LOCATION: Australia

Ellerman House : Cape Town, South Africa
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 2066
VENUE:
Ellerman House
LOCATION:
South Africa
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Edwardian Mansion
Ocean & Garden
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
Ellerman House : Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House : Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House : Cape Town, South Africa

The Report

Our Venue Reporters love a good Hotel-as-Home venue. When we spoke with Anna about The Ellerman House and she sent us the information about the venue, we may have immediately looked up flights to South Africa. We at The Venue Report love nothing more than a sprawling pedicured lawn overlooking the ocean. The combo of grassy green meets sparkling sea is pretty darn ideal for celebrations. On top of this magic, the fine folks at Ellerman House just HAD to throw in the black and white striped lounge chairs.. Again, a fave combo. We are officially razzled and dazzled.

Located in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. The philosophy of Ellerman House is to share the best of South African culture with its guests through art, wine, dining, and gracious hospitality. The hotel has South African works of art dating from the 1800s to works from today’s rising artists housed in a separate Contemporary Gallery. Ellerman House also has launched their Wine Gallery to showcase their ,500-bottle collection of South African Wines.  HISTORY LESSON: Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, distinguished shipping magnates and investors, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head. The elegant Cape Edwardian mansion is known for having one of the most spectacular ocean views in South Africa. Just ten minutes from the heart of Cape Town, the one-and-a-half acre property features a panorama of Atlantic coastline that includes the infamous Robben Island.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Easiest way is to fly into Cape Town International Airport; from there it is an easy 25-minute drive to Ellerman House.

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qualia : Hamilton Island, Australia
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 1986
VENUE:
qualia
LOCATION:
Hamilton Island, Australia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Tropical Luxury
Great Barrier Reef
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
qualia : Hamilton Island, Australia
qualia : Hamilton Island, Australia
qualia : Hamilton Island, Australia

The Report

qualia {kwah-lee-ah} is nestled intimately on the edge of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.  qualia occupies Hamilton Island's beautiful and sun-drenched northern-most tip. Oozing with quintessential Australian charm, this award-winning resort immerses its guests in its tranquil atmosphere. qualia’s Hamilton Island home is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef; the perfect place to host marvelous celebrations.

Ahoy Eco-Explorers! You and your party guests will be able to explore the myriad of picturesque islands and coral cays that form the Earth's largest coral reef ecosystem, and the only natural structure visible from the moon. With 70 per cent of the island’s bushland protected by national park, Hamilton Island’s lush interior has numerous trails leading to panoramic viewpoints. Measuring 6 square kilometres, Hamilton Island is surrounded by coral reef, and beaches. The resort is set amongst gardens and tropical bushland on the island’s northern tip.

PILLOW TALK: Set amongst native Eucalypts, and with breathtaking views of the luminous Coral Sea and neighbouring islands, the 60 luxurious pavilions are an indulgent space to unwind in, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge poo

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Both Jetstar and Virgin airlines have flights to Hamilton Island where guests are picked up by the team at qualia resort.

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QT Sydney : Sydney, Australia
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 1861
VENUE:
QT SYDNEY
LOCATION:
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Historic Building
Gothic Art Deco
City
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
QT Sydney : Sydney, Australia
QT Sydney : Sydney, Australia
QT Sydney : Sydney, Australia

The Report

A hip, boutique hotel woven into the creative fabric of the city, QT Sydney is a highly curated fusion of cutting-edge art, bold interior design and historical architecture. It has become a place where the cool crowds converge to hang out, dine, party and soak up the creative ambience.

With an eye for modern design whilst reflective of past, the 200 guest suites that make up the QT Sydney hotel has been carefully crafted within the historic Gowings and State theatre buildings. This boutique Sydney venue retains many of the buildings most distinctive features, such as the blend of Gothic, Art Deco, and Italianate influenced architecture that form the dazzling exterior of the building.Within the hotel, eclectic and quirky artifacts have been brought together from all around the world, adding an unusual mix of interesting elements to the QT experience. Bespoke furniture, graphics and a strong use of color, with a bold use of black and white, Yves Klein blue, magenta and citron throughout.

WHAT WILL MY GUESTS EXPERIENCE?: Hospitality at QT Sydney starts before you even hit the lift. On the Market Street level, Parlour Lane Roasters offers a straight up espresso and a casual bite to eat from breakfast to late afternoon, when the space transforms from café to a bustling aperitivo wine bar. Ascending the lifts, guests are ushered into the lobby, and then up the wooden staircase into Gowings Bar & Grill, Creative Food Director Robert Marchetti has shaped a European style brasserie that provides an unpretentious European-style menu.  Guests finish the night off in Gilt Lounge, the after dark party venue.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET THERE?: A short 30min drive from Sydney Airport by car.

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