Inside Golf Travel : IG Travel February 2015
2 INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL | February 2015 www.insidegolftravel.com.au Publisher: Outdoor Sports Publishing ACN 113 836 301 ABN 30 043 104 919 PO BOX 437, Miami, QLD 4220 Editor: Richard Fellner M: 0407 000 440 E: email@example.com Chief Writer: David Newbery E: firstname.lastname@example.org Accounts: Sheridan Murphy M: 0404 075 823 E: email@example.com Advert Technical Enquiries: Stacey Fortescue M: 0420 319 893 E: firstname.lastname@example.org National Sales: Sam Arthur P: 1300 465 300 F: (07) 5535 4922 M: 0410 575 303 E: email@example.com NSW Sales: Scott Barsby M: 0424 779 199 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Qld Sales: David Ross M: 0439 612 458 E: email@example.com VIC/TAS/SA Sales: Jon Perrett M: 0402 852 637 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales: Lisa Coleman M: 0406 031 344 E: email@example.com National Agency Sales (non Golf ): Marc Wilson M: 0419 107 143 E: firstname.lastname@example.org New Zealand Sales: Daniel Sim M: 0439 856 752 E: email@example.com COVER PHOTO: Top: Narooma GC, NSW. Bottom: Lakelands GC, Gold Coast Hotel Kurrajong Canberra reopens CANBERRA travellers can now return to an era of old-world charm and elegance, with the recent re- opening of the historic Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. Nestled among trees between Lake Burley Griffin and Capital Hill, the heritage- listed hotel that originally opened in 1926 is in Canberra’s parliamentary district, operated as a boarding house and more recently, a hotel school. In a joint venture between TFE Hotels and the National Roads & Motorist’s Association (NRMA), the pavilion-style hotel has been fully restored with a distinct art deco theme. Originally constructed as one of two hotels of equal walking distance from Old Parliament House, Hotel Kurrajong is part of the fabric of Australia’s political capital. It is most famous as post World War II Prime Minister Ben Chifley’s home in Canberra; he preferred the comfortable, down-to- earth hotel to the Australian PM’s official residence, The Lodge. The restored Hotel Kurrajong has old world charm with a stylish and contemporary twist. Guests will be struck by the 1920’s-inspired decor and hospitality from the moment they arrive. The cosy fireplace, the Library that is full of historic literature and the collages of photographs from different periods along the hallways give guests a sense of the hotel’s history. Hotel Kurrajong offers a premium dining experience at Chifley’s Bar & Grill, a quality-driven steakhouse and bar with the award-winning hatted chef Michael Chatto at the helm. Chatto has created a delicious menu with the use of fresh local produce, hand selected meats and more than 120 local and international wines. With a strong focus on premium beef, Chifley’s features a stand-alone steak menu, where customers can choose from 18 different cuts including David Blackmore Wagyu and Cape Grim Black Angus, each listed with its weight, origin and marble scores. Michael and his team will take inspiration from the 1920’s to create a unique experience for diners. Guests will be able to select cuts from the window to The Back Bench, a meat ageing room on display in the dining room, which spreads into a glassed-in terrace overlooking the hotel gardens. The iconic hotel underwent a significant renovation to ensure it retains many of its historic architectural features including pavilions, deep verandas and courtyards. The hotel’s sophisticated design and chic furnishings also pay homage to its notable origins and design by the Commonwealth’s Chief Architect John Smith Murdoch in 1926; who was also responsible for the design of Old Parliament House. The hotel comprises 147 rooms, 26 of which are located in the heritage wing, four executive suites, four balcony rooms and eight terrace rooms. The hotel’s charming garden setting is keeping most of his original plantings that were established by Thomas Charles Weston, then the Superintendent of Parks and Gardens in Canberra. www.tfehotels.com The world’s most beautiful playground is calling. Play at Jack’s Point championship golf course then relax in luxury at The Rees Hotel Queenstown. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .nz for golf stay, play and dine packages.
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