• Controllers, Drive Your Professional Development: Attend CHCC 2018

    Club and hotel controllers: Do not miss the opportunity to get behind the wheel and take control of your own professional development. The Club and Hotel Controllers Conference (CHCC) — co-located with the world’s largest hospitality technology show HITEC® Houston at the George R.

  • Paycheck Checkup: The IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Review Withholdings

    April 17, 2018: Tax day in the United States has come and gone. Individual taxpayers have filed all of their paperwork, and have either paid up the amount owed to the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or deposited their refunds in their bank accounts.

  • Is the Lodging Industry Ready for a 12th Edition of USALI?

    The 11th edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) went live on January 1, 2015. This edition presented multiple updates such as changes to the way customers were reported in food outlets, new rooms revenue and demand segmentation, gross versus net reporting, and the addition of a new schedule, Schedule 6 — Information and Telecommunications Systems.

  • What to Expect at HITEC Houston 2018: Elite Education, Exhibits, E20X and More

    HOUSTON: A booming cosmopolitan city that is home to more than 2 million Texans, NASA’s famous Johnson Space Center, and — in just two short months — the world’s largest hospitality exhibition HITEC®.

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Luxury hotel introduces BYO

hotelmanagement.com.au·18 May 2018
Starting from 1st June 2018 all through the winter months, radii restaurant at Park Hyatt Melbourne will be hosting Winter BYO Dinners every Monday to Friday. Bring along your favourite bottle to enjoy with no corkage fee when you dine at radii restaurant.
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Primus Hotel Sydney has launched Club Primus

hotelmanagement.com.au·18 May 2018
Primus Hotel Sydney has launched Club Primus, an all new rewards program that offers members a number of benefits across its dining and luxury accommodation offerings. The post Primus Hotel Sydney has launched Club Primus appeared first on Hotel Management.
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New winery 'glamping' experience

hotelmanagement.com.au·18 May 2018
Queensland’s first winery glamping experience “Sanctuary by Sirromet” was officially launched on Friday 11 May by the Honourable Michael (Mick) de Brenni – Member for Springwood – and Sirromet Wines owner, Terry Morris.
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AccorHotels officially rolls out Inspired by Her initiative

hotelmanagement.com.au·18 May 2018
Influencers and media were welcomed to the William Inglis Hotel, MGallery by Sofitel last week (10 May, 2018) for the roll out of Inspired by Her, a new hotel initiative designed specifically for women.
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Marriott announce Awards of Excellence winners

hotelmanagement.com.au·17 May 2018
Marriott International has announced this year's J. Willard Marriott Awards of Excellence (AOE) honourees.
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AccorHotels makes major South American acquisition

hotelmanagement.com.au·17 May 2018
AccorHotels and Chilean group Algeciras have signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hoteles in order to acquire the South American-based company. The post AccorHotels makes major South American acquisition appeared first on Hotel Management.
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Auckland introduces new strategy to encourage sustainable growth

hotelmanagement.com.au·16 May 2018
Auckland’s visitor economy has embarked on a new direction of travel with the launch of Destination AKL 2025 – a new strategy that encourages the sustainable growth of one of Auckland’s and New Zealand’s most important industries.
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Comedy acts, music and magic shows are coming to Stamford Hotels

hotelmanagement.com.au·16 May 2018
A series of comedy acts, music and magic shows are lined up for Stamford Hotels in Adelaide, Glenelg, Sydney and Melbourne.
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Sails Port Macquarie reveals multi-million dollar revamp at exclusive launch party

hotelmanagement.com.au·15 May 2018
The reveal has been a long time coming, with construction wrapping up recently after four and a half years in the making. Find out more here. The post Sails Port Macquarie reveals multi-million dollar revamp at exclusive launch party appeared first on Hotel Management.
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STR: Melbourne hotel rates lift in April

hotelmanagement.com.au·15 May 2018
Melbourne's hotels saw solid rate rises in April, according to the latest data from STR. The post STR: Melbourne hotel rates lift in April appeared first on Hotel Management.
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Exclusive: AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin on Mantra takeover, Airbnb, new brands and more

hotelmanagement.com.au·10 May 2018
AccorHotels Chairman and CEO, Sébastien Bazin, says the company’s proposed acquisition of Mantra Group – which is subject to a Mantra shareholder vote on May 18 for approval – is an exciting opportunity as the business continues its phenomenal global growth.
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HM Awards 2018 entries open

hotelmanagement.com.au· 9 May 2018
Nominations for the 2018 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, presented by Sealy Posturepedic, are now open at www.hmawards.com.au Entries are once more open to staff and properties across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and nominations close at 5pm on Friday June 15, 2018. Once more, almost 50 HM Awards will be handed out and will recognise excellence over a range of categories, from people and departments to properties and chains. Annually, over 1500 different properties are nominated and after a lengthy voting process by a key judging panel involving 50 industry professionals and travel media, the finalists and winners are then decided. In the last 15 years, over 8600 people have attended the HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic and more than 650 awards have been awarded to hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The 2018 HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic gala presentation dinner is being held at ICC Sydney on Friday, September 7, 2018.
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AHICE 2018 wraps-up after huge second day loaded with announcements

hotelmanagement.com.au· 9 May 2018
The ninth annual Australian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE), hosted and presented by HM Magazine, has wrapped up for another year (03 May 2018). More than 800 delegates registered for the conference, which saw attendees create meaningful business connections and engage in educational sessions over two days. The momentum continued on the second day, with delegates hearing thought provoking updates and presentations by Tourism Australia Chair and Mantra Chief Executive Bob East; followed by an industry update delivered by Tourism Accommodation Australia chair Martin Ferguson and Q&A sessions with Travelodge Asia chairman Stephen Burt and Intrust Super Chief Executive Brendan O’Farrell.
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Associations welcome Australian Federal Budget

hotelmanagement.com.au· 9 May 2018
The leading accommodation and tourism industry associations in Australia have welcomed last night’s (May 8) Federal Budget. The Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) said the Federal Budget taxation crackdown on offshore online travel agencies “should be supported by all states and territories so it can become a reality”, according to the organisation’s CEO, Richard Munro.
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Swiss-Belhotel reaches 150 hotels globally

hotelmanagement.com.au·27 April 2018
Speaking at the recent Arabian Travel Mart in Dubai, Gavin M. Faull, chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “Reaching 150 hotels opened or signed globally is a very important milestone for us and highlights our momentous growth. This achievement illustrates the strength of Swiss-Belhotel International’s superb portfolio of brands delivering exceptional guest experience in every segment of the market with the support of our outstanding partners and a great team.
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Ctrip signs MOU with AccorHotels

hotelmanagement.com.au·27 April 2018
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. has entered into a memorandum of understanding with AccorHotels Ctrip.com is a leading provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, package tour and corporate travel management and other travel-related services in China (Ctrip). The partnership will allow Ctrip’s over 300 million registered users to access personalised experiences from AccorHotels’ global brands portfolio.
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NZHIC 2018 aims to help grow the tourism industry into the regions

hotelmanagement.com.au·20 April 2018
Sharing New Zealand’s tourism boom into the regions will be top of the agenda at this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference (NZHIC). The conference is the largest of its kind in New Zealand and is co-hosted by Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Horwath HTL Ltd. “The programme is focusing strongly on how we can encourage more growth in the regions. It’s about attracting high value visitors to spend more time and money off the beaten track, which in turn makes regional hotel developments more attractive to investors,” TIA Hotel Sector Manager Sally Attfield says.
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MGallery by Sofitel sets sights on female business travellers with new iniative

hotelmanagement.com.au·20 April 2018
Seventy-three percent of women travelling for business often forget to pack an essential item and don’t realise they’ve left it behind until they get to the hotel, according to a new global study by MGallery by Sofitel. The study, which was conducted in partnership with global marketing research company IPSOS, also found that women wanted quality hairdryers and good bathroom lighting when staying at a hotel, prompting MGallrey hotels in the Pacific to now have these amenities available.
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AI in travel: How to stay ahead

hotelmanagement.com.au·13 April 2018
As we progress into the future every aspect of our lives will slowly become affected by the introduction of Artificial intelligence (AI). A few years ago, all this talk about AI sounded somewhat sci-fi and futuristic but it is already very much part of our lives. While there are still some major hurdles to overcome, soon we will enter an age where our lives will become dominated by machines that will assist us with our every need including our careers, hobbies and travels.
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Frasers Hospitality kicks-off 20th Anniversary celebrations

hotelmanagement.com.au· 6 April 2018
Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, is kicking off its 20th anniversary celebrations with a promotional campaign to celebrate the milestone occasion. Up for grabs are 20 Golden Tickets worth 20,000 Fraser World points each, which can be used to redeem for free stays. One lucky winner will also walk away with a Grand Golden Ticket, which comes with 20 free nights and USD$20,000 in cash. Themed ‘A World of Thanks’, the promotional campaign is Frasers Hospitality’s way of expressing its gratitude towards guests for their loyalty over the years.
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Strong global speaker line-up for Design Inn 2018

hotelmanagement.com.au· 6 April 2018
A strong global speaker line-up has been announced for Design Inn 2018, which is being held on May 1 at Grand Hyatt Melbourne prior to the 2018 Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE). Headlining the program is Tony Chi, globally-renowned hospitality guru and founder of tonychi, who is flying in from New York to speak at the event, which is regarded as the leading hotel interior design and architecture symposium in Australasia.

IHG announces plans for new luxury Southeast Asia property

hotelmanagement.com.au·28 March 2018
InterContinental Hotels Group and Soraya Development Company Limited have announced plans to bring a new five-star luxury property to Southeast Asia, with the InterContinental Yao Yai Resort set for a 2020 opening. Located on Phang Nga Bay, in-between Thailand’s mainland and Phuket island and half-an-hour from the region’s main airports, the new-build beachfront resort will include 170 rooms across four separate categories. The first will consist of 72sqm ocean view rooms, with a panoramic view suite on the top floor, complete with a plunge pool, while guests can also opt for a room or suite in one of three family-designated buildings featuring water slides and pool access.

Travel & Tourism fastest growing sector globally, says WTTC

hotelmanagement.com.au·27 March 2018
ravel & Tourism was responsible for the creation of 7 million new jobs worldwide, while the sector as a whole grew at 4.6%, much faster than the rest of the economy, according to the World Travel Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Economic Impact Research. For the seventh consecutive year, the Travel & Tourism sector has outperformed the global economy, which grew at 3% during 2017, while being the fastest growing broad economic sector globally, outperforming the likes of manufacturing, retail and wholesale, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and financial services.

Staycations on the rise for Aussies, says Government survey

hotelmanagement.com.au·27 March 2018
More Australians are holidaying at home and choosing to enjoy natural wonders around the country, according to the Government’s International and National Visitor Survey results. An increase in overnight trips by Australians has seen spending by domestic tourists increase six percent to a record $64.5 billion in 2017. Combined with the record $41.3 billion spent by international tourists during the same period, total tourism spending has reached a new record of almost $106 billion, up six per cent on the previous year.
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Record number of Global Hoteliers head to Melbourne for AHICE 2018

hotelmanagement.com.au·27 March 2018
The largest line-up of global Hoteliers are headlining one of the strongest programs ever seen at the upcoming Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE), set to be held in Melbourne on May 2-3. Headlining the strongest and most comprehensive speaker program ever produced for AHICE is former Starwood CEO, Frits van Paasschen, who is flying to Melbourne from New York to give a keynote on the power of disruptors. It will be van Paasschen’s only Australian speaking appearance in 2018 and the Amazon best-selling author and investor in the trendsetting citizenM Hotels chain promises to deliver a keynote session and open-floor Q&A that are not to be missed.
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Exclusive: Paul Constantinou back as Quest's key leader

hotelmanagement.com.au·23 March 2018
Quest Apartment Hotels Founder and Chairman, Paul Constantinou, is set to absorb the CEO role into his duties following the resignation today (Mar 23) of Zed Sanjana. In the role, Constantinou said he plans to “mentor and empower his leadership team as Quest continues its journey towards full integration with The Ascott Group”.

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