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The Sydney Opera House named Australia’s favourite landmark

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, has announced the Sydney Opera House as the winner of its 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks in Australia. Coming in second was the Sydney Harbour Bridge, followed by the Australian War Memorial in third. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that considered the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. The …

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299 room Holiday Inn Express hotel announced for 2020

IHG and partner Pro-invest have announced plans to open Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins in 2020. The select service hotel will add 299 rooms to Melbourne’s boutique Little Collins Street. Running parallel to prominent and iconic Collins Street, the area is home to major retailers, boutique designers and corporate offices, as well as being a stone’s throw from Southern …

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Melbourne hotels: occupancy increase, RevPAR decline

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New research released by STR analysts has found that Melbourne’s hotel market reported negative performance results when it comes to RevPAR, but increases in occupancy, according to preliminary April 2017 data. Occupancy decreased 2.6% to 80.9%, ADR increased just 0.6% to 176.23 Australian dollars ($129.90) and RevPAR dropped 2% to AU$142.51 ($105.05). According to the research, April was the second …

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Air Canada adds seasonal service to Melbourne

Air Canada last week announced they would be expanding its Australian flight network during peak northern hemisphere winter. They are adding new non-stop Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner services to go between Melbourne and Vancouver from December 3, 2017 to February 4, 2018 to cater to anyone wishing to travel over the Christmas period. General manager Australia and New Zealand, Paul McLean …

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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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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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Choice Hotels adds more rooms to Melbourne offering

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups, has announced the addition of Comfort Hotel East Melbourne to its portfolio of Victorian properties. Comfort Hotel East Melbourne is a modern and fresh take on CBD accommodation, offering 51 self-contained superior rooms and deluxe suites. Ideally situated in leafy East Melbourne, the hotel is positioned only a 15 minute …

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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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Melbourne reports increase in supply and demand

STR’s preliminary August 2016 data for Melbourne, Australia, indicates flat year-over-year performance. Based on daily data from August, Melbourne reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: increases in supply (+2.7%) and demand (+2.7%); flat occupancy at 82.9%; a 0.1% decrease in average daily rate (ADR) to AUD178.20; and flat revenue per available room (RevPAR) at AUD147.72. Saturday nights during the month …

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