Friday, December 15, 2017




Pullman is one of the legendary names in hospitality coined after the great American designer, George M Pullman (1831–97) and best known for its association with the luxurious railway carriages that changed the face of overnight accommodation and dining on trains in America, Britain and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, the first ‘hotels on wheels’.

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Vicinity Apartments


Before Vicinity Apartments, Sue Newman and Mike Bell had never dabbled in management rights. Originally from New Zealand, the energetic couple decided after 20 years in the banking sector they wanted a new challenge. After much research they felt Australia and more specifically Queensland, was the place that could offer this.

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Birches Serviced Apartments


A family motel business and a background in nursing launched Jennie Scheffler’s career in hospitality. Now the successful owner of Birches Serviced Apartments on Simpson St, Jennie’s first hospitality job was on reception at the Old Melbourne Hotel on Flemington Rd back in 1985. “Today it has been turned into student lodgings but in those days it was quite a …

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Zeta Bar – Hilton Sydney


Zeta changed the face of Sydney’s bar landscape when it burst onto the drinking scene as part of The Hilton Sydney’s red carpet re-opening in 2005. Zeta has since established a reputation as one of the most cutting edge and pioneering bars in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Mariners North


Brett and Maree Thompson are no strangers to the accommodation industry. Today they are the managers of Townsville’s iconic Mariners North Holiday Apartments but in the past they have managed some of North Queensland’s most prominent properties.

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Coral Cay Resort Motor Inn


Management rights owner Warner Banks was working as attorney general on the South Pacific island of Niue one moment and cleaning toilets and emptying bins for a living the next. Career changes are of course fairly common in this business but none are quite as dramatic as this one.

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The Beach Club Resort


The Beach Club Resort managers, Barry and Sharyn Alleway are no strangers to the management rights industry. They first started out with Beachside Mooloolaba and after four years, Barry and Sharyn were looking for a new challenge. That challenge was found in The Beach Club Resort.

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Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa


Scheduled to open in October 2010, the construction of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa – Australia’s first luxury conservation-based resort in the heart of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area in New South Wales – is now reaching completion.

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Reaping the rewards of hard work


Caloundra’s iconic Gemini Resort is a stand out favourite destination for visitors to the Sunshine Coast. Cleverly managed by husband and wife team Caroline and Simon Harrison since 2010, this absolute beachfront resort typifies perfect Queensland holiday relaxation, speaking volumes for its hard working managers.

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