those attending our myriad business events,” said Cameron Mead, General Manager of PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport.

“We are excited to welcome guests to discover our contemporary new interior design aesthetic which has been influenced by Melbourne’s unique personality and inspired by diverse Victorian aerial landscapes, from the city’s grid-style urban planning to the organic form of the Yarra River.”

Located just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the property is the only hotel directly connected to the domestic and international terminals via an undercover pedestrian skybridge.

Onsite amenities include modern Australian restaurant Airo, the Airo Café and Airo Bar, which offers boutique beers, regional wines and specialty cocktails.

A fully equipped 24-hour gym, heated indoor lap pool, spa, sauna and steam room further enhance the guest experience.

Every piece of furniture will be custom designed using plush fabrics alongside luminous metal finishes in the newly refurbished rooms. To improve functionality, luggage access, hanging space and the minibar offering will all be enhanced.

The 300-seat ballroom and extensive suite of 14 meeting rooms will receive a sophisticated makeover via muted colour palettes and tailored furniture and fabrics.


TRAVELLERS SEEKING to immerse themselves in the beauty of one of Australia’s most popular regions now have two new accommodation choices.

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac is welcoming a pair of additions to its flagship Comfort brand.

Comfort Inn Clubarham and Comfort Suites Clubarham Golf Resort are both located in Barham on the banks of the Murray River in the Riverina region of New South Wales.

“Barham is a popular destination for golfers, foodies, fishing fans and bushwalkers,” said Trent Fraser, CEO Choice Hotels Asia-Pac.

“Given its proximity to both Melbourne and Sydney, it’s the perfect spot for a refreshing getaway.”

The 54-room Comfort Inn Clubarham is within walking distance of the town’s shops, restaurants and other attractions. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities, including pools and BBQ areas, as well as access to nearby cluBarham’s two on-site restaurants, gymnasium, lawn bowls and daily entertainment.

Two kilometres from the town centre, Comfort Suites Clubarham Golf Resort boasts an 18-hole course and 14 tennis courts. Accommodations include 11 new two- and three-bedroom apartments, cabins and 18 ensuite and powered caravan/RV sites.


BOHEMIAN CHIC rooms, destination restaurants and a curated pool scene delivering a beach club ambience.

That’s the promise from Hyde Perth when the hotel brand makes its debut in Australia next year.

Drawing inspiration from Western Australia’s rich palette of colours and influences, the 120-room hotel will be designed to create connection, with sofas in the lobby and long tables that encourage conversation.

With roots in the Los Angeles club scene of the early 2000s, the Hyde brand is synonymous with intimate music and nightlife. Hyde is part of the lifestyle hospitality company, Ennismore, which has 17 brands covering more than 135 hotels and resorts worldwide.

“Tourism WA is excited to welcome this new premium accommodation offering, which will reflect Perth’s cosmopolitan urban culture and create an unforgettable visitor experience for Western Australians and travellers to enjoy,” said Carolyn Turnbull, Managing Director of Tourism Western Australia.

Located on Pier Street in the heart of the CBD, Hyde Perth will offer a new take on music, dining and drinks, creating a space where guests can enjoy the pool by day and revel by night.

The hotel’s dedicated entertainment spaces will feature a program of music and live performances in keeping with Hyde’s festival vibe.

The restaurant will also draw on the freshest Western Australian produce to deliver a lively dining experience that evolves throughout the day, including a trend-setting bar with innovative cocktails.

“We believe Hyde is an ideal cultural fit for Perth, where it can serve as a cultural touchpoint for locals and international travellers,” said Gaurav Bhushan, CO-CEO of Ennismore.