Local - 16 June 2014

MERCURE BRISBANE WELCOMES GUESTS TO ITS NEW LOBBY

Mercure Brisbane 85-87 N Quay, Brisbane 4000 (07) 3237 2300 or mercurebrisbane.com.au Mercure has commenced the roll-out of its new interactive lobby concept in Australia, launching the new-look reception space at the riverside Mercure Brisbane. The Mercure in Brisbane is the first in Australia to implement the new concept, originally piloted at the Mercure Tower

Local - 12 June 2014

TIPSY AT MR TIPPLY’S

Mr Tipply’s 347 Kent St, Sydney (02) 9299 4877 or mrtipplys.com Spilt across two levels, Mr Tipply’s is a bar and casual eatery, residing at the former City Hotel site on the corner of Kent and King. Inspired by the exotic adventures of the man himself, Sydney interior designer Tamsin Johnson has created a luxurious

Industry - 5 June 2014

WELCOME TO STOKEHOUSE CITY

Stokehouse City 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne 3000 (03) 9525 5555 or www.stokehouse.com.au/city Melbourne institution Stokehouse has returned, with the opening of Stokehouse City in the CBD. The new venue is a reincarnation of the original restaurant at St Kilda, sadly lost to fire. It’s an all-in-one location, with fine dining upstairs and a casual bar

Goods - 4 June 2014

AMBIENT BRINGS THE SOUND TO ST KILDA

Captain Baxter/Republica St Kilda Sea Baths 10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda Vic 3182 www.captainbaxter.com.au and www.republica.net.au St Kilda seaside venues Captain Baxter and Republica have chosen Ambient Technology to supply their restaurant, cafe, balcony, piazza and bar spaces with Outline loudspeakers and amplification. St Kilda has been Melbourne’s beachside playground for over 160 years. It

Nightclub - 29 May 2014

STREET ARTISTS COME HOME

HOME Nightclub Wheat Road, Darling Harbour NSW (02) 9266 0600 or homesydney.com HOME Nightclub at bustling Darling Harbour has had a revamp, and invited leading Australian street artists to be part of the process. Red Bull locked the four artists into the club for five nights: Anthony Lister, Shida, Vans the Omega and Sofles. The

Local - 28 May 2014

NEW HAMPTON BRINGS THE ROCKS TO THE CROSS

New Hampton 15 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point 2011 (02) 9331 1188 or newhampton.com.au Built nearly a century ago, the Hampton Court Hotel is one of Sydney’s oldest. Located at the start of the Kings Cross strip, it is ingrained with local history, the most renown of which is the residency of ACDC in the 70s.

Hotel - 26 May 2014

IBIS STYLES LANDS IN EAST PERTH

Ibis Styles East Perth 15 Robinson Ave, Northbridge WA 6003 (08) 9328 0000 or ibis.com/gb/home/index.shtml Accor will increase the presence of its economy hotel brand, Ibis Styles, following the signing of a management agreement with Rehawk Property Group. The multi-million dollar hotel development, which commenced in March, will be located in a prime location in East

Restaurant - 1 May 2014

FONDA BRINGS LA FIESTA TO FLINDERS

Fonda Flinders Lane 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (03) 8686 7300 or www.fondamexican.com.au/flinders-lane A ‘Fonda’ is a Mexican home kitchen selling food to the public. Following the Mexican wave of success from Chapel Street, Fonda has opened a new restaurant in Flinders Lane. The new location is the third to join the Fonda family of fast

Local - 30 April 2014

NO SMALL BEER

Little Creatures Canteen: Cnr Fryans & Swanston St, Geelong VIC (03) 5202 4009 or www.littlecreatures.com.au Story: Mark Davie Photos: Jean-Paul Horré Geelong has had a hard time of late with Ford slowly packing up shop, and the Alcoa aluminium smelter wrapping up. It’s a bad time for jobs in Victoria’s second biggest city, and you’d

Local - 30 April 2014

GREEN BLOOMER

Greenheart Espresso: 432 Kent Street, Sydney www.facebook.com/pages/Greenheart  Matt Woods, darling of Sydney’s design world is the creative mind behind the design of Greenheart Espresso, a welcoming oasis situated amongst the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s busy Kent Street and the latest venue created by couple Andrea Vagge and Fiona Bloomer, former owners of the much-adored