Check in! – hotel highlights across South Pac

    The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.

    Melbourne’s next luxury hotel opening, Shadow Play by Peppers, unveils first look at Avant Garde guest rooms

    AccorHotels has unveiled a sneak peek of its stylish guest rooms at Melbourne’s newest luxury hotel – Shadow Play by Peppers – in the city’s Southbank arts and entertainment district. Offering a first glimpse of what future guests can expect when the new hotel opens in April 2019, the prototype room features a unique, bold design and opulent finishes. Designed by internationally acclaimed Melbourne architects Elenberg Fraser and with interior design by celebrated Melbourne design firm Hecker Guthrie, the hotel’s one and two bedroom apartments feature exquisite materials and finishes. Avant garde design features throughout the hotel, breaking tradition and routine hotel design with a cohesive collection of contrasts – light and dark, formal and informal, and seductive dark statement pieces contrasting with white stone and timber. All apartments are self-contained, highly functional and boast lashings of natural light and city or bayside views from floor to ceiling windows and balconies.

    Raffles service comes to the Maldives

    Raffles has announced the opening of the 38-villa resort in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll on 1-Feb-2019. This is AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.  Home to Beach Villas, Beach Residences and the Raffles Royal Residence, which opens in the second half of 2019, the luxurious property features a private pool, generous living spaces and lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower. A secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residences lies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs which can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat.