Friday, October 19, 2018

Tag Archives: accommodation

The important role of a committee member: what’s involved?

Body corporate committees have the day-to-day responsibility of ensuring the body corporate’s affairs run smoothly. Depending on the scope of those affairs, the responsibility of a committee member, including being responsible for a significant amount of property and funds, might be considerable and there might be, as a result, a bit of competition for committee membership within the body corporate. …

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Australian hotels to be featured in National Building Design Awards

Held by the National Association of Building Designers (NABD), the National Building Design Awards will be presented at Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast on Saturday 1 October. Editor of Vogue Living Australia and television personality Neale Whitaker is set to host for the second year. The following three projects have been nominated in the awards this year: Rydges …

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Luxury travel celebrated at Luxperience gala dinner and awards evening

Luxperience hosted its largest ever Gala Dinner and Awards event with 580 luminaries from the global luxury travel arena gathering last night at the recently renovated Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney, to recognise excellence in the industry… and to party! The glittering event, presided over by the master of ceremonies, the effervescent style guru Henry Weinreich Roth, marked the culmination …

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QT Canberra crowned best catering venue

QT Canberra has won the Caterer of the Year award at the 2016 ACT Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. More than 200 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged across 25 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Hyatt Hotel, …

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Forget your hotel: it’s all about emotions

Charles Revson, the founder of Revlon Cosmetics, famously said: “In the factory, we make cosmetics. In the store, we sell hope.” It’s all too easy to get caught up in selling rooms each night.  Most often, hotel marketers are buried under a barrage of daily marketing tasks that take up most of their time. It’s little wonder then that some …

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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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Two ways to attract Chinese guests

CEO Nicolas Chu, also the former global President of HotelClub and managing director of Expedia, gave us his advice for accommodation operators looking to capitalise on the Chinese market his firm’s new data claims is increasingly interested in Australia as a holiday destination. Mr Chu told accomnews: “When targeting the Chinese market, what’s key for resorts is understanding who these travellers are, how they …

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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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Loan conditions and refinancing: it’s not that hard

In our last article, we talked about our view that we are moving into a tighter credit environment in which bank lending guidelines will become stricter. We also talked about challenges that existing borrowers are having with annual business loan reviews and extended interest-only periods. The reaction to this bulletin has been remarkable, with many business borrowers expressing concern around a …

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Mantra Group partners with Visit Sunshine Coast

The organisations have formed a 12-month business partnership agreement to attract more visitors to the region. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford and Mantra Group regional general manager Winston Hall signed the deal at a business breakfast at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, marking a new era of partnership between the two organisations. With an emphasis on marketing, the agreement will see …

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