Mayfair Hotel (hotel.qantas. com.au/mayfairhoteladelaide) beautifully blends the old and the new: the 1930s building has every modern luxury while retaining its vintage charm. This 170-room property has all the facilities you’d expect of a topnotch stay, including a concierge, gym, valet parking, 24hour room service and a business centre. Its location – on the cusp of the West End, a stroll from the Torrens River and across the road from Rundle Mall – is ideal for exploring the city’s food and wine offerings. Executive chef Bethany Finn showcases classic fare at on-site Mayflower Restaurant and Bar. She keeps bees on the rooftop and you can taste their honey at the breakfast buffet or in a concoction called The Honey Trap, made with ginger, lime, vodka and mint. It’s the signature cocktail at the hotel’s rooftop bar, Hennessy, which has a glass-topped alfresco terrace and is one of the city’s most glamorous drinking venues.