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Tag Archives: Hotel

Turnbull mustn’t scrap accom sector needs along with 457 visas

Abrupt news today as prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced plans to eradicate 457 visas for temporary workers. TAA and AHA offered differing opinions on how this decision will impact accommodation sector employees and employers but both emphasised the need for federal government to support regional hospitality. Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) said it welcomed the “revamp”, hoping it will “address genuine …

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Holiday Inn Sydney Central to be largest midscale hotel in Sydney’s pipeline

InterContinental Hotels Group and Linzhu have agreed to open the Holiday Inn Sydney Central in the city’s CBD. Adding 305 rooms in Sydney by 2020, the flagship hotel is the largest midscale property in the Sydney CBD pipeline and will embrace the joy of dining with its design-led restaurant, terrace bar and 120 seat meeting space. The hotel will be part …

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Why it’s important to let your destination shape hotel culture

Building your hotel culture to reflect that of the local community may go a long way to securing your property more bookings. Being able to stand out from the competition is a rare and powerful trait if your hotel is able to manage it. There are certainly some travellers who prefer their hotel to be like a ‘home away from …

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New NSW tourism minister expresses support for industry and regional tourism

In his first major event as the NSW minister for tourism & major events, Adam Marshall, delivered a ringing endorsement for the potential of the industry, making special reference to the commitment of the government in developing regional tourism across the state. Minister Marshall was the special guest at Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW’s Chairman’s Function, which heralds in the year …

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Popular Port Macquarie is home to Mantra’s newest resort addition

One of Australia’s few certified 100 percent carbon-neutral hotels is the latest addition to Mantra Group’s fast growing hotel and resort portfolio. Mantra the Observatory at Port Macquarie, is the Group’s fourth property on the New South Wales North Coast and is already to be proving to be a popular choice among families, couples and corporate travellers. Overlooking Port Macquarie’s …

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Grand Mercure rebrands to become The Sebel Residences

AccorHotels has rebranded the Grand Mercure Apartments Docklands in Melbourne to The Sebel Residences, Melbourne Docklands effective 6 February 2017. Following this announcement, AccorHotels Melbourne network is now comprised of four upscale hotels wearing The Sebel badge – The Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane, The Sebel Melbourne Docklands, The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands and The Sebel Melbourne Moorabbin (opening early 2017). …

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Kid campaign to launch at Oaks Oasis Resort, Sunshine Coast

Recently rated by travellers in Holidays with Kids 2016 ‘Top 10 Best Family Resorts’ awards, Oaks Oasis Resort offers a spectacular line-up of kid-friendly facilities for the youngest of guests right through to tweens and teens. Known as one of Australia’s top resorts for families, Oaks Oasis Resort on Queensland’s sparkling Sunshine Coast is set to become even more of …

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Five-star hotel pays homage to archival beginnings

The site on which the luxury Pier One Hotel, Autograph Collection and surroundings sits, is an area of historical significance. Nestled in beautiful Walsh Bay on the outcrop of Dawes Point, this unique building floats upon the water in the shadows of the momentous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Some of the first recorded interactions between early British settlers and …

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Time to check your smoke alarms

In August 2016, the Queensland parliament passed new laws relating to smoke alarms. These laws will have an impact on community title schemes. The new laws specify that every Queensland residence will need to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms, as well as hallways. All lots in a community titles scheme built or significantly renovated will …

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IHG signs Australia’s First Hotel Indigo in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley

InterContinental Hotels Group and Pointcorp, have signed a management agreement for a new build Hotel Indigo, to be located in Fortitude Valley. The 140-room hotel on 458 Brunswick Street is the first Hotel Indigo signing for Australia and New Zealand and is due to open in 2020. Hotel Indigo is IHG’s lifestyle boutique brand offering, from the building’s design to …

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