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.

    • Melbourne Airport: Rooftop bar, hotel, swimming pool proposed under USD355m redevelopment plans
    • GCP Hospitality launches Hostel G
    • Auckland Airport CEO: ‘Good to see things happening’ for infrastructure growth

    Melbourne Airport: Rooftop bar, hotel, swimming pool proposed under USD355m redevelopment plans

    Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, via its official Twitter account, outlined (18-Oct-2018) plans to construct a rooftop bar, hotel and a pool as part of a AUD500 million (USD355 million) redevelopment programme (3AW, 19-Oct-2018). Details include:

    • Four storey T2 redevelopment to include F&B offerings and retail outlets, and five new airline lounges;
    • Rooftop bar and restaurant to include viewing deck;
    • Public swimming pool;
    • New elevated loop road to better manage congestion at the pick up and drop off areas;
    • Construction of a new 464 room hotel to commence in early 2019.

    GCP Hospitality launches Hostel G

    GCP Hospitality has announced a new venture, which will see it debut Hostel G – a brand-new hostel concept with an emphasis on art, design and community living – in Jan-2019 in Perth, Australia. The international hospitality group is well known for its growing portfolio of innovative brands, which include the award-winning lifestyle Hotel G and Residence G properties across Asia and USA; trendsetting Campus Student Co-Living Hubs; the newly renovated The Strand Yangon; and The Strand Cruise. This bold and ambitious approach extends to Hostel G, which is being developed as an urban, lifestyle and community-led breed of hostel, designed with the traveller of today in mind.

    Auckland Airport CEO: ‘Good to see things happening’ for infrastructure growth

    Auckland Airport CEO Adrian Littlewood, speaking at the CAPA New Zealand Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit, stated (17-Oct-2018) it is “good to see things happening … genuinely happening” on the infrastructure front, with “lots of new hotels” coming on board.