Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has opened its doors, making it the first new-build, international luxury hotel to open in Sydney’s central business district this millennium.
The Langham, Auckland, has rebranded to Cordis, Auckland, making it the first in the Pacific region for this new upper upscale brand by Langham Hospitality Group.
This October marks the opening of M Social Auckland, an exciting new lifestyle hotel positioned on the waterfront in Auckland’s prime central business district.
Louis T Collection and H&M Capital have announced the signing of a management agreement which will see the hotel operator oversee the operation of the New Esplanade Hotel. The hotel is located in Elizabeth Quay, Perth’s vibrant, newly developed mixed-use zone along the Swan River.
Spicers Potts Point, a boutique luxury hotel in the trendy Potts Point neighbourhood of Sydney, has welcomed its first guests. Three Victorian terrace houses originally built as private residences have been lovingly restored following an AUS$20 million renovation.
Marriott International has announced the official opening of the design-led Aloft Perth Hotel, the first Aloft to open in Australia.
Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the acquisition of the Metro Suites business in Auckland, New Zealand. In a deal worth over NZD11 million, the Metro Suites business currently operates in the luxury 40-storey tower and will be transformed through a major room refurbishment programme.
W Hotels, part of Marriott International, has announced the appointment of Haldon Philp as general manager of the highly anticipated W Brisbane. Slated to open in early 2018, W Brisbane marks the re-entry of W Hotels into Australia, bringing a new interpretation of modern luxury to the city.
Providing unobstructed views from every direction, New Zealand’s PurePods are free-standing glass accommodations designed for up-close and uninterrupted encounters with nature. Set in an open clearing on private farm land, the four PurePods provide a singular boutique hotel experience, a one-room home that offers comfort, luxury and dramatic vistas without neighbours.
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands, part of Marriott International, has opened to guests, bringing stylish design and modern comfort at an affordable price to Australia’s most cultural and creative city.
W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, has announced it expects to open W Melbourne in 2020. Developed in partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne and Cbus Property, W Melbourne will be located in the heart of the city’s trendy shopping and entertainment district, at 447 Collins Street.
InterContinental Hotels Group and St Marys Rugby League Club have signed a franchise agreement for a 123-room, new build Holiday Inn hotel in St Marys, Greater Sydney. Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys, scheduled to open in late 2017 will represent a new definition of the Holiday Inn brand in Australia.