IN THE MEDIA: The Chalet / Samantha Wills X BillabongSeptember 13, 2017
ACCOM FEATURE: Magnolia HouseSeptember 21, 2017
DANELLE WILL WELCOME YOU TO THE BOWER AND ENSURE YOU EXPERIENCE THE FINEST LEVEL OF SERVICE DURING YOUR STAY. SHE'S FUN, KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND COMMITTED TO MAKING EVERY GUEST FEEL SPECIAL. GET TO KNOW HER HERE:
"I have been in Byron for 10 years with my husband and 3 great kids. We’re active members of the surf club, board riders, golf club, scouts and soccer - so along with The Bower, life is packed full. I love Byron and our amazing environment and love sharing my experiences with others."
What's it like to take the reigns from the creative team that conceptualised, designed and built the Bower - seeing it evolve, be created and now opening the doors for guests.
Watching The Bower evolve has been amazing. I actually stayed here prior to the renovations so I was blown away at the transformation. The Bower team have done an incredible job. The attention to detail is next level and is still evolving. Our guests have been loving it so that makes life very good.
In your opinion, what sets The Bower apart?
What sets the Bower apart is our unique offering - we offer a 100 yr old cottage, modern 2 story house, the beautiful barn a true romantic getaway and our 14 boutique hotel suites. Each space individually styled and designed with its own exquisite furnishings, linen coverings and comfortable living areas. We undoubtedly offer a product that no one else offers within the area. Teamed with our staff that are committed to making sure each guest has an incredible experience.
What can people expect from their visit to The Bower?
Expect to be wowed! Our rooms have been individually curated by the very talented Lynda Gardener. Each space is different with a common thread of quality, high end finishes - even down to the organic paints on the walls.
Why is Byron the ultimate holiday destination?
Byron has everything a city could offer packed into a gorgeous small country town. Great restaurants, nightlife and picturesque beaches surrounded by tropical hinterland.
What’s your fave interior space at The Bower and why?
My Fav space at The Bower is of course The Barn. The luxurious egg bath sits under a glass ceiling so it is a magical early evening spot to relax and have a glass of bubbles.
A FEW THINGS ABOUT YOU:
What’s your favourite, local interiors store?
Fossil Vintage - funky vintage industrial furniture.
Top place to eat in Byron?
The Balcony, Targa & Beach
Best place for a cocktail?
The new Northern dining room & St Elmo.
Favourite Byron outdoor activity?
Beach time with my family.
Fave spot to watch the sunrise and sunset?
For sunrise: Tallow Beach near the creek entrance - there is a gorgeous bird sanctuary area just near it so the sunrise is made more magical by the sounds of the birds waking up too. For sunset: The Pass watching the changing colours of Mt Warning and the Byron hinterland range.
What is the one thing you always suggest guests do when they’re visiting Byron?
The Lighthouse walk, each time I do it the views take my breath away (it may have something to do with the stairs too)
Your best insider/local tip to those visiting Byron…
For a quiet, beautiful beach head down to Whites Beach - the tropical walking track is magic and leads to a gorgeous protected cove.