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21 11, 2017

Crystal Lagoons Develops Europe’s First Public Access Urban Lagoon  

By | November 21st, 2017|News Desk, PEPR News!, Property|

  *** Europe gets its first taste of the Crystal Lagoons lifestyle with an inland city beach and lagoon just outside Madrid. *** Public Access Lagoon model makes its mark with eight projects signed in Korea, the US, Turkey, Thailand, and Spain.    Europe is to get a taste of the beach lifestyle that Crystal Lagoons brings to urban living, with the first Public Access Lagoon to be built just 30km outside Madrid.   Alovera Beach will open all year round and is expected to attract around half a million [...]

19 09, 2017

Holland America Line deploys ms Maasdam and ms Noordam down under for 2017-18 wave season

By | September 19th, 2017|News Desk|

  New 4- and 5-day Pacific Explorer sailings announced   Over two consecutive days (21 and 22 October respectively), Holland America Line will welcome back ms Maasdam and ms Noordam in Sydney, with the two ships making calls across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific over the 2017/18 season. In a first for Holland America Line locally, the line will offer two shorter sailings of 4- and 5-days as part of the 31-day Pacific Explorer itinerary on ms Maasdam. “We are excited that Maasdam and Noordam will once again [...]

14 09, 2017

Enjoy the Festive Season at COMO Point Yamu, Phuket

By | September 14th, 2017|News Desk|

Immerse yourself in fabulous activities and events to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2017   COMO Point Yamu in Phuket has released a bespoke program of activities and events for guests staying at the resort through the festive season, from late December through to January 7 2018.   The program begins with a Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 21st where the hotel’s management team will serve canapes and beverages on the COMO lawn (pictured). This will be followed by a an evening of live music on the 23rd at the [...]

13 09, 2017

ms Koningsdam’s USD $4.1 Million Art Collection Ranges from Classic to Contemporary and Traditional to Avant-Garde

By | September 13th, 2017|News Desk|

The ship’s 1,920 museum-quality pieces represent artists of 21 nationalities   Artwork - Deers - Stairwell Deck 5/6 AftKoningsdam - Hollamd America Line   One of the most notable features of any Holland America Line ship is the remarkable collection of museum-quality art on board. The line’s newest vessel, ms Koningsdam, which launched in April 2016, is no exception. With a collection worth USD $4.1 million, the ship highlights the talents of leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, working with art curator ArtLink, and YSA Design to procure [...]

1 09, 2017

Zeus Surry Hills partners with Belvoir for 2018 season

By | September 1st, 2017|News Desk|

Zeus Surry Hills, the Foveaux St eatery of fresh-casual group Zeus Street Greek, are swapping breaking bread with breaking a leg as they partner with Belvoir for the theatre company’s 2018 season. Zeus Street Greek opened doors to the hungry public of Surry Hills in May 2017, bringing a fresh Mediterranean offering to the ever-evolving food scene of the inner-city suburb. The partnership with one of Australia’s ‘big four’ theatre companies is a natural progression for Zeus Surry Hills who uphold strong Hellenic family values and are leading the way [...]

28 08, 2017

WIN an all-expenses paid trip to the birthplace of Zeus Street Greek!

By | August 28th, 2017|News Desk|

Winter is Over. Summer Is Coming. Summer in Greece That Is...       28 August 2017 – Zeus Street Greek is giving one lucky customer and a guest the chance to journey north and win a once in a lifetime, insta-worthy, European summer holiday to the motherland in 2018. Zeus has partnered with creator of bespoke holiday experiences Webjet Exclusives to reward their loyal customer base by providing a trip that will whisk a punter and guest away to the top four Greece hot spots. The winner will get [...]

24 08, 2017

European Waterways offers up to 20% off on hotel barge cruises in France during 2017 grape harvest season

By | August 24th, 2017|News Desk|

Fleet-wide selection of last-minute specials include cabins and whole boat charters   European Waterways, luxury hotel barge cruising specialist, is offering a wide selection of 2017 autumn season specials that are up to 20% off for cabins and whole boat charters.   The specials apply to some of its most popular vessels, including hotel barges that cruise France’s famous wine-making regions during the annual grape harvest season. These include L’Impressionniste in Burgundy, Anjodi on the Canal du Midi and Panache in Alsace & Lorraine. Prices are based on double occupancy [...]

22 08, 2017

Zeus Street Greek to open new home in Shellharbour

By | August 22nd, 2017|News Desk|

  August 2017 - Zeus Street Greek, a family owned group of fresh-casual eateries, is bringing its brand of Greek street food to the Illawarra, with the opening of Zeus Shellharbour at Stockland Shellharbour Shopping Centre on Wednesday 23rd August. Zeus Shellharbour, the 12th Zeus location in New South Wales and 17th in Australia, will add a modern and high quality Mediterranean offering to the growing dining scene of the Illawarra region. The eatery will be the perfect spot for a quick lunch time pita stop for local workers and [...]

17 08, 2017

Haloumi Chips have arrived at Zeus Street Greek; changing the chip game with cheese

By | August 17th, 2017|News Desk|

  Get down to your nearest Zeus Street Greek immediately because for a limited time specially made Haloumi Chips have been added to the menu, nationwide! Haloumi has been a staple in Mediterranean cooking for hundreds of years. Its high melting point and famously squeaky texture make it a unique and versatile cheese. Up until now, Zeus has been serving haloumi just like Yia Yia does, grilled in thick slabs and served with a dash of lemon and a sprinkle of oregano. But from today Zeus Street Greek have changed [...]

10 08, 2017

France, Switzerland & Italy for $2,899, bonjour to that!

By | August 10th, 2017|News Desk|

Missed out on 2017 European summer? Webjet Exclusives has it covered with a range of 2018 European travel packages; all including return flights and accommodation.   Webjet Exclusives, creator of holiday experiences around the world, are giving travellers the chance to journey to Europe on an 11-day itinerary for $2,899 per person, twin share. As with all Webjet Exclusives packages the trip includes return international airfare, accommodation, transfers plus more. Perfect for people of all ages wanting to become immersed in dreamy European landscapes, historic architecture and chic city highlights, [...]

27 07, 2017

COMO The Treasury Introduces The Wildflower Experience

By | July 27th, 2017|COMO, Food, Lifestyle|

COMO The Treasury Introduces The Wildflower Experience During Spring of 2017 COMO The Treasury, Perth will be offering the ‘Wildflower Experience’ - a culinary journey through the area’s freshest local indigenous produce, traditionally signified by the blooming of Western Australia’s native wildflowers. Western Australia is home to over 12,000 species of wildflowers, many of them unique to the state. Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang are the six seasons of the indigenous Noongar calendar. The Noongar people ebb and flow with the changes of Western Australia’s environment, letting nature [...]

25 07, 2017

Explore South America with Webjet Exclusives in 2018, starting from $5,999pp twin share

By | July 25th, 2017|News Desk|

  Webjet Exclusives, creator of holiday experiences around the world, have released a range of new packages journeying through South America in 2018.   The new range is an extension to their existing South American tours where travellers are given the chance to explore the continents highlights through cities such as Lima, Cusco, Bolivia, Machu Picchu and Copacabana, as well as the exotic South American jungle and surrounding rivers.   Webjet Exclusives South American packages vary from 14-day itineraries showcasing the view from the active Sierra Negra volcano plus highlight [...]

24 07, 2017

O, The Oprah Magazine Share the Adventure Cruise Set Sail Featuring Presentations by Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, SuperSoul 100 Visionaries and More

By | July 24th, 2017|News Desk|

  Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Share the Adventure Cruise set sail from Seattle to Alaska on July 15, 2017, bringing together some of the world’s foremost visionaries for a week of O-mazing talks and activities aboard ms Eurodam.    Throughout the week guests took part in morning meditation with yoga instructor Sara Ivanhoe and explored eating well with Impatient Foodie founder Elettra Wiedemann. O, The Oprah Magazine editor in chief Lucy Kaylin and editor at large Gayle King shared a peek behind the scenes of the award-winning magazine, explaining how they bring the pages to life. Kaylin, books editor Leigh Haber and [...]

13 07, 2017

‘Now you’re cooking’ with European Waterways’ enhanced culinary theme cruises on L’impressioniste

By | July 13th, 2017|News Desk|

  With the culinary traveller in mind, European Waterways announced new, experiential enhancements to its popular culinary theme charter cruises for 2018. Managing Director, Derek Banks, said the company is incorporating more immersive, on-location cooking classes, behind-the-scene tours, as well as exclusive wine, cheese, and gourmet mustard tastings that will appeal to both millennials and the more mature ‘gastronomes’. Guests will also enjoy private wine tastings at renowned wineries and daily cooking demonstrations by the hotel barge’s onboard master chef, using fresh local ingredients. “Every cruise is as much a [...]

23 06, 2017

A fresh winter coat for Pony Dining The Rocks

By | June 23rd, 2017|News Desk|

Pony Dining The Rocks, located in one of Sydney’s oldest city laneways, have re-opened this winter with a vibrant new look and lunch menu. The stunning dining space, inside the former bond warehouse, has been refurbished to include a new bar area, along with refashioned pony hides cladding, fresh greenery, and additional seating to its alfresco dining area. The extra outdoor space features a 10-metre-long communal table and several high-top tables increasing the seating to 110. The renovation also includes Pony Dining’s new, winter warming lunch menu. Head chef Neil [...]

22 06, 2017

Wildflower named best Western Australian restaurant in AFR Top 100 list

By | June 22nd, 2017|News Desk|

COMO The Treasury’s Wildflower was this week awarded the number one spot for Western Australia in the 2017 Australian Financial Review Top 100 Restaurants list, placed number 60 overall. Financial Review’s Top 100 Restaurants is a unique list that sees restaurateurs and chefs from across Australia decide on the country’s best restaurants. From a list of the top 500 restaurants in Australia compiled by Good Food Guide editors, each restaurant on that list votes for their top 10 which goes on to result in the top 100 rankings.   Wildflower [...]

15 06, 2017

Celebrating two decades of holistic wellness with COMO Shambhala

By | June 15th, 2017|News Desk|

COMO Shambhala partners with luxury company Mulberry to produce limited edition tote   For 20 years, COMO Shambhala has broken new ground in holistic wellness at the same time as re-establishing more traditional approaches eroded by modern urban culture, including yoga, Ayurvedic medicine, and Japanese acupuncture. To celebrate this milestone, we have produced a limited-edition tote with luxury goods company, Mulberry. The canvas bag, ideal for carrying your wellness essentials, is available in two colours — light tan and navy — and is finished with leather straps and a stitched COMO Shambhala [...]

8 06, 2017

European Waterways waives single supplement on many hotel barge cruises for remainder of 2017 season

By | June 8th, 2017|News Desk|

In a nod to the growing popularity of the solo traveller, European Waterways announced it is waiving its single supplement on many of its luxury hotel barge cruises for the remainder of the 2017 season. This offer is applicable to such popular vessels as Anjodi, L’Art de Vivre, Panache, L’Impressionniste, and Renaissance in France, and La Bella Vita in Italy.  It also extends to Finesse, one of the company’s newest and most luxurious hotel barges, and Spirit of Scotland, which makes its debut in the Scottish Highlands this month. This [...]

7 06, 2017

Wildflower introduces new range of Native West Australian beverages

By | June 7th, 2017|News Desk|

COMO The Treasury’s rooftop restaurant, Wildflower, has launched a range of Native Western Australian non-alcoholic beverages, to be paired with the seasonal five-course tasting menu. Made and bottled in-house, the beverages are poured exclusively at Wildflower, including Wildflower Chardonnay, made with West Australian grapes and toasted meadow hay; Wildflower Malbeet, featuring West Australian beetroot, red grapes and toasted Applewood; and Wildflower Bush Tomato Soda which highlights bush tomatoes and native herbs such as sea parsley, native basil and lemon myrtle. The range also includes beverages created to complement the tasting [...]

6 06, 2017

Health and fitness reaching new heights at Hotel Wailea, Maui

By | June 6th, 2017|News Desk|

Aerial silk yoga classes based at the Relais & Châteaux property Hotel Wailea, Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Châteaux property, is taking health and fitness to new heights as the only Maui resort to offer aerial silk yoga on property. Andrea Fors, founder and owner of Uplift Maui, is based at Hotel Wailea in a studio designed for her bespoke aerial silk yoga classes. Aerial yoga combines traditional yoga poses on a mat with postures that are suspended partially or fully in the air by a soft silk hammock. [...]

26 05, 2017


By | May 26th, 2017|News Desk|

Offering 20% off on select departures European Waterways has announced that it will be expanding its excursions and on-board ship options to include more immersive activities that meet travellers’ rising demand for experiential holidays. A leader in the luxury hotel barge cruising market – with an 18-vessel fleet in Europe and the British Isles – the company plans to add unique, highly personalised experiences such as an exclusive tour of a castle garden in Scotland led by the head gardener; enjoying a plate of fresh oysters after a private tour [...]

25 05, 2017

COMO The Treasury awarded Best Mini Bar at 2017 Gourmet Traveller Hotel Awards

By | May 25th, 2017|News Desk|

COMO Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce that COMO The Treasury has won the award for Best Mini Bar in Australia at the 2017 Gourmet Traveller Hotel Awards, held last night in Melbourne. An anonymous panel of judges carefully selected by the editors of Australian Gourmet Traveller checked into each nominated hotel before narrowing down their finalists and identifying a winner. As a guest of COMO The Treasury rooms feature a complimentary bespoke mini bar which includes refreshments replenished daily; including Illy coffee and JING tea, still and sparking [...]

16 05, 2017

Explore China with Webjet Exclusives in 2018

By | May 16th, 2017|Lifestyle, Travel|

  Webjet Exclusives, curator of holiday experiences around the world, have released new 2018 travel dates for their seven unique China packages. With Webjet Exclusive’s China tours, travellers are given the chance to explore major cities around the continent such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau by foot; as well as cruise down the Yangtze river on a luxury ship and journey through the landscapes on a high-speed bullet train. Ranging from shorter one week itineraries to almost month long adventures sightseeing also plays a major part in [...]

15 05, 2017

COMO The Treasury introduces new suites offerings

By | May 15th, 2017|COMO, Food, Lifestyle, News Desk, PEPR News!|

As of May 2017, guests indulging in a stay in one of COMO The Treasury’s elegant suites will enjoy special complimentary inclusions as part of an expanded suite offering. Guests staying in Studio Suites, Treasury Suites and the COMO Suite will enjoy a bottle of Taittinger Champagne, breakfast at Post daily, a deluxe in-room private bar (replenished daily), a guaranteed 12.00pm late check-out and complimentary valet parking. Rates for all room categories at COMO The Treasury include breakfast at Post, in-room refreshments and Wi-Fi. This winter, COMO The Treasury has [...]

4 05, 2017

Holland America Line Launches Complimentary Navigator Shipboard Web Application for Guests to Use On Board

By | May 4th, 2017|Cruising, News Desk, PEPR News!|

Available fleetwide now; Enhanced ‘web app’ allows guests to book tours/dining, see daily activities and more   Holland America Line is changing the way guests digitally access shipboard experiences and information across the fleet with the launch of Holland America Line Navigator, a free mobile-friendly tool. Navigator does not need to be downloaded in advance, does not require an internet connection and works on the browsers of most personal devices including phones, tablets and laptops.   Using Navigator, guests can plan their daily activities, explore and book shore excursions, view [...]

3 05, 2017

Holland America Line Introduces 2018 Signature Experiences in Montréal and Five European Departure Cities

By | May 3rd, 2017|News Desk, PEPR News!, Travel|

  Immersive pre-cruise cultural tours, luxury hotel stays and transfers included Holland America Line recently unveiled new culturally immersive Signature Experiences on select 2018 cruise itineraries departing from Montréal, Québec, Canada, and five of the most popular cities in Europe: Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Rome and Venice, Italy. Each pre-cruise Signature Experience was created exclusively for Holland America Line and includes an evening event, two-night luxury hotel stay and transfers. Guests who book a suite on the eligible cruises receive the Signature Experiences complimentary, but space [...]

2 05, 2017

Zeus Street Greek to open on Foveaux Street Surry Hills

By | May 2nd, 2017|News Desk|

    April 2017 - Zeus Street Greek, a family owned group of fresh-casual eateries, is bringing its brand of Greek street food to Surry Hills on Thursday May 18. Zeus Surry Hills will be located at 69-81 Foveaux Street and add a Mediterranean offering to the ever-evolving food scene in the inner-city suburb. The opening marks the brands ninth store in Sydney and 14th tribute to modern Greek cuisine in Australia. Zeus Surry Hills will be the perfect spot for a lunch time pita stop, evening dinner catch up [...]

19 04, 2017


By | April 19th, 2017|Lifestyle, Property, Travel|

Sydney 19 April 2017 – A new Crystal Lagoon will soon be a reality on Jungle Island, an 18-acre landmark attraction located on Watson Island in Miami, Florida. It marks the beginning of a new business model for the multinational innovation company where crystal-clear, Caribbean-style lagoons will be offered to the public as an amenity for the first time ever. The size of two football fields and slated for completion by late 2018, Jungle Island will feature a crystal-clear lagoon as the water centerpiece amenity where guests can enjoy zip lines with [...]

10 04, 2017

A South Australian Feast

By | April 10th, 2017|News Desk, PEPR News!, Travel|

Sunday 26th March saw us host a stunning event to celebrate the best of South Australia’s food and wine at Olio Restaurant in Chippendale. Media guests were treated to a very special South Australian inspired menu created by the team at FINO Seppeltsfield, who flew up especially to cook for us. Stunning wines from the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Coonawarra were on show and we were lucky enough to have a couple of the winemakers join us for the occasion. Here you can see some [...]

7 04, 2017

Phaidon announce ‘A Taste of Brae’ events to launch Dan Hunter’s Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant

By | April 7th, 2017|Food, Lifestyle, PEPR News!, Publishing|

Published by Phaidon 1 May 2017 (AU$75) Events in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane this May   Australia’s number two chef the on the World’s 50 Best list, Dan Hunter, will embark on a four city ‘Taste of Brae’ tour this May to coincide with the release of his much anticipated first book, Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant, published by Phaidon. Last night at the World’s 50 Best awards held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Hall, Dan’s restaurant Brae jumped a massive 21 places from number 65 to 44 [...]