We all love that new hotel smell. The anticipation of the new always intrigues. An old world US East Coast favourite debuts in the city of angels, an Aussie 5 star brand comes to Sydney and a chic solution for business travellers makes it on Broadway.
Three very different, new properties all make the most of their location and their sense of place. All entice different sectors of the market with a swag of extras.
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
The glittering city of Beverly Hills welcomed Waldorf Astoria on June 1. The Waldorf is the first hotel to be opened in the 90210 zip code since 2008. It is also the first new build on the West Coast for the acclaimed brand.
On the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards the new Waldorf Astoria is in good company with The Peninsula, The Beverly Wilshire, The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Viceroy L’Ermitage all nearby.
Second only to New York as the US city with the largest concentration of 5 star properties, Beverly Hills hosts not only movie stars and monarchs but those without a title or IMDB profile too. The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills assigns each guest a private concierge from pre-arrival to checkout.
In twenty-five landmark destinations across the world, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts always reflect their exceptional locations. Reflecting its location the 12-story property combines the best of the California good life and Hollywood Art Deco glamour. The guest-only rooftop pool deck is the loftiest and largest in Beverly Hills.
‘True Waldorf Service’ ensures every guest a personal concierge from pre-arrival until departure and a complimentary drop-off service within a two-mile radius by the Rolls Royce House Car.
The elegant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills is the signature restaurant of the legendary Jean-Georges Vongerichten. His The Rooftop by JG and the ultra-swank Jean Georges Beverly Hills Bar will offer a whole new standard of dining.
Spicers Potts Point
Spicers Retreats have come to the big smoke. The brand renowned for their rural, relaxed, luxury retreats have opened their first inner city property. Residing in a trio of circa 1873 terrace houses, the multi-million dollar development has been a balancing act of delicate restoration.
The elegant, contemporary rooms are bathed in natural light; some with original decorative fireplaces. The three Luxe King rooms and the expansive Victoria Suite feature opulent, freestanding tubs. The largest room, the Victoria Terrace Suite includes a large, private terrace overlooking Victoria Street.
Martine Emdur’s dynamic underwater artworks are sprinkled throughout the hotel. The colours of Australian waters are highlighted in the soft furnishings against an otherwise muted palette. The style could be best described as contemporary classic.
The reception bar and garden courtyard have been designed for guests to enjoy a relaxed breakfast. Complimentary canapés and cocktail each evening add to the private club feeling of Spicers Potts Point. “Marrying the preservation of historical features of the property, with modern finishes and amenities throughout has been of utmost importance for this project and I believe the execution of this speaks for itself.” said Jude Turner, Spicers Retreats owner.
Spicers Potts Point – a city getaway from the everyday: https://spicersretreats.com/spicers-potts-point/
Anyone who tries to book a room in Sydney, knows there are never enough. Business travellers now have a new option – Veriu Broadway.
Straddling the CBD and Sydney’s vibrant inner west Veriu Broadway is an $18 million Federation warehouse conversion. The property offers simple self-contained studios as well as one and two bedroom loft style apartments that might just be perfect for the bleisure traveller.
Minutes away from the International Convention Centre, the hotel provides 24-hour reception staff trained who have all the insider knowledge on the local area. A welcome drink, complimentary WiFi and Smart TV technology make the trip all a little easier.
The clean, contemporary décor highlights the hotel’s emphasis on ‘everything you do need. Nothing you don’t’. Some suites come with microwave, washers and dryers or some with fully equipped kitchen. The Skyline suite promises City views and enough space for a family weekend.
The mantra? Connect. Live. Local. The designers picked up on the worldwide trends for café style lobbies and getting out and about to live like a local. You can do that easily with the hotel’s complimentary ‘explorer bicycles’ – a new feature coming soon to all future Veriu hotels. www.veriu.com.au