Luxury hotel openings, hidden treasure destinations, new itineraries and more. The latest in first class travel news appears in these pages to keep you up to date on the exclusive and the hot list.

Luxury hotel openings, hidden treasure destinations, new itineraries and more. The latest in first class travel news appears in these pages to keep you up to date on the exclusive and the hot list.


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Four Seasons Private Jet Itineraries

The 2025 Four Seasons Private Jet calendar begins with African Wonders (December 29, 2024 – January 10, 2025), a shorter itinerary with minimal travel across time zones perfect for families travelling with kids and equally enriching for couples and individuals.

Oracle: a mythical journey through the zodiac

Oracle blends dance, circus, acrobatics, cabaret, and burlesque to a soundtrack of music by the likes of Lady Gaga and Adele. 

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The World’s Best Opera Boxes

You’ve seen them in Pretty Woman. Bond Villains like to hang out in them and so do Mission Impossible assassination targets. Opera boxes. It’s where royalty sits.

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Designer PJs new at Qantas

As I sit here in my new PJs – yes, it’s a WFH day – I’m thinking about a great fun runway launch & lunch to showcase grand, Central Station-spanking new Qantas pyjamas, designed by leading Australian designer, Rebecca Vallance.

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Winter in Melbourne with Pommery and the Hilton

To celebrate the arrival of Winter in Melbourne, Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street (Hilton LQS) has partnered with the iconic French Champagne house POMMERY to launch a Winter Wonderland takeover of its King Deluxe room.

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Caviar and lobster at the Park Hyatt Sydney

The Dining Room at the Park Hyatt Sydney has elevated to the highest level of any restaurant in Sydney with Viles strong focus on seasonal and sustainable food which has earned the restaurant a chef’s hat.

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Berlin, Rachmaninov, and Barramundi with Professor Michael Field

First Class Magazine’s Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan sits down with 2MBS Fine Music Sydney’s Professor Michael Field to talk all things music and travel.

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Super troupers hit Sydney with Mamma Mia the Musical

Mamma mia is a musical that sends you soaring back to childhood (or whatever age you were when you discovered the Swedish Supergroup) as each ABBA hit is belted out by one of the talented cast (albeit only 10 seconds of Fernando).

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The world’s best breakfast is in Sydney at the Park Hyatt

It’s a bold statement to say the world’s best breakfast is in Sydney yet as someone who has travelled the world for a living for more than twenty years; I’m qualified to make this statement.

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Coral Expeditions Expands Season in the Spice Islands

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has today announced the launch of four new 18-night extended voyages to Raja Ampat and Spice Islands of West Papua in early 2025. The release coincides with the current expeditions in March and April on Coral Adventurer which are both sold out due to popular demand. These voyages are the first back to the region since 2020.

St Regis Goa Beach Deck Beds
Green Initiatives at St Regis Goa

Famed for its palm-fringed tropical beaches, historic Portuguese-era architecture and distinctive culture, the St Regis Goa’s lush green spaces are a nod to its commitment to preserve nature’s abounding gifts.

Pullman Melbourne on the Park
Pullman Melbourne on the Park opens entire floor for luxury guests

Pullman Melbourne on the Park has today unveiled its ultimate luxe accommodation offering, where parties can book the hotel’s entire top floor, which includes the luxurious William Clarke Sky Villa, for a cool $20,000 per night.