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.

    • AccorHotels’ VIC, SA and TAS hotels announce inaugural Career Expo in Melbourne CBD;
    • Mantra Albury Hotel officially opens its doors;
    • Perth adds 2000 hotel rooms in past two years, will add another 2000 in coming two years;
    • Wellington Airport outlines terminal upgrade programme, new hotel and car park.

    AccorHotels’ VIC, SA and TAS hotels announce inaugural Career Expo in Melbourne CBD

    On 12 August 2018, AccorHotels’ Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian hotels will host a career expo at Novotel on Collins in Melbourne’s CBD, showcasing career opportunities within the organisation and the wider hospitality industry. The day will consist of information sessions on sales and marketing, revenue and operations, while one-on-one 10 minute ‘speed-interviews’ will also be on offer. The exhibition hall will be open for attendees to have a casual chat with specific hotel teams, Talent & Culture managers from the region, and AccorHotels’ corporate partners. The expo is free and open to anyone, including those with established hotel backgrounds, students and newcomers to the industry.


    Mantra Albury Hotel officially opens its doors

    Mantra Albury Hotel officially opened its doors with Mantra Group executive director of operations Mark Hodge and Albury Mayor Kevin Mack cutting the ribbon to celebrate the hotel opening. The first hotel to open in Albury in more than three years, Mantra Albury took 18 months to build and provides style and convenience in the centre of the Riverina town’s CBD. The AUD40million development comprises of eight levels and 146 one and two bedroom studios and suites with views out to the beautiful Bogong High Plains and Victorian Alps.


    Perth adds 2000 hotel rooms in past two years, will add another 2000 in coming two years

    Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown, speaking at the CAPA Perth Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit, stated (04-Jul-2018) Perth has added over 2000 hotel rooms in the past two years and there’s an additional 2000 more to be added in the next 18 months. Increasing aviation access is a key point to supporting the tourism industry, specially given the increase in demand on existing inbound routes, Mr Brown emphasised.


    Wellington Airport outlines terminal upgrade programme, new hotel and car park

    Wellington Airport outlined (03-Jul-2018) the following planned improvements following the commencement of its NZD15 million (USD10 million) main terminal upgrade:

    • Redistributing two large air conditioning units from the main terminal’s level one into the airport’s ceiling space, where the current food court is located;
    • Terminal refurbishment will result in the largest visual change to the main terminal since the current terminal opened in 1999;
    • Upgrade covers approximately 6000sqm;
    • Enhanced retail and dining options;
    • New multi level car park and transport hub and a 134 room hotel to be operated by Rydges both due to open in 2018;
    • Combined works to be carried out progressively over the next 12 months.