Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Study reveals commonly stolen hotel items, Aman’s individual wellness programs head to Greece + MORE!

It’s that time of week again, and boy oh boy do we have a Hotel Wrap for you. Hold on to your butts, because here comes the wanderlust.

Study: Which items are stolen the most at hotels?

A new study by Wellness Heaven has revealed which items are stolen the most at hotels, according to a pool of mostly European hoteliers, with a striking difference in theft behaviour observed between guests in four-star and five-star hotels.

A total of 634 hoteliers from four-star hotels and 523 from five-star hotels were surveyed to determine the behaviour of thieves depending on their wealth. As it turns out, the probability of high-quality TV sets being stolen in five-star hotels is nine times higher in comparison to the four-star segment.

Similarly, artworks are popular objects of desire in luxury hotels (5.5 times higher theft probability). Tablet computers and mattresses are also being stolen a lot more frequently in five-star hotels.

Here are the most common items stolen in hotels, according to a survey of 1,157 hoteliers by Wellness Heaven:

Aman to introduce individual wellness programs at Greece property

Amanzoe Greece spa treatment room

Greece is soon to become the fifth Aman destination to offer personalised Individual Wellness Immersions, with three multi-day programs to launch at Amanzoe on 1 April 2020.

Amanzoe’s Individual Wellness Immersions will last three nights or more and will include three different pathways: weight management and transformation, detox and cleansing, and mindfulness and stress management.

The announcement follows the success of multi-day Individual Wellness Immersions at Amanpuri in Thailand, Amanbagh in India, Amanoi in Vietnam, and Amanemu in Japan.

Industry body launches people with disability employment pilot program

An important industry-led initiative to deliver employment outcomes for people with disability in WA’s hospitality venues was launched at Crown Perth on Tuesday.

In recognition of the International Day of People with Disabilities, Deputy Premier Roger Cook MLA officially launched the Hospitality Disability Network of Western Australia (HDNWA) pilot program.

The program aims to “develop and foster a community of like-minded companies with a collective commitment to create job opportunities and pathways into employment for people with disability”.

Patron for International Day of People with Disability 2019 and three time Paralympic gold medallist, Kurt Fearnley AO, spoke at the launch and endorsed the HDNWA as a unique opportunity to support Western Australians living with a disability.

West Hotel Sydney taps into guests’ travel types to personalise hotel experiences

For Epicureans, chemistry will meet cocktails, as rotavapour sessions entertain guests at the bar over small bites, with live infusion of natural ingredients.

This summer West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton launches a curated program of tailored experiences as an on ongoing commitment to personalise the level of individual service for its guests. These new experiences include guided fitness mentoring, a pictorial journey of the city’s most photogenic locations, a crystal ritual, a virtual book-club, and live, bar-side cocktail infusions.

Upon check-in, guests are encouraged to complete The Curiosity Quiz, which will identify what type of traveller they are:  Culturalist, Challenger, Pathfinder, Spiritualist and Epicurean. They will then be offered a carefully curated series of experiences and events that complement their travel type.

West Hotel launched in January 2018 on the western side of Sydney city centre, beside Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf and Barangaroo.

COMO Cocoa Island reopens in the Maldives

On 9 January 2020, COMO Cocoa Island — the multi-award-winning Maldivian private island resort in South Malé Atoll, a 40-minute speedboat ride from the international airport — will reopen to guests after a substantial renovation.

This will include a renewed focus on the holistic wellness ethic that sits at the heart of the founder’s vision.

The resort’s 2019 renovation emphasises the island’s natural elegance, while giving guests even more space and time to focus on their wellbeing. A third of the private island is occupied by COMO Shambhala Retreat.

Amari Vogue Krabi opens following extensive renovation

Deluxe Premium Balcony room

Amari Vogue Krabi has reopened following a major transformation program.

The design of Amari Vogue Krabi aims to provide a warm, contemporary Thai vibe complemented by gardens, cascading pools and an intimate beachfront location.

All of the 64 guestrooms, suites and pool villas come with spacious and light-filled interiors that capture the tranquillity of the coastline and private balcony, with each room standing out with a one-of-its-kind feature panel design inspired by the traditional Thai mural paintings.

Guests are invited to rediscover Amari Vogue Krabi with its new ‘Welcome Back Package’.

Starting at $307 per night for a minimum stay of two nights, guests can enjoy the Signature Sunset Cocktails and Tapas Set at Marco’s Restaurant and Bar. The package is available until March 2020. Reservations can be made via www.amari.com/vogue/ with the promo code VISITKRABI.

Fiji’s Luxe Jungle Resort, Qamea Resort & Spa, announces resort updates

World Resorts of Distinction (WRD) has confirmed that Qamea Resort and Spa will remain open for 2020 and 2021.

According to WRD, a decision has been made to keep the popular adults-only resort open for the next two years.

Qamea Resort and Spa is an intimate boutique resort catering to a maximum of 32 adults with only sixteen bures and royal beach houses with private pools, nestled among coconut palms and tropical gardens.

Under new ownership and management, the team at Qamea have implemented a number of updates this year to ensure the resort continues to create a luxury holiday experience for guests.

Featured image: Amanzoe Greece Pool Villa views (image supplied)

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Aviation

Virgin drops more than half a million Queensland airfares from $85

While its sale to Bain Capital is not yet set in stone, Virgin is still taking it to Qantas with a huge sale.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: New AFTA chief mingles, Tripadvisor trials customer-to-agent service + MORE

It’s finally Friday! Or, as we call it in the Travel Weekly office, Agent Wrap day. We also like to call it Wineday.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Bunnik Tours offers first-ever Aussie itinerary

The tour will be lead by Dennis Bunnik himself, complete with a visit to Bunnik House, just in case your clients want to see where all the magic happens.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

TEQ says Queensland is ‘Good to Go’ in new national campaign

Tourism and Events Queensland has unveiled a new campaign which, thankfully, doesn’t feature any nasty creatures like Irukandji jellyfish or Pauline Hanson.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

“Absolute game-changer”: Tour Atlas unveils white-label search engine for agents

Tour Atlas has been keeping busy during lockdown, launching what it thinks is a game-changing new service.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Pier One Sydney Harbour’s special industry offer, Raffles Bali opens + MORE

Grab your knife and fork, because we’ve got news for all tastes and budgets with this week’s smorgasbord of hotel delights.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

INFOGRAPHIC: What travel might look like in a socially-distant world

We love an infographic here at Travel Weekly, mainly because it means we don’t have to write as much and can put our feet up for a bit.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Queensland welcomes new cruise operator on Sunshine Coast

Here’s some swell cruise news that is sure to lift the spirits of industry professionals and travellers alike.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

New rule in place at Sydney Airport after passengers disembark Melbourne flight without COVID-19 screening

by Christian Fleetwood

A screening bungle at Sydney Airport has prompted a shift in the way NSW arrivals are screened going forward. Click here to read what you can expect.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Visit California gets cheeky with new text message campaign

The US state is sliding into travellers’ DMs with a string of text messages that seem more like they’re from a clingy ex than a destination.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Desperate travellers board flight to… nowhere

If you thought you were missing travel, wait until you see what avid travellers have been up to in Taiwan.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Australia’s inbound and domestic tourism spend falls by $6 billion

We’ve broken down Tourism Research Australia’s quarterly snapshot so that you don’t have to. And by “broken down”, we mean we skim read it and took a punt.

Share

CommentComments