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.

    Virgin Australia opens Wellington Airport lounge

    Virgin Australia opened (17-Apr-2019) an airport lounge at Wellington Airport international terminal. The lounge has complimentary WiFi, buffet style food supplied by Rydges Wellington Airport Hotel and a selection of self serve beverages.

    Shadow Play by Peppers, Melbourne has opened its doors

    Accor has opened the doors of its newest luxury Melbourne hotel – Shadow Play by Peppers – in the city’s vibrant Southbank arts and entertainment district. Developed by luxury property developer Jonathan Hallinan of BPM and echoing Melbourne’s sophistication, the 46-storey landmark hotel features an exquisite selection of spacious one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchen and laundry facilities and floor to ceiling windows for lashings of natural light and incredible city or bayside views.

    “We’re excited visitors to Southbank can now experience Peppers’ unique style and acclaimed hospitality. Shadow Play by Peppers has added a new level of sophistication and luxury to Melbourne’s accommodation offering, which caters perfectly to an increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world-class calibre,” Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath said.

    New survey shows business travellers have redefined the traditional nightcap

    A new survey released by Cambria Hotels shows that business travellers’ behaviours have changed, particularly when travelling for work. The once-iconic coalescence of drinking a nightcap has come a long way since its heyday in the “mad men” era of the 1960s. More than 70 percent of those surveyed believe the nightcap — traditionally regarded as an after-work cocktail — has evolved. Business travellers have recalibrated their definition of the nightcap to include health-and-wellness or spa products that help them celebrate a day well-spent. The survey also found that close to 50 percent of business travellers are drinking less alcohol than they used to when traveling for business. Travelers still value a night time ritual with nearly 85 percent agreeing they would like to enjoy a “modern nightcap” during their hotel stay at the end of the day.