AC­COM­MO­DA­TION BUZZ

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

Sim­ple Plea­sures Camp­ing Co has pitched lux­ury “bou­tique tents” on Syd­ney Har­bour’s North Head over­look­ing Manly Beach; Be­douin on the Beaches is avail­able to Jan­uary 31 and pack­ages in­clude break­fast nearby at The Boathouse, Shelly Beach, with easy ac­cess to Manly for other meals or dis­counted surf lessons • Breeze Mooloolaba has opened on the beach­front on Queens­land’s Sun­shine Coast; the com­plex in­cor­po­rates 57 lux­ury apart­ments, from one to three bed­rooms, over 10 lev­els; rates from $260 a night off-peak with a five-night min­i­mum stay dur­ing the De­cem­ber 23 to Jan­uary 17 peak • Bel­mond La Res­i­dence d’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cam­bo­dia, has re­opened as an all-suite ho­tel fol­low­ing re­fur­bish­ment; new digs in­clude 20 pool­side ju­nior suites with con­tem­po­rary interiors fea­tur­ing lo­cal fab­rics and tim­bers • Fair­mont de­buts in Is­tan­bul on Jan­uary 16 within walk­ing dis­tance of the Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque; Fair­mont Quasar Is­tan­bul will of­fer 209 gue­strooms and suites each with a hamamin­spired en­suite and panoramic views of the Bospho­rus or city • Syd­ney’s har­bour­side Vibe Ho­tel Rush­cut­ters Bay has un­veiled a cool look fol­low­ing a six-month re­vamp of all gue­strooms as well as the rooftop pool deck; there’s also a new restau­rant and bar • Malaysia’s land­mark Datai Langkawi re­sort will close next Septem­ber for 10 months to ren­o­vate all gue­strooms and suites; new spa pavil­ions and a na­ture cen­tre will be added • On New Zealand’s South Is­land, Sof­i­tel Queen­stown Ho­tel & Spa has re­launched its premium Pen­t­house No 10 af­ter a $2 mil­lion re­fresh; long a celebrity favourite, the rooftop pad sleeps up to six and fea­tures a pri­vate movie theatre and large ter­race with jumbo-sized jacuzzi.

CHRIS­TINE McCABE

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