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23 July 2010

The Park Hyatt, Sydney unveils plans for full scale renovation
The Park Hyatt Sydney today announced plans for a dramatic transformation in what is expected to be the largest renovation in the hotel’s 20 year history.

The project will involve a complete redesign of the hotel’s guest rooms, including architectural fixtures and finishes, custom designed contemporary lighting, new furniture and unique artwork by renowned Australian artists.

Energy-efficient lighting and water-saving devices are expected to be added throughout the hotel. Park Hyatt Sydney’s proposed renovation plan is scheduled to coincide with the hotel’s winter period to minimise disruption to guests.

Positioned between the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Park Hyatt Sydney offers guests an intimate, residential-style hotel that reflects the surrounding landscape.

The Langham, Melbourne wins top city hotel award for the second year running
The Langham, Melbourne has again been awarded the top honour by readers of respected American publication Travel + Leisure.

The hotel was named the top city hotel for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in the 2010 ‘World’s Best’ awards for the second time in a row.

The awards are a result of Travel + Leisure’s 15th annual ‘World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey’, polled by magazine subscribers in January 2010.

With stunning views of Melbourne’s city skyline, the Yarra River and Federation Square, The Langham is situated in the heart of the city’s thriving arts and culture precinct.

Spicers adds a taste of Thailand to the mix
Spicers Retreats Hotels & Lodges have added an exotic taste of Thailand to the mix with the launch of Spicers Tamarind in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Having undergone an extensive refurbishment the new-look retreat welcomes its first guests on 02 August, 2010.

Spicers Tamarind merges Thai style with the tranquillity of the Australian bush, complemented with the highest levels of personalised service and premium food and wine. Spicers Tamarind’s intimate onsite restaurant brings a taste of Thailand to the foothills of Maleny.

The award-winning chef will also share his culinary secrets at regular cooking schools at The Tamarind where visitors learn first-hand the intricacies of Thai cuisine.

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