Wednesday, January 23, 2019


$6.5m Pullman Reef Casino Hotel refurbishment set for Cairns

The five-star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns has completed an extensive $6.5 million refurbishment program extending to all level one public areas. Ready in time for the busy Chinese New Year season, the update includes a new-look hotel lobby, expansion of Tamarind Restaurant, new Bar36 Live Lounge and new Merchant café. In a move that will set the hotel …

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New Blu refurbishment unveiled in Sydney

At a cost of $13.5 million and over a time-scale of two years, Sydney’s iconic Radisson Plaza Hotel completed the outstanding redesign of its guestrooms and function spaces. The full extent of this incredible project was scoped out by accomnews. This superb, historic building sits regally on the corner of Pitt, Hunter and O’Connell Streets; originally the headquarters of the …

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The Sebel Kirkton Park: a new chapter

A recent multi-million-dollar redesign has impressively transformed The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley. The property set on a large estate is one of the region’s most historic hotels, with dramatic views of Brokenback Ranges and impeccably manicured gardens, it is one of the most picture-perfect properties in the area. The beautiful hotel has been transformed from a “quaint country manor” …

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Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort reports on multi-million-dollar transformation

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the heart of New South Wales’ popular wine region, the Hunter Valley, is reaping the rewards of a multi-million dollar investment, which will further transform the property into one of the Hunter’s most sought after accommodation, conference, events and wedding destinations. Part of Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ 54-strong property network, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort has …

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The Sebel Noosa unveils ‘Hamptons-inspired’ refurbishment

The Sebel Noosa has revealed a cool and crisp new look after its $1.5 million soft furnishings revamp. This AccorHotels property extends across 75 one and two-bedroom apartments right in the heart of Noosa, a perfect choice of guest accommodation that offers a range of elegant one and two-bedroom apartments. The property also features a gymnasium, swimming pool and jacuzzi, …

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Mantra 2 Bond Street gets a $4.5m new york loft style makeover

Mantra 2 Bond Street, Sydney has received a multi-million dollar refurbishment which has transformed the hotel’s guest rooms into a contemporary urban oasis with lashings of New York loft-style charm. Award-winning architecture and interior design firm Arkhefield, who was at the helm of the renovation, drew inspiration for the new design from Mantra 2 Bond Street’s urban city locale. More …

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Jupiters’ new “luxury six-star” tower

The first six-star hotel to be built on the Gold Coast in more than 15 years is taking shape at Jupiters Hotel & Casino, according to the group, with its development reaching the halfway milestone and the concrete slab being poured for level nine. With the 17-storey hotel on track to be fully operational ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 …

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Bedding: Pillow Talk


Arguably the crux of the accommodation industry, pillows can make or break the quality of a guest’s stay. So it is choosing the right pillows to offer your gueststhat may just make or break the success of your hotel.

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Case Study: Parkes International Comfort Inn


In true Aussie do-it-yourself style, Pauline and Ace Matthews undertook a major renovation of their Parkes International Comfort Inn and were rewarded by being named Australasian Comfort Inn Franchisee of the Year ahead of 178 other properties.

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