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.

  • Australian Govt approves Gold Coast Airport plans for new 200 room hotel and conference facility
  • Record growth sees AccorHotels reach 1000 hotels and 200,000 rooms in Asia Pacific
  • AccorHotels announces two senior appointments to Development Team

Australian Govt approves Gold Coast Airport plans for new 200 room hotel and conference facility

Australia’s Government approved (22-Sep-2018) Queensland Airports Limited’s plans to develop a new hotel and conference facility at Gold Coast Airport. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack commented: “The plans to build a four to 4.5-star hotel with up to 200 rooms and conference facilities will significantly increase the number of people doing business in and around the airport precinct while attracting more investment into the region’s economy… Construction and ongoing operation of the hotel will have positive economic impact to the region through the creation of an estimated 64 jobs”. The airport is forecast to support up to 9000 jobs by 2037 and contribute AUD2.3 billion (USD1.7 billion) to gross regional product.

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) reported work on the Rydges branded hotel at Gold Coast Airport is due to commence before the end of 2018.

Record growth sees AccorHotels reach 1000 hotels and 200,000 rooms in Asia Pacific

AccorHotels has reached its milestone 1000th hotel for Asia Pacific with the launch of Pullman Tokyo Tamachi, bringing the group to over 200,000 rooms in the region. Asia Pacific now represents over 30% of global rooms and 51% of the global pipeline. AccorHotels CEO Asia-Pacific Michael Issenberg said: “For the first half of 2018, 72% of global room openings for the group were in Asia Pacific. We currently open, on average, a new hotel in Asia Pacific every three days, but our goal is to move this to a new hotel every second day by 2020 and one hotel per day globally.”

AccorHotels announces two senior appointments to Development Team

AccorHotels announces two key appointments to it Development Team as the Group gears up for the next exciting phase of its growth. Jeff Tisdall has been appointed as Senior Vice President Development Residential and Extended Stay, while Andrew Langdon will take on the role of Senior Vice President Development Asia, responsible for South East Asia, Japan & Korea. They will be members of the Global Development Co-Dir.