Marriott International has announced the signing of Le Méridien Melbourne, in partnership with owner and developer Jinshan Investment Group. Slated to open in 2020, the 235-room hotel will boast the brand’s distinct mid-century modern approach.
The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down at Canberra Airport earlier, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute.
Hainan Airlines has launched a non-stop service between Shenzhen, China and Cairns, Australia. The maiden flight of Hainan Airlines HU745, which took off from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 22:50 and landed at Cairns Airport at 08:30.
Air China has held a launch ceremony for the inaugural flight on its new route between Beijing and Brisbane. At the launch ceremony, Air China vice president Xulun Hou remarked: “This new route between Beijing and Brisbane is Air China’s sixth non-stop route between China and Australia.”
Air China will soon begin non-stop flights between Beijing and Brisbane from December 11th. The new route will provide a convenient connection between China’s bustling capital city and the sunny climate of the southern hemisphere, where passengers can experience adventure, and appreciate local art, culture and cuisine.
The Student Hotel will open its first Austrian co-living and co-working destination on the Nordbahnstrasse, at the heart of the up-and-coming second district of Vienna. Construction of the 37,878 sq m Student Hotel is expected to start in early 2018, for an opening in quarter two of 2020.
Gold Coast residents this morning woke up to discover the world’s first beachfront hostel made entirely of sand. Hostelworld and Gold Coast Tourism commissioned world champion sand sculptor Dennis Massoud, or ‘Sandman’ as he is known, to create this impressive structure straight out of the very golden sand the area is famed for.
Emirates is set to introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney from March 25th, 2018, complementing its existing three daily A380 services and improving connections globally.