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Strong demand for Sydney hotels in Jan

STR’s preliminary January 2017 data for Sydney, Australia, has indicated performance driven by strong demand. Based on daily data the following year-over-year comparisons were reported: Supply: +3.6% Demand: +4.8% Occupancy: +1.1% to 82.1% Average daily rate (ADR): +7.8% to AUD219.31 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +9.0% to AUD180.08 While Sydney’s growth in ADR was notable, the 82.1% absolute occupancy level …

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Ranking the importance of your management agreements

The documentation that ‘bubble-wraps’ management rights include a caretaking agreement with the body corporate; a letting agreement with the body corporate; the body corporate by-laws; a letting appointment with each of the owners in your letting pool. I am frequently asked about the importance of each document. Consequently, I thought it might be worthwhile to rank the commercial importance of …

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Record growth for Business Events Sunshine Coast

Business events delivered a record $40.8 million to the Sunshine Coast region in 2015/16, attracting 27,384 delegates over 100,731 delegate days, while international business event visitors increased by 165 percent for the period compared to the year before. Business Event Sunshine Coast (BESC) is expecting an even bigger year in 2017, which will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the …

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Tamworth’s newest 4.5-star hotel officially opens

Mercure Tamworth was officially opened on February 10 with a ceremonial plaque unveiling led by Barnaby Joyce MP, deputy prime minister, minister for agriculture and water resources and federal member for New England, together with Danesh Bamji, general manager franchise Australia, AccorHotels and John McClelland, president, Wests Entertainment Group. Wests Entertainment Group will operate the three-storey, 52-room Mercure Tamworth in …

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AccorHotels Official Accommodation Partner of Rugby League World Cup 2017

AccorHotels has been named the Official Accommodation Partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) taking placing in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea from 27 October until 2 December 2017. The countdown is on for international rugby league’s pinnacle international event with games set to be played in Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Darwin, Hamilton, Melbourne, Perth, …

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Quick revenue management tips for 2017

As the year gets underway, and you turn your attention to the high demand months for corporate guests, or perhaps you are at the end of your Xmas holiday peak, it is also a good time to consider the often ‘hidden’ revenue loses that your property could be experiencing on a daily basis in both high and low demand periods …

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A happy landing for your website

A new twist from an old client on an old topic. What is the difference between a ‘home’ page and a ‘landing’ page? No, he did not want me to design a site for him but he had a new venture partner who was using terminology he did not understand. Therefore, could I please enlighten him even though his partner …

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Mantra secures management rights of $600m Brisbane project

Luxury property developer Gurner has announced the successful sale of the building management rights to its $600m ‘FV’ project in Brisbane to Mantra Group’s high-end ‘Peppers’ brand. The management rights span 970 apartments across the project’s three towers, as well as portions of the 4,000sqm of commercial space and leisure facilities comprising proposed multiple food and beverage premises, conference and …

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How you can use your hotel restaurant to increase bookings?

A study by Leonardo looked at what images travel shoppers viewed the most. Obviously, the number one result was guest rooms but the second most viewed was restaurant photos. This indicates that travel boils down to two primary needs; people want a nice place to sleep and they want a nice place to eat. Most of the time the hotel restaurant is …

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$500m+ deal announced between Palisade and Sunshine Coast Airport

Palisade Investment Partners will be the Sunshine Coast Airport’s commercial operating partner in a deal worth more than half a billion dollars. Under the deal, the airport will continue to be owned by Sunshine Coast Council, with Palisade operating the asset under a 99 year lease. Palisade will be responsible for operating, investing and developing the airport and will oversee …

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