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News In Brief

Million-dollar refurbishment for economy hotel

AccorHotel’s newly renovated Ibis Sydney Airport is a well-located property, providing easy access to both Sydney’s international and domestic airport. This economy accommodation is ideally suited to those guests in air transit and the priority for the $4.5 million refurbishment was to give this demographic stress-free access to optimum comfort in effortlessly stylish yet affordable accommodation. The refurbishment project began …

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Is the cloud the best option for your business?

We all know the internet has come along leaps and bounds in the last decade but just how far have we come in terms of convenience and security? When ‘the cloud’ became a reality a few years back, many managers breathed a sigh of relief at the idea their information was safe and sound in a cushion of floating security, …

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Adele sings up a storm for Brisbane hotels

Latest STR occupancy figures indicate significant growth for Australia’s hotel sector as Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia produced an events-based boom for the cities where she performed. The largest RevPAR turnaround was recorded in Brisbane, a city that has had to contend with a fall in demand from the resources sector in recent years. Brisbane’s hotels grew their occupancy …

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TripAdvisor reveals most visited spots by travellers vs. locals

The study was based on the company’s stored mobile location data, revealing travellers’ and locals’ most frequented hotels, restaurants and attractions in major world tourism destinations. “Our mobile check-index shows the points of interest where consumers are voting with their feet and actually spending their time,” said Jeff Chow, vice president of product, consumer experience, TripAdvisor. “It’s interesting to see …

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Mantra partners with globally-celebrated Sudirman Cup

Mantra Group has partnered with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to become the official accommodation partner for the 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup, the world mixed badminton team championships, held on the Gold Coast from 21 to 28 May, 2017. As part of the partnership, two of the Group’s popular Surfers Paradise properties, Mantra on View Hotel (pictured) and Mantra …

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General manager appointed to Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Duncan Mars as the new general manager of Ramada Port Douglas. Duncan comes to Wyndham with fifteen years’ senior management experience in hospitality, including the last five years as a general manager in Victoria. Ramada Port Douglas, situated in North Queensland on Port Douglas Road, is a mixed-use property available …

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Accorhotels update on environmental initiative

Hotels like The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley are setting new standards for local production and sourcing. The hotel now sources up to 30% of its menu from the hotel’s 70 acre grounds and vegetable garden, with a further 50% from local partners. The Sebel has an agreement with a local farmer who manages cattle and pigs on the hotel’s grounds. The …

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New property management solution, ‘HiRUM Anywhere’

HiRUM Software Solutions has announced the launch of ‘HiRUM Anywhere’, a property management solution it claims will redefine the accommodation Industry. ‘HiRUM Anywhere’ has been designed to give property managers complete freedom, offering them the opportunity to access critical business information while on the go.  No longer will they be required to have access to a computer or the internet in order …

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Are you being proactive enough?

There is no doubt that the overwhelming majority of accommodation managers are passionate about the cleanliness of their establishments. While the cleaning of bathrooms and hard surfaces is usually of a very high standard and guests are okay with this, there are areas of a guestroom that they suspect (and perhaps rightly so) are neglected. Before kicking off their shoes …

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