Cry Me a River

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

Como The Trea­sury ful­fils ev­ery pos­tive stereo­type you might have about Aus­tralia—it’s sunny, sporty and se­ri­ously spa­cious. Perth’s lat­est lux­ury ho­tel oc­cu­pies three her­itage build­ings in the heart of the city’s old town. Echo­ing the vast empti­ness that Aus­tralia is famed for, most of the ho­tel’s rooms av­er­age 800sqft, not in­clud­ing the bal­conies. Sun­shine blasts through dormer win­dows, one of many orig­i­nal fea­tures that were painstak­ingly re­stored in a pro­ject that took years to com­plete. King Street, the city’s hippest av­enue with a plethora of trendy bars, cafes and bou­tiques, is a stone’s throw away. Take a dip in the spec­tac­u­lar 20-me­tre pool, fol­lowed by lunch at rooftop restau­rant Wild­flower, which boasts sweep­ing views over the Swan River delta and a menu that uses the finest lo­cal pro­duce. co­mo­ho­tels.com/thetrea­sury

Life’s a Beach

Mi­ami Beach It’s boom time in Mi­ami. The city has put on a neon-lit crown and one of its bright­est new lights is the Faena Ho­tel Mi­ami Beach—a ho­tel that’s spec­tac­u­larly good at name-drop­ping. For­merly The Sax­ony, which reigned supreme in the 1950s and ’60s, and was fre­quented by the likes of Dean Martin and Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe, it has un­der­gone a to­tal re­vamp, over­seen by film di­rec­tor Baz Luhrmann. He has given it an art deco feel, with hard­wood floors and red vel­vet up­hol­stery serv­ing as the back­drop for work by artists such as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. Lounge like a celebrity at the palm-lined pool or on the white sands of Mi­ami Beach. Or try the spa, which uses South Amer­i­can heal­ing rituals and shaman-de­vel­oped body treat­ments. faena.com/mi­ami-beach

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