The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa closed its doors in June to replace roofs damaged in the hail storm in 2008, undergo a maintenance program and refresh the resort.

The resort reopens its doors on July 7. To celebrate, The Byron at Byron Resort is launching year-round happy hour from 4:30 – 6:00pm every Sunday to Thursday (excluding Christmas holidays), a share plate menu from Head Chef Gavin Hughes from midday to 6:00pm, a new signature Spa menu and a new rainforest meditation walk.

“These are big changes for us,” said John Parché, General Manager of The Byron at Byron.

“We’ve been here for five years now so we needed to refresh the resort. We really wanted to open up more to locals, to be a place where people come every week rather than every month or three.

“Happy hour should be a lot of fun. The new share plate menu offers dining flexibility and the locals card is about acknowledging and welcoming our local community.”

Restaurateur James Lancaster, who ran the highly regarded Johnson Street eatery Olivo for eight years, joins the resort team as Food and Beverage Co-ordinator this month.

No bookings are required for Happy Hour, which will offer a selection of $10 cocktails, $6 wines and $5 beers.

Voted #2 Spa in Australia by the Luxury Travel Gold List Awards 2010, The Spa and Wellness Centre at The Byron at Byron Resort launches a range of new journeys for the body and soul in July.

The Spa offers result oriented facials and signature treatments such as the Rainforest Body Ritual and Native Flora Journey, using 100% natural hand made products from the iKOU eco spa range as well as continuing to work with Pevonia Botanical spa range.

Conceptualised by Spa and Wellness Centre Manager Naomi Quarrell, the new menu takes inspiration from the surrounding rainforest.

For restaurant or spa bookings or to receive your complimentary 10% discount locals card, telephone 1300 554 362 or email

PICTURE: James Lancaster with head chef Gavin Hughes.