The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
Sabre and IATI online travel company enter agreement on distribution and IT solutions
Sabre and IATI entered (12-Jun-2019) into an agreement covering distribution services and a range of Sabre’s IT solutions. IATI’s 38,000 travel agents in 80 countries will have access to Sabre’s GDS of more than 420 airlines, 750,000 hotels, and hundreds of tour operators, rail, car and cruise providers. IATI chairman Levent Aydın said: “We are embarking on an ambitious international growth journey and I am convinced that our new partnership with Sabre will empower both parties to increase their geographical reach and to further optimise the services and technology solutions we are providing to our stakeholders”.
BCD Travel adds new hotel division and solution for managing hotel programmes
BCD Travel announced (13-Jun-2019) the creation of a dedicated global hotel division, to be headed by April Bridgeman, recently appointed BCD’s SVP, hotel solutions. The company also unveiled a new approach to hotel programmes, known as ‘Stay by BCD Travel’, offering a more dynamic, data-driven solution to clients with new division.
Accor debuts MGallery in Hong Kong
Accor announced The Silveri Hong Kong – MGallery in Hong Kong. Situated next to Novotel Citygate in Tung Chung, The Silveri Hong Kong – MGallery will be the brand’s first hotel in Hong Kong when it opens towards the end of 2019. As the first MGallery to open in a major city within Greater China, The Silveri Hong Kong – MGallery has a unique story to tell. Its name references the silver mine resources in east Lantau, as well as the shimmer of water that surrounds the verdant island. Silver is used as a design element throughout the hotel as accents to underscore the refined luxury that the property encapsulates. The Silveri Hong Kong – MGallery is part of Citygate’s mixed-use extension complex, and is conveniently situated above Tung Chung MTR station. Hong Kong International Airport and AsiaWorld-Expo are a short five-minute drive away, while Central can be easily reached within 30 minutes by train. Lantau Island’s best attractions, namely The Big Buddha, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, and Hong Kong Disneyland, are all within easy reach. The Silveri Hong Kong – MGallery offers 206 guestrooms and suites, with interior design by Hong Kong-based Cream. A number of guestrooms and suites offer outdoor terraces and jacuzzis whilst a selection of suites are outfitted with expansive terraces and plunge pools. Large windows offer views to the green hills of Lantau, while natural materials such as hardwood floors and stone bring the landscape indoors.