Ascott acquires S$192-Million freehold property in Sydney through global fund with Qatar Investment Authority.

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is investing S$192 million (A$202.2 million) in a freehold serviced residence in the Central Business District of North Sydney through the Ascott Serviced Residence Global Fund (ASRGF), its global fund with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). To be named Citadines Walker North Sydney, the serviced residence is part of a 48-storey integrated development which also has office and retail components and will be the tallest tower in North Sydney upon its completion in 2021.

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Media RelationsMonica Egan
Escape & sleep at elevation with Australia’s first high altitude villa

No longer restricted to elite athletes, medical clinics or dramatic peaks and alpine ridges, the high-altitude experience can now be enjoyed by everyday travellers with the launch of Big Sky Retreat’s Altitude I villa, Australia’s first commercial property with simulated altitude sleep technology. 

Centrally located in the scenic town of Bright, Victoria, Big Sky’s Altitude I villa is the latest luxury base camp without the summit.

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Media RelationsMonica Egan
Gathering of Kindness (Hush Collection, Vol. 19) Tony Gould piano – Peter Petrucci guitar

Music can change lives. For almost 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music of joy and calm – originally to support children in hospital, and now enjoyed everywhere from concert halls to living rooms. In this latest offering from the Hush series, pianist Tony Gould and guitarist Peter Petrucci present music that can bring optimism even in the toughest times.

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Media RelationsMonica Egan
Design Canberra returns to the city of its most ambitious year yet

Canberra will once again prove itself as an innovative and globally recognised city of design, as DESIGN Canberra takes over the nation’s capital for three weeks from 4 – 24th November 2019.  

Now in its sixth year, the festival is a constantly evolving platform to showcase the city’s thriving design community and this year will present their biggest program ever with over 200 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artists’ studios and open homes.

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Media RelationsMonica Egan
Funtopia to open Australia’s biggest and most technologically advanced adventure play centre to suit all ages

Funtopia will open the doors to the biggest indoor adventure play centre in the country this October in Carrum Downs, located in Melbourne’s south-east. Featuring Australia’s largest indoor playground, the world’s safest and most technically advanced climbing walls, restaurant-quality food and drinks at the on-site café, Mr Spriggins, as well as worldclass party and function spaces, Funtopia Carrum Downs has been designed to keep everyone from toddlers to nanna having bucketloads of fun!

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Media RelationsMonica Egan
Plant-based institution expands with the launch of Vegan Marketplace & cafe on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Vincent Vegetarian Food will launch its next venture onto the Fitzroy scene this August offering chefs and home cooks alike a comprehensive vegan supermarket and standing room café under one roof: Vincent’s Marketplace. Serving a variety of vegan treats the café at Vincent’s Marketplace will offer St. Ali coffee, fit for the most discerning of bean aficionados.

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