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Fans of QT’s quirky aesthetic will appreciate the political spin its Canberra offshoot puts on things (hotel.qantas.com.au/qtcanberra). From the postcards in the room (featuring pastel-tinted photos of prime ministers past) to a slightly alarming picture in the foyer of the Liberal cabinet way back when Malcolm Turnbull was in charge, there’s no escaping the fact that you’re in the national capital. But the Event group’s Canberra representative offers the same seamless service as its other hotels around Australia. Corporates will love the excellent food and drink options within and even the most jaded traveller will lap up the lavish breakfast buffet. Work wrapped up early? The hotel is within striking distance of Lake Burley Griffin and the museum mile.