The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
Ascott REIT purchases Felix Hotel at Sydney Airport for USD43m
Singapore listed Ascott Residence Trust Management (Ascott REIT) purchased the Felix Hotel at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport for AUD61 million (USD43.2 million) (Australian Financial Review, 37-Mar-2019). Currently managed by 8Hotels, the Felix Hotel will be rebranded as Citadines Connect from May-2019 and be managed by The Ascott Limited.
Fiji set to welcome new Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa
The Pullman brand is set to make its debut in Fiji on the 19th of April 2019 with the launch of the Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa – a vibrant new destination where local culture connects with all things contemporary. The multi-million dollar Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa sits directly on its own secluded corner of local-favourite, Wailoaloa Beach, a largely unexplored stretch of shore on Nadi Bay. For guests, that means 180 degree, uninterrupted ocean views, bookended by vistas of Fiji’s most recognised mountain, The Sleeping Giant. Time-conscious travellers don’t know it yet, but this resort will soon become their favourite location based on its central address alone. Pullman epitomises the benefits of a ‘fly in/fly out’ destination, with less travel time ensuring more ‘unravel’ time spent at the spa, bar and pool. A 10 minute-drive from Nadi International Airport and its commercial centre in one direction and an equally speedy 10 minutes to Port Denarau’s entertainment precinct makes it one of the most convenient resort addresses in the Fiji Islands.
Mercure Sydney International Airport rebrands to Novotel
Mercure Sydney International Airport will rebrand to Novotel Sydney International Airport, following the completion of a multi-million dollar refresh. Situated just 1km from Sydney’s Airport precinct, the popular hotel amongst frequent business flyers and leisure guests will continue to operate under the Accor banner of internationally recognised midscale brand Novotel. Novotel branded hotels around the globe are known for providing a multi-service offering for both business and leisure guests, with spacious, modular rooms, 24/7 catering, balanced meals, meeting rooms, attentive and proactive staff, child-friendly spaces, a multi-purpose lobby and fitness centres. General Manager Novotel Sydney International Airport, Zayne Boon, said: “We’re delighted to continue to operate this hotel under the Novotel brand. Novotel resonates so well across the globe and is an instantly recognisable name in the mid-scale hotel space, known for its multi-service offering with the versatility to cater to our loyal business and leisure guests.