Local - 22 July 2014


Academy 50 Bunda St, Canberra 2601 (02) 6253 2091 or academyclub.com.au Canberra’s largest nightclub, Academy, is now lit up with a new Robe moving light installation from locally-based Elite Sound & Light. It’s designed to provide the best lighting and visual experiences for EDM club nights and visiting live artists. Elite’s Darren Russell was asked

Uncategorized - 1 July 2014


Athanaeum Theatre www.athenaeumtheatre.com.au The Athanaeum really is the ‘little theatre that could’. With an 800 capacity spread across three levels, it’s got that superb ‘close to the action’ atmosphere. Around four years ago it scored a post-GFC government stimulus grant to replace its seating and staging (hoists and pulleys), but that doesn’t detract from the

Local - 1 July 2014


Hotel Hotel: NewActon Nishi, 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra (02) 6287 6287 or www.hotel-hotel.com.au   Hotel Hotel sounds like it’s doubling down on stereotypes, but inside, it’s the complete opposite. Story: Mark Davie It may have a repetitive name, but Hotel Hotel is doing everything it can to <not> come off like a traditional hotel — starting

Bar - 1 July 2014

Son of a Beach!

Cronulla RSL: 38 Gerrale St, Cronulla NSW (02) 9523 6833 or www.cronullarsl.com.au   John Waters, CEO of Cronulla RSL, was presiding over a club that was ticking over unspectacularly. What has always been spectacular, is the view — panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Saying that, there was an elevated bowling green between the club

Local - 1 July 2014

Sensory Design: Making Hotel Guests ‘Feel’

Susan Standring leads HASSELL’s international design practice’s hospitality sector. I believe the secret to hospitality success lies in a venue’s ability to evoke a strong emotional response and develop a true sense of connection with its guests. The world of hospitality is competitive. Thousands of new restaurants, hotels and bars open their doors each year and so