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.

    • Auckland Airport to convert former Qantas office/Altitude building into three star hotel;
    • Radisson Hotel Group accelerates expansion in China with new hotels and key hires;
    • IHG named industry leader in sustainability for second consecutive year in 2018 S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

    Auckland Airport to convert former Qantas office/Altitude building into three star hotel

    Auckland International Airport plans to construct a 144 room, three star hotel in a conversion of the former Qantas office/Altitude building at the facility (NZ Herald, 20-Sep-2018). Works are scheduled to commence later in 2018 or the beginning of 2019, with Dalman Architects appointed as lead on the conversion. Auckland Airport already has two and four star hotels, while a fourth hotel, which could be five star, is reportedly planned for delivery in the future.

    Radisson Hotel Group accelerates expansion in China with new hotels and key hires

    Radisson Hotel Group is accelerating its expansion plans in China with key appointments, landmark hotel signings and new openings. Radisson Hotel Group’s growth strategy in China is a key initiative in Destination 2022, the Group’s five-year strategic operating plan. With 35 properties in operation and under development across 21 cities in China, the Group plans to triple its portfolio of hotels by 2022. Radisson Hotel Group President, Asia Pacific Katerina Giannouka said: “As the world’s most populous country and second largest global economy, China holds compelling and unique opportunities for Radisson Hotel Group. We are firmly committed to significantly expanding our portfolio, introducing new brand segments and dramatically increasing the recognition of our brands in China. We look forward to working with our local partners to bring world-class accommodation to guests across this dynamic country, from key first-tier cities to emerging business and resort destinations.”

    IHG named industry leader in sustainability for second consecutive year in 2018 S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has been listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the second consecutive year. IHG achieved first place in RobecoSAM’s Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines industry group, with the highest score for the industry on our Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious benchmarks for corporate economic, environmental and social performance.