Monthly Archives: May 2021

The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne

by on May 18, 2021 0
You will find some of Australia’s best Italian restaurants in Melbourne. In fact, some of the best the world has to offer on this side of the equator. And it’s not just my Melburnian snobbery that speaks. Melbourne’s famous “pizzaiolos” Johnny Di Francesco (400 Gradi, 2014), Silvio Serpa (Pizzaly, 2016) and Michele Circhirillo (48h... Read More

Fashion designer Alannah Hill sells her St Kilda apartment as she searches for her perfect country cottage

by on May 7, 2021 0
Fashion designer Alannah Hill sells her stylish apartment in St Kilda as she prepares to trade city life for country life. Designer Louise Love says she has “fantasized for years living off the grid in a romantic, historic, secluded, fully renovated cottage with a wild Versailles mini-garden,” but says when her 19-year-old son, Ed... Read More

New chapter for the Grosvenor Hotel in St Kilda

by on May 6, 2021 0
One of Melbourne’s best-loved pubs has been sold in an off-market deal. The leasehold interest in the Grosvenor Hotel has been sold by longtime owners, the Catalfamo family, with Will Connolly of JLL Hotels & Hospitality leading the quiet sale campaign. The lease was acquired by a Melbourne-based hotel group. The well-attended corner pub... Read More

Launch of The Standard Hotel in Australia

by on May 6, 2021 0
A number of hotel owners and operators continued to be confident in the country’s rebound in tourism, despite occupancy rates still well below 40%. Latest figures from STR analysts show Melbourne currently holds 36% occupancy with room revenue (revPAR) down 65% to $53 a night from a year ago. Despite this, global hospitality giant... Read More