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Peppers Docklands protype room reveal

Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:18

Peppers Docklands Melbourne has unveiled its prototype room for its waterfront's first five-star hotel.
On track to open early 2016, the $140 million, 19-level development will feature 87 stylish hotel suites, 186 residential apartments and 11 retail shops.

Mantra Group CEO Bob East says that Peppers Docklands will prove popular both with the domestic and growing inbound tourism markets.
'The Docklands is in need of a sophisticated hotel product to cater to an increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world class calibre. Peppers Docklands has this, and will set a benchmark for future mixed-use developments in Australia.'

Peppers Docklands will be the first Peppers hotel to open in Melbourne for Mantra Group, joining 10 Mantra apartment hotels in Melbourne CBD and the airport.

Room protype                                                               Artist impression of Peppers Docklands Melbourne

Invercargill gets ibis Styles

Friday, 07 August 2015 08:58

AccorHotels New Zealand is adding ibis Styles Invercargill to its economy ibis hotel network. The former Invercargill Apartment Hotel is rebranding this October.

The 65-room property caters for leisure and business travellers, offering a range of contemporary studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments with kitchen facilities on each floor of the hotel.

The hotel features a breakfast room, fitness facility, in-house cinema, games room, complimentary wifi internet access and guest car parking.

ibis Styles Invercargill is a 10 minute drive from Invercargill Airport and conveniently located at 15 Tay Street in the town centre.

Chris Sedgwick, senior vice president operations says the hotel is a strategic addition to the network becoming AccrHotels’ 32nd hotel in the country. ‘It will complement our existing South Island hotels in Dunedin, Wanaka, Queenstown, Christchurch and Nelson.’

Ibis Styles is part of the evolution of AccorHotels’ economy brands which has seen the introduction of a three-tiered megabrand with ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.

Another Heritage adds raw breakfast

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 11:34

Heritage Queenstown has introduced a raw breakfast bar to its daily breakfast buffet at Mackenzies restaurant. Items on include Bircher muesli, complete with pipettes of raw berry coulis, raw granola, coconut ‘yoghurt,’ nuts and raw cabbage linseed ‘bread.’  
The raw breakfast bar is included as part of the continental and full buffet breakfast and is available daily.
‘This initiative has been an opportunity to change the perceptions of hotel breakfast food. We are preparing food that retains its natural flavours and nutritional value and our guests are loving it,’ says Adrian Lowrey, executive chef of Heritage Queenstown.
Unprocessed and uncooked plant foods are the key component for the raw breakfast bar concept. Nothing is cooked above 41 degrees Celsius as doing so can destroy enzymes and absorption.
Heritage Hotels was the first New Zealand hotel group to offer guests a raw breakfast bar, launching the concept at Heritage Auckland in 2013. The initiative builds on a company dining philosophy called the Good Food Project.

Adina for AKL

Friday, 17 July 2015 15:35

TFE Hotels will open an Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland in the Britomart precinct, less than 200 metres from Vector Arena, in downtown Auckland mid-October 2015.
The property will offer 128 apartments with fully equipped kitchens as well as an onsite gym, undercover parking, and a lobby bar and café.
Meeting facilities will include two conference rooms, one catering to 45 people theatre style and the other a boardroom for 12, with complimentary wifi.

Bay of Islands self famil

Friday, 17 July 2015 15:34

Scenic Hotel’s Bay of Islands is offering a special self famil rate: $72 per room, per night for up to two nights stay.
The offer is valid from now until 30 September 2015, with terms and conditions requiring a site inspection and feedback on the property after the stay.