4 Fantastic foodie hotels

Most people determine where they’re going before they decide on the hotel. But there exists a rare breed of hotel – a destination hotel, the most exciting of which are often carefully guarded cult secrets among savvy travellers. For my wife and I, travel invariably revolves around gustatory experiences – we will literally go anywhere for a great meal. Luckily, some of the best places to eat in the Asia Pacific also happen to be housed in some pretty sexy digs. I love visiting these B&Bs – all the better if there’s lunch and dinner thrown in. The lazy gourmand in me certainly relishes being able to roll from dining table to bed, and vice versa.

The Prince

Another Aussie hotel foodies love checking into is The Prince in Melbourne. Its signature restaurant, Circa, is considered one of the very best in the city, if not the country. Helmed by Matthew Wilkinson, this chic modern Australian dining institution has earned two Chef’s Hats, the antipodean equivalent of the Michelin star (2 Acland Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia; Tel: +61 9536 1111; www.theprince.com.au; www.circa.com.au).