SPICE Issue 92 Autumn 2021

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Reimagining Vibe Melbourne was nothing short of a labour of love, combining a mix of old-world charm and contemporary design in the rooms and conference spaces. The juxtaposition can be seen in the hotel’s sleek 24-storey glass-fronted tower that rises out of its heritage façade. What we love: Vibe Melbourne’s Terrace Suite, measuring 60 square metres, is a rare luxury for any high-rise hotel.

TFE is giving clients greater visibility of what happens behind the scenes to keep them safe through the independently audited Clean Touch Program and Charter. bit.ly/TFECleanTouch

Vibe Hotel Hobart The stunning Vibe Hotel Hobart feeds a growing global appetite for authentic experiential travel for work and for pleasure. Taking its cue from Tasmania’s natural beauty, rich history and global reputation as a deliciously pure and disarmingly avant-garde destination, the hotel represents Tasmania at every touch point. Head chef Matthew Griggs heads the team at Belvedere Restaurant, the conference spaces offer views of Hobart’s iconic waterfront and the rooms are spacious and well thought out. What we love: The hotel owners worked with local suppliers to ensure every design feature has a totally Tasmanian vibe.

The Calile, Brisbane Part of the Collection by TFE Hotels, The Calile combines memorable meeting and event spaces with leisure facilities and an enviable location in the heart of James Street. From the Grand Room, which can be divided into four smaller rooms, plus two private rooms for more intimate events, the multifunctional spaces cater to everything from small meetings to conventions. When business is done, retire to pastel-coloured hotel rooms with the most incredible block-out blinds or while away the hours by the iconic resort pool. What we love: While we can’t travel overseas this year, The Calile brings a very welcome dose of Palm Springs to Australia.

Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney When it comes to creatively bringing teams together, Vibe Rushcutters offers a fantastic range of healthy and fun wellness options that take full advantage of the Sydney lifestyle. Here, delegates can spend half

the day conferencing and the other half learning the ropes aboard a sailboat on Sydney Harbour. There’s yoga on the rooftop, the option to break out for a picnic or tai chi session in the park, or poolside cocktail events with healthy canapés on the side. What we love: The event spaces take advantage of the beautiful parkside location and easy proximity to the city and airport.

Top left: Private dining at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney Top right: Event spaces at The Calile, Brisbane Above: Belvedere Restaurant at Vibe Hotel Hobart

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough For centuries, visiting the seaside was thought to be a panacea for every illness under the sun. So, when you combine your beach visit with business, you know you’re onto a winner. The Rendezvous Hotel, perched on the Scarborough Beach shoreline, is TFE’s go-to for large conference and incentive groups. There’s a day spa on site, executive chef Wendelin Ulrich turns out delicious dishes, and the hotel’s luscious pool area is perfect for break-out sessions. What we love: Those unbeatable Indian Ocean views from the hotel rooms and the fact that this hotel recycles everything from coffee beans to wastewater. Book a conference and reward yourself with TFE Hotels’ Events with Benefits program: bit.ly/EventsWithBenefits n spicenews.com.au  9