Month: February 2017

The Luxury Collection announces first hotel in Tasmania

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), has announced the signing of a Luxury Collection Hotel in Hobart, scheduled to open in 2018 following a full scale renovation. Owned by Trawalla Group Parliament Square Hotel Operator Pty Ltd., this property will be the first hotel in Tasmania for The Luxury Collection. The hotel will reside in repurposed heritage buildings in Parliament Square, a new design-led, urban development that is set to revitalise the neighbourhood, uniting the city’s unique past with its contemporary culture.

The Chapman’s Challenge returns for its second year at Pangkor Laut Resort

The Chapman’s Challenge 2017 – a unique biathlon experience at Pangkor Laut Resort returns for its second year, with its race day on 13th May 2017; exactly 72 years after Colonel Spencer Chapman escaped. The Chapman’s Challenge, crafted to commemorate the British commando’s adventure on the island, is an annual race comprising of a 6.2km run around the private island’s roadways and through the two million year-old rainforest, including a 1km swim out at the award-winning Emerald Bay before concluding at Chapman’s Bar.

Australia’s creative capital to welcome W Melbourne in 2020

W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced it expects to open W Melbourne in 2020.  Developed in partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne Pty Ltd and Cbus Property, W Melbourne will be located in the heart of the city’s trendy shopping and entertainment district, at 447 Collins Street. Part of the $1 billion AUD mixed-use luxury development Collins Arch, W Melbourne will fuse the brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever® service and innovative programming with Melbourne’s hip and historic setting. The expansion into Melbourne marks the second W Hotel coming to Australia, following W Brisbane which is scheduled to open its doors in 2018.