From the daily archives: "Monday, June 6, 2011"
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    IHG, Accor go their separate ways

    While InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was adding six hotels and more than 1,770 rooms to its Greater China pipeline following the signing of a new management agreement with Poly Real Estate Co, Accor Asia Pacific was hard at work in Indonesia. Accor will expand its Indonesian network with a further 21 hotels and 4,526 rooms [...]
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    Gold Coast losing its shine

    Another luxury Queensland resort has fallen into the hands of the receivers as hotel properties in the northern Australian state battle tough financial conditions, the effects of severe weather earlier in the year and a strong Aussie dollar that has buffeted domestic and international tourism. Couran Cove Island Resort on the Gold Coast closed last [...]
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    A tribe on the move

    When Accor opened the Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel in a dawn service at the end of May a prime minister and a king were present to mark the event. A brass band played and traditional Maori prayers – karakia – were chanted for good fortune for the new property. The prime minister attending was the [...]
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    Hong Kong Icon

    A just-opened hotel operation in Hong Kong is attracting interest from investors who see the model as a valuable resource for producing home-grown hotel management talent in Asia. Hotel Icon in Tsim Sha Tsui East is owned by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which is sending 100 hospitality undergraduates from the School of Hotel and Tourism [...]