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Pullman Melbourne On The Park set for $6m transformation

The 419-room landmark hotel’s ground floor interior spaces – reception, arrival area, bar and restaurant – will be completely transformed, whilst respecting the hotel’s rich heritage, under the direction of national design practice ROTHELOWMAN, who have been appointed to manage the project. The Pullman brand is set to make a bold statement, announcing innovative plans to transform the ground floor …

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Brisbane hotel unearths artistic talent within its maintenance team

Since commissioning acclaimed Australian street artists Rone, Fintan Magee, Numskull and Beastman during its development in 2014, TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane has become a well-known supporter of the arts. Its striking murals can be seen blocks away from its location on Constance Street. Now, in an interesting twist, the hotel’s management has discovered that its own maintenance manager is …

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Design trends for luxury resort destinations

Whether you are thinking of remodelling or building a new resort in 2017 think carefully before following the latest ‘trends’ unless you have deep pockets and subscribe to the industry expectation that your resort will be undergoing a significant refurbishment within three to five years. Designing to a current trend can date your property very quickly, and in today’s ever …

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Big revenue management: where the rubber meets the road with big data

Sure, big data can be a marketing powerhouse, helping reach the right guest at the right time. Is there anything more important, really? Yes! Reaching the right guest at the right time with the right rate. However, that rate should not only be the product of what the guest will pay (because this can lead to a hotel full of …

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Accommodation mark-up

When we hear the term ‘mark-up’ we think of the amount added to a product on top of the cost to make a profit. In the case of motels or accommodation businesses, the product is the unit being rented.  The cost to rent that unit needs to be calculated to be able to determine a suitable mark-up to achieve a …

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Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League crowns champions on Gold Coast

The Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League (NKL) concluded on the weekend with the winners of the 2016/17 Championship crowned at the Grand Final of the national event series on the Gold Coast. Queenslanders took advantage of their home break, taking out the top 3 spots in the series in the freestyle category, with Noosa’s Kye Evans winning his first national …

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Mayor & football club captain officially open Quest Fremantle

Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt, former captain of the Fremantle Football Club, Peter Bell, and Fremantle AFLW star Kirby Bentley joined over 100 local business people to officially open the company’s twelfth property in Western Australia, Quest Fremantle, at 8 Pakenham St. Quest Director – Group Operations, Cameron Stewart was delighted to formally open Quest Fremantle, adding 122 rooms …

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IHG appoints Chris Waite as director of communications Australasia and Japan

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Chris Waite to the role of director of communications, Australasia and Japan. Chris is responsible for leading the communications function for IHG and its core brands of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels in these rapidly-expanding markets, as well as elevating IHG’s …

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Are your penalty rates about to be cut?

The Fair Work Commission has just announced its decision to reduce weekend penalty rates. Have your say now: should Sunday rates be the same as Saturday’s? What would be the impact on your business? Prior to this announcement, the Turnbull government suggested it would honour whatever decision was made while the labour opposition remained skeptical about the timing of the decision. Broadly, the decision recommends that part-time and …

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I want my top-up

Top-ups, the process by which the term of management rights agreements are extended, is an essential component of the management rights industry and why these businesses command a significantly higher value than most other businesses. It is the expectation that the term of management rights agreements will continue almost indefinitely, which generates the premium placed on the values of such …

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