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Keeping your loo roll squared away

24th September, 2017

The modern toilet roll: an essential item across the Western world. We can thank the Brits for the paper product most of us know and appreciate; for, it is the British Perforated Paper Company that is credited [...]

Wily Irish Mammy’s dusting hacks for the craic

by Mandy Clarke, Industry Reporter 24th September, 2017

Mammy’s favourite saying is: “A little soap and water never killed anybody!”   It doesn’t take much effort, time, or expense to make huge improvements to your cleaning routine; [...]

Reducing bills: hospitality is not a 9-to-5 business

by Accom Properties 19th September, 2017

In hospitality, energy consumption never takes a break. Guests come-and-go and providers need to power their businesses around the clock.   With energy costs continuing to rise: accounting for up-to 20 [...]

Time for serious action, not talk

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 18th September, 2017

The horror of the Grenfell Tower inferno in London on June 14 jarred the high-rise community in Australia, bringing back memories of the Lacrosse Building conflagration in Melbourne back in 2014.   In [...]

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 [...]