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Mantra announces recent promotions and appointments

Ongoing training and leadership programs offered to Mantra Group team members has aided in a number of internal movements within the Group’s management team across its portfolio of Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties. Alana Friend has recently been appointed Operations Manager for Mantra on Northbourne, Canberra. Since joining the Group, Alana has held both Front Office Manager roles at Peppers …

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Pullman & ibis Brisbane Airport on track for 1 October 2017 opening

Lord mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk officially toured the grounds of Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport and said the 5 and 3.5-star hotels will give a significant boost to the local economy as well as act as a premier gateway to further exploration in the Sunshine State. Construction of Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport and the adjoining 300-seat conference centre …

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Who’s playing Easter games with guests?

Easter is rapidly approaching, so the NSW Crown Holiday Parks (NSWCHPT) group has decided to offer a ‘Kids Stay Free’ package over the April School Holidays across its 36 NSW Holiday Parks. Are any other providers doing similar things to attract families over the holiday weekend? Comment and let us know what you have planned for guests over the holidays! …

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One year until the commonwealth games: tourism hopes run high

With one year to go until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East is predicting Queensland tourism will hit a record high after the Games. Mr East said reputation built up during the event will help to attract record numbers of tourists to the state. “The Commonwealth Games will provide a …

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The stars align for Gold Coast icon

The future is bright for one of South East Queensland’s most iconic destinations, as Jupiters prepares to transition to a new name and brand, becoming The Star Gold Coast from March 30, 2017. Having played a pivotal role in shaping the face of the City since opening in 1985, the transition to The Star comes as the property redevelopment enters …

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Mooloolaba shines First Light on newest apartments

Managing partner of Dreamtime Resorts, Garry McKenzie, said the latest property in their group had already attracted strong interest due to its location. Mooloolaba’s newest apartment building, First Light, has opened, shining a new light on the region’s holiday offering. “The location of First Light really offers the best of the green and the gold,” said Mr McKenzie. “It’s positioned …

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Hilton appoints chief customer officer

Hilton has named Jonathan (Jon) Witter as chief customer officer. In this newly created role, he will oversee the Global Brands, Marketing, Loyalty & Partnerships, IT and Strategy teams. Witter has extensive background in these functional areas, most recently serving as President of Retail and Direct Banking at Capital One Financial Corporation. He will report to Christopher J. Nassetta, president …

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The secrets behind successful events

Hosting a successful function for business or pleasure, whether it’s a laid-back get-together or a formal wedding, the experience is all about the food. How is it presented? How does it look? How does it smell? How good does it taste? Do you want your guests to feel welcomed and relaxed, or stimulated and engaged? Either way, you will always …

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Sydney edges Melbourne out for top spot in Australia

TripAdvisor ranked regions from Noosa to Airlie Beach to the Gold Coast to Exmouth… but Sydney won top billing in the 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for destinations in Australia. In Australia, Melbourne was second while the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island took the number three spot. Queensland destinations of Gold Coast, Magnetic Island, Noosa, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach made up half of the …

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Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central: the people story

The new Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central is ready for its big April opening, as InterContinental Hotels Group and Pro-invest put the finishing touches on what will be Brisbane’s freshest hotel for smart, savvy travellers. The second Holiday Inn Express to open in Australia, this entirely new hotel offering will deliver an enticing experience not only for its guests, but …

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