Top 5 Luxury Destinations in Australia
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1. Palazzo Versace – Gold Coast
With over 200 rooms, three restaurants and private Marina, the hotel is presented in true Versace Style with the rooms, conference areas, restaurants and even the staff dressed from head to toe in creations by the Versace siblings the late Gianni and fashonista Donatella.
This location is exclusive and elegant with big handfuls of Gold Coast lifestyle and sunshine added making it the go to destinations for celebrities like Madonna.
Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island has become home of the Qualia Resort. Now this is not your expected tower of accommodation utilizing its height to see out over Whitsunday Island but private pavilions nestled in to the hillside.
Each pavilion comes with its own private lap pool, Chauffer service and deluxe mini bars. The other benefit of this location is the location. Situated away from the main resort the guests experience privacy on a new level for the Whitsundays and particularly the very busy Hamilton Island. The Australian Ballet and master chef Tetsuya Wakada will both be special guests for weekends of indulgence in 2010.
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3. Bedarra Island – Great Barrier Reef
This family of islands is located just south of Mission beach on the Great Barrier Reef. Bedarra is secluded and well appointed with beauty in abundance. Bedarra offers the ultimate in exclusivity with 16 villas only on the island. This privacy has seen many international celebrities hideaway on the island without being harassed by the press and paparazzi.
Bedarra offers a range of activities and boasts that there are more private beaches on the island than guests. You can explore these by private dinghy and a gourmet picnic basket taken with you will mean a whole day of exploration.
Bedarra also offers a “Babymoon” package for those couples that are expecting, perfect for a “last” romantic escape.
4. Shangri-La Hotel – Sydney City
Recognized as one of the premier hotels on offer in Australia is the Shangri-La. Located close to the harbor with breath taking views of Darling Harbor, Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House means that your sightseeing may begin by simply opening a window. The rooms are exceptional with warmth that is missed by some five star hotels.
The dining at the hotel is amazing with Altitude Restaurant delivering dishes that will turn your attention away from the amazing views. Located on level 36 of the hotel and overlooking the Harbor the 5 meter tall floor to ceiling windows provide uninterrupted views. Altitude in 2010 has also been awarded “One Hat” from the Sydney Morning Heralds Good Food Guide.
5. The Langham Hotel – Melbourne
With over 120 yrs of history and a reputation which has seen this hotel become the envy of other luxury hotels. This elegant and well appointed property is located on Melbourne's Southbank in the city's heart.
The hotel offers a range of accommodation types to cater for the discerning taste and the privacy and security required by travelling dignities and celebrities. It is furnished in a classic style but complimented by the latest in technology.
Both the Day Spar and Restaurants' are of world standard with the Chuan spa being in ranked in the list of leading spas of the world.