The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
Accor reaches 1100 hotels in Asia Pacific with opening of new Sofitel Beijing Central
Accor has opened its 1100th hotel in Asia Pacific, with the launch of the new Sofitel Beijing Central, bringing the group’s APAC network to more than 210,000 rooms. The announcement comes just six months after Accor celebrated its 1000th hotel and shows how rapidly the group is expanding in Asia, with the region now representing 50% of global growth. “We have had a record six months since announcing our 1,000th hotel with the Pullman Tokyo Tamachi late last year and it’s incredible to think that we have added another 100 hotels already since then,” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Accor Asia Pacific. “Sofitel Beijing Central will be a great addition to our network in China and will become one of the premier luxury hotels in the city.”
Virgin Australia and Expedia enter hotel reservation partnership
Virgin Australia and Expedia (05-Jun-2019) entered a partnership for Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members to earn points on reservations made through the cobranded website. Triple velocity points are offered with every reservation until 13-Jun-2019.
Solomon Airlines concerned lack of hotel beds slowing tourism growth
Solomon Airlines CEO Brett Geber reported a lack of hotel rooms and tourist accommodation in the country is slowing potential tourism growth for the Solomon Islands. According to Mr Geber, without sufficient hotel beds “we won’t have passengers to fly”.