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Points by Sheraton
Sydney Darling Harbour
Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with M&L Hospitality to
take over the 892-room Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Darling Harbour and
re-brand it as a Hyatt Regency hotel.
The hotel, located at 161 Sussex Street and previously part of the Four Points
by Sheraton brand, will be rebranded to Hyatt Regency Sydney at midnight on
November 30, 2016, marking the Hyatt Regency brand's return to Sydney.
Hyatt Regency Sydney will enter the Australian market during a time
of growing demand for business, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and
Exhibitions (MICE) and leisure travel. According to the Australian Bureau of
Statistics, the market saw 7.6 million visitor arrivals for the year ending February
2016, which was an increase of 9 percent compared to the previous year.
"We are thrilled to work with M&L Hospitality to bring the Hyatt Regency
brand back to Sydney," said David Udell, group president -- Asia Pacific, Hyatt
"Hyatt hotels have been operating in Australia for more than 30 years,
providing a solid foundation for future growth in what is a dynamic market.
"This hotel will resonate with business and leisure travellers alike, and
furthermore, we believe this hotel will be a leader in providing outstanding
exhibition and function spaces so meeting planners can enable attendees to
have a great experience," he said.
Following a significant AUD$250 million redevelopment and refurbishment,
Hyatt Regency Sydney will enjoy an unparalleled location in the Sydney
Central Business District adjacent to Darling Harbour, providing the perfect
setting for corporate, leisure and meeting and events programs.
This expansion will also include a new 24-story tower and 222 additional
guestrooms, making Hyatt Regency Sydney the largest upscale, full service
hotel in Australia with a total room count of 892.
Additionally, the hotel will introduce a 272-seat all day dining restaurant,
which will build o Hyatt's history of culinary excellence, and will also feature
the only hotel rooftop bar in Sydney and a Regency Club lounge with
panoramic views of the harbour.
RAMADA BRANDS RE OPENED KOORALBYN RESORT
IN THE GOLD COAST HINTERLAND
Kooralbyn Resort in the Gold Coast hinterland has re-opened its doors for
the first time in eight years following an AUD$8 million refurbishment under
Wyndham Hotel Group's rapidly expanding Ramada brand.
The newly rebranded Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, formerly Kooralbyn
Resort, is owned by Peter Huang of Yong Real Estate and JHC Holdings and
will provide tourism and leisure facilities that appeal to a broad demographic,
including the international market.
"I am pleased to be partnering with Wyndham Hotel Group to be part of
a globally recognised brand. Our team has worked hard to restore the iconic
resort to deliver even greater o erings than ever before," Huang said.
"We look forward to showcasing Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley's variety
of more than 80 onsite activities, while providing exceptional customer service."
Located on 333 hectares of picturesque countryside in the Scenic Rim
region, approximately 80km from the Gold Coast, the 102-room resort o ers
a variety of activities for guests to enjoy from sky diving, mountain biking and
water sports, to a health and wellness centre including a day spa and natural
hot spring baths for relaxation.
Wyndham Hotel Group's President and Managing Director of South East
Asia and Pacific Rim, Barry Robinson, said the resort would be a valuable
addition to the portfolio, o ering a unique and varied holiday experience for
domestic and international travellers.
"With a rapidly expanding portfolio of more than 90 properties in the South
East Asia and Pacific Rim region, Wyndham Hotel Group continues to seek
hotels and resorts that will provide an unforgettable holiday experience in
destinations that appeal to travellers," he said.
"Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is a truly unique experience for visitors to
the Scenic Rim region looking for some fun and relaxation and will provide them
with onsite facilities that are unlike any other in Queensland," Robinson said.
Other highlights of the resort include full conference, wedding and meeting
facilities, two outdoor pools, a kids' club, resort store, 18-hole championship
golf course, 12 tennis courts, gym, sauna, plus restaurants and bars.
Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley
Hyatt is taking over Four Points
by Sheraton Sydney Darling Harbour
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