AC­COM­MO­DA­TION BUZZ

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & In­dul­gence -

• QT Ho­tels & Re­sorts brings its quirky style to Sydney’s Bondi Beach in Novem­ber when it opens a 69-room “bare­foot luxe” ho­tel with in­te­ri­ors by de­signer Nic Gra­ham and art­works by London-based Aus­tralian Shaun Glad­well • In January, Phuket’s Royal Yacht Club re­launches as the up­scale Nai Harn re­sort af­ter an 18-month top-to-toe re­mod­elling; 130 gue­strooms and suites with panoramic beach and ocean views, a lux­ury day spa, new pool and six restau­rants and bars; open­ing rates from 8000 baht ($313) • Sher­a­ton opens its first ski re­sort in Ja­pan in December; the 140-room Sher­a­ton Hokkaido Kiroro Re­sort on the coun­try’s north­ern­most is­land pro­vides ready ac­cess to the slopes of the in­te­grated moun­tain re­sort area, fa­mous for its pow­der skiing • The newly opened 26-room Sea­sons d’Angkor ho­tel in Siem Reap is of­fer­ing a 15 per cent dis­count on on­line room rates, with air­port pick-up and full Amer­i­can break­fast, un­til Oc­to­ber 20 • The Ho­tel Ritz, Madrid, has a se­ries of “Ex­pe­ri­ence Pack­ages” un­til December 30; the art-fo­cused spe­cial is from €995 ($1593) for two nights in a su­pe­rior room in­clud­ing en­trance to the Prado and other mu­se­ums, af­ter­noon tea, a three­course din­ner with wine at Goya restau­rant, break­fasts and pri­vate air­port transfers.

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