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Aria Hotel sale caps off strong year for stand-out Canberra market

by Natasha Pierson - CBRE 08th February, 2018

Canberra’s hotel market continues to gain momentum as the nation’s stand out performer, with the sale of the Aria Hotel for $35 million capping off a strong year of sales activity for the nation&rsq [...]

New Managers Spotlight

by Rosie Clarke 07th February, 2018

Silverpoint, Main Beach   Narelle Filmer, from First National, Think Management Rights, would like to introduce Panayota Thomas as the new manager of Silverpoint in Main Beach.   Panayota has [...]

Personal thoughts on hospitality

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 31st January, 2018

As editor emeritus of this wonderful magazine I have spent the first two years of my retirement visiting all the places I desire strictly for enjoyment. The best bit is that I get to do it as a guest rather [...]

Prepare for your sale well in advance…

by John Mahoney, Mahoneys 11th January, 2018

As I have said in previous Resort News articles, and at the risk of stating what to many might seem obvious, the most important piece of advice I can give potential sellers of a management rights business is to [...]

How to hit the market with a saleable business…

by Lyn Pearsall, MR Sales 11th January, 2018

After attending the recent ARAMA Management Rights Industry Expos and listening to expert panelists on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, the overwhelming message to managers wishing to sell in [...]

Maximising your sale price

by Paul Gaffney, The MBA Partnership 11th January, 2018

When the time comes to sell your management rights business, there are a number of things you can do to help maximise your sale price and ensure a smooth sales process.   Review your letting authorities [...]

Councils struggling against the odds

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 20th December, 2017

Quasi-hotels should be banned under reforms to the regulation of short-term holiday letting in NSW, demands the Accommodation Association of Australia, as the NSW government considers changes to the model for [...]

What’s the big idea behind joining a recognised brand?

by Rosie Clarke 13th December, 2017

Whether you’re a lone wolf or like having a wolf pack, there’s always something to be said for power in numbers.    In the accommodation sector, branding of some sort is close to [...]

Shift luxury into a higher gear

by Mandy Clarke, AMG Reporter 29th November, 2017

Today’s fussy guests want to experience the ride of a lifetime. Metaphorically, they want a Mercedes-Benz or a Rolls Royce not a quirky VW Beetle or a cute Mini.   Literally-speaking: pristine [...]

The ultimate in personal guest hosting (PART TWO)

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 29th November, 2017

Queensland’s B&B and Farmstay Committee chairwoman Sue Panuccio, who has run Mt Cotton Guest House with her partner Trevor Penson for 11 years, said B&B owners must like meeting people and be comfortable [...]