Hotels

It’s The Big Fat Hotel Wrap

Sophie Harrison

It’s Travel Weekly’s once-a-week instalment of all your juicy hotel gossip, from Laos’ new IHG to Marriott’s mobile manoeuvre.

Mandarin says Aloha

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced its intention to open a new luxury hotel and residences in Honolulu, Hawaii

The 36-story mixed-use tower with gardens and public plazas, which has a target opening date in early 2020, will enable Mandarin Oriental to introduce its hospitality to Hawaii’s important tourism and business destination on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

Salem Partners and Mandarin Oriental announce plans to open a luxury hotel and residences in Honolulu
Salem Partners and Mandarin Oriental announce plans to open a luxury hotel and residences in Honolulu

Daydream Island Resort and Spa appoints BDM

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the 4.5 star Daydream Island Resort and Spa in the Whitsundays has announced the appointment of experienced industry professional, Karen Everingham, as its Business Development Manager – MICE.

Everingham comes to Daydream Island with broad experience in a variety of senior managerial, sales and development roles in the tourism and hospitality industries, where she joins Daydream from Tourism Fiji.

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IHG explores Laos

IHG has announced opening of Crown Plaza Vientiane in Laos, marking the capitals first internationally branded upscale hotel.

Travellers visiting Laos on leisure will now have a convenient base from which to explore historical Vientiane, as InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – one of the world’s leading hotel companies – has announced the opening of a new 197-room Crowne Plaza Vientane in Laos, marking the group’s first entry into the country.

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New boutique brand launching in Cronulla 

Event Hospitality & Entertainment has announced a new Aussie boutique hotel brand for modern business and leisure travel, Eventhouse Hotels.

After extensive revitalisation, Rydges Cronulla has transformed into Eventhouse Cronulla, marking the first of the Eventhouse Hotels – fresh, inspired, coastal cool and only a stone’s throw from Cronulla Beach.

The Lobby in Eventhouse Hotel, Cronulla
The Lobby in Eventhouse Hotel, Cronulla

Marriott reimagines its mobile app

Based on the foundation of actual hands-on guest research and feedback, Marriott International, will now offer Marriott Rewards members a dynamic mobile experience personalised for them.

Today marks the launch of the newly redesigned and engaging Marriott Mobile app for iOS users in five languages, with Android coming soon. Guests will enjoy new and expanded digital features; customised travel content; simple, one-button navigation; and a new swipe-able discovery home screen, designed to put power in the hands of Marriott Rewards Members to personalise their travel experience.

 



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Mauritius drops mandatory testing requirement

Another day another bloody beautiful destination becomes more accessible for rebound travel. We love to see it!

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Travel Agents

CTM completes acquisition of 1000 Mile Travel Group

Shout out to Corporate Travel Management, who have successfully doomed us to having Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles stuck in our head for the foreseeable future.

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Destinations

Vanuatu says Welkam back to Aussie visitors as first flight lands in Port Vila

Pack your suitcase because international travellers no longer have to quarantine upon entry to Vanuatu!

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Aviation

ATSB report sparks overhaul in Qantas’ safety instructions following passenger injuries

Australia’s transport safety authority raised concerns over the clarity of Qantas’ safety instructions after six passengers were injured evacuating a plane via an escape slide.

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Cruise

Aurora partners with education platform & expands into French-speaking markets

It’s berets and baguettes all ’round at the Aussie expedition company’s office today, while Travel Weekly makes do with a simple pairing of Jam Fancies and Aldi tea.

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Destinations

Tourism NZ celebrates first Matariki public holiday with music colab

New Zealand has scored a new public holiday for the Māori New Year, marking its first national holiday to recognise and celebrate mātauranga Māori.

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Destinations

This island is tipped to be the next coveted Italian destination

Are you done with Rome? Do you find Positano passé? You’re going to want to check out this little slice of Italian paradise… before everyone else does.

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Hotels

Marriott to implement minimum wage bump earlier than expected

Not only were the staff chuffed that they’ve gotten a pay bump, but receiving it earlier as well must have them over the moon.

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Hotels

REVIEW: Visit literal Paradise in the Maldives

by Chloe Noel De Kerbrech

Imagine an island with shimmering teal waters and perfectly white sand. Imagine an island you never want to leave. Actually, stop. You don’t have to imagine any of this because we found it.

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Cruise

Cairns welcomes Coral Princess’ maiden call

Crew members were also chuffed to be there, so much so that they learned the Cairns-Can, which is like the French can-can but with much more Four X Gold involved.

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Travel Agents

TravelManagers market supplier day goes ahead after two years of delays

Agents and suppliers spent a whirlwind day catching up at a special market event, though that’s not to say they bonded over fresh produce, at least, that we know of.

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Aviation

Bonza begins search for customer facing ‘legends’

Do you love giving safety briefings to a metal box full of people who are clearly not listening? Boy have we got news for you.

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