Jonah’s at Whale Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has recently undergone a luxurious room refurbishment. All 11 Ocean Retreat rooms have been transformed, including the opulent Peninsula Room which now offers more space with beautifully crafted furniture pieces and a separate living area. Jonah’s room transformation was designed by Interior Designers Baxter & Thrum and pays homage to Jonah’s clifftop surroundings, capturing its coastal location with all the luxury comforts of home. The boutique hotel’s overall room design, offering a neutral palette with gold accents, with a calming colour palette combined with thoughtful touches such as complimentary video on demand offering over 350 movies, free WIFI, USB charger outlets, high pressure walk-in showers, automated curtains, indulgent mini bar with Vittoria coffee machines, beautifully hand-crafted newly released World Luxury Series king beds from A.H Beard offering guests a glorious sleeping experience. Coastal artworks adorn the walls, paying homage to the local beach culture.
Jonah’s has also introduced a new executive chef, Matteo Zamboni. Matteo has recently launched new menus across the property including A La Carte and Degustation menus along with in-room dining, terrace and function menus. Italian born Matteo Zamboni’s impressive career has included opening his own restaurant Zambo in Surry Hills. Prior to that he worked at two-hatted Pilu in Freshwater as Head Chef, two-hatted Ormeggio at the Spit, three-hatted Quay Restaurant Sydney, three Michelin Star RyuGin in Tokyo, and was Head Chef for the royal family in Qatar, Doha. To add to his already impressive resume, Matteo has also worked at some of Italy’s finest Michelin star restaurants including Cracco Ristorante in Milan, La Pergola dell’Hotel in Rome and La Terrazza dell’Hotel Eden in Rome. Matteo’s menus showcase contemporary Australian cuisine with Italian influences. His newly released a la carte menu is already a hit with regular diners and guests.
Jonah’s is located just 50 minutes from Sydney. It was built 1929 by Constance Vidal as a roadhouse on the remote outskirts of the city. Back in those days, well-to-do ladies and gentlemen would set off in their motorcars for a weekend excursion to Jonah’s. Today, guests can still drive to Jonah’s if they wish, or they can take a seaplane to Whale Beach to spice up the occasion even further. Jonah’s has breathtaking views across the Pacific Ocean, from its poolside terrace, the rooms and the restaurant.