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Immanuel Debeer | 12/06/2020

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Which luxury hotels in Australia are open? And more importantly, what deals and special packages do they have to entice you to stay?

Whether you’re looking for an immediate intrastate staycation, or to plan your interstate getaway or travel bubble holiday, we’re rounding up the best five-star hotel deals and packages available, along with an indication of when luxury accommodations are due to reopen.

NSW Hotels

voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Open from 5 June 2020

https://huntervalley.vocohotels.com/

Escape into fresh air and outdoor adventure with voco Kirkton Park in the picturesque Hunter Valley wine region, where you will find a 70-room hotel set on 70 acres of countryside and scenic mountain view – that’s one acre per person! The restaurant and bars will adhere to government guidelines to limit patron numbers, however even in-room dining has an all-new spin, where take-away can have a memorable setting next to the vineyards, a coffee and stroll by the pig and chicken pens or a picnic outdoors.

Room rates

Sharp discounts from $145 weekdays and $195 weekends.

Ultimate Hunter Hamper  

You can purchase the ultimate Hunter Cheese & Wine Hamper for $69 complete with 4 local cheeses, choice of four local wines, fresh Estate honey, picnic basket and picnic basket. Enjoy outdoors, by the vineyards, take on a drive, or plonk yourself anywhere on the estate’s 70 acres of mountainous vistas.

Stay 3, Pay 2 package

Take advantage of IHG’s newly launched “There’s More To See” campaign with a Stay 3, Pay 2 packages available at select hotels. No deposit and full flexibility to cancel within 24 hours of arrival, for bookings to 31 Jul and for stays through until 30 Dec.

https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/theres-more-to-see-au

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Open now

https://doublebay.intercontinental.com/

Take a staycation to the exclusive bayside retreat of InterContinental Sydney Double Bay in the leafy, affluent Eastern Sydney suburb of Double Bay. The boutique hotel has 140 rooms and suites with private balconies and courtyard garden views, plus a swath of facilities fit for a luxe getaway, including THAT rooftop pool and bar with harbour views, and high tea or cocktails in elegant Stillery bar and restaurant.

Stay & Park package

https://doublebay.intercontinental.com/special-offers/park-and-stay-package

Enjoy a luxurious five-star stay – with the comfort of knowing you can pack your bags and drive in your own car – complimentary daily parking included with your overnight stay. From $205 per night.

Stay 3, Pay 2 package

Take advantage of IHG’s newly launched “There’s More To See” campaign with a Stay 3, Pay 2 packages available at select hotels. No deposit and full flexibility to cancel within 24 hours of arrival, for bookings to 31 Jul and for stays through until 30 Dec.

https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/theres-more-to-see-au

Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach

Open now

https://coogeebeach.crowneplaza.com/

Retreat to the beach at the village of Coogee in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, surrounded by cafe culture, a string of restaurants and bars, and plenty of fresh air and seaside spots to enjoy. The newly-renovated hotel offers refreshed guestrooms, a redesigned lobby, and a new restaurant and bar concept on the lobby level.

Book Now, Pay Later promotion

Have the safety and confidence to book using the ‘Book Now, Pay Later’ promotion, with no deposit required and free cancellation 1 day prior to arrival. Guests will be upgraded to a refurbished room.

Stay 3, Pay 2 package

Take advantage of IHG’s newly launched “There’s More To See” campaign with a Stay 3, Pay 2 packages available at select hotels. No deposit and full flexibility to cancel within 24 hours of arrival, for bookings to 31 Jul and for stays through until 30 Dec.

https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/theres-more-to-see-au

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Open now

www.fourseasons.com/sydney

Perch yourself by the harbour with a stay at the five-star Four Seasons in The Rocks by Circular Quay in Sydney’s CBD. Newly-renovated rooms provide views of either the city or stunning Sydney Harbour, with executive club rooms including access to the hotel’s Lounge 32 – a bar and lounge area offering complimentary breakfast, drinks and evening canapes.

Room rates

Heavily reduced rates in June – on some dates you can stay in a Four Seasons Full Harbour King Club Room for as low as $385 (usually retails upwards of $1100 – $1400 per night).

Family Fun package

Treat the whole family to a break from the usual routines at home with an interactive and personalised getaway at Four Seasons with this new package. Included is one night’s accommodation, breakfast for two adults and two kids, and in-room kid’s movie with snacks, and a selection of special amenities including a special gift upon arrival, themed linen, an in-room tent, and child-friendly bath amenities.

Halcyon House 

Open from 2 July 2020

https://halcyonhouse.com.au/

Escape to Cabarita Beach on NSW’s north coast and stay at the 21-room boutique Halcyon House. Your Instagram will thank you for it, as every inch of this beautiful beachfront hotel issnappable, from cocktails by the azure pool, the striking upholstered walls and eclectic interiors of your room, and perfectly plated food at Paper Daisy restaurant – which will be open exclusively to in-house guests for breakfast and lunch, and open to the public for dinner.

Special dining offering

All guests of the hotel will now receive a 4-course dinner at Paper Daisy each night as part of their stay.

Ovolo Hotel Woolloomooloo

Open now

https://ovolohotels.com/ovolo/woolloomooloo/

Ovolo Hotel Woolloomooloo

Keep the CBD close, but the harbour closer at this boutique hotel in Sydney, set in a heritage-listed building on a pier. Chill out in a spacious room or loft suite, enjoy a few cocktails at the bar, lap the indoor pool, and enjoy some of the city’s best plant-based food at Alibi Bar and Kitchen.

Restaurant In Room package

Love your plant-based food? Designer hotel, Ovolo Woolloomooloo has your name on it, with their new Alibi Restaurant In Room experience, creating private dining rooms in hotel rooms for stays on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Experience includes five-course dinner for 2 guests for $130 (or $220 for matching beverages) plus an overnight stay from $269, inclusive of Ovolo Perks such as WiFi, free in-room mini bar and breakfast.

ACT Hotels

Ovolo Nishi 

Open now

www.ovolohotels.com

Ovolo Nishi 

Keep your cool in Canberra at the cosy and compact Ovolo Nishi luxury boutique hotel. In the CBD near Commonwealth Park, this hotel is a great base for exploring the nation’s capital, or for hiding away and enjoying its artistic vibes and character-filled rooms and spaces with restored vintage furniture and original artworks. 

Escape From Reality package

Along with the usual Ovolo Perks of free Wi-Fi, minibar and breakfast, this package includes “immunity booster” shots, door to door social hour trolley, popcorn at any time, DIY crafts and colouring, your own personal yoga mat (to keep!), kids stay free with free roll-away beds (perks for up to 4), in-room Alexa and Apple TV or Chromecast for YouTube, Amazon Prime and Netflix, plus surprises in Ovolo’s famous loot bags.

The Midnight Hotel 

Open now

www.midnighthotel.com.au

Load your vacay up with luxury at Canberra’s first Marriott International hotel, Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection in the inner-city suburb of Braddon. This slick and moody hotel lends itself to a stylish getaway, with cool interiors, a guests-only Autograph Lounge, a sunlit 20m indoor lap pool, two gyms and on-site restaurant Braddon Merchant for in-restaurant or in-room dining.

Wine and Dine Package

Tired of home cooking? Enjoy someone else’s expert cooking and leave them the washing up, with this package at The Midnight Hotel, including one night’s accommodation, dinner for two people in Braddon Merchant, two Braddon Merchant bottled cocktails delivered to your room upon request, complimentary mini bar, complimentary STAYCAST by Google Chromecast in-room entertainment, breakfast for two, and complimentary parking.

Family Escape Package

Scoop up the family and take them on a luxury break, with this family-friendly stay, featuring one night’s accommodation in an interconnecting suite, hot chocolate with marshmallows on arrival for the kids, winter themed midnight snack, breakfast for two adults and two kids at Braddon Merchant, $50 credit at Braddon Merchant, late check-out, complimentary parking and two kids activities, courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery.

VIC Hotels

QT Melbourne

Open now

Add a bit of colour and flair to your life with a stay at this luxury hotel, which is all about industrial chic, low-light and high-fashion. Hang out on the much-talked-about rooftop bar, which for the first time ever is taking bookings, or chill in your designer room with views over Melbourne’s historic buildings and laneways.

Rates

Available from $100 a night in June.

WFHotel

Still working from home but sooo over it? QT Melbourne offers their guest rooms up for day use, as a private, designer workspace. Enjoy Wi-Fim fully-stocked mini-bar (dangerous… dangerously good), complimentary coffee and tea, in-room dining, and a QT Dream Bed for an afternoon nap (essential).

https://www.qthotels.com/melbourne/offers/hotel/work-from-hotel/

The Lakehouse

Open from 5 June 2020

https://lakehouse.com.au/

The Lakehouse

The crisp fresh air of Daylesford is ready to welcome you back, with its crown jewel The Lakehouse now welcoming guests to its six acres of country gardens and lake shore. Your country sojourn here can include everything from wine by the fire in the Argyle Library Bar to exploring the gardens and its artworks and sculptures, playing tennis, relaxing with a spa treatment, or indulging in the culinary treat that is a dining experience at the hatted Lake House Restaurant, with a menu under the guidance of co-owner Alla Wolf-Tasker.

Daylesford Mini-Break package

Splash out on your country escape with this three-night package, including breakfast daily, a four-course dinner at Lake House Restaurant on two nights, a in-room feast on one night with cocktails, three courses, sides and wine, complimentary movies and wi-fi, all starting from $1090 per person in a Lodge Studio.

QLD Hotels

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Open from 1 September 2020

https://haymanisland.intercontinental.com/

InterContinental Hayman Island 25

Plan your introduction or return to the Whitsundays this spring, with a stay at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this part of Queensland, with a five-star private island experience like no other in Australia. With168 rooms, suites and villas intertwined around swimming pools and tropical gardens, with views out over the blue-as-blue waters surrounding the Whitsundays archipelago, this is paradise found.

Stay 3, Pay 2 package

Take advantage of IHG’s newly launched “There’s More To See” campaign with a Stay 3, Pay 2 packages available at select hotels. No deposit and full flexibility to cancel within 24 hours of arrival, for bookings to 31 Jul and for stays through until 30 Dec.

https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/theres-more-to-see-au

The Calile

Opens from 1 July 2020

https://thecalilehotel.com/

The Calile hotel

Take a break at the Brisbane hotel everyone’s been talking about since it opened, giving a resort-like experience to guests in the heart of the city. Like a glamorous trip to Palm Springs, the marble and brass-clad boutique hotel has been a haunt of celebs and influencers snapping themselves by the pool, on their room balcony, or in their pink bathroom. Enjoy delicious Greek food at Helleninka or a Morrocan treatment at KAILO medispa.

Rates

From $299 book now, pay later fully flexible

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Opens from 1 July

https://www.intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com/

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

If you’re into golf or boating, take a trip to the luxurious and secluded Sanctuary Cove with its iconic marine village and signature High Coffee, and nearby championship golf courses
Enjoy extended outdoor settings in The Fireplace, brand-new refurbished rooms and suites, or splash out with a chef’s private dining experience in the Manor Suite.

Stay 3, Pay 2 package

Take advantage of IHG’s newly launched “There’s More To See” campaign with a Stay 3, Pay 2 packages available at select hotels. No deposit and full flexibility to cancel within 24 hours of arrival, for bookings to 31 Jul and for stays through until 30 Dec.

https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/theres-more-to-see-au

Lizard Island

Reopening 1 September, 2020.  

www.lizardisland.com.au/

A place for sun seekers, natural lovers and scuba divers, Lizard Island is situated on the Great Barrier Reef as is the only resort located on a 1,013-hectare National Park in far north Queensland. Just 40 rooms and villas means you’re almost in tropical isolation, with a bevy of private beaches to choose from. Nature walks and hikes, self-guided tours, day spa treatments, dining experiences. The world is your oyster here.

Romance Package

Savour a remote, uninterrupted stay in the natural beauty of this secluded island paradise, with this special package to add to your accommodation booking, including: Champagne on arrival with chocolate-dipped strawberries; 60-minute Balance & Calm Massage treatment for 2 at Essentia Day Spa; sunset cruise with champagne and cheeses for 2; private beach day with motorised dinghy and gourmet picnic hamper for 2; and private beach dining experience with degustation menu once during stay for 2, for $800 per couple, minimum 3 night stay.

https://www.lizardisland.com.au/stay/packages-and-special-offers/romance  

 

WA Hotels

Sals Salis

Opens from 1 July 2020 (season closes end October, beginning November)

https://www.salsalis.com.au/

A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef – an eco-friendly luxury camp tucked away in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth.
With only 15 tents with views over the bush and ocean, you’ll feel like you’re all alone in this remote part of Australia, if only for a short time. Explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef just off the shores of the camp, where you can swim alongside whale sharks and humpback whales – an absolute bucket list experience.

Re-opening Offer

To celebrate the reopening, Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef are offering a bonus night stay when you make a booking for 3 or more nights. Book 3 nights and only pay for 2, or book 4 nights and pay for 3. Offer valid for sale 05/06/2020 – 30/06/2020, valid for travel 01/07/2020 – 13/11/2020.

https://www.salsalis.com.au/special-offers/adventure-awaits/

COMO The Treasury

Open Now

COMO The Treasury is a 48 ­room contemporary luxury hotel in Perth’s newly revitalised historic heart. Occupying state buildings dating from the mid 19th ­century. Check out the Flight Hacks COMO The Treasury review here.

Suite Celebration

When you book our new Suite Celebration package, you can enjoy:
  • An overnight stay in one of our elegant suites – each with an abundance of space and light, and sweeping views over Stirling Gardens
  • AUD$100  food and beverage credit to be used across our restaurants and bars within the State Buildings, including our rooftop restaurant Wildflower or at award-winning restaurant Long Chim
  • Breakfast at Post
  • A welcome bottle of Taittinger Champagne and a box of macarons in your room upon arrival

Suite rates

Starting at $1095

The Ritz Carlton Perth

A sweeping view of Swan River and the Perth skyline is the backdrop for nearly every experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth. The waterfront hotel is a fantastic new addition to the city with simple yet luxurious rooms and suites. Check out the Flight Hacks Ritz Carlton Perth review here.

The Ritz Carlton Perth 1

Club Experience

Starting at 564 (AUD) per night

  • Overnight accommodations
  • The Ritz-Carlton Club access for 2
  • 5 impressive culinary presentations

Pullman Bunker Bay

Experience the gourmet food and wine, coastal scenery and beachfront views of Western Australia’s famous Margaret River region staying at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort. Relax on the beach, explore stunning limestone cliffs, visit wineries or even try seasonal whale spotting during your escape to this amazing part of Australia.

Pullman Bunker Bay

Luxury Escapes currently have some package deals on for 2 nights, starting at $499 with the following inclusions:

  • Daily buffet breakfast featuring a variety of eggs, charcuterie, pastries, homemade muesli, fresh juices and more
  • An evening drink per person, with your choice of a glass of house wine, house beer or soft drink
  • A bottle of wine on arrival

SA Hotels

The Louise

Open from 1 August 2020

https://thelouise.com.au/

Make your grape escape to The Louise in the Barossa Valley – a delightful B&B-style luxury lodge tucked among rolling hills and grapevines. It’s a prime spot from which to hop around the region’s wineries and distilleries, while enjoying some of the best dining in South Australia without leaving the accommodation, at Appellation restaurant.

TAS Hotels

Crowne Plaza Hobart 

NEW HOTEL 

Opens 1 July

https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/hobart/hbaho/hoteldetail

Crowne Plaza

Hobart’s first rooftop venue and bar opens 1 July, when Tasmania’s newest hotel Crowne Plaza Hobart swings open its doors for the first time. Soak up panoramic views of Mount Wellington or the harbour from each room and suite, experience Hobart’s first Executive Club lounge, enjoy the fresh air and views from the outdoor bar and deck, or unwind with Tasmania’s best cuisine atop AURA, Hobart’s first rooftop venue.

Stay 3, Pay 2 package

Take advantage of IHG’s newly launched “There’s More To See” campaign with a Stay 3, Pay 2 packages available at select hotels. No deposit and full flexibility to cancel within 24 hours of arrival, for bookings to 31 Jul and for stays through until 30 Dec.

https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/theres-more-to-see-au

Saffire Freycinet

Open now (weekends only, but 7 days from 1 August 2020)

https://saffire-freycinet.com.au/

One of the country’s most stunning lodges, Saffire Freycinet is the perfect place to enjoy a luxury getaway on Tasmania’s East Coast, surrounded by the natural beauty of Coles Bay. With quick access to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay, you can spend your days out walking and hiking in the open air, or you can cosy up in the beautifully-designed lodge, with fantastic dining, day spa and relaxation experiences on offer. Choose to stay in one of 20 private suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out across the bay to The Hazards mountain range.

Stay 4, Pay 3

Set aside enough time to really unwind with this four night stay for the price of three package, including: breakfast, lunch and dinner; lunch and dinner dining beverages; self-serve Lounge Bar beverages until 6pm’; In-Suite mini bar; and a spa credit depending on which suite you book. Available for stays between September and 13 December 2020.

NT Hotels

Ayers Rock Resort

Opening from 1 August 2020

www.ayersrockresort.com.au

Fresh from a $50 million renovation, Ayers Rock Resort is set to welcome guests back to its unique location, just 20km from Uluru. A highlight is Longitude 131°, a gathering of luxury pavilions nestled among the rust-red landscape, offering poolside relaxation, spa treatments, dining experiences and stunning views.

Rates

From $2,880 all inclusive, minimum 3 nights

https://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/accommodation/specials/welcome-back

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