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.

    Kafnu launches its first Australian co-working and hotel venue for Sydney’s Alexandria

    Singapore-based Next Story Group has launching the first Australian location of its combined co-working and hotel brand Kafnu in Sydney’s Alexandria. Kafnu is the first business in the country to combine accommodation and co-working under one roof from scratch, as well as managing the two together. Established just over 12 months ago, Kafnu already has nine committed projects in the pipeline through leases across countries including India, Vietnam and Indonesia, with venues in Hong Kong and Taiwan already operating. The Sydney venue is within a three-storey building at 41-45 Bourke Road, known as Building 12, which is part of Dexus’ business park The Mill. It includes 16 hotel rooms, co-working space, meeting rooms and other member facilities across about 3500 square metres.

    Ovolo The Valley hotel officially opens in Brisbane

    Boutique designer hotel Ovolo The Valley hotel officially launched last week, marking another milestone for the maturing Brisbane hotel sector. The 103-room hotel includes a rooftop swimming pool looking over the unique vista of Fortitude Valley, a gym, sauna and a unique meeting room aptly named, ‘B.I.G’. The large-scale project was led by acclaimed global architecture firm, Woods Bagot, who are the award-winning designers behind the revitalisation of The Ivy, Sydney and The Garden House, Melbourne.

    Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders completes multimillion dollar refurbishment of conference and events spaces

    Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders has completed a multimillion dollar renovation of all five meetings and events spaces designed by architects Wilson & Hill of New Zealand. Sandra Smith, General Manager, Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders said: “We put a lot of thought around what we love about Melbourne and why travellers visit the city, coming up with the four hallmarks of Melbourne; sport, shopping, arts & culture and food”.

    The names of the meetings and events spaces represent these aspects of where guests may congregate to enjoy them:

    • ‘The Studio’ – represents arts & culture
    • ‘The Table’ – represents food
    • ‘The Arena’ – represents sport
    • ‘The Arcade’ – represents shopping