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Tag Archives: Australia

Does your dirty laundry need airing?

Every day, thousands of sheets, pillowcases, towels, bathmats and face cloths are changed and laundered in accommodation facilities across the country. However, with the rising cost of utilities and labour, as well as the harsh chemicals used in the laundering process, it is becoming less cost effective to keep laundry services in-house. The supply and management of linen for any …

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What have I bought?

I was recently asked to speak at a function where the attendees were predominantly resident managers who had purchased their businesses in the past one to three years. We at Mahoneys know from the amount of dispute resolution matters we are handling for such managers that many of them are struggling in their businesses. Prior to this speaking engagement, I …

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Australia’s travel industry predicts slowdown

The expectations of travel managers in Australia are cautious with only 7% expecting positive effects from the current economic effects in 2017 compared to almost a third (29%) globally, according to AirPlus International has published the first part of its International Management Study (ITMS). There was a more optimistic feeling at the start of the year (pre-Trump’s election win), with …

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Mary Valley’s historic ‘Rattler’ to get back on the rails

The lush farmlands of the Mary Valley will once again resound to the rhythmic chug of steam trains following the Queensland government’s announcement of a major grant to help get the historic Mary Valley ‘Rattler’ back on the rails. The Rattler was thrown a lifeline when the Queensland Government announced the Mary Valley Rattler Project as a successful project for …

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Crown Hotels appoints Shaun D’Cruz executive general manager, Crown Hotels Melbourne

Shaun D’Cruz has been appointed executive general manager, Crown Hotels Melbourne – with responsibility for Crown Towers Melbourne and Crown Metropol Melbourne. Shaun was previously general manager Crown Towers Melbourne and in this role, spearheaded the luxury hotel’s achievements including the recent Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star rating attained in February 2017, making it the only hotel in Victoria to attain …

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New general manager appointed to Wyndham Surfers Paradise

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has appointed Richard Meulet to manage one of the most prestigious properties in its portfolio, Wyndham Surfers Paradise. Richard comes to Wyndham having spent close to nine years of his career in general manager roles at Sydney hotels and with more than 16 years’ management experience in hospitality, mostly in the competitive Sydney market. In …

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Preliminary February data in slight decline for Melbourne hotels

STR’s preliminary February 2017 data for Melbourne, Australia, indicates significant occupancy levels. Based on daily data from February, Melbourne reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: +2.8% Demand: +2.2% Occupancy: -0.6% to 88.1% Average daily rate (ADR): -5.4% to AUD191.63 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -5.9% to AUD168.89 Despite the slight decline, the absolute occupancy figure would be near the …

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Metro Hotel on Pitt wins Agoda Gold Circle Award 2016

Agoda.com has announced Metro Hotel on Pitt as one of a small number of hotels in Sydney to be awarded its Gold Circle Award in 2016. The Awards recognise hotels from around the globe that embody the best qualities of the online booking experience. Now in its eighth year, the selection criteria takes into account the number of consistently glowing …

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