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Feeling the post-Christmas break blues? Have a scroll through this wrap up of hotel news. It probably won’t help, but it couldn’t hurt.

Stay a little longer and save more at the Tank Stream Hotel, Sydney – Up to 25 per cent off best available rate

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One of Sydney’s newest hotels, the Tank Stream Hotel, is offering the perfect antidote to Sydney’s high hotel rates: the more you stay, the less you pay, with discounts up to 25% off the best available rate.

Book in advance and stay for two nights in this contemporary, centrally-located hotel and save 20% off the best rate of the day (Promo Code: Stay2), stay three nights and save 25% (Promo Code: Stay3).

In addition, guests at The Tank Stream Hotel enjoy a range of complimentary extras:

  • High Speed WiFi
  • Latest Release Movies
  • Non Alcoholic Welcome Bar
  • Espresso Style In-Room Coffee and Premium Tea by Aurora

With no black-out dates, the deal is even more attractive for corporate and leisure travellers. The deal is valid till 30 September 2019. Both Stay deals are pre-paid, non-refundable.

All packages must be booked direct to the hotel via www.tankstreamhotel.com and the special promo codes must be applied to obtain the discounts.

Hoshinoya Tokyo named TripAdvisor’s “best Ryokan in Japan by International Travellers 2018”

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HOSHINOYA Tokyo was named the number one property in TripAdvisor’s “Top 20 Ryokans in Japan by International Travelers 2018” list on December 13th, 2018.

This ranking was introduced in 2014 based on ryokan review and ratings by travellers around the globe using a unique statistical algorithm developed by TripAdvisor.

Legendary Raffles Service comes to Maldives 

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Raffles has announced the opening of the 38-villa resort in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll on 1 February 2019. This is AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.

A hidden gem with unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean, the resort is the perfect over-water escape offering two distinct experiences for those seeking a private get-away or simply to enjoy the natural pristine water surroundings.

For more information, please visit www.rafflesmaldives.com/meradhoo. For reservations, email reservations.maldives@raffles.com or call +960 6828800.

Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit Marks The Hyatt Regency Brand’s Debut in Bangkok

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Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, marking the Hyatt Regency brand’s entry into the capital of Thailand.

Located on the bustling Sukhumvit Road, the hotel is connected to the Nana station of the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) via a sky bridge and offers guests convenient access to nearby shopping malls, office buildings and tourist attractions.

Anatara Dhigu Maldives resort unveils luxurious modern beach villas 

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Ushering in the new year with a bright contemporary look, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort unveils luxuriously refurbished beach villas.

Nestled in lush foliage along silvery shores, the updated beach villas retain the resort’s relaxed beach ambiance, now with a refreshed palette of sophisticated neutral tones that reflect the island’s natural hues.

All beach villa types have undergone a striking transformation. Darker timbers have been lightened with soft ivory and beige, brightening interiors and creating a refined beach-house vibe with infusions of tropical charm.

The holidays don’t have to be over with AVANI 

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Don’t let the holidays end! Save big with 15 days of special offers during the AVANI Flash Sale. Take time to unwind from your Christmas festivities and save 20% when you book with AVANI Broadbeach, Melbourne or Auckland.

AVANI has a focus on getaways with a difference and each property is designed with the guests’ needs in mind. AVANI Hotels and Resorts offers modern lifestyle features with a passion for design and contemporary style, every AVANI experience aims to be smooth and effortless, leaving a great lasting impression.

From leisure to a space for business, from family friendly attractions to romantic gestures, the AVANI experience is designed with the guests’ needs in mind. Take time for you!

Travel Information: Sale begins on Sunday 6 January 2019 at 12:00 midnight (GMT+8) and ends on Sunday 20 January 2019 at 11:59 pm (GMT+8). Valid for stays until 21 December 2019.

https://www.avanihotels.com/en/broadbeach/offers/avani-limited-time-flash-sale

https://www.avanihotels.com/en/central-melbourne-residences/offers/avani-limited-time-flash-sale

https://www.avanihotels.com/en/metropolis-auckland/offers/avani-limited-time-flash-sale

Jerry Schwartz makes first investment in Queensland with purchase of Hilton Surfers Paradise

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Australia’s largest private hotel investor, Dr Jerry Schwartz, has made his first foray into Queensland hotel property with the $70 million purchase of the five-star Hilton Surfers Paradise from the Chinese group, Ja Feng. The deal is expected to settle in May 2019.

The Hilton Surfers Paradise will be the Schwartz Family Company’s 14th hotel in Australia. It will join 11 hotels in NSW – including Sydney’s first international five-star hotel since 2000, the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – and one each in the ACT and Victoria.  

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