Big Fat Hotel Wrap

To celebrate this week’s hotel wrap, we went and stayed at every one of these hotels to test the beds. Just kidding, though we can confirm that our old mattress is as lumpy as ever.

Stay at Regal Hotels and earn extra points with Hainan Airlines

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Regal Hotels International is delighted to establish a strategic partnership with Fortune Wings Club, the frequent flyer programme of Hainan Airlines. Starting from 1 July 2018, Fortune Wings Club members are entitled to earn 800 and 400 Fortune Wings points respectively for each eligible stay at participating Regal Hotels and iclub Hotels with qualifying room rates.

Fortune Wings points can be used across other 10 airlines under Fortune Wings Club.

Currently, Regal Hotels is partnering with eight other airline reward partners, and aims to enhance their guests’ experience by providing more value-added benefits. This act will not only make Regal Hotel’s airline alliance network more extensive, but also will let the group to expand their market reach in the region.

Furthermore, Hainan Airlines offer their members broader accommodation options in Hong Kong and Mainland China, like Shanghai, Dezhou, Foshan and Xi’an under Regal brand.

Hainan Airlines has more than 400 aircraft in operation, and its renowned international business class service features comfortable and spacious for each passenger. With its high quality service standards and continuous years of service innovation, Hainan Airlines has won a global SKYTRAX Five-star Airline rating for seven consecutive years.

Nightlife Music launches novel curated playlist service across all TFE Hotels

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More than 60 hotels in Australia and New Zealand will have a ground breaking new tailored music experience from Nightlife Music as the result of an inspired deal with TFE Hotels.

Nightlife’s cutting-edge music platform will help hotel managers engage with guests, by providing curated on-brand playlisting and an in-venue music request app called crowdDJ.

Nightlife Music provides curated musical experiences via subscription to more than 7000 pubs, clubs, fitness centres and cruise ships. It launched in Australia 30 years ago and its partnership with TFE Hotels is its first major foray into the hotel accommodation sector.

Nightlife will roll out tailored music at all TFE Hotels in every capital city of Australia and in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

There will be cool and contemporary playlists at the new Vibe Hotel in North Sydney, more classic tunes at the new Heritage hotel, Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, and sophisticated collections at the new urban resort, The Calile Hotel, in Brisbane (to open in September).

TFE Hotels will also be rolling out the facility to stream music into hotel rooms, which is already live at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay and due to be implemented at The Calile Hotel later this year.

Indulge & Unwind with Banyan Tree Macau Spa


Tune out from the bustling city and unwind with the sensory pleasures of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Macau’s spa treatments designed for complete renewal of the body, mind and soul this July.

Packages include:

  • Tropical Radiance: Swap Macau’s concrete jungle of casinos and skyscrapers for summertime happiness of tropical scrubs and drinks. It’s the perfect solution to satisfy that nostalgia for beachside vibes.
  • Banyan Harmony: Two is always better than one. Enjoy the luxury of two therapists massaging in unison on each side of the body to bring about a harmonious sense of wellbeing.
  • Revitalizing Experience: Exclusive to Hong Kong & Macau residents, this package is a chance to release tension and re-invigorate your body from the inside out.

“Unprecedented” growth sees Quest open five new Melbourne properties within seven months


Quest Apartment Hotels has announced it will open five new Melbourne hotels within the Melbourne metro area in the next seven months to meet the accommodation needs of the extended-stay business traveller.

Melbourne remains Quest’s heartland, with founder and Chairman Paul Constantinou establishing the first Quest property in 1988, Quest Royal Gardens in Fitzroy.

The city has remained a priority region within Quest’s assertive international growth strategy. In addition to Quest Maribyrnong and Quest Epping, which opened in late Juneand July, Quest will be opening properties in Notting Hill, St Kilda Road and New Quay, creating approximately 125 jobs.

The addition of these hotels will bring Quest’stotal number of Melbourne properties to 47, offering 3,169rooms across the city. STR, the source for benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the hospitality industry, believes Quest’s activity in the Melbourne market is unmatched.

W Hong Kong is taking you for a spin into the world of X as we mark 10 years of stride, with limitless W surprises this summer!

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W has been brewing up a storm with music, fashion, design, and entertainment since we made our initial mark in Hong Kong, and we couldn’t be more proud about the countless activities, parties and other inspirations we have cultivated. While we take pride in our achievements, we’re not about to rest on our laurels, and will continue to step it up. Lo and behold, X is coming!

What is X? This year W Hong Kong marks 10 years so we’ll be rolling out numerous X activations. Our X activations will surprise you with novel collaborations, daring ideas and more. X is everywhere: from our rooms to our cocktails, from Cantonese dining to festive products, from our spa to pool parties, from 1/F to 76/F, offline and online, from five senses to ten flavours.

With such temptations, partying too hard is inevitable, and a little bit of exhaustion is totally understandable. With this in mind, we are launching The Mindful Touch VR Experience by Natura Bissé in Asia Pacific for the very first time at bliss spa.

We are combining the most innovative technologies with the most prestigious diamond facials to bring you a unique wellness ritual that goes far beyond just skincare.

Mandarin Oriental, Canouan makes its debut in the Caribbean


Mandarin Oriental, Canouan brings the Group’s renowned levels of service to the Caribbean for the first time. Located in St. Vincent and The Grenadines, the resort sits on an immaculate stretch of Godahl Beach that is protected by the Caribbean’s largest natural living coral reef, offering guests an idyllic island escape.

In celebration of Mandarin Oriental, Canouan’s debut, the following promotions have been created to showcase the resort’s exceptional level of luxury hospitality:

  • Land & Sea in Luxury – Enjoy four decadent nights at the resort and after decompressing, take to the sea on a private yacht for seven nights of island-hopping. Itineraries are fully customized and include visits to a selection of islands such as Bequia, Mustique, the Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Petit St. Vincent and Grenada.
  • Jet Away & Play – Private Jet Flights and Seven Nights Villa or Suite accommodation – Jet Away & Play makes getting there half the fun. Enjoy the luxury and convenience of a private jet flight to Canouan with Air Charter Service (ACS), the world’s largest global aircraft charter company.

Melbourne’s prestigious SPRING1883 returns to The Hotel Windsor

Melbourne’s acclaimed art event SPRING1883 will be returning to Australia’s grand heritage hotel, The Hotel Windsor as part of Melbourne Art Week.

Running over four days (Wednesday 1st August – Saturday 4th August) SPRING1883 will see 24 galleries showcasing the best contemporary art from Australia, New Zealand and USA taking residence in the heritage suites of the iconic Melbourne hotel.

The hotel based art fair will allow the public to explore different levels of the The Windsor Hotel and discover cutting edge contemporary art behind every door.

The Hotel Windsor is also offering a VIP package that will give art enthusiasts exclusive access to the SPRING1883 preview and the Artist After Party.

Wyndham expands in Indonesia

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is expanding the presence of its upscale Wyndham brand in Indonesia, with a new location confirmed for the country’s capital.

The 280-room and residence Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta, previously known as Park Lane Hotel Jakarta, will be the sixth Wyndham branded property announced for Indonesia after rebranding under a management agreement between PT.

Wyndham Hotel Management and PT. Staco Graha. The five star hotel will be the tenth hotel in Indonesia managed by PT Wyndham Hotel Management, an Indonesian subsidiary and management arm of Wyndham Destinations.

The signing of the management deal takes place on the same day as the official opening celebrations of another Wyndham property, the recently constructed Wyndham Opi Palembang in Sumatra.

The hotel offers a selection of rooms and suites along with one, two and three bedroom residences.

Guests will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and facilities including an award-winning restaurant, a 40 metre swimming pool, Jacuzzi and children’s wading pool, fully equipped gym, 10 meeting rooms, spa and wellness centre and a kids’ club.

Three ‘Secret’ Places: Coimbra, Olonzac and Eymet

Australian owned bed-and-breakfast booking service, Petite B&B’s has progressed with its planned expansion to add unique ‘secret places’ with more affordable pricing, in regional Portugal and South of France, to its existing catalogue of homes in Paris, Lisbon and Porto.

B&Bs and homes are now offered in Coimbra the old medieval capital of Portugal with a UNESCO listed building and guesthouse from 30euro per night and an entire farmhouse just outside the city in the rolling Portuguese countryside from 230euro for up to 8 guests; in Olonzac the capital of the Minervois in the South of France are two new stone cottages from 47euro per night; and in Eymet village in the South-West Dordogne valley sees’ a three level townhouse with 3 B&B apartments from 90euro per night.

This expansion is in direct response to increasing demands from travelers for more unique places that haven’t already seen their day in mass tourism; with spiked prices.

The new accommodations handpicked by Founder and Sydney resident Regina Ferreira, all have that ‘je ne sais quoi’ when it comes to traditional charm and classic character that make up the Petite B&Bs requisite.

Win a trip to Berlin for you and a friend! – Airfares and accommodation included

Win a trip fro 2 to Berlin

German National Tourist Office together with Scoot and Pullman Hotels are offering one lucky Aussie winner, 2 return flights and two nights accommodation in the heart Berlin.

To enter go to:

Just by entering the competition, you and a friend could be on your way to see the eclectic city, diving into Berlin’s rich history, or visiting the famous Christmas Markets. Or visit Museum Park, the DDR Museum, shop up a storm at Mauer Park’s flea markets.

Whether you’re a foodie, keen to explore Berlin’s famed culinary culture, or a history buff wanting to walk the wall, this will be a trip to remember, and it is free to enter on Facebook.


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