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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands announced for 2019

Intercontinental has signed a management agreement with family-run developer Salta Properties to open a 170-room Hotel Indigo in its new building in Docklands, the first bespoke Indigo brand hotel to open in Melbourne. The Indigo Hotel, to be included in a 26-level apartment building at 699 La Trobe Street, will be Intercontinental’s second offering of the brand in Australia and …

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Ramada Hotel in Scarborough set to open

Wyndham Hotel Group and VetroBlu Management are set to open Western Australia’s fourth Ramada hotel in June. The $50 million, 75-room Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach hotel, is located on the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Filburn Street and less than 100 metres from the promenade and beach. Ramada Scarborough will be one of a handful of Ramada hotels in …

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Holiday Inn Express opens its doors in central Brisbane

Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central is bringing to savvy travellers visiting downtown Brisbane, with an official launch last week. The hotel offers everything guests need and more, appealing to travellers seeking a place to rest, recharge and can get on their way. Showing off its 226 rooms and expansive public spaces, the hotel brand officially opened in Brisbane’s Spring Hill …

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First New Hotel for Geelong in 20 Years Planned

Franzé Developments has purchased a development site in Geelong’s CBD, which will be used to build the first new hotel in the city in 20 years. The development site will respond to strong demand for serviced apartments, hotel rooms and high quality office space in Geelong, as the city develops into the region’s epicentre for retail, tourism and employment. Located …

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Action Hotels PLC Novotel chosen as partner for new hotel

Action Hotels, owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four-star hotels in Australia, has teamed up with Novotel as the brand partner for its new hotel, Novotel Melbourne South Wharf. Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is located at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and is currently under construction, due for completion in early 2018. The hotel will comprise …

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The changing value of the channel

The “walk- in”: possibly the lowest cost channel available to us, just not enough volume or consistent volume to totally rely on (unless of course you’re yield managing a car park, in which case up to 80% of your guests could be “walk-ins”). The “walk-in”, however, is still a lucrative source of revenue. The value of the “walk-in” channel to …

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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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Quest rebrand initiates next chapter for historic Hotel

The historical Grand Hotel Melbourne has officially been rebranded as a Quest property. Located in Melbourne’s CBD at 33 Spencer Street, the 4.5 Star property offers 95 apartment style accommodation options. Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana was delighted to announce the addition to the Quest Apartment Hotels group, highlighting the property’s strong appeal to Quest’s core target customer, the extended stay …

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Choice Hotels adds more rooms to Melbourne offering

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups, has announced the addition of Comfort Hotel East Melbourne to its portfolio of Victorian properties. Comfort Hotel East Melbourne is a modern and fresh take on CBD accommodation, offering 51 self-contained superior rooms and deluxe suites. Ideally situated in leafy East Melbourne, the hotel is positioned only a 15 minute …

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AccorHotels adds to its Adelaide network

Country Comfort Adelaide Manor has rebranded to ibis Styles Adelaide Manor and becomes the Group’s ninth hotel in South Australia. The 46-room hotel is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment of its lobby, reception area, restaurant and bar bringing it in-line with ibis Styles’ design-led brand standards which is due to be complete in June. A full upgrade of the hotel’s guestrooms will …

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