The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

The 110-room Mantra Richmond Ho­tel has opened in Brisbane’s Spring Hill; the new-build in­cor­po­rates a her­itage Queens­lan­der, home to the in-house res­tau­rant • St Regis has opened a 208-room ho­tel in Kuala Lumpur; in­spired by the ur­bane lux­ury of Man­hat­tan, it fea­tures a stel­lar art col­lec­tion and the first res­tau­rant out­side Tokyo by three Miche­lin-starred chef Takashi Saito • A jungle lodge that is home to one of Sri Lanka’s top artists, Laki Se­nanayake, has opened in the forested heart of the coun­try; Diyabubula fea­tures five vil­las de­signed by the artist, plus a veg­e­tar­ian res­tau­rant and work­ing stu­dio • Open­ing soon in New York’s Brook­lyn, The Wil­liams­burg Ho­tel prom­ises a rooftop pool, three bars and 150 gue­strooms and suites de­signed by Michaelis Boyd Stu­dio fea­tur­ing Man­hat­tan, Brook­lyn and East River views • Novo­tel Barossa Val­ley Re­sort has re­fur­bished and re­launched its sig­na­ture res­tau­rant in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Maggie Beer’s daugh­ter, Saskia Beer, to of­fer a pad­dock-to-plate ex­pe­ri­ence fea­tur­ing lo­cal pro­duce and a se­lec­tion of Maggie’s fa­mous good­ies.

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