Australia’s Hamilton Island & Audi Race Week amp up lodging factor

If you’re thinking of an autumn/winter break, the latest Hamilton Island villas could be a thought, so says their media release.

“From May 10, 2010, a collection of luxury Yacht Club Villas will provide a new accommodation option on Hamilton Island. The villas are expected to be popular for those travelling in a family, a group, or for those who prefer the independence of a self-contained stay.

Ideal for groups of up to eight people, the four-bedroomed, four-bathroomed villas look out over Dent Passage, Hamilton Island Marina and the surrounding Whitsunday Islands. All are individually designed by renowned architect, Walter Barda and are set amongst tranquil landscaping, crafted by celebrity green thumb, Jamie Durie.

The stand-alone villas reflect Barda’s vision to create an informal ambience that makes the most of the unique and beautiful island setting. The villas, designed with natural timbers and sweeping lines, include furnishings by leading design group, Coco Republic. All include a spacious open plan living/dining room with complimentary movies on demand and state-of-the art gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances. Guests staying in the villas have access to an exclusive waterfront lagoon pool and every villa is provided with the use of a four-seater golf buggy.

Each Yacht Club Villa booking will benefit from the individual attention of a member of the Island concierge team, who will contact them before their visit and personally look after them during their stay. Amongst other services, the concierge will be able to arrange reservations at qualia’s restaurants and Spa – exclusive facilities that are available by invitation-only to non-qualia guests. Priority bookings for tee times on the new Hamilton Island Golf Course will also be able to be arranged through the concierge.*

Noel Lucas-Martinez, General Manager for Property on Hamilton Island said, “The Yacht Club Villas provide another string to Hamilton Island’s luxury bow. Our qualia and Beach Club properties are the perfect-choice for couples looking for a romantic break with a high level of service. The Yacht Club Villas provide a self-contained alternative, making them ideal for families or groups of friends wanting to get-together.”

Prices start from $4,050 for a three-night stay for up to eight people sharing a villa. An introductory offer is currently available, providing $1,000 worth of complimentary activities and dining for every booking made up until 31st May, 2010. Included is an 18-hole round of golf for two at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, a 90 minute Mala Mayi Massage at Spa qualia and dinner at Hamilton Island’s signature restaurant, Bommies, to the value of $400.

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