Fashion Designer Diane Von Furstenberg has teamed up with Hayman Islands Resort to personally designed the DVF penthouse inspired by the brand. This is the second time the designer have ventured to hotel design with the first being The Claridge’s Hotel in London. The penthouse features open living with a splashes of interesting prints on carpets, pillows and curtains reflects the comfortable yet luxurious style of the DVF brand, known for its feminine printed cross over dresses.
The Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2012 have bestowed the top honor for the favourite resort award for 2012 to qualia, Great Barrier Reef and also the Best Resort in Oceania. Making it only the four resorts to achieve a perfect 100 score in all categories (Rooms, Service, Food, Location, Design and Activities), qualia has been described by Condé Nast Traveler as ‘sheer perfection’ and ‘flawless’.
Located on the privately owned Hamilton Island, qualia is surrounded by one of the most beautiful settings in the entire world – the Great Barrier Reef. The luxury hotel features 60 private pavilions with spacious accommodations, sundecks and private infinity edge pools that overlook the ocean. Two bars and restaurants, a private dining hall, a world-class spa, fitness center and library round out the a amenities that will keep guests cloaked in comfort for the entire length of their stay.
Condé Nast Traveler’s have recently released its 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards with over 46,000 participants from over 1,300 of the best hotels, airlines, cruises and travel from all over. Qualia, Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef from Australia is considered one of the Top 100 in the World. Three Canada hotels made the list; the Four Seasons, Whistler and King Pacific Lodge for British Columbia and only one in Ontario – the Landon Hall Cambridge. Here’s the rest of the Reader’s Choice Awards report and
Plunge into the ‘Cage of Death and swim with some of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles. The Cage of Death Crocodile Dive Experience is perfect for people (not I ) who have always dreamed of taking the plunge into crocodile infested waters who dare to get up close and personal literally with these creatures which surely will be a one-of-a-kind experience. Operated by an over-head monorail, the Cage of Death suspends you over the beast’s lair before submerging you into the murky waters to fend for