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Checking In: The Future of Luxury Travel Presented by The Australian Financial Review Magazine (AFR)

AFR Magazine Editor Matthew Drummond on Friday 12 October as part of James Street RESORT, will chair a conversation with New York based David Prior – co-founder of PRIOR, a global membership travel club offering unique and memorable experiences, Halcyon House founder Siobhan Bickle and the architects behind the newly opened, The Calile Hotel, Adrian Spence and Ingrid Richards – about luxury travel, changing trends and how their visionary ideas became a reality. The panel will unpack the evolution of the luxury travel market and the desire for experiences that reflect something truly local and authentic.

Held in partnership with Brisbane Aiport Corporation and The Calile Hotel, tickets for Checking In: The Future of Luxury Travel are $160 per person (excluding booking fee) including a 3-course lunch and paired beverages. Secure your seat or table at this insightful and rewarding experience HERE.


Discover more about the international trailblazers and travel changemakers below…


PRIOR | David Prior

Named by Bloomberg as ‘One to Watch’ in 2018 and noted by the Financial Times as ‘One of New York’s most connected editor-storytellers’, Prior was the international editor at Conde Nast Traveller and contributors to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Vogue Living, before transforming his respected editorial experience into PRIOR, an innovative global traveler’s club that is reinventing luxury travel. Prior was born and raised in Brisbane.


Halcyon House | Siobhan Bickle

Siobhan Bickle imagined a unique kind of laid-back seaside luxury when along with her sister Elisha Bickle, purchased the Hideaway Motel in 2011 at Cabrita, Northern NSW.  Today, beachfront Halcyon House provides guests direct access to Cabrita and is one of the country’s most unique 5-star boutique hotels.


Richards & Spence | Adrian Spence + Ingrid Richards

Operating in their hometown of Brisbane, architects and changemakers Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence co-founded Richards & Spence in 2008. With the aim of creating vibrant public spaces for private commission, Richards & Spence projects are broad in type, from furniture commissions, houses, commercial retailers, Brisbane International Airport International Terminal to The Calile Hotel.




  • October 12, 2018
  • 12 – 2PM


  • The Calile
  • Fortitude Valley