Hotel Updates

Four Points in Bali

Friday, 03 July 2015 12:24

Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta is the latest Starwood property to join the company’s portfolio in Indonesia.

Located close to Kuta Beach on Jalan Benesari (Poppy’s Lane to those in the know), the new build hotel is scheduled to open on 15 July 2015.

Offering 186 guest rooms, including suites, each room will feature the Four Points Signature Bed (complete with plush mattress, down pillows, cozy duvet, and 250-thread-count sheets) and all ground floor rooms will have secure direct access to the lagoon style pool.

Once completed the hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, rooftop club, lobby bar, beer garden café, fitness centre, a 180 square metre meeting space, a Kids’ Club and three pools.

Free wifi will be available in all public spaces.

Future growth

In the next four years, Starwood plans to open 12 additional hotels across the country. Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta is the seventh property in Bali, with another two, The Westin Ubud and The Saraswati, a Luxury Collection Resort, Bali, slated for opening by 2016.

Several Four Points by Sheraton properties are to open in Indonesia in the cities of Makassar, Surabaya and Bandung in the next two years.

Pool view guest room at the new Four Points by Sheraton

Sage in Adelaide

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:54

SilverNeedle Hospitality has launched its new four star brand Sage Hotels at the former 138 room Grand Chifley Adelaide.
Sage Hotel’s guests receive complimentary wifi in their rooms, mini bar offerings at prices comparable to those of local convenience stores and laundry services comparable to street pricing. SilverNeedle DreamWeave Sleep System is available in all of the higher floors at the hotel.
Sage Hotel in Adelaide is close to both the CBD and Greenhill Road business hubs. It also has parklands opposite and the tram is within walking distance.

Radisson Blu Fiji goes solar

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:42

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji has installed solar energy panels that will not only save thousands of dollars in electricity costs but will displace over 417 tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of planting over 2000 trees.

‘Every year we monitor our carbon footprint and energy usage as we improve on it,’ explains general manager Radisson Blue Fiji, Gerard Knight. ‘We are now able to share our solar credentials with our guests who are increasingly aware of environmental issues and want the opportunity to make greener choices where they can.’

Pacific solar energy provider, Sunergise, has installed the panels and director, Ajay Raniga, direct says it is the largest grid connected hotel installation in the Pacific region.

Radisson Blu Fiji's solar energy installation is the largest in a Pacific hotel; Gerard Knight, GM Radisson Blu Fiji


Starwood to debut in South Australia

Friday, 12 June 2015 11:15

Starwood Hotels and Resorts will debut in South Australia with the signing of Aloft Adelaide in the state capital.
Slated to open in early 2018, the new-build hotel will form the centrepiece of New Mayfield, a mixed-use development set to reinvigorate inner-city Adelaide.  
Sean Hunt, Regional vice president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Pacific says ‘Adelaide is set for major growth over the next few years and we foresee significant business and leisure demand for innovative and design-led hotel options, such as Aloft.’
Located just 20 minutes away from Adelaide Airport, Aloft Adelaide will feature 200 style guestrooms.
The hotel will also feature an indoor glass bottom rooftop pool, 24 hour fitness centre with a rooftop running track, and 500 sqm of flexible meeting space.
Ideal for both large business and intimate gatherings, the meeting space is complimented by a rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the city, underneath the glass bottom pool.
The signing of Aloft Adelaide follows the recent announcement of the Aloft Sydney Pitt Street, slated to open in October 2016, and last year’s announcement of the Aloft Perth Rivervale, set to open early 2017.

QT brand for Museum Hotel

Friday, 12 June 2015 10:02

Wellington hotelier Chris Parkin has sold the Museum Hotel, located across the road from the Te Papa national museum, to ASX-listed Amalgamated Holdings for $28.5 million, it will take on the QT brand.

The sale is expected to be completed in early August, and Amalgamted will refurbish the 163 room hotel and rebrand it as QT, the ASX listed company said in a statement.

Amalgamated's other New Zealand operations include the Rydges Hotels and Event Cinemas.

(source: NZ Herald)