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Frasers Hospitality develops first-of-its-kind revenue management capabilities for long stays

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Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, is collaborating with Duetto to design new features within an app that will yield room rates on long stays, a traditionally underserved segment. This is part of a larger initiative that the global hospitality company is embarking on to gain more insights into demand and boost its pricing and distribution strategies.

The new extended-stay features that Frasers Hospitality is co-developing will be available in Duetto’s cloud-based GameChanger app, which is being implemented across the company’s global portfolio. It is the first revenue management system that uses a revolutionary approach called open pricing to optimise rates for contracted extended stays in addition to traditional short stays.

The app will help Frasers Hospitality to more efficiently find the right balance between long and short stays, and account for variable costs by room type, customer segment and length of stay. Having such a system would overcome manual analysis of data as well as allow for better prediction of demand that goes beyond historical guest records by leveraging third- party data such as web shopping behaviour, air traffic and weather to gauge price sensitivities and recommend optimal room rates.

Instead of traditional fixed-tier pricing where rates for different sales channels are derived from a single best available rate (BAR), open pricing allows accommodation providers to price all room types, channels and dates independently of each other based on actual demand. By offering more flexibility in rate adjustments, this also means that guests are not turned away during peak periods when operators would normally close channels or add length-of-stay restrictions rather than sell discounted rooms.

Adding value: airport hotel completes multi-million-dollar transformation

Sub-tropical gardens and the new swimming pool deck at Holiday Inn Auckland Airport

Holiday Inn Auckland Airport hotel is now the perfect place to ‘holiday’ before or after connecting to domestic and international destinations, thanks to a multi-million-dollar refurbishment.

Drawing inspiration from New Zealand and the Pacific, Holiday Inn Auckland Airport has a contemporary new look following a full renovation of its public spaces. The three million dollar refurbishment, which commenced in June last year, has transformed the hotel’s ground floor restaurant and bar, hotel lobby, reception and swimming pool into eye-catching yet welcoming spaces, with a nod to cultural New Zealand and Pacific heritage.

The property’s ‘open marae-inspired design’ offers the perfect meeting ground for travellers and Aucklanders alike, giving it a ‘welcoming heart’ with bursts of colour, life and energy. The stylish new lounge bar sits at the heart of the hotel, where the removal of its original floor and ceiling features has revolutionised the space and opened it up to the sub-tropical gardens and the new swimming pool deck.

The hotel’s restaurant is now a destination in its own right, taking diners on a culinary journey of native New Zealand in a Pacific holiday setting – think hanging plants, bursts of colour and authentic finishing touches. The pool is an oasis of calm amidst sub-tropical gardens, although it’s just minutes away from Auckland Airport terminals and all major motorways.

Conrad Bora Bora Nui becomes a Hilton Managed Property

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Hilton recently announced the change of ownership agreement for Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Previously operating under a franchise agreement with SA Bora Bora Nui since opening to guests in April 2017, the 114-room hotel has been managed by Hilton effective April 2018.

Hotel Highlights:

  • Located in a private cove on Motu To’opua and secluded from the rest of the island, the resort boasts the longest stretch of white sand beach in Bora Bora
  • 114 Villas and Suites, including 86 Overwater Villas (18 featuring infinity plunge pools) and two, 2-story Presidential Overwater Villas with plunge pools – all with unrestricted sunset and lagoon views
  • Multiple distinct dining destinations including an overwater sunset lounge
  • Hina Spa – A hilltop spa boasting a bird’s eye view of the turquoise lagoon and Pacific Ocean below, using Elemis Spa skincare products
  • Expansive infinity pool with swim-up pool bar
  • Miniature golf course
  • One Banquet Room which caters for and seats up to 60 people. Outdoor functions with beautiful views of the ocean can also be arranged for up to 240 people
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Centre

Mandarin Oriental announces a new project in Muscat, Oman

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new resort and branded residences in Muscat, the capital of Oman, which is expected to open in 2021.

Mandarin Oriental, Muscat will feature 150 guestrooms and suites, five restaurants and bars, a Spa at Mandarin Oriental and an outdoor swimming pool. A variety of banqueting and meeting spaces will accommodate social and business events.

The Group will also manage 155 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, which will feature some of the most select private apartments in the capital ranging from 75 to 260 square metres. The property will be located on the beach in a prime city location and the low-rise architectural design will take full advantage of the views over the Arabian sea.

Muscat, the capital of Oman, is known as a showcase for the promotion and preservation of the natural environment, customs and traditions of the region. Mandarin Oriental, Muscat is a 20- minute drive from the airport and is based in a prestigious and central district with a mix of retail and leisure facilities, including the nearby Royal Opera House, the Grand Mosque and Muttrah, the city’s traditional souk.

Family Bonding Package at ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali

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Family vacations create unforgettable and lasting memories for the whole family. Family-friendly ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali is the perfect family holiday destination with a multitude of activities that will keep every member of the family entertained.

ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali offers families an extraordinary and memorable experience with the resort’s various activities suitable guests of all ages. Located in the quieter part of Sanur, only a three-minute walk to Semawang Beach, ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali provides an inviting getaway destination for families wanting to spend some quality time together.

ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali offers various accommodation options, ranging from studio 30 to Studio 55, with the artistically designed hotel providing first-class room amenities and a fresh, creative vibe that promises a relaxing stay for the family.

Celebrating the ART of eating well, ROCA is a design-driven restaurant that spills out onto a wooden terrace at the front of the hotel. ROCA is open 24 hours every day, serving all-time favorites for both adults and kids.

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane adds Spanish flare to its CBD location

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Capri by Fraser, Brisbane, are excited to announce the opening of Black Fire Restaurant Brisbane to replace their onsite restaurant, Asana. As of Monday 30 April, Canberra based restaurant group, Fuego Nero, will officially take over the ground floor space of Capri by Fraser, Brisbane, to open Black Fire headed up by chef Alessandro Spiga and culinary director and business owner Paolo Milanesi.

Black Fire Restaurant Brisbane will focus on serving delicious Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine, using locally sourced organic and seasonal produce. The restaurant will also service Capri by Fraser’s in-room menu for guests wishing to dine in and provide catering for the hotel’s on-site conferencing and event spaces.

The organic and local produce driven menu will include a selection of meats such as slow roasted suckling pig, lamb and an array of beef cuts with a steak of a marble score of 5+ being a highlight of Black Fire’s Mediterranean and ‘farm to table’ inspired menu. Tapping into Alessandro and Paolo’s European culinary heritage, the restaurant will serve an a la carte menu and tapas menu in the wine bar featuring fine cured meats paired with a curated wine list sourced from Australia, Spain, Italy and around the world.

Chef Alessandro will be joining the Brisbane team after working at Black Fire Canberra. Prior to this, he spent five years working with Michelin Star Chef Stefano Deidda at the Restaurant “Il Corsaro” in Italy, before meeting Paolo at the esteemed two-hatted Pilu in Freshwater Sydney.

 

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