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The Paloma is a tried-and-tested favourite throughout Mexico, translating from Spanish as’ dove’. It’s unlikely to be the first Mexican cocktail that comes to mind – Margarita, anyone? It may come as a surprise that the Paloma is actually considered Mexico’s national drink. And with the perfect combination of sweet ‘n’ sour flavours, why wouldn’t it be?
— 7.5mL (¼ shot) agave syrup
— 10mL lime juice
— 20mL pink grapefruit juice
— 45mL blanco Tequila
— 90–120mL pink grapefruit soda
— Salt and grapefruit wedge, to garnish
1 — Salt the rim of a Collins glass
2 — Add agave syrup, lime juice, pink grapefruit juice and blanco Tequila to a cocktail shaker
3 — Add ice, then shake vigorously but briefly
4 — Strain into a Collins glass and top with grapefruit soda
5 — Add ice and garnish with a grapefruit wedge
6 — Garnish your glass with a lemon twist
This is where life is lived relaxed, outdoors, and in defiance of the norm. Paloma Paloma draws on these traditions to create a place unlike anywhere else in Australia. A destination for food, fashion, art and culture. A hotel to indulge the senses, relax and restore. And, ready to take advantage of it all, a collection of private residences featuring open, sculptural and enlightened design. Not just a new icon or a place to call home. A community like no other – bound by the ocean, woven with nature and alive with unique experiences.
Beyond the residences are all the advantages you would expect from a leading hotel. Where Paloma Paloma goes beyond is through curated art installations, activated spaces and crafted experiences. That’s on top of world-class bars, restaurants, pools and lifestyle spaces created in collaboration with figures from the worlds of art, food and design who share our vision for the refreshingly exceptional.
Here, Decibel Architecture has collaborated closely with award-winning landscape architecture practice LatStudios to create a building that breathes. Extensive greenery is threaded throughout, creating a living edge to every balcony with plant selections inspired by classic South American vistas.
For architectural inspiration, we looked to the iconic headlands of Caloundra where waves crash against marbled tidal ledges of rockpools weathered by time. Here we explore moments of contrast, where curved and concrete forms meet crafted textures, natural sunlight and seaside views.
Because this part of the world is all about enjoying time outdoors, within the soft curves of the generous balconies are bathing gardens and extensions of the indoor kitchen and dining spaces. The interiors by Stella Collective are a dynamic collage of sculptural form, refined materials and invigorating spaces designed to receive cooling sea breezes and encourage slow living.
Because we believe in making a positive and meaningful contribution, we celebrate sustainability from the ground up. Lush gardens are irrigated with recycled and filtered greywater, solar panels ensure we minimise our footprint, and the fully-electric precinct enables 100% green energy.