The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
- Meriton Suites opens new 179 room hotel at Sydney Airport;
- TAA reports Sydney commercial residential property listings on Airbnb up a massive 42%, Airbnb disputes;
- IHG announces new Hotel Inigo Sydney Central set to open in 2021;
- AccorHotels signs strategic agreement with Mantis Group.
Meriton Suites opens new 179 room hotel at Sydney Airport
Meriton Suites opened (14-Apr-2018) the 179 room Meriton Suites Sydney Airport hotel. The company stated this is the first airport hotel in Sydney to feature three bedroom suites, as it was “clear that travellers are choosing larger apartment-hotels when needing near airport accommodation”, said Meriton Suites GM Matthew Thomas.
Tourism WA launches ‘Hotel Perth’ industry toolkit to boost domestic tourism
Tourism Western Australia (WA) reported (Apr-2018) it has developed a number of assets to help accommodation providers and the wider tourism industry in Perth to continue promoting the benefits of a stay in the city. These assets tie in with the Hotel Perth campaign, which aims to increase visitation to WA from the Australian East Coast by “showcasing the changing face of Perth and repositioning the city as a vibrant destination on nature’s doorstep”.
IHG announces new Hotel Indigo Sydney Central set to open in 2021
IHG confirmed (Apr-2018) plans to open a new hotel under the Indigo brand in Sydney. Hotel Indigo Sydney Central by IHG and Watson Elite will open in 2021, in Sydney’s Central precinct and house 168-rooms, a restaurant, café and bar. IHG senior director, development – Australasia & South Pacific Abhijay Sandilya, said: “Hotel Indigo Sydney Central will be IHG’s first lifestyle-branded boutique hotel in Sydney, providing its signature ‘effortless authenticity’ to guests visiting Australia’s largest business and tourist hub. It’s also the third Hotel Indigo signing for Australia, demonstrating the appetite for a hotel that offers a local and unique experience as well as the reassurance of a global hotel chain. We expect Hotel Indigo Sydney Central to become one of the city’s leading boutique hotels, making its mark thanks to its unique, eclectic style. It will perfectly complement our existing midscale to luxury IHG assets across this landmark city, building IHG’s scale in Australia’s largest city.”
AccorHotels signs strategic agreement with Mantis Group
AccorHotels announced (Apr-2018) a strategic partnership with South Africa-based Mantis Group, a collection of privately owned, managed and branded five star properties and lodges located all around the world. This strategic partnership is accompanied by the launch of Community Conservation Fund Africa, a non-profit organisation which aims to amplify both Groups’ commitment towards preventing the accelerating decline of Africa’s wildlife and bringing together three internationally renowned conservation organisations – Wilderness Foundation, Tusk Trust and African Parks. AccorHotels Chairman and CEO Sebastien Bazin, said: “Mantis is a pioneer in customised one-of-a-kind travel services in some of the most imaginative hotels across the world. With this strategic partnership, we are reinforcing the Group’s footprint in Africa and we have access to a brand with strong roots and heritage, recognised for its commitment to preserve the environment and its prestigious credentials in the hospitality space.”