The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
New global luxury hotel brands to grow SEQ into a star-studded destination
Brisbane and the Gold Coast could emerge as the star-spotting capitals of Australia when major international hotel brands – The Rosewood, The Ritz Carlton, and The Dorsett – open their doors in South East Queensland (SEQ). Australia’s first Dorsett hotel is currently under construction at The Star Gold Coast with expected completion in early 2022. Further north, the AUD3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort is the game-changing project bringing all three luxury hotel brands to the state’s capital, and is expected to open in late 2022. The Star Entertainment Group CEO Matt Bekier said bringing high-end and globally-recognised hotel brands was a ‘must’ for growing SEQ’s reputation as a world-class tourism, leisure, and entertainment destination.
TS CEO: Solomons Islands requires hundreds of new hotel rooms to achieve visitor arrivals goals
Tourism Solomons (TS) CEO Josefa Tuamoto said the Solomon Islands needs to address current accommodation issues if it hopes to achieve a visitor arrivals target of 60,000 p/a by 2025 (South Pacific Tourism Organisation, 21-Jan-2019). He noted a “minimum of 700 new quality rooms” would be required for the goal to be feasible.
AccorHotels paints the town rainbow to celebrate 2019 partnership with the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival
For the second consecutive year, AccorHotels has been announced as the Official Accommodation Partner of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. To celebrate, AccorHotels has enlisted the help of ‘Shebeast’, the apt drag name of Gavin Loveday, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park’s Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, to paint rainbow crossings across two of Sydney’s most renowned LGBTI+ friendly hotels.
A 3 metre rainbow crossing will be painted on the driveway of Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, the starting point of the Mardi Gras parade on March 2, located on Oxford Street. Pullman Sydney Hyde Park has deep roots within the LGBTI+ community, renowned for hosting their annual ‘Rainbow Lounge’ Mardi Gras pre-parade party.