Kick back in one of Byron’s luxury beach shacks

Once most famed for its bohemian lifestyle, the Byron Bay of today is re-establishing itself as a boutique resort town. Alongside its stunning coastline, the region is now often most recognised for its rising number of design-savvy accommodation – unique boutique hotels that are helping to redefine the beach shack and reinvigorate the surf town. Sarah Bristow reports.

Boxy Manipulation

When boxes of space are divided with attention to guest’s experience. Wynn A. Bay unfolds the elegance intimacy of each boxes.

Imaginative Social Spaces in Singapore’s latest hotel: The South Beach

Yvonne Xu tours the new Philippe Starck designed hotel in downtown Singapore, featuring 654 guest rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, three vibrant bars, two sky gardens, two infinity swimming pools, and the 43 imaginative social spaces that link these spaces together.

A hotel that charms

Bates Smart captures the elegance of a bygone era in Adelaide’s new Mayfair Hotel. Leanne Amodeo speaks with the practice’s Director of Interior Design Jeff Copolov following its recent opening.

&Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

Situated on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge offers visitors magnificent architecturally designed lodgings adjacent to the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve

Bali’s newest luxury hotel: Double Six Luxury Hotel

Dave Tacon chats with restauranteur Robert Marchetti about the inspiration behind his new venue, Double Six Luxury Hotel at Seminyak, Bali

An achor in the local landscape: Alila Manggis

Dave Tacon takes a look at a pioneer resort by Kerry Hill Architects on Bali’s eastern edge

Halcyon House: a quirky interpretation of a coastal haven

Just out of sight of the Gold Coast’s bright lights but just before you have reached Byron Bay’s bohemian oasis lies a coastal stretch dotted with sleepy surf communities - those just like Cabarita. But the town that may have first enticed with its swells and solitude, has now been placed on the map for its design landmark - Halcyon House. Sarah Bristow reports.

An Eco Oasis on Bali’s rugged Uluwatu Coast

Dave Tacon explores a unique luxury resort with serious environmental credentials.

Rooftop Glamping in Melbourne City

Known for activating barren laneways and disused hidden lairs within ageing city buildings, Jerome Borazio (St Jerome's Laneway Festival, 1000 £ Bend and The Workers Club) has turned his attention skyward to the empty rooftops of Melbourne CBD. Habitus Living reporter Linsey Rendell takes a look at St Jerome’s – The Hotel

Excitement meets Relaxation: The Ultimate Design Getaway

To be at the beach but to indulge in an enclosed compound may sounds paradoxical at first, but Wynn A. Bay finds out what detains guests inside this restaurant-turned-resort that is beside the customised breakfast in bed

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

When the abstracted interior space becomes better than the reality of the beach out front… Wynn A. Bay spent the day at Hilton Pattaya’s Drift Lounge and shares the experience.

Creative House Swap

A new home exchange community for design and art professionals promises sojourns in eclectic residences the world over. By Stephanie Madison.


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