Hotels to satisfy the senses this summer

Embrace a remarkable setting and create incredible memories on your next journey.

Surround yourself in luxury, be captivated by expertly curated environments and turn on all your senses when you check in to one of the four Collection by TFE Hotels properties. Each hotel in the boutique portfolio reflects the city they’re in, offering guests unique experiences from the moment they arrive. Excite all your senses this summer with a remarkable holiday you’ll remember forever.

Art Deco details capture the vision of the 1920s at The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne.

Glorious vision

For lovers of bygone eras, sophisticated Art Deco style is captured at The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, Melbourne, which was founded in the 1880s. Its latest refurbishment pays homage to its Art Deco reincarnation as The Alexander Hotel in the 1920s, where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald stayed. The design and heritage of the building is respected, with bold, confident design referencing the era.

In subtropical Brisbane, The Calile Hotel is a spectacular urban resort. The architecture is a subdued form of brutalism, embracing cool stone, brick, concrete and natural timber. Interiors are light and bright, with a focus on life outdoors, from open walkways to the heart of the hotel: the 27-metre lap pool where you can swim languid laps and doze off in a cabana until the water calls you again.

At Auckland’s The Hotel Britomart, the key to its beautiful design lies in the attention to detail. New Zealand’s first five Green Star rated hotel has an exterior of 150,000 handmade bricks, a living totara tree in the lobby, and handcrafted art and furnishings at every turn.

Sustainable seafood is served beneath a chandelier of ‘fish scales’ at kingi, Hotel Britomart’s on-site restaurant.

Inspiring flavours

Discover the flavours of New Zealand at The Hotel Britomart’s kingi, a two-hatted restaurant that embraces sustainable, ethical fishing. Guests can imbibe oysters from Waiheke Island, pan-roasted snapper from Leigh, and tagliatelle with arrow squid from Northland. It’s all served beneath a chandelier made of hand-blown, shimmering glass pieces that represent kingfish scales.

At The Calile Hotel, discover Hellenika, a Greek taverna-style restaurant set by the pool, Italian favourites adapted for tropical climes at Bianca, and the intimate omakase Sushi Room, where a small group can enjoy the 18-course menu served in a space inspired by 1960s neo-futurism.

In Canberra’s Hotel Kurrajong, the rug in the lobby was designed by four-time Academy Award Winner Catherine Martin, who is renowned for her work on Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby.

Tactile traits

Admire the striking colours of the Art Deco-patterned rugs, flick through the variety of books in the library and sink into the custom-made furniture that remains true to the style of the 1920s at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. This luxury hotel originally opened in 1926 to house members of parliament when Australia’s government moved from Melbourne to Canberra.

Texture is also a feature at The Hotel Britomart, where Cheshire Architects have created each of the 104 rooms to feel as though they are cocoons, with locally sourced furnishings, handmade ceramics and organic cotton bed linen made from recycled materials. Even the cosy in-room slippers are fully compostable.

Brought to you by Collection by TFE Hotels.

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