With lockdown over, the Solotel group  are preparing for big Melbourne Cup functions.

Please see specific venue info below and package costs below with imagery and tix linked. If you have any questions or need further info please don’t hesitate to reach out!

The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills:

Join the team at The Clock for a day like no other, with French inspired food & sparkling on their famous balcony and in the leafy courtyard. Guests will enjoy a French-style grazing platter & a Kir Royale (sparkling wine + Cassis) on arrival and there will be prizes for best dressed.

 Opera Bar:

With magnificent views of the Harbour Bridge and city skyline all under the sails of the Sydney Opera House – there’s nowhere else you’d rather be! Guests will enjoy a two-course lunch and glass of Moet Champagne on arrival, and there will be live music from midday and best dressed and lucky door prizes.

Kings Cross Hotel:

This year they are doing things a little different at Kings Cross Hotel. Guests can enjoy grazing boards to share, a Bellini on arrival, and of course the race live & loud on all the big screens.

Barangaroo House: 

With three unique ways to play, across three levels across the House they have something to suit everyone’s taste and style. Party by the water in the sun-flooded House Bar, feast in BEA Restaurant or ascend the stairs to Smoke Rooftop.

  • House Bar, $90pp: A shared menu of signature bites plus a Chandon Garden Spritz on arrival.
  • BEA Restaurant, $145pp: A fuss-free share feast for the day and a Fever-Tree & Belvedere Spritz on arrival.
  • Smoke, $115pp: A generous parade of shared plates and a FeverTree & Belvedere Spritz on arrival.
  • Tickets available here
  • Imagery here

Albion Hotel, Parramatta:

Enjoy a fun day out with friends whilst watching the races live & loud on the big screen, with live entertainment from midday and a delicious three-course menu. There will be prizes for best dressed & lucky door prizes, and guests will receive a Peach & Passionfruit Bellini on arrival.

The Sackville Hotel, Balmain:

Join the team at The Sacky in your best frock for a day of glitz, glamour and racing action with a three-course meal and a drink on arrival.

Bridgeview HotelWilloughby:

Melbourne Cup at The Bridgy is a day filled with fun and a delicious three-course menu. Dress to impress in those fancy fascinators and your best suit because they’ll be picking out male and female prizes for the most extravagant outfits of the day.



Best Ways to Showcase Art At Your Home

Art and culture hold a significant place in lifestyle. It helps in understanding human evolution. Also, help in forming different perceptions and interpreting them or examining and synthesizing information. 

Interior designing is not only a profession but also can be someone’s hobby or passion. We all have a soft corner for our home. That’s too when it comes to decorating the place we give our heart and soul to. The trick to mastering the art of designing your home is to keep up to date with the trends and delving deep into your creativity skills. Take joy and satisfaction in channelizing your creativity into your own home; in this process, you may even make some wonderful memories that will be worth cherishing throughout life. 

How can you make your place look its best while reflecting your style and uniqueness? 

It’s your family and the precious memories that define your home. Every corner of your place has a hidden story, that’s the beauty of your home. Preserve and value those beautiful memories at any cost. 

  • Choose artworks that you adore

There is no need to cover up all the rooms with artworks in your home. That may look a bit extra. It’s better to select those specific ones that speak to you or leave a subtle hint of sophistication. Decorate your home with works that inspire you or things that have a meaning to it. 

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  • Theme

The theme is the most significant factor in determining the aesthetic culture of your room. Children always feel excited to consider a theme while designing their comfort place. However, adults often feel shy from decorative themes. Themes can be traditional, mid-century modern, bohemian, industrial, and vintage, etc. You can even set an example by investing in the creation of your theme and adding a classic statement to your place. 

  1.  Mixing the styles

What can be better than a perfect conglomeration of an antique, a piece of modern art, and an unexpected touch of whimsy? Since time immemorial, earthenware has played a primary role in the decoration of houses; to make your home look more natural and warmer, add some earthy and warm pottery. It will make a great addition to your interior decor and give a rustic and bucolic look. 

  1.  Paintings

Paintings express emotions that a thousand words will fail to interpret. Painting is indeed an act of expressing emotions. Colors and textures add serenity and attachment with nature. Therefore, it’s important to pick the right size and texture while buying paintings. Own the most astounding pieces of art to make everyone leave in the feeling of awe or admiration. Purchase from a wide range of paintings such as acrylic, oil paintings that are easily available, and you can place them at your home as a part of your home decor. 

  • Touch of uniqueness

You will be surprised by the way a piece of art or painting can change the aesthetic pleasure of your home. Hunt for better opportunities to make your home look more classic and contemporary. Find new colors and unique pieces of art to make your place one of a kind. 


Photographs play a significant role in everyone’s life. People leave, feelings change, but photographs bind us to our past. They remind us of the bondings, connections, and memories that we have once created in our lives. Capturing those moments isn’t enough. Sometimes it’s even important to look back and cherish those memories to enjoy the process of your journey. 

Are you thinking of decorating your place with canvas prints, framed prints, photo collages, and other ways to hold on to those beautiful memories? Then, my friend, you are on the right path. Let us show you a few ways through which you can frame the photo prints. 

  • Canvaspop 

“Your memories, our mission” is the main aim of CanvasPop. Your memories are important, and Canvaspop takes pride in helping you to preserve them. Frame print your memories with Canvaspop, and they never compromise on the quality of the image. They protect your memories with extra care and love.

Canvaspop is well-known for having an organized website that makes ordering photos on canvases so easy and perfect. Why should you choose Canvaspop? From their easy-to-use website to their world-class customer service and top-quality products, they have always put their customer’s memories first. The canvas and framed prints arrive ready to hang. Also, if there are any issues, they are ready to fix them without any charge. CanvasPop has also been featured in Forbes, Buzzfeed, Mashable, HuffPost, and Los Angeles Times. 

Just upload your image and get started. Choose the sizes and frames according to your convenience. Once the designers are ready with the print preview, they will email you a free digital print proof to approve. Finally, your framed print will be crafted by hand and delivered to you in just a few days.

They have a wide range of products ranging from canvas prints, framed prints, photo collages, pet portraits, arts, gift cards, and triptych prints. Therefore, choose the types that may give your home a new look with picture-perfect moments. Sign up soon to get all the exclusive offers, photo tips, gift ideas, and new products. 

  • Xpozer

Xpozer has a unique combination of picture-perfect prints with durable frames. Also, they are known for producing high print quality photo products. The most interesting fact about Xpozer is that they provide reusable frames. Hence, you will never get bored of your photos again. 

  • Saal Digital

Being a Hahnemühle certified studio, they may offer you high-quality materials from where you can choose the best ones. With Saal Digital everything seems to be way too simple. Choose the images that you would like to print, and then transfer them from Google, Dropbox, Facebook, or any other online storage locations. Also, in case you are working on a large project with multiple photos to print, just save and store them on Saal Digital’s free software and work at your speed.  

  • ProDPI

ProDPI mainly caters to the needs of professional photographers, artists, and other creatives present in the modern world. Although the products of ProDPI are of high quality, their website isn’t user-friendly, and it requires a bit of practice to ace the art of creativity here. 

  1.  Bay Photo

Bay Photo provides the right balance between price and quality. Also, they are a reliable option for professional printing. You can even get a wide range of offers in your purchases. 

Beyond your imagination!

This is your time to print your photos and grab the opportunity to view and praise your artworks from a different perspective. Decorate your walls with high-quality art products and fall in love with your comfort zone every time you look.