Times Square – New pedestrian plazas

The new plazas and extended sidewalks add 110,000-square-feet of new pedestrian space to Times Square, transforming the area from one of New York’s most notoriously congested spaces into a radically open civic square. To take advantage of these new public spaces, and add to the excitement and vibrancy of Times Square, the Times Square Alliance […]

Auckland welcomes Grander Windsor

THE QUEEN CITY GETS A GRANDER WINDSOR The glamour of the Art Deco era, when travelling in style meant monogrammed trunks, well-cut suits and dressing for dinner with fabulous gowns and jewels, has inspired Auckland’s latest five-star boutique hotel. Already occupying a much-loved heritage building in Auckland’s international retail precinct, the Hotel Grand Windsor is […]

Dive Fish Snow Holidays – now travel&co

Dive Fish Snow Holidays has changed its name to travel&co. The active travel sector is expanding with more travellers looking for unique experiences, and the right advice to make these a reality.  Inspired by new management and their vision, travel&co is a powerful new active travel brand that’s all about the customer and what they love doing. A year […]

Langham Auckland morphs into Cordis

On 1 November, The Langham Auckland, one of New Zealand’s leading hotels will be rebranded as Cordis, Auckland. Cordis Hotels and Resorts is a new generation of selected upper upscale modern hotels by Langham Hospitality Group that is devoted to the guests’ needs and well-being, catering to both business and leisure travelers. “Our hotel in […]

Air China : Direct Melbourne – Shenzhen Service

Air China, the official carrier of the People’s Republic of China , today announced that a direct service between Melbourne and Shenzhen will commence on 20 June, 2017 . The service CA767/768 will operate three times per week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Currently, Air China operates 3 times weekly service from Melbourne to Beijing and 4 times weekly service between Melbourne and Shanghai . The new direct route will be operated by […]

Holiday Inn Express to the heart of Melbourne

The Holiday Inn Express brand takes another leap forward in Australia today, with IHG® and partner Pro-invest announcing plans to open Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins in 2020. The select service hotel will add 299 rooms to Melbourne’s boutique Little Collins Street. Running parallel to prominent and iconic Collins Street, the area is home to major […]

Mandarin Oriental for Santiago, Chile

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it has signed a management contract to manage, and ultimately brand, a 310-room hotel currently operating in Santiago, Chile.  The Group will take over management of the property from August 2017, and rename it Hotel Santiago. Following an extensive guestroom and public area renovation, the first stage of […]

More flights to Niue

Twice-a-week return flights to Niue from Auckland will now operate year-round following an agreement between the Niue Government and Air New Zealand. Previously the airline has operated one service a week between early November and late March; it is now extending operations during that period to twice-weekly. Niue Tourism Director of Marketing Felicity Bollen says […]

Wyndham – Second Hotel in Queenstown

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of its second hotel in Queenstown, ideally timed to service a need for high-quality accommodation in New Zealand’s third largest tourism market. Developed by Safari Group, Wyndham Garden® Remarkables Park, Queenstown, is slated to open in May next year, with construction in the Remarkables Park estate already underway. […]

AVANI Hotels & Resorts for Auckland

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, with a portfolio of 18 hotels and resorts in 12 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, has announced the acquisition of Metro Suites in Auckland. In a deal worth over NZD 11 million dollars, the Metro Suites’ 40-storey luxury tower will be transformed through a major room […]