• Tres petites madeleines......"remembrance of things past"

    Tres petites madeleines......"remembrance of things past"

  • Andrew Barr and Ron Collins

    Andrew Barr and Ron Collins

  • Stephanie McDonald and Brianna Newton

    Stephanie McDonald and Brianna Newton

  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr

  • Maurie O'Connor and Christine Salins

    Maurie O'Connor and Christine Salins

  • Mark Graham and Amanda Lynch

    Mark Graham and Amanda Lynch

  • Marisa Mastroiani and Alan Evans

    Marisa Mastroiani and Alan Evans

  • Emma Fraser, Nancy Merlo and Roger Batch

    Emma Fraser, Nancy Merlo and Roger Batch

  • Lisa Klein and Shlomit Reed

    Lisa Klein and Shlomit Reed

  • Make and entrance on the Catherine Martin carpet....

    Make and entrance on the Catherine Martin carpet....

  • Sit elegantly in the plush teal velvet animal print chair.......

    Sit elegantly in the plush teal velvet animal print chair.......

  • Ammar Khalid welcomes guests....

    Ammar Khalid welcomes guests....

  • A foyer to relax and repose......

    A foyer to relax and repose......

  • Entertainment by the Velvet Set.

    Entertainment by the Velvet Set.

  • PM Tony Abbott with rememberences of his Austin 1800,Leyland P76 and a Triumph 2500

    PM Tony Abbott with rememberences of his Austin 1800,Leyland P76 and a Triumph 2500

  • Cathryn Evans, Kurrajong GM Robert McKenna and Shahnaz Bakhashay

    Cathryn Evans, Kurrajong GM Robert McKenna and Shahnaz Bakhashay

  • Catherine McGrath and Nicholas Stuart

    Catherine McGrath and Nicholas Stuart

  • Carly Barber and Lidia Pelle

    Carly Barber and Lidia Pelle

  • Wendy Steen and Sarah Slade

    Wendy Steen and Sarah Slade

Hotel Kurrajong- A New Beginning

11 February 2015

Called a night for the “light on the hill” to be turned on again it was a wonderful re-launch for the Hotel Kurrajong as she flung open the doors and rolled out the red carpet to welcome guests to the place where the ghost of Ben Chifley, the hotel’s most famous patron walks, the memories linger and now with the wave of a decorator’s wand and bucket loads of dollars the interior is a 21st century version of the 20th century’s 20’s.

Two ever so elegant flappers graced the foyer where a magnificent Catherine Martin – yes the better half of Baz Luhrmann – teal, black, grey and gold rug was featured with the colours picked up for the decorating details. The teal velvet animal print chairs were just the beginning of this so on trend styling.

The crowd dressed up, the PM stuck to his blue tie- please someone suggest a change - the speeches explained the acquisition and intention of the owners, the NRMA; and operators, TFE Hotels and the PM invited out Chief Minister to assist in the plaque revealing. Formalities over and thirsts were satiated with Moet and Chandon. The crowd was then ready to party as the ‘old girl’ now gorgeously gussied up sparkled with the attention.