OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE
travellers a luxurious place to stay. This savvy boutique property boasts a bohemian edge with almost everything, from the artisan tiles on a lobby wall to the glasses in the bar, sourced from a team of more than 50 artists and designers.
The new 99-room hotel, between Lake Burley Griffin and the Australian National University, has a variety of cosy rooms with some looking across the water and others peering Don’t let the “old’’ in Old Parliament House put you off. The building that once accommodated Australia’s politicians and now home to the dynamic Museum of Australian Democracy, always offers something new with weekend high tea just one delightful event on a seasonal calendar.
Family action packs send children on a hunt through the gardens, the Zine Lounge gives teens space to work on a project or just chill, Jelly Days invites professionals to make Old Parliament House an office for the day, and the temporary Happy and Glorious exhibition marks the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s 1954 visit. with the opening of Afghanistan: the Australian Story. The exhibit has contemporary audiovisual displays telling the tale of our troops’ recent wartime experience.
This year also marks the beginning of the memorial’s Great War centenary commemorations with Anzac Voices, a temporary exhibition featuring written records collected from the first Anzacs, in place until November when