We’ve rounded up some of the best hotel offerings for you to sip, eat and sleep. East Hotel’s restaurant pops-up at a winery, a historic hotel reopens its doors, Twin Towns offers a refreshing stay and Brisbane Airport takes conferences to a new level.
Check all these hotel offerings out below.
Canberra’s local wine scene turns Italian
To celebrate all things vino e cucina Italiana, Agostinis is popping up at Lark Hill Winery, located 30 minutes from the heart of Canberra in Bungendore.
East Hotel owners, Dan and Dion Bisa, opened Agostinis with Roman-born Executive Chef Francesco Balestrieri in 2017. They are not only hopelessly devoted to authentic Italian food but are equally passionate about good wine as well. When Chris Carpenter from Lark Hill Winery approached the pair to operate his on-site restaurant, it was a no-brainer – some partnerships are a perfect combination. After all, how can one have a plate of fresh pasta without a glass of wine?
Agostinis at Lark Hill Winery offers guests the chance to lunch in the vines with a stunning view that will transport them to the heart of Tuscany. Alongside a selection of Agostinis’ classic dishes – including calamari fritti, prosciutto e rucola pizza and tiramisu – will be some new dishes that capture the relaxing scenery of Lark Hill.
Pair the slow-cooked lamb with a glass of Lark Hill’s ‘Dark Horse Vineyard’ Shiraz Viognier and indulge in a plate of fresh vegetables layered between silky lasagne sheets with a bottle of Lark Hill’s Grüner Veltliner Agostinis pop-up at Lark Hill Winery will open its doors for the first time for lunch on Saturday February 4, and Sunday February 5.
Regular opening hours will be every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from February 10, 2023.
For bookings, call (02) 6178 0038, or email [email protected]
Hotel Australasia opens its doors
Lovingly restored to its former grandeur, the Sapphire Coast icon Hotel Australasia has reopened its doors to guests.
In the heart of Eden, this five-star historic hotel has been known to locals as the “Grand Old Lady” over its 119-year history, and has now transformed into a place for guests to stay in luxury accommodation, eat, gather and be entertained.
Take in the stunning ocean or mountain views from one of the eight superbly appointed boutique rooms. They all boast heritage furniture and charming features such as claw-footed bathtubs and 100-year-old metal pressed ceilings, alongside modern perks such as high-speed internet, streaming services and complementary breakfast which can be enjoyed on your own private balcony.
With 20 years of experience, award-winning Head Chef Luke Wakefield serves up an array of delicious dishes at the hotel restaurant Pikes Bistro. Named after the original founder of the hotel, Sabrina Pike, here you can find dishes featuring the region’s famous seafood, and deliciously fresh produce from the hotel garden.
The heritage hotel bar, The John Hines Bar, has the spirit of a country pub, inviting locals and tourists to come together over a fine wine, craft beer or spirit. An onsite gin and vodka distillery is also scheduled for completion by September 2023, ready to welcome thirsty guests over the summer months.
Hotel Australaisa is the perfect place to stay in comfort and luxury while exploring everything the Sapphire Coast has to offer. It is set to once again become an important community space for Eden and the wider Sapphire Coast community.
The world of Twin Towns
Driving into Twin Towns you’ll usually see one or more people standing in or beside the 8-metre high imposing concrete Queensland and NSW State Border Maker – a sculpture designed by artist Rodney Spooner.
Across the road you will find the equally impressive Sebel Twin Towns Coolangatta, with its undulating layers of balconies reflecting the beach and crashing waves that can be seen and heard from the hotel’s Deluxe Rooms.
The welcoming lobby sees guests step into a world of its own, with Twin Towns Services Club and its many restaurants and cafes to the left, and an in-house bar and restaurant, Signatures, to the right. The Club has live music and shows seven days a week, and the hotel has a fitness centre, steam room and sauna, mini golf, tennis courts, BBQ areas, a heated indoor pool and an outdoor pool with plenty of lounging space. The apartments are fresh and modern, with the blue, white and pale grey palette complementing the sun-drenched spaces that have plenty of room for chilling out and watching a film, and a spacious desk area for those blending work and pleasure.
Signatures serves up a traditional buffet so that guests can start the day right, and then venture straight out into all that Coolangatta has to offer – shopping, wine and beer bars, cafes, restaurants, Greenmount Beach and Marine Parade.
Taking conferences to the next level
Be prepared for your event to take off in 2023 with the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre. Whether you are planning a large conference, social gathering, board meeting or training session, look no further than the architecturally designed Brisbane Airport Conference Centre. Featuring 1,800 sqm of event space with state-of-the-art facilities, this unique venue is conveniently located within walking distance of the Brisbane Domestic Terminal.
In a tribute to its location, Brisbane Airport Conference Centre showcases a series of specially commissioned aviation artefacts, including a full-sized wing and propeller that form a natural centrepiece for the space.
Ideal for fly-in, fly-out meetings, Brisbane Airport Conference Centre offers four dedicated executive boardrooms available by the hour as well eight versatile conference spaces and a unique Sky Lounge Rooftop Venue. With the capacity to cater for 300 people, the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre is designed to meet the dynamic needs of any business or group.
Beyond the work day, you can also relax in overnight accommodation at the adjoining ibis or Pullman Brisbane Airport. Take full advantage of the convenience of meeting at the airport, and book your next meeting or conference at the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre.
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