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Iconic hotel reborn as Mantra Club Croc after major refurbishment

Mantra Group has officially opened the new-look, rebranded Mantra Club Croc hotel, following a major $5 million refurbishment to bring a fresh design and upgraded facilities to the iconic Airlie Beach hotel. Situated close to the beachfront and Abell Point Marina, Mantra Club Croc is housed in a traditional Queenslander-style building, offering a glimpse into the region’s past, contrasted by …

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AIME winds up a successful two day show in Melbourne

Exhibitors and delegates gathered for the second day of the jam-packed Asia-Pacific Incentive and Meetings Expo (AIME) program, after a night of events in and around Melbourne which saw people networking and doing business well into the night. Initial feedback from the exhibitors has been that the quality of the hosted buyers and the delegates has been exceptional, with some …

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Mantra unveils latest key appointments

Mantra Group has strengthened its leadership team with a number of key management appointments across its portfolio of Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties. Chris Northam will commence as area general manager Port Douglas following a 12-month placement in Indonesia with Mantra Group. Chris will join the management team in North Queensland, supporting special projects and strategic planning. Katrina Brown has …

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Wyndham Surfers Paradise wins International Interior Design Award

The hotel has won an international award for best interior design at the Perspective Magazine Awards held in Orlando, Florida this month. Wyndham Surfers Paradise is a mixed-use property offering stylish apartment accommodation to hotel guests, along with timeshare owners in the WordMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA and RCI Exchange guests. The hotel’s recently refurbished two-bedroom …

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Quest celebrates official openings of Griffith and Dandenong Central

The Griffith opening was a continuation of Quest’s assertive growth strategy in New South Wales, and is a prime example of Quest’s promise to go where the corporate market needs its unique style of apartment hotel accommodation. The new property, which opened on November 28, 2016 is Quest’s twenty-sixth in New South Wales, providing yet another premium apartment hotel offering …

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What do meeting planners want? Surprising survey results:

To help hotel sales managers win at various phases of the sourcing process, Tambourine partnered with EproDirect to collect insights from more than 83,000 meeting planners to find out what promos and incentives peak their interest, what marketing strategies actually influence them and what impacts their booking decisions. After analysing the data, Tambourine discovered some things you might expect along with some …

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Ovolo named official hotel of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia!

The boutique hotel brand has fallen head-over-heels for the fashion world, becoming the first long-term official hotel of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA). With a three-year partnership commencing from the 2017 show (occurring from 14 – 19 May), Ovolo Hotels may be set to become fashion HQ for Australian and International designers, editors, buyers, and fashionistas descending upon Sydney each …

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Record growth for Business Events Sunshine Coast

Business events delivered a record $40.8 million to the Sunshine Coast region in 2015/16, attracting 27,384 delegates over 100,731 delegate days, while international business event visitors increased by 165 percent for the period compared to the year before. Business Event Sunshine Coast (BESC) is expecting an even bigger year in 2017, which will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the …

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Tamworth’s newest 4.5-star hotel officially opens

Mercure Tamworth was officially opened on February 10 with a ceremonial plaque unveiling led by Barnaby Joyce MP, deputy prime minister, minister for agriculture and water resources and federal member for New England, together with Danesh Bamji, general manager franchise Australia, AccorHotels and John McClelland, president, Wests Entertainment Group. Wests Entertainment Group will operate the three-storey, 52-room Mercure Tamworth in …

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