AC­COM­MO­DA­TION BUZZ

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

• Sin­ga­pore’s beau­ti­ful colo­nial-era Capi­tol build­ing, to­gether with neigh­bour­ing Stam­ford House, will soon open as the 157room Patina Capi­tol Sin­ga­pore, a lux­ury ho­tel de­signed by Pritzker Ar­chi­tec­ture Prize lau­re­ate Richard Meier as part of a new mixed-use de­vel­op­ment; im­pres­sive in-room ac­cou­trements will in­clude two iPads, un­lim­ited in­ter­na­tional calls, gratis mini bar, Ae­sop ameni­ties, a 24-hour stay guar­an­tee re­gard­less of check-in time and use of a cour­tesy car • Starwood Ho­tels & Re­sorts has an­nounced its first ho­tel for Ade­laide and third Aloft lifestyle prop­erty in Aus­tralia; open­ing early 2018, the 200-room Aloft Ade­laide will form part of an in­ner-city mixed use de­vel­op­ment and will fea­ture a key­less en­try sys­tem, rooftop run­ning track and a bar perched be­neath a can­tilevered glass-bot­tomed swimming pool; Aloft ho­tels are also slated to open in Syd­ney and Perth • Sri Lanka’s first lux­ury well­ness re­sort opens later this year on 20ha out­side Kandy; San­tani Re­sort’s 20 gue­strooms take the form of mod­ernist, glass-sided vil­las perched on a misty hill­side; fa­cil­i­ties will in­clude two pools, hy­drother­apy cen­tre, yoga pavil­ions, li­brary, media room and a res­tau­rant spe­cial­is­ing in healthy fare • Sof­i­tel’s Aus­tralian ho­tels are of­fer­ing a So Gourmet pack­age un­til win­ter’s end; the deal in­cludes ac­com­mo­da­tion, break­fast and $60 to spend on food in-house; from $289 at Sof­i­tel Syd­ney Went­worth and $330 at Sof­i­tel Mel­bourne on Collins • Dubai’s At­lantis, The Palm is adding Gor­don Ram­say to its col­lec­tion of celebrity chef restau­rants; an out­post of the Bri­tish chef’s Bread Street Kitchen will join Chef Nobu and Gior­gio Lo­catelli among the re­sort’s 23 din­ing out­lets and bars.

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