Check in! – hotel highlights across South Pac

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.

  • Sheraton On The Park, Sydney announces AUD40 Million renovation;
  • IHG Study: More than a third of Australians feel ‘too busy’ with work to take a holiday;
  • Langham Hospitality Group appoints new CEO.

Sheraton On The Park, Sydney announces AUD40 Million renovation

Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park will an AUD40 million renovation of its 558 guestrooms and Sheraton Club Lounge. The renovations are being led by interior designer Joseph Pang, with the new-look hotel said to combine modern design and classic elegance. A redesign of the 510 guestrooms and 48 suites has shaped a more refined and residential style, with an emphasis on sophisticated, yet approachable luxury. This latest renovation follows an AUD3m renovation of The Gallery, The Conservatory Bar, fitness centre, spa and rooftop terrace late in 2017.


IHG Study: More than a third of Australians feel ‘too busy’ with work to take a holiday

New research from InterContinental Hotel & Resorts has unveiled a large number of Australians (32%) are simply too busy with work to take some much-needed rest and relaxation. Almost two million full time workers are forming this worrying trend and cite they haven’t been on a holiday or taken annual leave in over a year. Furthermore, over half a million Australians won’t take annual leave due to the stress they will return to if they are away from the office. The report also asked Australians what their ideal accommodation needs are as well as the key reasons for booking accommodation. IHG MD for Australasia and Japan Leanne Harwood, said:  “Our research found that majority of Australians prefer high end accommodation, with 7,379,000 choosing a luxury resort or upmarket hotel as their ideal venue for a holiday. And in some good news, the report also uncovered that chivalry definitely isn’t dead amongst us, with 48 per cent choosing to stay in a luxury hotel to celebrate an anniversary! It’s great to see that millions of Australians are choosing to treat themselves with their loved ones”.


Langham Hospitality Group appoints new CEO

Langham Hospitality Group recently announced the appointment of Stefan Leser as Chief Executive Officer.  Based in Hong Kong, Mr Leser will oversee all aspects of the group’s global portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences, and will be providing strategic guidance to achieve the company’s vision, implementing organizational processes for all divisions, and leading the global expansion drive.