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299 room Holiday Inn Express hotel announced for 2020

IHG and partner Pro-invest have announced plans to open Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins in 2020. The select service hotel will add 299 rooms to Melbourne’s boutique Little Collins Street. Running parallel to prominent and iconic Collins Street, the area is home to major retailers, boutique designers and corporate offices, as well as being a stone’s throw from Southern …

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Major hotel operator sets sights on Australia

Marriott International has earmarked Australia as a growth centre, introducing new luxury brands opening in Sydney will be the Ritz-Carlton at The Star, and W Hotel at Darling Harbour and the upmarket brand St Regis in the future. In Melbourne, the W Hotel on Collins Street will open in 2020. It is being developed in partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne and Cbus Property …

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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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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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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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New parks on-board at Top Parks

Independent parks group ‘Top Parks’, aims to make its presence felt in the marketplace by welcoming new parks from Victoria and New South Wales. Middle Rock Holiday Resort at Port Stephens in the Hunter region and Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park near Ballarat have made the move to Top Parks. Top Parks Executive Chairman Richard Emerson said they embrace the independence of the …

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Popular Adelaide hotel gets a major makeover

The vibrancy of Adelaide’s West End continues to grow with council investing more than $2 million on the Hindley Street West redevelopment and the popular BreakFree Adelaide undergoing a $800,000 transformation. The renovation, now in its final stages, has included significant upgrades to guest rooms, conference facilities and common areas. The 142-apartment property has had each of its kitchens modernised …

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Asia Pacific hotel pipeline for March 2017

STR’s March 2017 Pipeline Report shows 583,054 rooms in 2,611 hotel projects Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region. The total represents a 1.6% decrease in rooms Under Contract compared with March 2016. Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage. The region reported 267,986 …

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