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Tag Archives: Hotel

Cost effective innovation appeals to customer wants and needs

At many of my training workshops, I often receive feedback from apartment-style operators suggesting their properties are – more often than not – viewed as long-stay options and they find it difficult to attract the short-term guest. One quick tip is to ensure that you offer the services that appeal to this market even if you don’t! For example, I recently arrived late at an apartment-style CBD property, and after travelling all day I was starving! My …

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Grand opening for Mantra Richmont Hotel in Brisbane

accomnews was in attendance as Mantra Richmont Hotel, a new $28 million 108-room boutique hotel at Spring Hill in Brisbane, was officially opened yesterday by Queensland minister for tourism and major events Kate Jones and the lord mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk. Merging a bygone era with present day, Mantra Richmont Hotel’s modern design and stylish finishes are complemented by …

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Are you sorted for Schoolies yet?

If you own a lot or are part of a committee in a scheme frequently used for holiday letting, it is never too early to start thinking about what impact Schoolies might have on you and your property. For bodies corporate, onsite managers and lot owners, Schoolies can produce a range of issues and questions. As we approach the 2016 …

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Managing the shared space, amicably

With the legalisation of Uber in Queensland earlier this year, it is natural that the debate regarding ‘collaborative consumption’ be prevalent, and that the arguments regarding Airbnb – the most prominent example of the ‘shared economy’ – be raised again. The commentary is divided with the pros and cons from the various stakeholders, outnumbering the options to resolve it.  There …

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IHG launches lifestyle brand EVEN Hotels in Australia and New Zealand

IHG and international investment company Pro-invest Group has announced an exclusive agreement to develop a portfolio of  EVEN Hotels across key Australian and New Zealand capital cities and economic hubs. This is the first portfolio from the brand to be developed outside the United States. IHG has recognised that health and wellness is one of the fastest growing industries in …

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Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort reports on multi-million-dollar transformation

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the heart of New South Wales’ popular wine region, the Hunter Valley, is reaping the rewards of a multi-million dollar investment, which will further transform the property into one of the Hunter’s most sought after accommodation, conference, events and wedding destinations. Part of Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ 54-strong property network, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort has …

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Parramatta’s first luxury design-driven hotel

Coronation Property has announced QT Hotels & Resorts has entered into an agreement to open its third hotel in New South Wales within the 8 Phillip Street mixed-use apartment tower in Parramatta.  The hotel will be Parramatta’s first five-star offering. The Woods Bagot designed 54 storey building will include 14 levels of designer QT Hotel accommodation below 35 levels of …

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts observes rise in long stay traveller

The demand for long-stay, serviced apartment accommodation in Australia is continuing to swell, according to accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts, who observed a rise in extended stays (28+ days) across its portfolio, increasing by 23.77 percent in the 2015-16 financial year compared to the previous year. Particularly popular with the corporate traveller segment and those travelling regularly for business …

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World cycling champion opens Quest Mounts Bay Road

On Tuesday, world cycling champion commonwealth gold medallist and MSWA Ocean Ride ambassador Michael Freiberg joined the  Donna Faragher, minister for planning; disability services to officially open Quest Mounts Bay Road at 130 Mounts Bay Road in central Perth. Quest general manager – operations, David Ridgeway and Quest Mounts Bay Road Franchisee, Don Goode joined Mr Freiberg and Minister Faragher …

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