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Syd­ney’s hotly an­tic­i­pated Old Clare Ho­tel has opened in in­ner-city Chip­pen­dale; 62 rooms and suites now grace the her­itage-listed pub and ad­join­ing Carl­ton & United Brew­eries build­ing, with restau­rants by Jason Ather­ton and for­mer Noma chef Sam Miller open­ing this month • In Oc­to­ber, Ac­cor Ho­tels be­comes the first ma­jor in­ter­na­tional ac­com­mo­da­tion brand to de­but in Iran with the open­ing of the Novo­tel IKIA and Ibis IKIA, both con­nected to the main ter­mi­nal of Tehran Imam Khome­ini In­ter­na­tional Air­port • The newly opened Six Senses Qing Cheng Moun­tain re­sort in China is of­fer­ing sus­tain­able air­port trans­fers in the form of a Tesla Model S elec­tric car with a spe­cial glass “panoramic” roof • In Cal­i­for­nia’s Sil­i­con Val­ley, the re­cently opened En­chante Bou­tique Ho­tel be­comes the first in the re­gion to kit out its rooms with “cer­ti­fied or­ganic, sus­tain­ably pro­duced mat­tresses” • Vic­to­rian foodie re­treat the Royal Mail Ho­tel in Dunkeld, at the south­ern end of the Grampians Na­tional Park, has a Re­store at the Royal pack­age un­til Fe­bru­ary 29; from $465 a cou­ple, in­clud­ing cot­tage ac­com­mo­da­tion with Grampian views, five­course din­ner, break­fast ham­per and yoga class.

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