Saturday, December 16, 2017

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Premier of Western Australia joins Paralympic Gold Medalist to officially open Quest East Perth

The Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett and Paralympic Gold medalist, Curtis McGrath joined Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana to officially open the newest addition to the Quest Apartment Hotels network, Quest East Perth, at 176 Adelaide Terrace, increasing Quest’s offering in Western Australia by 130 rooms. Last night’s opening in the Perth CBD is a continuation of Quest’s assertive growth …

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Groote Eylandt Lodge NT named one of Australia’s best corporate venues

Named one of the best corporate venues in Australia by Qantas Travel Insider, Groote Eylandt Lodge, managed by Metro Hotels, offers organisations a corporate retreat experience in a stunning, untouched wilderness area. Groote Eylandt is known for its pristine natural and marine environment, spectacular scenery, Aboriginal art and culture, and some of the best fishing in the world. Located in …

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The Sebel Kirkton Park: a new chapter

A recent multi-million-dollar redesign has impressively transformed The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley. The property set on a large estate is one of the region’s most historic hotels, with dramatic views of Brokenback Ranges and impeccably manicured gardens, it is one of the most picture-perfect properties in the area. The beautiful hotel has been transformed from a “quaint country manor” …

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Pass that word! How secure are your passwords?

Viruses! Ransomware! Webcams spying on users! Data bases being breached! It just goes on and on. Another 64 million personal details and passwords have been stolen and published on the web as I write. Now even the FBI admits that all their computers have their webcams taped over to prevent hackers from tracking users and their surrounds. I remind you …

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Do the little things matter?

Luxury is a term that is bandied about the industry far too often, with accommodation providers self-appointing their offerings as ‘luxury’ or self-rating themselves as ‘five-star’ when they would likely only get an official rating of three. The Cambridge Dictionary Online defines luxury as “great comfort, especially as provided by expensive and beautiful things” also “something expensive that is pleasant …

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Does your age define your holiday?

Most people seem to travel to a destination that they think suits their age, and their travel is defined by their physical age, not their inner age, which according to a test done by Singapore airline Scoot, these could be decades apart. But what if you could run a test to see what your inner age was, would you change …

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OTAs hitting hotel owners where it hurts: real estate values

A new report from the AHLA has sent a ripple of concern through many hotel owners. According to the report, entitled: Demystifying the Digital Marketplace, “the revenue retained by US hotels after paying all customer acquisition costs declined by almost 0.4% or US$600 million… That US$600m in additional cost would have contributed directly to net operating income. Using an 8% capitalisation rate …

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STR partners up with the AAoA

Analystic firm STR has partnered with the Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA), the representative body for the Australian accommodation industry, in a new announcement. “This is an excellent opportunity for our organisations to come together and help the accommodation industry reach new heights”, said Matthew Burke, Pacific business development manager for STR. “The level of professionalism and performance in the …

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Canberra Airport Hotel wins architecture award

The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture at the 2016 National Awards for the Australian Institute of Architects has been presented to the Canberra Airport Hotel. A statement released by Bates Smart read: “The project opens up masterfully and through the manipulation of void, contrast and light it becomes a world away from the harsh realities of the industrial context …

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