Accor has further increased its footprint in the central Queensland market having acquired a franchise agreement with Mandala Asset Solutions for their recently purchased Mackay Marina Hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth has opened in the capital city of Western Australia. Part of the landmark development at Elizabeth Quay, the hotel overlooks the city’s Swan River and Kings Park.
Eleven Experience has acquired Cedar Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand. The property will be operated as an Eleven Experience Lodge in collaboration with the previous owners for the upcoming fishing season.
Since 2012, 32 new or redeveloped hotels have opened in and around Perth, adding 3,306 new rooms to the local market with names such as DoubleTree by Hilton, the Westin, QT, Crown Towers, Alex Hotel, Intercontinental, Aloft and Tribe.
Building on the success of its debut on the Gold Coast and central Melbourne, Avani Hotels & Resorts will welcome guests to two new properties in Australia. Avani Adelaide Residences and Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences will both open later this year.
The company will launch two new operations in the Kiwi market in late 2020, with the launch of Swiss-Belhotel & Residences Queenstown, and the younger, more value-conscious brand Zest Queenstown by Swiss-Belhotel both opening at the same time.
Element by Westin has announced the opening of Element Melbourne Richmond. Owned and developed by TRC, the hotel marks the debut of the Element brand in Australia and with it, the longer-stay brand’s signature eco-conscious ethos.
Naumi Hotels, a Singapore-based private hotel owner and operator, has announced that it is expanding its presence in Australasia with the acquisition of business of the Dairy Private Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Shadow Play by Peppers has officially opened during a ceremony hosted by the lord mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, in the city’s thriving Southbank arts and entertainment district.
voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley has become the second property from the new InterContinental Hotels Group-owned brand in Australia. The move follows an overhaul of the hotel.
Expansion plans foresee the addition of over 2,100 guestrooms through the opening of more than 14 new properties over the next 24 months.
Designed by architects Peddle Thorp and Bruce Henderson Interiors, the two-wing 214-room hotel will feature a selection of light-filled, contemporary hotel rooms, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom interconnecting apartments.