Launched in December 2015, the QT Bondi brings uber-hip accommodations to Sydney's most iconic shore. Bondi has long lacked a luxury hotel, but this ocean-view retreat with coastal-cool interiors is set to change all that. Part of upscale residential and retail development Pacific Bondi Beach (formerly the Swiss Grand resort), it's managed by the quirky Australian QT Hotels brand and is sister to theatrical QT Sydney. The 69 spacious studios and one-bedroom apartments impress with zesty yellow, pink, and blue accents, custom-designed furniture, graphic lighting, industrial-chic tiled bathrooms, generous kitchenettes, and balconies with a view. There's a beachy feel to the porthole-shaped seascapes in rooms and local artist Shaun Gladwell's imagery in the lounge-friendly lobby, picking up on the creative yet chill Sydney-meets-Miami décor. Guests will have the Pacific's pool and gym at their fingertips, plus access to its smart services including valet parking, shopping and dining. The beach is right across the road, with Hall Street's sophisticated bars and restaurants a few minutes away.