The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa has undergone a six-week renovation transforming the resort’s restaurant, bar and central facilities into a key destination for 2018.
Joining forces for the transformation, The Byron at Byron appointed interior designers Luchetti Krelle and one of Australia’s most recognised chefs, Executive Chef Matthew Kemp, to take the resort to new heights.
Lyn Parche, GM, The Byron at Byron comments: “The concept of the refurbishment was to personify the well-travelled Australian and to bring a more residential quality to the resort’s hub. This stunning refurbishment and refined kitchen direction, teamed with our uniquely intuitive service will ensure The Byron at Byron remains at the forefront of resort accommodation in Australia.”
Newly appointed executive chef, Matthew Kemp, will serve up a menu that will be continuously evolving at The Restaurant. The menu will reflect the region, seasons and the climate of Byron Bay. Kemp fuses European cuisine and Asian flavours in his own individual way.
Matthew Kemp, Executive Chef, The Byron at Byron, says: “We will be concentrating on flavours that are beautiful, light, healthy and fragrant to create a cuisine unique to the resort and Byron Bay. Using the finest local produce we will create an elegant and sophisticated experience focusing on inspiring flavour combinations.”
Highlights of the restaurant and central facilities include a new copper island bar gracing the restaurant while servicing the verandah and conference guests, a monumental sandstone reception desk that will greet guests upon entry and a flagstone breezeway.
The verandah becomes an extension of the living space creating a feeling that is more ‘interior’ than ‘exterior,’ while inviting nature inside. There is a sense of luxury with a curation of Italian furniture and European lighting from SPACE, mixed with antiques, art and curiosities that you would only find eclectically collected during many years of travels.
Emerging artist and winner of the 2015 Archibald, Julian Meagher, has been commissioned by Luchetti Krelle to paint a series of contemporary still life paintings featuring Australian natives. The works will be hung along the verandahs of The Byron at Byron together with suspended double-sided landscapes marking the transition from restaurant to courtyard.