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AccorHotels restructures major lease portfolio in Australia

AccorHotels has announced a new agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) to restructure a portfolio of 31 hotels (4,097 rooms) in Australia. The agreement involves a portfolio which was purchased by the ADIA subsidiary in 2013 and operated by AccorHotels. Under the restructure of the portfolio of 31 hotels: AccorHotels will convert 15 triple-net …

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How Golden Chain operators maintain their independence

Perhaps it is the subtle yet key difference between a co-operative and a franchise, but Golden Chain prides itself on the independence of its properties. “It comes down to not being too overly prescriptive with requirements for the operators,” new Golden Chain general manager Michael Georgeson told accomnews. “They can use whatever property management system or channel manager they like; …

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Rivershore Resort enchants with family glamping

Check out our exclusive video profile! On August 1, Diddillibah, Sunshine Coast, didn’t quite know what hit it, as game-changing luxury holiday park Big4 Rivershore Resort opened its doors to an eager and excitable horde of guests. In its first week, the glamping extravaganza was at full capacity from Thursday ‘til Sunday, which is no small feat. The family destination …

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Exclusive: Rachel Argaman on social lobbies, development trends, and more

AMG caught up exclusively with TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman this quarter to talk about new projects, industry trends and what she was looking forward to at the annual HotelsWorld conference. Well-known in the industry for her outspoken nature and forward-thinking business savvy, Ms Argaman was quick to mention some of the hot-button topics she hoped would be discussed at the widely attended …

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Go with the flow: Outrigger Bay Apartments

Sitting on Australia’s most easterly point is the delightful Byron Bay, a relaxed holiday destination that attracts visitors worldwide because of its laid back lifestyle, surfing beaches, national parks and stunning wildlife reserves. Outrigger Bay Apartments occupies a position in the hub of Byron Bay’s quirky town centre; among numerous cafes, restaurants and boutique shops, with Belongil Beach and surf …

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Belaire Place Motel: a wonderful find

Situated in the heart of Caloundra, overlooking the picturesque Pumicestone Passage is Belaire Place Motel. The property boasts twenty spacious and comfortable one-bedroom apartments positioned over five levels with glorious water and hinterland views. Bill and Anna Morris, along with their daughter Emma, are the new managers of this excellent Sunshine Coast accommodation. Bill told us: “These are very spacious, …

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Experienced managers excel with Capricorn Coast’s finest

Gavan and Glenys Hurley

High on Bluff Point in Yeppoon, Queensland, sits Villa Mar Colina flaunting the spectacular beach and island views across Keppel Bay. This unique accommodation is surrounded by abundant tropical gardens with an impressive illusion pool and provides 15 beautifully appointed Mediterranean-style villa accommodation in the Capricorn Coast’s finest beachside location. Glenys and Gavan Hurley are the resort managers of Villa …

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Managers make time for their guests at Pavillions on 1770

John and Marion McEwing are the proud managers of Pavillions on 1770, a striking 4.5-star, architecturally designed luxury resort, located on the enchanting beachfront location between Agnes Water and the historic Town of 1770. The peace and tranquillity of the resort; its fantastic climate, position and location are some of the many features that John and Marion found so appealing …

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New owners make their mark on Mooloolaba’s Beachcomber on the Spit

Anthony and Fiona Barnet are the new managers of Mooloolaba’s ideally situated Beachcomber on the Spit resort. Wonderfully located in the exclusive spit precinct between Mooloolaba’s award-winning beach and the incredibly picturesque Mooloolah River, this is a very attractive and absolutely beachfront resort. The couple consider themselves very fortunate to have found a resort that is exactly the opportunity they …

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Cherish the lazy days at 19th Avenue on the Beach

These Gold Coast apartments are incomparable. No other holiday accommodation is quite like 19th Avenue on the Beach. Located on the sandy and spectacular Palm Beach, Chris and Wendy Ward are the resort managers of 19th Avenue on the Beach, the 16-storey property offering one, two and three-bedroom holiday accommodation for guests wanting to experience a very special beachside getaway. …

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