Monday, December 10, 2018

Outdoor ‘hotel’ blurring the accom lines

Boutique hotels are leading accom’s surge in cool and different – but one industry newcomer is taking the concept to a whole new level.

Boxing Day will see the opening of The Hideaway Cabarita Beach, described by its owners as a “boutique outdoor hotel”.

The concept involves 23 glamping tents of differing dimensions and luxury levels, serviced by hotel-style amenities including communal areas with bean bags and firepits, wifi and a fresh-roasted coffee station.

Two retro-style CABAvans designed for couples complete the outdoor boutique offering.

General manager Meggan Gardner says glamping is a growth sector of the accommodation industry, and The Hideaway is tapping into guests’ desires to sleep under the stars without compromising on the comforts of a hotel getaway.

“We call it a boutique outdoor hotel because we offer many hotel-like services, but with a genuine outdoors experience,” she said.

“Camping under the stars has always been a very attractive idea for couples, friends, families and groups – but these days, the new generation of travellers are looking for a camping holiday that comes with a really comfortable bed, quality services and upgraded, private bathroom facilities.”

Air-conditioning and quality bedding feature across the range of accommodation, while ensuite amenities boast a dedicated pamper area alongside the usual washroom facilities.

There’s even a quasi-concierge; an on-site host who connects guests with tour operators offering surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding, canal canoeing, wellness hours and bike hire.

“We have done a lot of research and we think that with our beautiful location we can offer the best of both worlds – the great outdoors with great creature comforts,” said Gardner.

“Our custom-designed village, with tents, caravans and homely amenities, has created a vibe that’s wholesome and enjoyable – with just the right amount of luxe – to deliver what is of real value in life: quality time together in a peaceful environment filled with natural pleasures.”

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