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Changing PMS: everything you need to know

by Accom Properties 13th September, 2017

With 84.1 percent of Australian accommodation establishments using property management systems as part of their business operation in 2015-6, according to data collected by Australian Bureau of Statistics, many of [...]

Water, water, everywhere: where’s a guest to drink?

by Suzy Barry, Industry Reporter 10th September, 2017

Water is a fundamental requirement for life: it feeds our cells, rejuvenates our skin, hair, and cleanses our system. Possibly due to its life-sustaining status, it flies somewhat under-the-radar…unless [...]

Luxury through the eyes of an executive housekeeper

by Mandy Clarke, Industry Reporter 10th September, 2017

Highly respected within the accommodation industry, Marian Stratford is the executive housekeeper at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, an elegant and luxurious hotel that is well-known for the exquisite service it [...]

What is the value of a website?

by Accom Properties 06th September, 2017

Buying or selling an accommodation business today invariably includes a website. It does not really matter whether you are the seller or buyer because either party has to establish a dollar value as it is an [...]

Let someone else wash your dirty laundry

by Accom Properties 06th September, 2017

Once upon a time, all accommodation providers managed their own housekeeping and linen departments. In a large property, housekeeping was often the largest department and biggest headache!   Managing [...]

Are your bathrooms on point?

by Accom Properties 03rd September, 2017

Bathrooms are important. Guests like them spotless, smelling fantastic, sporting some efficient utility space and, of course, stylish.   The bathroom is usually the first area that guests check for [...]

Development news you might've missed

by Accom Properties 03rd September, 2017

Here's a rundown of the development news market and brief updates you might've missed from the last month...    On the market…   The unfinished Wild Duck Island Eco Resort [...]

Road test your guest’s sleep experience

by Accom Properties 02nd September, 2017

Have you ever taken a nap in one of your guest beds? Have you wrapped yourself in the bedding to get a first-hand sense of your guest’s sleep experience? If your answer is no, then you should make it a [...]

Winter is here, heat up your venue

by Accom Properties 02nd September, 2017

Winter has long arrived. Guests expect cooler evenings but still seek al fresco drinking, dining and socialising as part of their experience. Here are your accom property heating options...    What [...]

Finding Sanctuary Palm Cove

by Accom Properties 28th August, 2017

At the height of the holiday season a year ago, Richard and Karyn Hewitson moved to the unique beachside village of Palm Cove, North Queensland. Excited to have purchased the management rights of their picture- [...]