224 Rhodes Rd, Tai Tapu, Christchurch New Zealand 7672
+64 3 329 6333 or www.otahuna.co.nz
For the first time, guests at the historic Otahuna Lodge will have the opportunity to book exclusive use of the entire luxury property.
Nestled in the Port Hills of New Zealand’s Canterbury region, Otahuna Lodge is launching its ‘Lord of the Manor’ package whereby 10 guests can have full run of the grand Victorian mansion, its grounds and facilities for a rate of NZ$5,995 per night.
Bookings are available throughout the autumn and winter months and stays include a nightly 5-course degustation dinner matched with New Zealand wines, plus breakfast daily. Depending on the occasion, the Lodge can be exclusively reserved for a single magical night, a leisurely weekend or even a longer sojourn.
91 Fernhill Rd, Queenstown New Zealand 9300
+64 3 450 1500 or www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/heritage-queenstown
The Heritage Queenstown has carried out a meticulous upgrade, with every refurbished deluxe room and suite transformed with a new décor boasting modern furnishings, new sleek entertainment systems and sumptuous bedding. The hotel offers a relaxed but exclusive resort atmosphere and is just a stroll from the busy Queenstown hub. Guests can choose from deluxe rooms and self-contained suites, ideal for a family group.
Lovingly crafted from local schist river stone, Heritage Queenstown is reminiscent of a European ski lodge, complete with a log fireplace to toast marshmallows at the end of a day’s skiing or exploring.
The guest facilities include Mackenzies restaurant and bar offering hearty cuisine with local ingredients and wines, a heated swimming pool, sauna, gym and beauty spa. Also for the convenience of skiers there is a ski gear drying room and undercover car parking.
And for a conference, special event or wedding, there is Heritage Queenstown’s multi-award winning Icon Conference Centre. is an
42 Bettington Rd, Oatlands NSW 2117
(02) 9683 3355 or www.oatlandshouse.com.au
Navarra Venues recently opened its latest venue, Oatlands House, with a Georgian-inspired decoration created by KW Interiors and furniture provided by B Seated Global. It’s a beautiful venue surrounded by the luscious greens of a golf course.
The look of the new interior was inspired by the age and character of the home from the Georgian period. “We liked the Georgian inspiration set back in the 1890′s but added beautifully toned and textured layers that created pure luxury and elegance,” says Marie Florio, from Navarra Venues.
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta(02) 8090 6969
Maurice Terzini’s new osteria is now open. Head chef Orazio D’Elia (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar and Popolo) is responsible for the food: simple, fresh-flavoured Italian.
Terzini describes it as “Rick Owens comes to Bondi”. Architects Herbert & Mason have worked closely with Terzini to achieve this simplistic yet functional design aesthetic. The menu offers pizzas naturally risen for 48 hours, 100% handmade and cooked in the wood-fired brick pizza oven imported from Napoli. Other signature dishes include The Porchetta, a whole Berkshire pig cooked on a rotisserie for about 6 hours.
Wyncity Bowl and Entertainment
36 Wallace Ave, Point Cook 3030
1300 783 123 or www.wyncity.com.au
Wyncity is raising the curtain at its new family entertainment centre in Point Cook. Offering the latest in tenpin bowling, world-class Laserforce laser tag, bumper cars, pool tables, mini golf and a range of arcade games, it is Australia’s newest venue for indoor recreation.
Wyncity is a multi-configurable 6000m² venue for both public entertainment and private functions.
Owned and operated by the Scolaro family, Wyncity has been an iconic bowling and entertainment centre in Werribee for the past 30 years. The family’s decision to expand and move their successful business to the new Point Cook site has been five years in the making.
Aldo Coppola salon
Aldo Coppola’s spectacular new space is made even more precious by designer mosaics created by Trend Group, the company from Vicenza who is a true leader in the production of mosaic tiles, agglomerates and decorative glass.
In approximately 1000 square meters of white Carrara marble, Trend Group’s tiles stand out, recreating historical Aldo Coppola- L’Oréal calendar images, professional photographs taken by artists like Fabrizio Ferri and Oliviero Toscani.
The Aldo Coppola white and red tones merge perfectly into the artistic mosaics that decorate the walls of the salon: the faces of the models who posed for Aldo Coppola-L’Oréal calendars – the beautiful Madalina Ghenea especially – have been perfectly recreated by Trend’s mosaic artists.
The mosaics match perfectly with the concept of the salon designed by Anton Kobrinetz, who brought to life Aldo Coppola Jr.’s creative idea. The salon becomes an elegant and luxurious space in which clients are pampered by a team of experienced professionals, a symbol of Aldo Coppola top quality.
The Australian provider of Trend Mosaics is kitchen makeover specialists, Granite Transformations.
Prototype assisted Brand and Slater Architects with custom dining banquette seats which were used as feature pieces in the Phoenix bar and lounge located in the Bracken Ridge Tavern. The brief was to create a booth style banquette seat suitable for dining with three different styles of removable cover fabrics, creating a relaxed style of dining ambience. The actual seat base was vinyl and the fabric covers came in a selection of colours and pattern. We also provided Shalimar lounges by Emu which were custom upholstered together with scattered cushions, low Wicker lounge chairs and drum teak tables to create a customised outdoor space.
Prototype has been providing furniture for Rydges Hotels with its rollout of properties in Queensland. Pictured is the Rise breakfast space at the Cairns site where Prototype provided table tops and Meg chairs from Rosetto. The Meg chair included a chrome four-leg base and Prototype had the upholstery completed in-house in Australia for the neat tub chair. The upholstery was completed in a contrast fabric on the back and front with a floral pattern chosen by the designer. The table tops were laminated with an ABS edge that looked like plywood and offered a solid top for durability. Elsewhere, the fitout varied in each of the sites, however, the underlying theme throughout the three hotels was to create a costal feeling.
Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth
185 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000
(08) 9226 3355 or www2.citadines.com/en/australia/perth/st_georges_terrace.html
CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has launched its second Citadines Apart’hotel in Australia. The new Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth has opened following an AUD$5.1 million and five-month refurbishment of the former Somerset St Georges Terrace Perth.
The Duke of Wellington, established 1853, is ready for its next big campaign.
Story: Christopher Holder
The Duke of Wellington pub is old. If the walls could talk they’d probably have an emphysema wheeze and could tell you stories that would make your hair curl.
It’s always been a quintessentially CBD pub, in tune with the rhythms of the big city: footy on a Saturday, tennis in January, ANZAC Day libations, Friday afterwork drinks… and a constant dribble of sozzled journo-types filing in and out of the Herald & Weekly Times building (alas, long gone).