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.

  • Novotel and ibis Melbourne Central now taking bookings;
  • TFE Hotels appoint GM to launch The Calile Hotel;
  • Wellington Airport issues RFP for retail and F&B operators.

Novotel and ibis Melbourne Central now taking bookings

One of Melbourne’s most anticipated hotel openings, the new-build Novotel and ibis Melbourne Central, is now live on www.accorhotels.com and is taking bookings for stays from 01-Dec-2018. The property’s location on Little Lonsdale Street, brings together AccorHotels midscale and economy hotel brands in the one property. Featuring 483 guestrooms, the 35-floor tower is AccorHotels Australia’s first vertical new-build multi hotel development where two brands will share guest facilities. Ibis Melbourne Central will comprise the lower tier of the tower and make up 270 premium-economy guest rooms, whilst Novotel will open from level 20 with 213, light filled, contemporary 4.5-star guest rooms and suites.

TFE Hotels appoint GM to launch The Calile Hotel

TFE Hotels has appointed Jeremy Nordkamp as General Manager of Brisbane’s new Calile Hotel, which is due to open later this month. Mr Nordkamp brings more than 10 years of experience in hospitality management and a wealth of knowledge to the TFE Hotels team. In his most recent role as Resort Manager at Kandima Maldives, Mr Nordkamp played an important role in the hotel’s pre-opening team and oversaw the entire resort operations and support departments post-opening. Mr Nordkamp will be a key player in positioning The Calile Hotel as Brisbane’s most desirable destination. The Calile Hotel will open its doors on 24-Sep-2018.

Wellington Airport issues RFP for retail and F&B operators

Wellington Airport issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for prospective retail and F&B concessionaires as part of its wider NZD15 million (USD9.77 million) terminal upgrade (DFNI Online, 12-Sep-2018). The upgrade includes 1000sqm of additional retail space, a multi storey car park and 134 room four star hotel.