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.

    The Sebel brand returns to Sydney’s CBD: Quay West Suites Sydney rebrands to the Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney

    Accor announces that Quay West Suites Sydney has been rebranded to The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney, effective immediately. Situated in Sydney’s historic The Rocks precinct, The Sebel Quay West Suites offers stylish, spacious apartment-style suites with stunning views over The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Sydney Opera House, and Circular Quay. Just minutes from the Ferry Terminal and Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Sebel Quay West Suites Sydney is ideal for short escapes, special occasions and long-term stays.

    Accor Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said, “It’s a delight to welcome The Sebel brand back to Sydney’s CBD. Many would remember The Sebel Town House, which opened its doors in Sydney over 50 years ago, and since then has become a well-established premium apartment offering, renowned for its stylish and spacious surrounds supported by exemplary, personable service that is both welcoming and knowledgeable.

    Accor embark on bold dual venture with prominent Victorian ‘Brady’ family

    Accor together with prominent Victorian ‘Brady’ family of Amber Property Group, today, made a major dual hotel announcement. Entering the hotel scene for the first time, the Brady family will own The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood and Peppers Melbourne Richmond, both new-build hotels for Ringwood in Melbourne’s east and the historic Bridge Street in Richmond. Both hotels are scheduled to open in 2021/2022, respectively.

    Marriott International to Eliminate Single-Use Shower Toiletry Bottles From Properties Worldwide, Expanding Successful 2018 Initiative

    Marriott International today announced that it’s expanding an initiative to replace tiny, single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in guestroom showers with larger, pump-topped bottles. To date, the company has already rolled out larger bottles at about 1,000 properties in North America, and now expects most of its other hotels to make the switch by December 2020. When fully implemented across the globe, Marriott International’s expanded toiletry program is expected to prevent about 500 million tiny bottles annually from going to landfills; that’s about 1.7 million pounds of plastic, a 30 percent annual reduction from current amenity plastic usage.

    “This is our second global initiative aimed at reducing single-use plastics in just over a year, which underscores how important we believe it is to continuously find ways to reduce our hotels’ environmental impact. It’s a huge priority for us,” said Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International. “Our guests are looking to us to make changes that will create a meaningful difference for the environment while not sacrificing the quality service and experience they expect from our hotels.”