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.


    Next Story Group Acquires Melbourne Property to Establish the First LinQ Hotel

    International hospitality company Next Story Group has acquired a new-build hotel at 167 City Road in Melbourne’s vibrant waterfront hub of Southbank. The soft opening of the 16-storey, 162-room property is scheduled for 1 September 2019. After a complete fit-out, the hotel will deliver a guest experience that is reflective of the Group’s upper midscale LinQ Hotels brand from 1 November 2019. This will be the Group’s first hotel under its LinQ Hotels brand, which offers unconventional independent hospitality for the next generation of travellers. It also delivers a hassle-free experience and offers a great base to explore the destination.

    Next Story Group’s acquisition further reinforces the importance of Australia as a key market where most of its hotel portfolio is located. It is also aligned with Next Story Group’s expansion plans, which focus on strategic growth in Australia, South East Asia and South Asia. Next Story Group is committed to creating differentiated experiences for travellers and aims to establish the right brand in the right location.


    Sofitel Sydney Wentworth partners with Archie Rose Distilling Co to celebrate the Archibald Prize 2019

    For the 15th consecutive year, Sydney’s ‘hotel for the arts’ Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is proud to be the Official Hotel Partner of the 2019 Archibald Prize, now on at the Art Gallery of NSW until 8 September 2019. This year, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth have partnered with the award-winning Archie Rose Distilling Co, to celebrate Australia’s most extraordinary art event with art-inspired cocktails and the ever popular Archibald High Tea.

    Archie cocktails by Archie Rose Distilling Co: For the first time, new partner Archie Rose Distilling Co, have curated two Archie cocktails available in Soiree Bar from now until 31 July 2019. Experience a creative, art-inspired range of gin-based cocktails including the light, fresh and clean ‘The Archibald’ featuring Archie Rose’s Signature Dry Gin, dry sherry, soda with a lemon twist; a perfect start to your Archibald Prize experience.


    Malaysia Airlines partners with Radisson Hotel Group for frequent flyer programme

    Malaysia Airlines announced (17-May-2019) a collaboration with the Radisson Hotel Group to offer point conversion between its Enrich frequent flyer programme and Radisson Rewards.