Dream stays

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - FRONT PAGE -


This fun, con­tem­po­rary ho­tel will in­clude art in­stal­la­tions, a rooftop bar with views over Bis­cayne Bay and a Latin Amer­i­can res­tau­rant with a stone hearth oven and sushi bar. Set to open in De­cem­ber at Brick­ell City Cen­tre, it will have 352 guest rooms, in­clud­ing one, two and three-bed­room res­i­dences with a kitchen and laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties and bal­conies. It will also have a gym, com­pli­men­tary wi-fi and deck area with a lap pool, spa pool, cold plunge pool and hot tub. See east-mi­ami.com


At the foot of Zurich’s Uetliberg moun­tain, the stylish 98-room At­lantis by Giardino is set to open in De­cem­ber. It will have an in­door and out­door pool with spa. Two Miche­lin-starred chef Rolf Fl­ie­gauf will head up the Ecco Zurich res­tau­rant, while chef Bas­tian Mantey will mix his love of Asia with his Euro­pean roots at Hide & Seek res­tau­rant. Prices start from CHF 500 ($A726). See de­sign­ho­tels.com


Lo­cated in the Joo Chiat neigh­bour­hood of Ka­tong in the eastern part of Sin­ga­pore, a 15-minute drive from Changi Air­port, this 131-room bou­tique ho­tel will have an all-day din­ing res­tau­rant, free wi-fi and a gym. It is set to open late 2016. See ihg.com


The Swahili word for “sus­pended in midair”, this lux­u­ri­ous new sa­fari lodge, on the rim of the Great Rift Val­ley in Kenya with views over the Maa­sai Mara Re­serve, has been 10 years in the plan­ning. It has two sep­a­rate camps with 15 mod­ern tents each, in­clud­ing in­ter­con­nect­ing tents suit­able for fam­i­lies. Each camp has a din­ing area and a brick-clad li­brary. The Pav­il­ion, set be­tween the two camps, has a shop, pool and gym. Prices from $1100 a per­son a night. See angama.com

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