The Provincial Hotel - Ballarat has a new Luxury Hotel and Restaurant

 
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A new luxury boutique hotel and restaurant offering has re-opened the doors of one of Ballarat’s most iconic heritage buildings, The Provincial Hotel. Built in 1909, the iconic building, recognised by the National Trust, has housed publicans and hoteliers, each enriching the hotel with greater grandeur. 

Earlier this year, Simon and Gorgi Coghlan stumbled across The Provincial Hotel and decided to combine their respective skills to create something incredible. Simon, a stalwart of regional Victoria’s hospitality industry, and Gorgi, a media personality with a penchant for design and beautiful styling, partnered with Drew Harry, a hospitality guru, to make their vision a reality. 

“The luxury market is growing. Simon and I saw an opportunity to grow that market in Ballarat through boutique accommodation and an adjoining restaurant offering fantastic quality food and wine.” says Gorgi.

 
Lola Restaurant
Lola Restaurant
Lola Restaurant
Lola Restaurant
Lola Restaurant

 

 The boutique hotel and restaurant provides luxury, timeless beauty and quality nestled within regional Victoria’s Western Highlands. Inspired by female characters who have influenced Ballarat’s history, the hallways of the hotel is the home to a revolving swag of local female artists’ original works.

Lola restaurant, named after one of Ballarat’s most influential female characters from the Goldfields - dancer, actress and courtesan Lola Montez, is the newest offering to Ballarat’s ever-growing food scene. Lola is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a locally sourced, seasonally driven menu with a European influence. Head Chef Shaun Thomson brings his experience working alongside Peter Gilmore, Neil Perry and Peter Kuruvita to create a delicious, honest and impressive dining experience. 

“When staying at a hotel, most travellers look for more than just a bed to sleep in. Increasingly, fantastic service, attention to detail in a competent and relaxed manner, and of course a comfortable bed, create an intimate hotel experience. The Provincial Hotel and Lola restaurant have been designed to exceed expectations.” says Gorgi Coghlan.

 
The Provincial Ballarat
The Provincial Ballarat
The Provincial Ballarat
The Provincial Ballarat

 

The boutique accommodation comprises 23 suites, each one uniquely styled with a mix of bespoke antique, modern and custom pieces. Drawing inspiration from the most beautiful hotels in New York and Australia, Gorgi and her team of interior designers went to great lengths to source fabrics and pieces of unparalleled beauty to create a warm and timelessly stylish environment for guests to relax and indulge. 

“We are the only destination hotel that doesn’t involve the need to get in a car. Directly across the road from Ballarat’s iconic Train Station in the CBD, our guests will have direct access to the best food, wine and cultural experiences Ballarat has to offer, all within walking distance. We’re confident The Provincial Hotel will become the gateway for travellers from Adelaide heading to Melbourne by road or rail.” says Gorgi.

Lola restaurant and Provincial Hotel are open for reservations. Visit theprovincialballarat.com.au

 
The Provincial Ballarat
The Provincial Ballarat
 
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Travel Tuesday | Parisian Luxe - Hotel Dupond Smith

 
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RIGHT IN THE BEATING HEART OF PARIS’S MARAIS QUARTER

A hotel kept shrouded in secrecy, Paris's exquisite five star Hotel Dupond Smith holds eight bedrooms and suites within its 17th-century mansion walls. A place where guests know they can enjoy complete discretion and one of today's greatest luxuries: choosing to go incognito!

This unique hotel stands out from the crowd without ever drawing attention to itself, it is the ultimate hotel for sophistication and luxury, outfitted in pieces by noteworthy designers including Philippe Starck.

BOOKING AND DETAILS HERE

 

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Travel Tuesday | Desert Dreaming - Marrakesh

 
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El Fenn - a restored 19th-century formerly private home in Marrakesh – styled with mid-century modern bold and bright Marrakesh colours, this is one stylish boutique hotel! The 28-roomed property has a tree filled courtyard, three inner courtyards, a huge roof terrace, rose petal-filled basins throughout, cushioned nooks to take a moment, 3 oasis like swimming pools, a restaurant, bar, spa, library and a family of resident tortoises, yes you read that correctly!

El Fenn is a place to kick back and enjoy the tranquillity of incredible architecture and secret hidden spaces before stepping outside to soak up the atmosphere of a bustling and culturally rich city. The hotel is just a five minutes walk from the world-famous Djemaa el Fna square and bustling maze of streets that make up the souk.

The Spa is tucked away in its own serenely shaded courtyard. Take a dip in the spa pool or take a break and lounge alongside it between your luxurious treatments.

And yes they have 3 pools, all which are located in serene and shaded open-air courtyard's. The two large heated pools are lined with Carrara marble and are surrounded by day-beds and a fire-pit which is lit at night for that extra touch of ambience. There is a plunge pool on the rooftop surrounded by lounges and the picturesque views of the Atlas Mountains and the Koutoubia mosque in the distance… could this get any better?

And don’t fret if you missed someone on your present list when it's time to leave, they have their own shop filled with treasures - ‘The little shop’ is located behind the lobby.

DETAILS & BOOK HERE

 
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