Home' Hotel Management : HM April 2017 Contents EVENTHOUSE LAUNCHES AT SYDNEY’S CRONULLA BEACH
Event Hospitality and Entertainment has launched a new boutique hotel brand
for modern business and leisure travel, Eventhouse Hotels.
After extensive revitalisation, Rydges Cronulla has transformed into
Eventhouse Cronulla marking the first of the Eventhouse Hotels and the man
behind the concept again is Event Hospitality and Entertainment’s Group
Managing Director and industry visionary David Seargeant.
“Eventhouse offers an immersive yet approachable boutique hotel experience
with a local touch,” he said.
“Eventhouse Cronulla is a community-minded hotel providing guests with
the best opportunity to understand and explore the intriguing lifestyle Cronulla
has to offer, while also moving with the growing global trend towards boutique
hotels offering an immersive experience.”
Fresh, inspired and coastal cool sets the scene for the first Eventhouse; a
beach-chic design by Shelley Indyk in collaboration with Anna Roberts, both
known for their edgy design work on QT Hotels and Resorts. Thoughtfully
designed rooms and public areas highlighted with natural light, glass and a sea-
inspired palette including modern, yet hassle-free inclusions speak perfectly to
its laid-back coastal location.
Eventhouse Cronulla includes 84 rooms and suites with modern beach-chic
décor, private balconies and unparalleled ocean views. The simple, fresh and
modern boutique offering immerses guests in the unique flavour of each hotel’s
community. Peppered with thoughtful perks where it really matters including
bespoke Dream Beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee pod machines in each room
and bathroom amenities by Sanctum Australia.
The new restaurant and bar, Red Radish, offers a relaxed, locally-
inspired experience, accompanied by creative cocktails and alfresco dining
areas with Cronulla Beach as a backdrop. Starting with simple, fresh local
ingredients, the menu delivers satisfying dishes with flavours influenced by
The conference level overlooking the outdoor pool and beach has a fresh
take on coastal conferencing. With flexible and natural light-filled spaces
accommodating up to 175 guests with complimentary WiFi throughout – the
perfect venue to inspire success.
Eventhouse Hotel brand will continue to grow with Eventhouse Hobart
currently under development. This transformation will see the hotel emerging
as Eventhouse Hobart in mid-2017.
has become the first
AccorHotels’ Pullman brand has been selected
by Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings
for a new 5-star hotel to be developed adjacent
to Auckland Airport’s international terminal.
The new 250-room Pullman Auckland Airport
will be located next to AccorHotels’ Novotel
hotel, and nearby to AccorHotels’ ibis Budget
hotel, providing travellers to Auckland with a
complete range of high-quality accommodation
choices from premium to economy.
Construction of the hotel is expected to
start by the end of this year, with the hotel
scheduled to open by late 2019. The launch of
5-star accommodation will complement a major
upgrading program at the airport, which will see
the international terminal expanded to add a
domestic wing to provide a totally streamlined
service for travellers.
The hotel will be developed by AccorHotels’
established partners, Auckland Airport and
Tainui Group Holdings, who also developed
the pioneering Novotel Auckland Airport.
AccorHotels also manages Tainui’s Novotel and
ibis hotels in Hamilton.
The development of the Pullman hotel
comes at a time of unprecedented demand for
hotel accommodation in Auckland, with the
city being the major gateway for international
arrivals. In the 2016 year, Auckland Airport
recorded 9.3 million International passengers,
a 10.4 per cent increase on 2015, fuelled by
new services and growth in capacity on flights
from the United States, the Middle East, Japan,
China, Thailand and Australia.
The announcement of the Pullman hotel for
Auckland Airport follows the opening last year
of Pullman Sydney Airport, with another Pullman
scheduled to open at Brisbane Airport later this
year. Pullman hotels have a strong presence at
airports across the world, being represented in
airport precincts in cities such as Paris, Moscow,
Miami and Guangzhou.
The Pullman will build on AccorHotels’
position as New Zealand’s leading hotel group,
with the current network of 33 hotels set to grow
substantially over the next three years, including
the openings of a new So Sofitel in Auckland and
a Novotel at Christchurch Airport.
AccorHotels’ Pacific Chief Operating Officer,
Simon McGrath, said that the development of
the Pullman would contribute significantly to
the continued evolution of Auckland Airport as
one of Asia Pacific’s most important aviation and
“Auckland Airport has done a remarkable job
transforming the precinct into a modern ‘aerocity’
and we are very pleased to be partnering with
them, along with our established partners Tainui,
in developing the new Pullman,” McGrath said.
“The success of the Novotel in attracting
corporate, conference and leisure travellers has
highlighted the potential for a 5-star branded
hotel at the airport, and with Pullman having such
a strong presence in downtown Auckland, as well
as in other major cities around the region, it will
be a natural fit for the expansion of Auckland
Airport’s tourism infrastructure.
“ We believe this partnership will deliver an
outstanding 5-star hotel for Auckland Airport
that will provide great support for Auckland’s
and New Zealand’s future tourism and
Pullman to brand
An artist’s impression of Pullman Auckland Airport
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