Industry News

W Sydney to open in 2020

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, revealed its re-entry plans and is set to return to the harbour city with the signing of W Sydney. Built and developed by Grocon and funded by Greaton Group, W Sydney is slated for a 2020 debut.

The new-build hotel will be part of ‘The Ribbon’, a development designed by the architect Hassel.

W Sydney will feature 593 guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments and will also have the brand’s pool deck WetDeck with views of Darling Harbour. A restaurant as […]

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AccorHotels acquires Mantra Group

AccorHotels announces that the scheme of arrangement with Mantra Group has been implemented. Total consideration for the transaction was AU$1.3bn, i.e. €830m.

Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific said, “The Mantra Group is the latest chapter in the strong growth story of AccorHotels in the region. Since our launch with the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour in 1991, AccorHotels has become the largest hotel group in the Pacific, and Australia has always played a key role in that […]

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Premier Village Phu Quoc, managed by Accor, has opened in Vietnam

Premier Village Phu Quoc, Vietnam
An all-pool-villa resort has opened on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island. Nestled among the forested Ong Doi Cape, Premier Village Phu Quoc resort offers 217 villas in a number of configurations, from the two-storey two-bedroom villas to On The Rock villas with four bedrooms. Each dwelling features a private swimming pool, balcony, fully-equipped kitchenette, and a spacious living and dining room.

F&B options include the Mediterranean restaurant Corallo, the all-day dining Market and the Sunset Lounge (opening in […]

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Indonesia’s first Cartoon Network Waterpark coming to Bali

A second Cartoon Network waterpark is coming to Asia, with real-estate and hospitality investment company the MAJ Group announcing plans to develop a waterpark and family entertainment centre in Bali.

Covering 43,000sq m (462,800sq ft), the new development will feature the tropical island’s largest waterpark, complete with immersive Cartoon Network theming. Part of the Nusa Dua complex – a tourism development opened in 1973 – the waterpark will sit at the southernmost tip of the island and will feature a selection of rides and slides, as well […]

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W Hotels return to Australia with the opening of W Brisbane

The W Brisbane is officially open, signalling W Hotels Worldwide’s return to Australia. The new Sunshine Coast property is the first W to open on Australian shores since the W Sydney closed in Woolloomooloo a decade ago, and paves the way for a further two W properties set to open in Melbourne and Sydney in the next few years.

Delivering that signature W aesthetic, the new luxury property mixes fast-paced urban style and modern design with a decidedly cheeky Aussie point […]

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Sol House Bali Kuta Hotel opens in Indonesia

Meliá Hotels International today announced the opening of Sol House Bali Kuta, which becomes the 2nd hotel operated under the Sol House brand in Bali and Indonesia.

Originally known as Kuta Beach Club, the property went through a total refurbishment and became a member of Sol House brand. It is located in the heart of Kuta, a few minutes by walk to the best beaches and well-known sunsets, Sol House Bali Kuta is ideal for a holiday with beloved or friends. […]

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