AccorHotels’ onefinestay luxury private rental brand has launched in Australia with the addition of 22 luxury homes in Sydney.

The company has also revealed over 30 luxury homes will then be added in Melbourne, 10 in Noosa and over 30 properties in New Zealand by June.

Following Sydney’s entry into the home rental market space, Melbourne will offer over 20 homes with more than 10 Queensland properties around Noosa joining in late June, enhancing the growing portfolio in Australia.

onefinestay has also increased its local headcount with two industry stalwarts joining the team in Australia, and one in Singapore, to support the global operations on local APAC time zones. In Australia, Vara Glover joins with a background at Wendy Wu and Club Med, based in Sydney. In Auckland, Daniel Holwerda joins the fast growing team (ex Topdeck), and both will act as portfolio specialists for Australia and New Zealand.

In Singapore, Anjela Wong joins as Regional Business development Sales for Asia, and will complement the Asia-Pacific team through this fast paced growth period. They join the team of Lisa Kirwan heading up demand, and Kheireddine Kamal in charge of supply.

“In Sydney, beachfront homes across the eastern suburbs, lower North Shore and Northern Beaches are the epitome of grace and style, chosen for their character, space and comfort, with many designed by award winning architects or showcasing original Australian features,” onefinestay says.

“Sweeping views of iconic beaches, or a property with the buzz of Potts Point or the CBD, the portfolio also presents corporate ready one bedroom apartments in Woollahra, and smaller homes, some with famous historic family ties.”

In Melbourne, onefinestay says travellers can expect to see “CBD city apartments, fastidiously kept Victorian terrace homes, and a range of 1-5 bedroom homes, to be a ‘home away from home’ available for the F1 Grand Prix, Australian Open tennis championships or a foodies delight and cultural getaway.

Out of the city,onefinestay says look for homes towards the Great Ocean Road, the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulars, and the world class Yarra valley wine trail.

It is the first major presence for onefinestay in the Asia-Pacific region, and beginning in June, onefinestay will offer over 30 private rentals in New Zealand, specifically in Auckland, Queenstown and Wanaka, operated by local, on-the-ground teams to provide the luxury onefinestay amenities and the personalised service that guests love.

In the northern hemisphere, onefinestay has arrived in sun-drenched Mykonos, with a first-of-its-kind offering for the brand, a resort collection of 10 villas overlooking a secluded bay on the south-west coast of the island. It’s the only private retreat of its kind on Mykonos – the homes are equipped with luxurious features like infinity pools, a private dock and a helipad, as well as onefinestay’s signature service with concierge available on-site 24/7.

“Our newest destinations are a dream for sun-seeking leisure travellers and those with discerning tastes and cultural appetites,” says onefinestay CEO, Javier Cedillo-Espin.

“These locations also expand our global footprint by a great margin, and allow us to offer new and incredible experiences to our guests, as well as create a new model in the luxury private rental world, with our very first resort in Mykonos.”

The addition of these new markets adds to onefinestay’s Endless Summer collection including Bali, the French Riviera, Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii.

Additionally, it bolsters the company’s expanding portfolio of more than 10,000 homes across 200 destinations around the globe.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management