AC­COM­MO­DA­TION BUZZ

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

• De­but­ing this month is the 101room Vibe Ho­tel Marysville, a cen­tral part of the re­gen­er­a­tion of this fir­erav­aged Vic­to­rian town; an open­ing rate of $159 in­cludes break­fast for two and a bot­tle of wine • Next month, the Grand Hy­att Taipei com­pletes a ren­o­va­tion that con­sti­tutes a near­rebuild of all 853 gue­strooms plus the ho­tel’s nine restau­rants and bars and club fa­cil­i­ties • Also in March, the Parkroyal Par­ra­matta be­gins a $25 mil­lion, 15-month ex­pan­sion that in­cludes a new seven-storey tower with a club lounge, 40 club rooms and 50 new pre­mium rooms. A gym will be added and the restau­rant will be ex­tended for al­fresco dining • As a found­ing mem­ber of Na­tional Geo­graphic’s new Unique Lodges of the World col­lec­tion, South Africa’s Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is of­fer­ing guests cham­pagne break­fasts and spa treat­ments if they book through the new con­sor­tium • Fam­i­lies vis­it­ing the Out­rig­ger on the La­goon Fiji re­sort this year (ex­clud­ing school hol­i­days) can pay for four nights and stay for seven (from $1196) as well as re­ceive a free nanny ser­vice for up to four days • Star­wood Ho­tels & Re­sorts World­wide has an­nounced the sign­ing of Four Points by Sher­a­ton Seoul Nam­san, mark­ing the brand’s de­but in South Korea and its sev­enth prop­erty across the des­ti­na­tion; the ho­tel, north of the Han River in the heart of Seoul, opens in May atop a mixed-use tower fea­tur­ing of­fices and a re­tail precinct.

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