Australia’s Best Business Hotel

Boutique Brisbane property Spicers Balfour Hotel has been named Australia’s best destination for business travellers by hotelscombined.com, beating large international chains in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. The hotel topped the listing after the Australian-based hotel price comparison website found it offered the best work-life balance for those who work on the road. Spicers Balfour Hotel edged out […]

Best Boutique Hotel

Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel has taken the lead as the best in the country, being awarded Best Boutique Hotel at the prestigious HM Awards for Excellence held in Sydney over the weekend. Held at Sydney Town Hall and hosted by television personality Larry Emdur, the 2013 HM Awards have, once again, recognised the accommodation industry’s finest […]

Princes Gate Hotel Joins Distinction Hotels

The Distinction Hotels Group is delighted to announce the latest addition to its New Zealand owned and operated hotel group — the Princes Gate Hotel in Rotorua. After 27 years at the helm of the iconic 5-star property, Brett and Vlasta Marvelly have entrusted Distinction Hotels with the management of the Princes Gate Hotel, effective […]

Swiss-Belhotel International Arrives In NZ

Asia’s rising hospitality management star Swiss-Belhotel International will launch an upscale resort at legendary Kiwi ski playground Coronet Peak, adding New Zealand to the burgeoning list of Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern nations where the Swiss-Belhotel flag flies. wiss-Belresort Coronet Peak Queenstown will offer an experience targeting international tourists, said Chairman, President and owner of Swiss-Belhotel […]

5 Most Luxurious Hotels in New Zealand

by guest blogger Kristy Alexander There are a surprising number of hotels in the luxury market in New Zealand and I am certain that the quality will far exceed your expectations.  Most luxurious is really a matter of personal opinion and because of that there are so many hotels that could easily qualify for this […]

Customise your hotel room by app

The UK’s Whitbread chain has announced the hub, a compact hotel room that guests can customise via their smartphone, even before they’ve arrived. Springwise.com reports that the rooms – which will form part of the company’s popular Premier Inn brand – will feature a number of clever ways to make the most of their 11.4sqm footprint. […]

Hotel Muse – Next Top Model

Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan, member of the MGallery Collection, welcomed 15 models who are competing in this season of Australia’s Next Top Model on their surprise visit to Bangkok. Accompanied by judges Charlotte Dawson and Didier Cohen, the troupe of 15 young and aspiring models from Australia arrived late in the evening at Hotel Muse […]

Edgewater Rarotonga caters to extended families

Edgewater Resort & Spa in Rarotonga reports seeing an increasing number of inter-generational families coming to stay, with grandparents travelling with families or extended family groups travelling together. “Edgewater Resort is perfect for this type of group as the three-bedroom villas are set up with full kitchen, laundry facilities and separate lounge,” says Mike Hogan […]

BMW 7 checks into Intercontinental Wellington

A new arrival at InterContinental Wellington has both guests and staff excited – a BMW 7 Series high performance car in which to transport guests around the nation’s capital. InterContinental Wellington General Manager, Scott Hamilton, said adding the vehicle to the hotel’s inventory was an easy decision after all options had been considered. “We pride ourselves on […]

New Marina Butler

Hotel butlers are so passé, the only butler to have now is the Marina Butler. New for 2013, the hottest hotel on the coast of Turkey, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, is introducing a complimentary Marina Butler to cater to the whims of their yachtie guests. This is the only place to drop anchor this season! […]