It was almost unrecognisable in its previous life as a government office building. Now, this luxury boutique hotel is the business: expect 96 self-contained open-plan suites and an elegant penthouse with 180-degree views. Lining the walls are 400 prints by Sydney-based abstract artist Michael Johnson. Make a splash in the 50m-long (164ft) outdoor pool, laze on its sundeck or work out in the indoor gymnasium. Apart from the entry-level studios suites which are the more budget option, all rooms come with a kitchenette, so you can eat in – or dine, from breakfast through to dinner, at the on-site restaurant, the Tumbling Stone.