HAND-SELECTED, PERSONALLY INSPECTED VILLAS
The Contemporary Hotels stable is made up of a selection of our hand-picked, favourite properties which we just had to share with the world. Use our selection to holiday-hop; from country estate to beach-front villa, from quirky to ultra-luxurious – we’ve selected the properties, all you have to do is enjoy them.
BESPOKE CONCIERGE AND SERVICES
Interested in a world-renowned celebrity chef for your special occasion? Or a chartered sea-plane to take you to your secluded beach picnic? Our team work hand-in-hand with the best service providers in Australia. Whether it be hard-to-find vintage Champagne, artistic floral arrangements, helicopter charters or a luxurious beach picnic – Contemporary Hotels will create your dream stay.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Travellers and owners both have safety and security high on their agenda – and it is the top of ours too. We ensure that our booking process is safe and secure, that our homes are accurately represented and that all bookings are honoured. We also ensure that our homes are well looked after by discerning travellers who appreciate the finer aspects of luxury accommodation.
CONTEMPORARY HOTELS TEAM
Meet our friendly team
Supporter of endangered animals, contemporary dance and creative thinker. Highly skilled in the fine art of beautifying living spaces and can often be spotted on Sydney harbour sailing about.
Terry is the creative force behind Contemporary Hotels and a true visionary in the luxury travel and accommodation space — light years ahead of her time.
Contemporary Hotels was founded close to twenty years ago with Terry’s idea for the first contemporary boutique hotels in Sydney, the Medusa, the Kirketon and a collection of oh-so-chic holiday villas followed; the first was Rockridge Palm Beach.
She is an interior designer, stylist and mother of three who reinvented many iconic Sydney homes such as La Piscine, as spotted in Vogue and Conde Nast. Yes, you can stay here!
Contemporary Hotels is Australia’s largest luxury holiday letting mega-agency, with a portfolio of Australia’s most spectacular villas, mansions, estates, and penthouses.
An avid supporter of the arts Terry is on the Sydney Dance Company fundraising committee and also helps save precious animals facing extinction as Chair of the Zoofari Committee of Taronga Zoo, where she is also a Patron.
The boss. Very competitive, incredible memory for all VIPs and luxury homes, nothing gets past him. He has detective-like skills. Often seen mountain bike riding or on the ride-on mower at his farm in Berry.
After paving a career at HSBC and CBA it wasn’t long before Matthew transitioned back to the business, he was destined.
Matthew is the son of Sydney hospitality pioneer Terry Kaljo. Watching Terry build Contemporary Hotels from the ground up, has lead Matthew to an acute awareness and intimate know-how of what it takes to manage luxury properties, boutique hotels and deliver concierge services with excellence
Matthew’s refined business model recently lead to high demand and short supply of properties for guests. In response, Matthew was quick to acquire Luxe Houses (2016) and double the property portfolio to 200. Taking Contemporary Hotels to a new height and in effect creating Australia’s largest luxury holiday house rental-mega agency.
Mother of two, Style Icon, Interior Designer, foodie and fine wine lover.
Romayne makes light work out of being fabulous!
She’s a full-time mum and simultaneously directs Australia’s largest luxury rental agency alongside her husband – all the while rocking designer heels.
Romayne is Contemporary Hotels’ unofficial style icon with a natural flair for interior design and a knack for finding perfect artworks and eclectic pieces for our villas.
Quite the chameleon, she is a true adventurer, avid horseback rider and enjoys 5-star, but is just as happy camping in the Outback — so long as her beautiful family is near.
Romayne’s background is in wine marketing events. Applying this expertise has seen Contemporary Hotels Events, private and corporate soar.
Contemporary Hotels veteran, Buddhist, lover of Architecture & Interiors and Los Angeles where Nick's favourite hangs are Chateau Marmont, Disneyland, and Los Feliz.
Nick commenced working with the Contemporary Hotels group in 2003 at Sydneys first boutique hotel and urban landmark Medusa.
Still going strong today Medusa’s fast paced environment with a discerning clientele of high-net-worth individuals was the perfect platform for Nick to develop elite guest service skills for the new generation of global traveller and the future Contemporary Hotels guest.
Fast forward over a decade and Nick’s sophisticated, insider knowledge on boutique accommodation, lifestyles and expert know-how looking after VIP’s such as Mario Testino, Daphne Guinness and luxury Juggernauts like Tom Ford and The Ritz Hotel in Paris ensures Nick exceeds guest expectations, every time. When he’s not at work, he can be found poolside at Icebergs or jumping off the rocks for a swim at North Bondi where he calls home.
“I’ve been with Contemporary Hotels for over 13 years, and it’s a dream come true working with such spectacular houses to create a true home away from home for our extraordinary guests.”
MSLSC member, Northern beaches business developer and community supporter. Fresh blooms in the office are the way to her heart.
A Northshore girl through and though, Rhani is a mad advocate for Sydney’s Manly Beach community and avid supporter of the Manly Surf Life Saving Club.
Thanks to Rhani’s dedication in this region our portfolio now boasts many spectacular Manly Beach houses.
Event or corporate enquiries and tricky guest requests are her specialties due to her years of experience and intimate knowledge of the portfolio.
Super organised Rhani’s co-workers can only watch on and marvel at her enviably perfect desk!
Beautiful flowers on her desk (every day) makes her happy oh and that daily ferry ride back to Manly’s stunning beaches.
Lover of beautiful homes, things and people, is married to an Englishman, a former owner of a photographers agency and moonlights as a Film Festival director.
Katy knows Sydney’s seaside hot spots inside out and relishes in sharing insider vacay tips about the Northern Beaches where she now resides with her family with guests staying from all over including the Eastern suburbs of Sydney where she lived for many years.
Katy is also a natural born stylist whose own home the ‘Palm Beach Shack’ recently made a TV appearance, airing on the Lifestyle channel’s program ‘I Own Australia’s Best Home’.
You will find Katy and the Palm Beach all-stars concierge team Tony and Dilip at Contemporary Hotel’s chic Palm Beach office where they manage 34 luxury villas.
Drop by some time the team love a chat, and Katy can fill you in on her local film festival — Creative Creatures Film Festival whose 2015 winning film was the viral sensation ‘Avalon Now’.
Jazz song bird, Parisian stylista, and darling to some of the world's most loved celebrities.
Multilingual, multi-talented and a specialist in all things Luxe. Not only does Charlotte love hitting a high note on the Jazz scene. She revels in charming clients and finding their dream holiday home and location. Give Charlotte your wishlist, and she can deliver with a luxe concierge cherry on top.
After studying a Bachelor of Arts/Music degree and compelling a Bachelor of business in hotel management, Charlotte managed some of Sydney’s most coveted eastern suburbs hot spots including Circular Quay’s Cruise Bar. From here Charlotte headed to Paris to perfect her French and wound up part of the Ralph Lauren family. As you do.
Charlotte’s impeccable, service skills were honed while working at Ralph Lauren’s lavish fine dining restaurant in Paris. Here she managed up to 300 covers daily; guests included VIP’s Bradley Cooper, Oprah Winfrey, and Natalie Portman. Her near psychic ability for guest wants and charming demeanour shone brightly in Paris and straight into the hearts of the Ralph Lauren family.
Content creator, wanderluster, digital diva, and lover of design excellence and architecture.
Experiential travel is just one of Kellee’s many callings. Having been ridiculously spoilt and travelled the world as both model and wanderluster her journeys cover off no less than 30 countries including favorite’s Mexico, Italy and Bali.
Kellee brings extensive experience in luxury travel and over fifteen years PR and marketing expertise to Contemporary Hotels. Having spent nearly a decade working as a leading magazine Marketing Manager for Australia’s two largest publishers before commencing a prestige PR consultancy specialising in communications for leading luxury travel and lifestyle brands.
Kellee is the first point of contact for press enquiries, media famils, promotions, brand partnerships, email marketing and social media campaigns.