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Tag Archives: Hotel

Mobile payments preferred by business travellers

The International Travel Management Study (ITMS) for 2017 has revealed almost half of business travellers worldwide have already made mobile payments (44 percent) and business travellers in the Asia Pacific region are even further ahead with 62 percent of all business travellers using this technology. However, although 44 percent have paid with a mobile device significantly more have made those …

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Chinese tourists create high demand for Australian hoteliers

Australia has created an enticing formula to entice more Chinese tourists by adding more flights, offering 10-year visas and promoting a better exchange rate, however some Australian hoteliers feel there aren’t enough hotel rooms in the country to keep pace with demand from China and other large international markets. Chinese tourism to Australia is at a record high, with more …

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Things hotel managers love to hear from guests

One of the key roles as a hotel manager is being able to draw the line between good and bad service, and when it comes to proving your hotel’s service quality to your guests it can often be quite challenging. What your guests tell you as a hotel manager usually needs to be taken as gospel, and if you believe …

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Major hotel operator sets sights on Australia

Marriott International has earmarked Australia as a growth centre, introducing new luxury brands opening in Sydney will be the Ritz-Carlton at The Star, and W Hotel at Darling Harbour and the upmarket brand St Regis in the future. In Melbourne, the W Hotel on Collins Street will open in 2020. It is being developed in partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne and Cbus Property …

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Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands announced for 2019

Intercontinental has signed a management agreement with family-run developer Salta Properties to open a 170-room Hotel Indigo in its new building in Docklands, the first bespoke Indigo brand hotel to open in Melbourne. The Indigo Hotel, to be included in a 26-level apartment building at 699 La Trobe Street, will be Intercontinental’s second offering of the brand in Australia and …

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Ramada Hotel in Scarborough set to open

Wyndham Hotel Group and VetroBlu Management are set to open Western Australia’s fourth Ramada hotel in June. The $50 million, 75-room Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach hotel, is located on the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Filburn Street and less than 100 metres from the promenade and beach. Ramada Scarborough will be one of a handful of Ramada hotels in …

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Holiday Inn Express opens its doors in central Brisbane

Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central is bringing to savvy travellers visiting downtown Brisbane, with an official launch last week. The hotel offers everything guests need and more, appealing to travellers seeking a place to rest, recharge and can get on their way. Showing off its 226 rooms and expansive public spaces, the hotel brand officially opened in Brisbane’s Spring Hill …

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First New Hotel for Geelong in 20 Years Planned

Franzé Developments has purchased a development site in Geelong’s CBD, which will be used to build the first new hotel in the city in 20 years. The development site will respond to strong demand for serviced apartments, hotel rooms and high quality office space in Geelong, as the city develops into the region’s epicentre for retail, tourism and employment. Located …

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Action Hotels PLC Novotel chosen as partner for new hotel

Action Hotels, owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four-star hotels in Australia, has teamed up with Novotel as the brand partner for its new hotel, Novotel Melbourne South Wharf. Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is located at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and is currently under construction, due for completion in early 2018. The hotel will comprise …

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The changing value of the channel

The “walk- in”: possibly the lowest cost channel available to us, just not enough volume or consistent volume to totally rely on (unless of course you’re yield managing a car park, in which case up to 80% of your guests could be “walk-ins”). The “walk-in”, however, is still a lucrative source of revenue. The value of the “walk-in” channel to …

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