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Australian boutique rental agency Contemporary Hotels, family owned and operated by Matthew Fleming and son of hospitality pioneer Terry Kaljo has just acquired Luxe Houses.

Luxe Houses is Australia’s most prestigious provider of private luxury rental properties, with more than 100 carefully selected exclusive trophy homes and event spaces in Australia and select foreign destinations like Paris and Cote d’ Azur. Renowned for providing opulent residences with personalised concierge services for VIP guests like Gerard Butler and Ronan Keating, Luxe Houses will now operate as an individual business unit of Contemporary Hotels

Contemporary Hotels Managing Director Matthew Fleming was quick to appoint blue blood hotel management in line with the acquisition. Former Merivale GM and winner of the L.E. Hotel Awards GM of the year (2014) Richard Meulet will now lead the Contemporary Hotels & Luxe Houses collective as General Manager pushing their already renowned Boutique Hotel philosophy on holiday homes.

Both business units will benefit from a combined, streamlined sales and marketing force to form a one-stop shop for the personal assistants of celebrities, high net worth individuals and event planners looking to book top-shelf properties like a penthouse on Sydney Harbour or a mansion in Port Douglas.

“Luxe Houses is an amazing brand and a real compliment to Contemporary Hotels. It will be business as usual offering a full-service package but now benefiting from Contemporary Hotels 15+ year history in the luxury accommodation market. Prior to the acquisition “Contemporary Hotels’ offered 100 active holiday homes and managed well over 1000 bookings annually and still could not accommodate demand. Acquiring Luxe Houses now increases the portfolio to over 200 properties. Allowing guests greater choice with a new found simplicity in the Sydney market, as we consolidate these luxury homes under the one team.” Says Fleming.


Contemporary Hotels was formed in 1997 by establishing the award-winning Medusa and The Kirketon boutique hotels. Now with over 200 successful holiday homes in its stable and a full-service Concierge office in Palm Beach – Sydney’s version of The Hamptons. Design excellence is also indeed the defining hallmark of the Contemporary Hotels ethos which celebrates Australian architects, interior architects and designers. The portfolio includes work by award-winning architects and designers such as Ian Moore, David Katon, Iain Halliday, Ed Lippmann, Scott Weston and Greg Natale. Contemporary Hotels is established as Australia’s leading holiday home purveyor.

Matthew Fleming Son of Sydney’s premier Hospitality pioneer, Terry Kaljo, Matthew was born and raised in Sydney’s East and has understood the intimate working of luxury homes and premium accommodation his whole life. After a stint managing a Japanese resort Matthew re-joined Contemporary Hotels in 2010 and has instilled a focus of boutique hospitality and careful property management to the group.

Luxe Houses was founded in Sydney in 2011 and is positioned as Australia’s most prestigious luxury accommodation agent. Luxe Houses was created for discerning travellers seeking luxuriously appointed private residences in the world’s most coveted locations. From Switzerland to Sydney the portfolio boasts heritage listed mansions, country estates, chalets and penthouses all complimented by Luxe Concierge Services.

Events Australia’s leading creative directors, PR agencies, photographers, event planners and advertising agencies all in pursuit of Australia’s best VIP event spaces will now have double the luxury location selection. The Contemporary Hotels and Luxe Houses collective will now represent Australia’s finest collection of private houses, mansions, beach villas and estates for corporate entertaining, media showcases, product launches and photo shoots.

The Contemporary Hotels and Luxe Houses collective will now offer over 200 luxury designer homes and expect tens of thousands of loyal and new guests to reap the many benefits of this merger and continue to enjoy the private luxury holiday home revolution.

View the Contemporary Hotels & Luxe Houses collective here