Expedia.com® analysed thousands of data points this year to identify the top trends in travel for 2018, and the results show that travelers are increasingly interested in unique and novel experiences. Highlights from the report include the rise of secondary destinations like Chiang Mai, the Azores and Cartagena, and non-traditional lodging options such as tentalows and houseboats. In the activities and attractions space, observation decks and architectural landmarks saw the biggest growth, with cooking classes and other culinary experiences close behind.
The Branksome Hotel & Residences celebrated their first year not too long ago and industry professionals and partners were treated to a night of festivities at their Rooftop Garden & Bar. 270 degrees of panorama line the al fresco space of stools and lounges with views stretching as far out to Coogee, Bondi and Liverpool.Continue reading Branksome Hotel, Mascot: One year anniversary!→
It’s one of the most luxurious properties in the Sydney CBD having hosted some of the world’s most prominent including Lady Gaga and George Michael. The Grand Ballroom was the setting for more than 600 of Sydney’s socialites with the unveiling of the $50 million dollar refurbishment and rebrand of Sheraton the Park which is now known as Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park. Continue reading Sheraton Grand Hyde Park Relaunch→
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, The Ternary Restaurant on Darling Harbour is now offering a trio of hearty winter warmer dishes to be enjoyed against the spectacular backdrop of the iconic Sydney Harbour.
The first offering is perfect for sharing with a friend, partner or colleague; a cheese board and bottle of red. The board is adorned with a selection of local and imported cheeses, including a variety from France that sit alongside quince paste and walnut bread. This is paired with a beautiful bottle of the McWilliam’s 480 2015 Shiraz Wine for just $49. McWilliam’s 480 wines are grown at an altitude of 480 metres to develop deep flavour and tannins whilst the cooler temperatures at higher altitudes promote freshness and aroma, which match perfectly with the richness of the cheeses.
The Ternary Bar & Restaurant
(Novotel Darling Harbour)
100 Murray Street, Pyrmong NSW 2009 Reservations
Australia’s Largest Hospitality Group Launch Nightcap Hotels Nationwide. ALH Group has launched Nightcap Hotels, a nationwide accommodation brand offering everything a guest needs to eat, drink, play and stay, all at an affordable price. Nightcap Hotels is dedicated to providing an all-inclusive, great value and affordable sleepover, with contemporary designed rooms, premium King Koil beds, bars, free 24/7 WiFi, bistro and restaurant dining all within a friendly, laid-back atmosphere.
Launching with 28 locations across Australia, Nightcap Hotels will then expand each month following extensive refurbishments to select hotels from the groups 96 existing owned and operated accommodation hotels. Brett Salter, ALH Group National Accommodation Manager, recognises the enormous potential for growth and has ambitious goals for Nightcap Hotels in the coming years.
“Our incredibly talented and passionate team have been working tirelessly for the last three years to build the Nightcap Hotels brand and values,” said Salter.
When asked what makes Nightcap Hotels different, Salter said, “We are able to provide our guests with a unique offer, quite different to any other group around the country. Our hotels have extensive food and beverage facilities and now offer a great accommodation experience at a very competitive price in mostly suburban and some regional locations. There’s a lot of niche brands with personality and consistency in the upscale segment, we will provide this niche along with our signature King Koil beds in our professionally designed rooms in the economy and midscale segment.”
New hotels are added to the Nightcap Hotels network each month with Nightcap at Finsbury Hotel, Adelaide recently refurbished and re-openings expected soon at Nightcap at Belgium Beer Cafe, Perth CBD, Nightcap at Edge Hill, Cairns and Nightcap at Colyton Hotel, Western Sydney.
“With many of our hotels re-opening at more than 90% occupancy levels, we’re all very excited for what is to be an incredible journey ahead,” said Salter.
Nightcap Hotels is operated by ALH Group, owner and operator of over 330 licensed venues across Australia including iconic hotels and neighbourhood pubs, serving over 57,000 meals a day and employing 15,000+ people.