Thursday, 16 February 2017

New Accommodation in Melbourne and Victoria for 2017

Glamping at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park

Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park has added six new glamping options to its accommodation offer, and each has its own quirk. The Aero Glamper features a fully functional 737 flight simulator adjacent to a five star luxury safari tent. For each night spent at the Aero Glamper, visitors will receive a free hour of flying with the park's own flight director. At the other end of the spectrum, the Queen Maxima is a fully equipped vintage caravan complete with a kitchenette and a barbecue and the Retro Glamper sleeps up to five people.

Wanderlust Glamping

Launched just in time for the summer, Wanderlust Glamping offers visitors the chance to camp in style, without lifting a finger. The mobile service operates in Ararat and throughout the Grampians Region. Visitors can choose from a four metre bell tent or Clementine, a vintage caravan which is complete with reverse cycle air conditioning, kitchen goods and board games. The first night costs $240-$250 and each subsequent night costs $99.

Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands

Slated to open on 28 March, Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will offer 273 guest rooms and suites, all with city or water views, as well as a fitness centre, pool and free WiFi.

Hyatt Place Melbourne

Australia's first Hyatt Place hotel will be located in Essendon Fields, a thirty-minute drive from the city centre. The eight-storey hotel will offer guests a free hot breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Jackalope Hotel's debut property will open in the heart of Mornington Peninsula's wine region in April 2017. The 46 rooms will be decked out with furniture by Melbourne designer Zuster and the floor to ceiling windows will connect guests with the rural surrounds. A seven-metre-tall namesake Jackalope sculpted by Melbourne artist, Emily Floyd will be sit at the entrance, a prelude to the stunning artwork featured throughout the hotel. The property will be complete with a 30-metre infinity pool overlooking the vines, a poolside pavilion for spa treatments or private dining, fine dining restaurant Doot Doot Doot and cellar door Rare Hare which will showcase the product of the property's own working winery.

Mitchelton Hotel

The Goulburn River Valley's newest accommodation is due for completion mid-2017. Mitchelton Hotel will sit alongside Mitchelton's restaurant, its Ministry of Chocolate café, and cellar door. The 4.5 star hotel will feature 58 rooms, a day spa and swimming pool, and easy access to nearby bush walking and cycling tracks, Goulburn River cruises and wineries.

Art Series' The Chen

Art Series will open a sixth Victorian hotel in Box Hill (half an hour from the city) in July 2017, based on the artwork of Chinese-Australian artist, Zhong Chen. In keeping with Art Series' philosophy, the team has worked closely with the artist to conceive the details of the hotel, to ensure a true representation of his works and personality. Guided art tours of the hotel will be on offer and the mini bar will be complete with a mini canvas and paints so that guests can create their own souvenir.

Sage Hotel

Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs will get a new addition with the six-storey Sage Hotel due to be completed in late 2017. The 120-room complex will sit above the southwest corner of Ringwood's major shopping complex, Eastland, and include a restaurant, bar, function space and gym.

The Sebel Melbourne Moorabbin

Owned by Accor Hotels and opening in January, this new 4.5 star apartment-style hotel will be located at 4 - 6 Station Street, Moorabbin, directly across from Moorabbin Train Station, and approximately 45 minutes drive to Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport.

Aeroglamping in the Grampians

A completely new glamping experience has launched at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park in the Grampians – the the re-vamped tourist park offers guests an exciting first-of-its-kind Aero Glamper, which incorporates a fully functional flight simulator. The Boeing 737 flight simulator is connected to a five-star luxury canvas safari tent with a rugged Australian outback feel that has been fitted out with handmade furniture.

Clifftop Retreat

Clifftop Retreat launched three spectacular shipping container retreats in Hepburn Springs this year, and in 2017 will add to its impressive precinct with a fourth container called Solitude. It will be the retreat's most luxurious accommodation, with sheer glass floors, bottomless infinity daybeds overhanging a spectacular precipice, the world's best massage chair and a metre-wide chromotherapy shower head.

Chum Creek Huts

Chum Creek is a picturesque 136 acre horse property in the heart of the Yarra Valley. In addition to trail rides with impressive views of the Yarra Valley and the Great Dividing Range, the property also features huts that offer 'rustic luxury' accommodation. Two new huts will be completed in March; one of which was an original worker's cottage and the other the former barn which was used to store horse feed and as accommodation for overnight bush riders.

Parklake Hotel

Shepparton's Parklake Hotel has undergone significant renovation, including construction of 30 new rooms, taking the number of rooms up to 101. The new facilities will open in March.

Waterfront Motel

Nagambie's Waterfront Motel will receive a significant upgrade, with 12 new rooms, bringing the total to 36. Due for completion in June.

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