The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
HOSTEL G: Perth’s new accommodation solution for business travellers
International hospitality company GCP Hospitality unveiled a new concept in accommodation earlier this year, with the opening of Perth’s first 2.0 hostel. The new breed of accommodation illustrates GCP Hospitality’s intention to adapt to the changing needs of travellers – especially business travellers – in the now highly-connected, global age. Redefining the industry perception of a hostel, Hostel G offers a hotel-style experience without the price tag, with private rooms, restaurant & bar, co-working spaces and a vibrant communal area. Hostel G boasts private guestrooms with twin bed configurations, with each room offering a full suite of amenities such as a working desk, complimentary high-speed WiFi, USB charging docks, toiletries and access to the hostel’s co-working and social spaces. A major focus of the hostel is its communal spaces, including a games room, screening room and co-working space. The hostel also boasts an on-site eatery and bar – Lazy Lee Urban Eatery, which hosts regular socialization events such as live gigs and guest speakers. In-room dining is also made available. Hostel G Operations Manager Robert Mellor said Hostel G was designed to enable social connectivity, foster collaboration and connection. “With millennials travelling more for business than any other generation, accommodation providers are having to adapt to their needs and desires,” said Mr Mellor.
ACCOR proudly announces its new star – RAFFLES SHENZHEN
Accor Greater China is pleased to announce the opening of Raffles Shenzhen. As Raffles’ newest destination, Raffles Shenzhen joins the legendary collection of prestigious hotel addresses across the globe. The opening was celebrated with a gala, Experience New Heights, held on May 16th in the presence of over 300 invited VIP guests.
From the legendary Raffles Singapore born in 1887 to Raffles Shenzhen – the latest edition to the 130 year old brand that combines contemporary elegance with a storied past and impeccable service. Raffles has cultivated a special place in many people’s hearts around the world. Gary Rosen, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Accor Greater China, says: “The significance of Raffles Shenzhen’s opening strengthens Accor’s leadership in Greater China and around the world by providing timeless hospitality in the most luxurious of spaces and destinations. Raffles is a classic luxury brand second to none, as it represents the true spirit and emotion that is luxury. We are so proud to introduce Raffles latest addition to the world with the significant location in Shenzhen, China. Raffles Shenzhen is a magnificent new icon that offers an oasis of calm and charm, with a compelling mixture of cultures and styles to reflect Shenzhen as one of the most vibrant cities in China.”
Minister opens Sunshine Coast Convention Centre
Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones will today (midday) officially open the $10 million Sunshine Coast Convention Centre at Novotel Twin Waters Resort. Positioned in the grounds of the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, the convention centre has been purpose-built by Shakespeare Property Group, who purchased the Resort in September 2018 for $100 million. Minister Jones will be joined for a formal ribbon cutting ceremony by Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, Shakespeare Property Group Chairman Mr Cheng King Law, Shakespeare Property Group Managing Director Yak Yong Quek and Accor Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Simon McGrath. Ms Jones said the 3,300 square metre convention centre, capable of hosting more than 2,700 delegates, would be a game-changer for the region.