Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tag Archives: Hotels

Training and accreditation: a long-term industry investment

If you’ve been in business long enough there will almost certainly have come a time when you would have experienced some sort of work-related situation that made you question the training of the people involved. And while we all embrace the importance of proper training, particularly when there are health and safety issues at stake, how much thought is given …

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Ovolo CEO & founder named EY 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year

Girish Jhunjhnuwala has achieved the regional win for innovation and disruptive approach to hospitality. With its 10th anniversary celebrating the theme “Seizing opportunities to drive reform and innovation”, Mr Jhunjhnuwala demonstrated a series of achievements in modern hospitality through a customer-centric perspective that was a first of its kind both within and outside of the region. After a five-month process …

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2016 data for Sydney shows occupancy increase

STR’s preliminary November 2016 data for Sydney, Australia, indicates raised levels of occupancy and average daily rate. Based on daily data from November, Sydney reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: increases in supply (+3.6%) and demand (+4.7%); a 1.1% increase in occupancy to 91.8%; a 3.4% increase in average daily rate (ADR) to AUD242.24; and a 4.5% increase in revenue …

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Three new Quest openings

“Introducing 328 new rooms to the Australian accommodation market is a milestone achievement, which caps off an outstanding year of growth for Quest Apartment Hotels, and we are greatly looking forward to rolling out a further 7 new properties opening in the next couple of years,” he concluded. Quest Dandenong Central – now open Quest Apartment Hotels has opened the …

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What should be the political focus for Aussie accom providers?

accomnews spoke exclusively with Joe Shlegeris, the Greens candidate with a business background who is running for the Queensland seat of Noosa. He talked about Airbnb, the backpacker tax, rate parity and which policies he thinks will impact accom professionals most directly over the next few years. “The key issues are focusing on how the government works for the benefit of the …

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Melbourne hotel partners with local design firm to offer unique guest experience

From 17 December 2016 to 15 January 2017, summer sleepover-themed guestrooms will be offered across both Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street. Two signature rooms will be interior designed by local homewares business, Sage x Clare, owned by Australian husband and wife duo Phoebe and Chris Bell, the collaboration will bring together colour and …

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Short-term letting: a paradigm shift?

While the short-term letting market has increased substantially in popularity, it does appear to be increasingly fraught with controversy, particularly with regard to long-term owner-occupiers and apparent building disharmony. For the sake of clarity, short-term letting is the rental of an apartment for a short period of time, i.e. from one night through to a couple of months, and the …

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$1.7m holiday park upgrade reaches second stage

North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP) Seal Rocks has undergone a significant facelift, with $1.7 million spent on vital infrastructure in the park. This is the second stage of upgrades to the popular park, with hopes that completion of the project will promote a status as one of NSW’s most pristine holiday destinations. Once the third and final stage is completed …

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Banyan Tree and AccorHotels announce strategic partnership

Banyan Tree Holdings has announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with AccorHotels. Under a long-term partnership, both parties intend to collaborate to develop and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world. Banyan Tree will also have access to AccorHotels’ global reservations and sales network, as well as its loyalty programme Le Club AccorHotels. AccorHotels will …

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New boutique resort accommodation opens in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast

The first new luxury resort accommodation in Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in over a decade has opened in time for the Australian summer holidays. Breeze occupies a prime position on The Esplanade, overlooking Mooloolaba’s north facing beach and offering some of the safest and best swimming conditions on the Sunshine Coast. Developed by the Aria Property Group, the building …

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