Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tag Archives: Hotels

Cleaners must be back-paid by major hotel chain, says Fair Work Ombudsman

Oaks Hotels & Resorts has back-paid 1500 of its cleaners a total of $1.9 million as a result of a Fair Work Ombudsman’s Inquiry that we reported on back in May this year. The inquiry focused on the procurement of housekeeping services by three of Australia’s major hotel chains. The Inquiry found that housekeepers working at 4 and 5-star hotels …

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President Trump – a result that shocks the world

Donald Trump is now the most powerful hotelier and property developer in the world, after a presidential race that had him locked in a knife-edge race with Hillary Clinton. We ask how this unexpected turn of events will impact on his hotel business? Would you still stay at a Trump hotel? If you’re a left wing voter – likely not. …

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Limited service does not mean limiting your imagination

Long-term capital appreciation and on-going income, coupled with perceptive timing and commitment to success will ultimately make for a highly profitable return on investment. This is why hotel investors purchase limited service properties. But it does not mean that you have to limit everything that isn’t immediately suggested in this formula. One of the secrets to limited service property success …

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Repercussions of Dreamworld tragedy: ride to permanently close

UPDATE: Ardent Leisure chief executive officer and managing director, Deborah Thomas made an announcement to 7 News Brisbane today that Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride will permanently close. She said: “Out of respect for the memories of Cindy Low, Roozbeh Araghi, Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, and their deeply affected families, the ride will be permanently decommissioned. The closure of …

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25hours Hotels and AccorHotels announce strategic partnership

25hours Hotels today announces that AccorHotels is acquiring a 30% stake in its capital, with the objective of accelerating the global expansion of the 25hours brand. 25hours is also expanding its internal development structures and establishing a creative laboratory for this purpose. AccorHotels will be a strategic partner of 25hours supporting its longterm growth. Christoph Hoffmann, CEO of 25hours commented, …

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Another important QCAT decision

A recent decision by a member of the Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal has solved a conundrum that has plagued lawyers for building managers and bodies corporate for some time. It found that a building manager was not responsible for a body corporate’s legal or administration fees in a case where the body corporate has declined to consent to an …

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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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