Bar - 30 March 2011

Simply Marblous

Marble Bar @ The Hilton: 488 George Street, Sydney NSW (02) 9265 6072 or Sydney’s Marble Bar originally opened in 1893. Funding for the venue was raised from NSW horse racing sweeps – as profitable then as they are now –  and the venue cost a staggering 32,000 pounds to build. Marble Bar was

Goods - 25 March 2011


Corporate Culture opened their new showroom last night, packing it with apparently 700 guests from the design and architectural community. The new digs on 680 Elizabeth Street is massive. And you did read that right, 700. It sure looked like it, with a line that stretched down the block to get in. The showroom spreads

Local - 15 March 2011


Four Seasons Sydney: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has completed the final phase of a two-year hotel refurbishment, unveiling its ‘pièce de résistance’ – four newly refurbished signature suites up in the pointy end of the building. The $1.6m upgrade includes a complete revamp of the exquisite Presidential Suite, Deluxe Royal Suite and two Royal

Alfresco - 10 March 2011


Yarra Lane is taking off. Until recently, the South Yarra development had been the sole hunting ground of Salvatore Malatesta (St Ali) and chef Paul Hewson, with their solitary ‘Outpost’. But developer Michael Yates has decided to colonise the precinct with a who’s who of established and rising stars. George Calombaris will be opening his

Global - 9 March 2011


Supperclub: Production Audio (EAW): (03) 9264 8000 or The latest addition to the international Supperclub group recently opened in Hollywood. The venue features a flown, custom, five-way EAW line array system that covers the dancefloor and a smaller EAW system installed in the bar area. In addition, four EAW MicroWedges provide monitoring for

Casino - 8 March 2011


The Atlantic Restaurant: Crown Entertainment Complex (03) 8623 9615 or The Atlantic restaurant at Crown is almost here. The big fish will surface next week on March 14th. From then on, you’ll be able to sample chef Donovan Cooke’s seafood-heavy menu, which, according to Con Andronis, co-owner of the The Atlantic, will be about

Local - 7 March 2011


Neil Perry doesn’t wait around, but he understands that sometimes his customers have to. Situated in Crown Towers is Neil Perry’s version of a hotel bar, The Waiting Room. Designed by architect Grant Cheyne in association with 1:1 Architects, it’s naturally more than a simple lobby bar, but a collection of inspiration from places like

Casino - 7 March 2011

New Jewel in Crown

Crown: Crown Towers’ villas have recently been extensively refurbished. Located on the hotel’s top floors, each villa has the character of a penthouse residence. The villas are attended by a team of butlers, on call 24/7, and are accessible via three private express lifts. There are 32 villas in total including one Chairman’s Villa,

Backchat - 4 March 2011

HomeAway, Super Bowl Ad

In a radical departure for this column, Video Watch switches channels to the world of TV advertising. And where better to sample the delights of said ads, than the ultimate showcase of TV advertising — the NFL Super Bowl. It’s at half time of the Super Bowl where some of the best, most innovative, most

Goods - 1 March 2011

JBL EON: Sound for the Ages

Jands: (02) 9582 0909 or EON has been the biggest name in portable PA for well over a decade now. And now, the EON 515XT takes on the mantle as the new flagship EON product in range. Notable advances over the regular EON515 are its higher power Crown two-channel amp module offering a combined 625W, enabling