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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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Madama Butterfly glitters on Sydney Harbour

Handa’s Opera on Sydney Harbour, Madama Butterfly opened to the relief of many that voting for the NSW government had closed.

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More than 1000 drones light up Uluru’s sky

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is set to launch a fully-immersive light and sound show at Ayers Rock Resort in May, combining ancient Anangu storytelling with state-of-the-art, drone, and laser light technology. 

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Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat is an engaging musical which features vastly different types of music from country and western, calypso to pop, the French Can Can, and Elvis-style rock and roll.

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Five reasons to toast Rail Online

The best way to celebrate any anniversary is with champagne so before you sip your Veuve at London’s St Pancras station at Europe’s longest champagne bar, raise your glass to Rail Online who is celebrating their one year anniversary.

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The launch of the fireflies at Buahan, Bali

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape launches Lentera Bumi – the first and only resort-based conservatory dedicated to supporting and restoring local firefly populations in Bali.

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Respendent Ceylon launches two new Sri Lankan properties

Along Sri Lanka’s picturesque coast, Reverie has opened two boutique properties. Kayaam House in Tangalle will open in January 2023, and Ahu Bay in Ahungalla in February 2023.

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Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia Welcomes Ten Minutes by Tractor

Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (UWEA) has added Ten Minutes by Tractor to its collective. The addition of one of Mornington Peninsula’s finest wineries means guests can take part in unique, intimate experiences, never offered before.

Brand new ultra-luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal is situated on the world famous Palm in Dubai, with 17 restaurants and bars, a 22nd floor outdoor entertainment venue and 2km of private beach for its guests.
Beyoncé performs at the launch of Atlantis The Royal

Atlantis The Royal hosted a star-studded Red Carpet to celebrate the launch of the world’s newest ultra-luxury resort, located on the Palm Island in Dubai.

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Anantara Rome offers signature experience

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel invites guests to zip through the city’s labyrinth of passages and alleyways in an iconic Vespa sidecar as part of the hotel’s “Eat, Pray & Love” Signature Experience.

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Beechmont Estate joins Northern Escape Collection

Hazelwood Estate, the luxury country retreat set in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, is rebranding as Beechmont Estate and becoming part of Northern Escape Collection, a curated portfolio of boutique lodges and experiences owned by Morris Group.

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Sydney’s The Porter House Hotel

Just three decades after entering the Australia/Pacific hotel market, Accor has added its 400th hotel, with the launch of the heritage-listed The Porter House Hotel – MGallery in Sydney.

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James Viles creates waves at the Park Hyatt, Sydney

James is repositioning the Park Hyatt Sydney hotel as a destination that offers a food journey through parts of Australia.