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Star Ratings Australia releases annual Gold List of Australian accommodation

Staying in the country’s best accommodation, as ranked by travellers, doesn’t have to break the bank; according to Star Ratings Australia’s Gold List of Accommodation, the best star rated accommodation in Australia can be had for a little over $100 per night. Small regional hotels are among the winners in the Gold List this year with The Bronte Boutique Hotel …

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Sharks commence $25m construction of Mantra Hotel

One of the largest clubs in Queensland, Southport Sharks, has joined forces with Australian hotel and resort operator, Mantra Group, to launch a new hotel on the Gold Coast. Featuring 120 rooms and 209 carparks, construction of the estimated $25-million Mantra at Sharks commenced this week, with an opening scheduled for early-2018. After an extensive due diligence period, Southport Sharks …

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No more spaghetti: where hotel technology must go in 2017

A fly on the wall of a conversation about hotels and technology will almost invariably hear the word silos. How are technology silos holding us back, for instance? Data silos are a barrier in any organization, but this term doesn’t adequately convey the true mess that the hospitality finds itself in. The problem is that silos suggest order. Some logical grouping …

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Australia’s newest hotel brand to debut in Sydney

Crown Group is putting the finishing touches on its new hotel brand, Skye Hotel Suites in Parramatta. Set to open in early 2017, Skye Hotel Suites offers 72 luxury suites overlooking Sydney within the new V by Crown Group, a 28-storey luxury residential and commercial development known as Parramatta’s “Vertical Village.” “We can’t wait to welcome our first guests to …

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Choice Hotels adds Breeze Mooloolaba to franchise group

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups has announced the addition of Breeze Mooloolaba, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, to its portfolio in Queensland. Mooloolaba’s newest luxury resort offers 30 one and two bedroom, self-contained apartments, spanning over 10 levels with pool, spa and recreational areas. The latest Ascend Hotel Collection Member is situated opposite Mooloolaba beach. …

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4 paradoxes driving guest decisions

In this environment, customers do not want either/or solutions: they want the best of both worlds where the best trade-off is no trade-off. IHG’s latest research has identified four paradoxes that are driving the decisions customers make in a landscape constantly changing through advances in technology. The hotel group launched its 2017 trends report – The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing the …

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts unveils travel trend predictions for 2017

As travellers become increasingly savvy when it comes to stretching their holiday dollar, Oaks Hotels & Resorts is predicting a rise in mid-week stays across its leisure property portfolio. Perfect for those who have plenty of flexibility when it comes to choosing dates, the benefits of staying mid-week are vast – from enjoying sizable savings on accommodation, to kicking back …

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Is calendar integration the next step for accom?

Another day, another sharing economy innovation: Uber has launched a new app service that allows it to sync up with users’ personal event calendars. How might this apply to the accom sector? The idea is that the app interprets data in the user’s calendar to recommend destinations for upcoming meetings, etc. It’s an interesting concept that relies on users agreeing …

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When millennials grow up: Part One

Globally the influence of Millennials on travel and on marketing has been profound. In the US, Millennials are as large a generation cohort as Baby Boomers. In China, they are a smaller generation numerically thanks to the one child policy. But as the first generation to benefit from China’s astonishing economic growth, 80’s children (as they are known) are a …

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