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Gun-toting hotel guest fires ‘warning shots’ after telling guests off for not social distancing

The coronavirus pandemic has unearthed some absolute crazies. On one end of the spectrum, you have Bunnings Karen; on the other end, you have this guy.

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Hotel chain offers to “save your marriage” in witty post-lockdown campaign

This ad has a wonderful Dallas-meets-Dynasty 80s vibe about it. So, if you’re under 30, you may need to ask your parents.

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Marriott opens 800th APAC property

While your clients may not be able to spend a night or few at Marriott’s newest hotel just yet, they can still admire it from a distance here.

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STUDY: Hygiene outranks price and location as top criterion for booking holiday accommodation

This new research provides good news for hoteliers who manage expensive properties as well as accommodation that offers crappy views.

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Hotel review: Ovolo The Valley, Brisbane

by Ali Coulton

This cheeky hotel is an Instagrammer’s delight, chock full of bright colours and quirky art. And did we mention the mini-bar is free?!

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Two men die after tourist falls from hotel balcony, landing on man below

Two men have died in Spain after a British tourist fell from a hotel balcony onto another man on the ground below.

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IHG to refurbish and rebrand iconic Fijian hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group says “bula” to Fiji with the takeover of arguably its most iconic hotel.

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World’s first gold-plated hotel is open for business

The designer of this hotel has crammed as much gold plating into it as possible, including toilets. Yes, you read right: GOLD-PLATED TOILETS.

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Hotel investor Jerry Schwartz proposes helipad for Sofitel Darling Harbour

The prominent Aussie hospitality identity has launched the bold proposal to help revive Sydney’s tourism and conventions profile.

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Woman dies after falling from balcony at Sydney hotel

by Huntley Mitchell

In other news, Gold Coast detectives have charged three men with murder following the death of a 19-year-old man at a Surfers Paradise holiday apartment complex over the weekend.

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Hotel Wrap: Wyndham’s new APAC boss, W Melbourne opening date + MORE

A lot has been happening in the world of hospitality lately, judging by the skyscraper-style wrap we’ve got for you today.

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Hotel Wrap: Outrigger’s new agent newsletter, Marriott’s RevPAR plummets + MORE

This week’s Hotel Wrap is a bit like an Allen’s Party Mix, in that it’s got everything from new properties and wellness series, to agent-focused initiatives and some not-so-good quarterly results.

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