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Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders newly refurbished rooms brings the joy of travel to the city

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders - Flinder Room

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders has completed the refurbishment of all guest’s rooms, bathrooms and suites. Hotel owner, Philip Carter enlisted architects Wilson & Hill of New Zealand, to completely strip out and reinvent each the hotel rooms plus adding seven more to bring the room count to 209.

Each room was completely gutted to create a blank canvas for the architect to design a room with the modern traveller in mind. The bathroom, luggage rack and wardrobe have been purposely designed outside the bedroom, which allows the guests to have more of a living room feeling while relaxing on new Holiday Inn pillow top beds. Large HD TVs have been integrated into a stylish wall panel with HDMI and USB connectivity, which allows the traveller to connect with free WIFI to their favourite digital content. Travellers are also able to enjoy the floor to ceiling windows with electronically switched block out blinds which can be controlled by the bedside.

The new bathrooms have also been completely gutted and now featuring large showers with no threshold and an opaque window into the bedroom which provides guests with natural light. The stone vanity counter tops offer plenty of space and all fittings are water conserving, ensuring that the hotel continues to minimise the impact on the environment through the IHG Green Engage system.

Shangri-La and Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris “Warmer Welcomes” Alliance named best loyalty partnership

The groundbreaking hotel loyalty alliance launched by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris last year was named “Best Loyalty Partnership” at Flightglobal’s 10th Loyalty Awards event.

The award, judged by a panel of leading loyalty management specialists, highlights the unique guest proposition offered by the “Warmer Welcomes” hospitality alliance, which allows Shangri-La’s Golden Circle and Taj’s InnerCircle members to earn and redeem their preferred loyalty currency at the more than 200 hotels managed by the iconic hotel groups. The award also recognises the commercial benefits generated by the partnership for the brand partners.

Flightglobal, founded in 1996 and based in Toulouse/France, is a leading independent management company that monitors all 200+ frequent flyer programmes in the travel industry.

Atlantis, The Palm, says thank you to fans with a free stay in the world’s first social media suite

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In celebration of reaching one million Facebook fans, Atlantis, The Palm will reward followers with the launch of the world’s first social media suite. Launching on 18th March 2018 at the destination resort in Dubai, Facebook fans will be invited to book a free one night’s stay in the Atlantis Fan Suite with bookings being taken every day until December 2018.

The unique room, will offer breathtaking views of The Palm Island and will be specially adapted to suit a social media users every desire. Upon check in, guests will enter their Facebook log in at the door of the suite to unlock the room and can sit back and tune into the special Facebook Fan channel on the in-room TV. For those that need a little help during their stay, guests can ‘poke’ their personal butler using a special in room intercom system.

For those who want to share every moment of their stay with their friends and family, the suite comes with a special Facebook Live Lounge, where guests can place their handset on a stand and relax on the thumbs up shaped chair to record their messages. Exciting additions extend to the bathroom, where a social media mirror is in prime position to message friends as you put your make up on and even the amenities from bath soaps to flip flops and shaving kits, depict catchy social media slogans.

Mulia Bali presents the highly anticipated Debut of Café Mambo


Mulia Bali, a five-star hotel that exudes beach front luxury, is gearing up for the highly anticipated debut of Café Mambo on Wednesday 7 March. Café Mambo is a weekly party featuring beats and bikinis, and is styled after the legendary Café Mambo in Ibiza.

This spectacular lifestyle event is all about creating summer holiday magic for in-house guests and resort visitors, and will be kicking off at 3pm every Wednesday. This iconic party event will be offering up sensational sounds by the resort’s lavish Courtyard Pool and have you surrounded by lush tropical gardens. See the press release attached for further information.

Café Mambo’s premiere event at Mulia Bali will feature the Mambo Brothers, who were raised in the clubbing utopia of Ibiza and are the sons of the Café Mambo Founders. Having commanded dance floors all around the globe, the pair will be bringing their dynamic DJing skills to Mulia Bali for a unique party experience.

Introducing FV by Peppers: Brisbane’s hottest new hotel officially opens its doors

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Brisbane’s hottest new hotel, FV by Peppers has officially opened its doors with Mantra Group’s Chief Operating Officer Tomas Johnsson and the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games, the Honourable Kate Jones cutting the ribbon to celebrate the landmark hotel opening.

Developed by luxury property developer GURNERTM and inspired by New York’s flatiron building, with New York influences throughout, FV’s three towers are called Flatiron, Valley House and No. 1.

With two out of the three 30-storey towers now complete, the $600-million high end development in Fortitude Valley’s Alfred Street will comprise of 986 spacious one and two bedroom apartments, a mixture of hotel rooms and long-term letting.

Luxe amenities at FV by Peppers include a heated u-shaped skyline pool with spectacular views and in-pool seating overlooking Brisbane’s CBD, a moonlight cinema, yoga retreat, fully-equipped gym, and three beautiful VIP private spa lounges available to hire which include your own exclusive spa, bar and dining area overlooking Brisbane’s CBD and Story Bridge.

Berjaya Hotels & Resorts introduce two new planes for charter air service to Redang Island

The Taaras Beach and Spa Resort Redang Island

Berjaya Hotels and Resorts plans to launch chartered air services from Kuala Lumpur to Redang Island from June 2018 after purchasing two new aircraft. Berjaya Hotels and Resorts chief executive officer Hanley Chew said it would spend around US$15 million to US$20 million for the purchase of the two pre-owned turboprop planes.

Chew said the two planes, which could sit up to 50 passengers, will have a 36-seat configuration instead and will fly from Subang Skypark Terminal direct to Redang Airport. The targeted clients who would be using Berjaya’s air service are holidaymakers who would stay at the Berjaya owned The Taaras Beach and Spa Resort.

The charter package would include flights, accommodation and activities on the island, and starts from RM3500 to RM5000 per person for three days and two nights.

Vail Resorts’ Industry-Leading Season Pass – Epic Pass – Offers Worldwide Access to 61 Mountain Resorts in Eight Countries at $899 for the 2018-19 Season

United States. Canada. Australia. Japan. France. Switzerland. Italy. Austria. No other season pass gives skiers and snowboarders access to so many celebrated resorts around the world than the Epic Pass, including unlimited, unrestricted access to 15 mountain resorts and limited access to 46 more. Priced at $899 for the 2018-19 winter season, the Epic Pass remains unmatched in the mountain resort industry for the variety and value it offers skiers and snowboarders.

New for next winter, the Epic Pass will feature access to Telluride in Colorado; Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan; and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies across Canada, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec, all in a long-term alliance.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Epic Pass on March 18, 2018, Vail Resorts is honoring the epic service of the Company’s founders from the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, and the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces and Australian Defence Force with the introduction of a new $99 Military Epic Pass for active and retired military personnel and their dependents – an almost 90-percent discount to the regular Epic Pass price.

Additionally, as the first of its kind in the mountain resort industry, all other U.S., Canadian and Australian veterans and their dependents are eligible for a $499 Military Epic Pass, which offers more than a 40-percent discount off the regular price ($269 for children under 18 years of age). Vail Resorts will donate $1 for every 2018-19 season pass sale to Wounded Warrior Project to benefit wounded veterans and their families, which would exceed $750,000 based on last year’s sales.