August 25, 2013

BONDI_001 2Visitors to Sydney can now leave the city behind and enjoy some fresh sea air while staying at Toga Hotels new Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach, which opened its doors in July 2013.

Located on Hall Street, just two minutes walk from the golden sands of Bondi Beach, one of the world’s most famous beaches, visitors can enjoy experiencing some of the many sights which have made the area so renown.

From the famous Bondi Lifesavers to surfers riding the waves on their boards and watching the toned bodies of the joggers on the promenade or merely sitting on the sand eating some fish and chips or relaxing in one of the beachfront cafes and watching the passing parade, almost everyone loves Bondi.

Rachel Argaman, CEO of Toga Hotels said: “We are excited to unveil stage one of the Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach development at one of Australia’s most iconic locations. This area has been the number one requested location from our guests for many years and we are delighted to finally be able to provide it. A new retail precinct opening as part of the Hotel in September 2013 will feature a selection of gourmet providores. Set amongst a diverse mecca of vibrant restaurants and trendy shops, the commanding position of the apartment hotel allows guests to soak up all the glamour and lifestyle that Bondi offers.”

BONDI_008(1)The Adina Apartment Hotel provides guests with a choice of accommodation ranging from studio to one, two and three bedroom apartments, complete with their own kitchen and fully equipped laundry.  These spacious apartments with their stylish interiors really make you feel at home and completely at ease, perfect for spending longer stays than the normal one to two nights at a more traditional hotel.  They also provide full hotel service plus a pool and gym.

Two local artists, Brad Malyon and Bill Morris, proudly expose their works at the hotel. Brad began his photography business several years ago and has six pictures showcased, while Bill, who specialises in water photography, had his picture ‘Graceful’ chosen for the foyer on the ground floor, with another chosen for display in some of the hotel rooms.

The hotel’s convenient location is right on the bus route to the shopping and transport hub of Bondi Junction, a short ride away.  The centre of Sydney is only about a thirty minutes drive.  Taxis are also available, so if guests decide to leave the car at home, they can still get to wherever they need to, with the many options offered.    Sandra Tiltman


April 27, 2013
Tone Wheeler & Councillor Angela Burrill

Tone Wheeler & Councillor Angela Burrill

The 2013 Waverley Design Awards were presented by the Mayor of Waverley, Cr Sally Betts at the recent Awards Night, held in the Scenic Lounge of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Savings Club at Bondi Beach.

The Awards recognize and promote heritage conservation as well as outstanding contemporary design.

Prior to the awards presentation, guests enjoyed drinks and canapés as they admired the photos of this year’s entrants, which were on display around the room.

Guest judge and 2012 winner Chris Elliott gave an overview of the awards, followed by guest judge and speaker, Tone Wheeler, who entertained the crowd with his informative talk, giving personal insights into this year’s awards entrants.

These awards encourage the highest standards in architecture and lead to making the Waverley Municipality a more beautiful environment for residents to live in.   Sandra Tiltman  Photo: John Pond ©