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.

    Australian Government approves Melbourne Airport hotel development

    Melbourne Tullamarine Airport announced (02-Sep-2019) Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack has approved the Major Development Plan for a new dual branded hotel at Melbourne Airport. The proposed Ibis Styles/Novotel hotel is to be located near Terminal 4 within the precinct known as “The Hive” at Melbourne Airport and consists of 464 rooms to accommodate a growing number of visitors to the airport.

    Mantra hotels drop the rates and turn up the heat this spring, mantra hotels on sale

    Mantra Hotels has released a sneak peek of its upcoming Mantra Hotels on Sale accommodation deals offering great savings across multiple Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties in incredible locations across Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Bali. View the details at or calling Mantra Hotels 24-hour Reservation Centre on 1300 987 603.

    The Star plates up culinary winners at QLD/NT restaurant and catering awards

    The Star Entertainment Group continues to produce award-winning restaurants as the company and its consortium partners invest billions into delivering world-class class integrated resorts in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. The company’s Treasury Brisbane and The Star Gold Coast properties took home four out of nine nominated awards at the recent 2019 Restaurant & Catering Association Awards for Excellence (Queensland and the Northern Territory). These categories were:

    • Steak restaurant – Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane, Treasury Brisbane
    • Japanese restaurant – Kiyomi, The Star Gold Coast
    • Chinese restaurant – Imperial at The Star, The Star Gold Coast
    • Best restaurant in a hotel/motel/resort/casino – Garden Kitchen & Bar, The Star Gold Coast