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Curated for use: custom furniture that relates to guests

by Accom Properties 17th September, 2017

There’s a magical thing that happens when the right people share a vision.   It takes more than an idea to innovate, more than a demand to design and more than a promise to produce truly essential [...]

It’s getting hot in here so fix the air conditioning

by Accom Properties 17th September, 2017

An oh too familiar phone call received by the front desk of any accommodation provider is undoubtedly one that has been provoked by an unruly air conditioning remote. (Or, more likely, a guest’s inability to [...]

Is your TV keeping up with the millennials?

by Suzy Barry, Industry Reporter 13th September, 2017

As a well-travelled child, I remember kicking back in my hotel room, gleefully channel-flicking while my parents ate in the restaurant downstairs. At home, there were four channels, and generally only one was [...]

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 [...]