Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tag Archives: Australia

PCOs first look at Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

Braving Melbourne’s winter weather, the PCOs donned steal capped boots, hard hats and high-vis vests to be provided the first look at Novotel Melbourne South Wharf. The group was hoisted up 26-floors to be given a special look at the unobstructed views, before enjoying an exclusive sneak peek of a prototype room, the hotel’s 200 seat bar and restaurant, 24-hour fitness centre and lobby. 

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AccorHotels makes a move in Mudgee

AccorHotels has announced that Parklands Resort and Conference Centre has joined the AccorHotels portfolio. The hotel will undergo a refurbishment to bring it in-line with the Mercure brand standards, and the hotel will rebrand to Mercure Mudgee in 2018.

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Queenslanders urged to avoid pitfalls as apartment sales boom

Strata living is becoming the preferred choice for many Queenslanders, with an increasing number making the switch from traditional houses to spacious apartments. According to Resort News contributor, Andrew Staehr, "we are seeing the long-term capital gains on apartment properties increasing at similar rates as houses."

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International tourism is the stand out performer in job generation

The June publication of the Overseas Arrivals and Departures figures shows that in trend terms, 733,100 international visitors came to Australia in June 2017, an increase of 6.3 percent from June the previous year. This release also rounds out the 2016-17 financial year, showing visitor numbers increased from 8.45 million in 2015-16 to 8.55 million in 2016-17.

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Wyndham Hotel arriving to Perth

Wyndham Hotel Group is strengthening its presence in Western Australia with the announcement of its third Perth hotel, set to open in late 2018, and its first for Perth under the company’s globally recognised Wyndham brand.

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Ratings up for Best Western Australasia

The lift in standards across Best Western’s hotel network in Australia and New Zealand has continued with 54 percent of its properties rated four stars or above by consumers on TripAdvisor and awarded a coveted Certificate of Excellence for 2017.

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