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Hotels

Australia’s first Mövenpick hotel opens its doors

Among the offerings at this new Accor hotel is a daily ‘Chocolate Hour’, which we can only assume involves bathing in Cadbury Dairy Milk.

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Hotels

IHG and City Tattersalls Club team up to open Hotel Indigo Sydney Centre

CTC members are cheering about this new deal, as it means they can now just wander upstairs and pass out at after enjoying a few too many whiskeys at the Silks Bar.

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Business

Flight Centre’s Stage and Screen names new general manager

Is that your smiling mug in the accompanying photo? Well, we’ve got good news for you! That is, assuming Flight Centre forgot to let you know before it sent out this announcement.

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Venues

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park becomes latest victim of COVID-19

The Indigenous cultural tourism venue in Cairns has been forced to close its doors due to the ongoing travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic.

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Hotels

Accor to transform heritage theatre into Sydney lifestyle hotel

Accor is bringing one of its funky lifestyle hotel brands to one of Sydney’s most iconic heritage buildings, so expect to hear a lot of James Brown and Prince being played from the property’s speakers.

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Events

Multi-million-dollar Masters Games to return to South Australia

South Australia has confirmed its penchant for elderly sportspeople in Lycra, with the state set to host the Australian Masters Games for the eighth time.

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Venues

Byron Bay restaurant cops “heartbreaking” reviews before it even opens

It looks like this venue owner has either made some enemies or been the target of some unfortunate bots.

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Hotels

Nail-biting images emerge of youths taking selfies on Sydney hotel ledge

Bloody kids these days and their death-defying selfies. Back in our day, the cameras were so big that we’d be lucky to get one up a staircase, let alone onto the ledge of a building.

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Exhibitions

IMEX Frankfurt event scrapped for second straight year

However, the event’s organisers reckon things are looking up with the rollout of the vaccine, and are confident their US event will go ahead.

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Hotels

Opening date revealed for W Melbourne

Have you been waiting with bated breath for Marriott to reveal the opening date for its new Melbourne property? Well, you can now rid yourself of all that anxiety.

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Destinations

Business Events Geelong appoints first-ever BDM

The organisation has appointed its first BDM, which stands for business development manager and not bespoke disco man, as first reported by The Nibbler.

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Hotels

Parmelia Hilton Perth gets multi-million-dollar makeover

You could say this $45 million transformation is the hotel equivalent of Jocelyn Wildenstein’s plastic surgery efforts, except that it looks way better.

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