Fini hotels named WA's best

The influence of Adrian Fini’s hospitality dream team was celebrated last night, with the two latest ventures by the group that founded Little Creatures Brewing among the highlights at the Australian Hotels Association’s 2016 accommodation awards.

Airbnb’s McDonagh says service good for tourism

The number of Western Australian listings for accommodation site Airbnb has more than doubled in 12 months, but that growth hadn’t come at the expense of the hotel sector, Sam McDonagh told a Success & Leadership Breakfast today.

New measures to boost WA tourism

The state government has unveiled a number of initiatives aimed at boosting tourism in Western Australia, including changes to cruise ship gambling rules and a $7.2 million promotion deal with Qantas.

Work starts on Ritz-Carlton

Probuild has started construction of the Ritz-Carlton hotel and The Towers apartments project at Elizabeth Quay, with the luxury development to open in 2019.

New names for city hotels

Two CBD hotels are in line for a rebrand, with the Goodearth Hotel and Perth Ambassador Hotel to join the Choice Hotels franchise.

Spotless secures PCEC contract

Spotless Group has secured a long-term extension to its management contract at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre after committing to invest $50 million and take full responsibility for the PCEC’s core assets.

500 jobs on offer at Crown

Resorts and hotels operator Crown Resorts has given the state’s hospitality sector a handy fillip, launching a recruitment drive for more than 500 employees to run the luxury Crown Towers property in

Federer to serve it up at Hopman Cup

Roger Federer is set to compete at the 2017 Hopman Cup, marking the tennis legend’s first appearance in Perth for 15 years.  

Quest hotel approved for South Perth

Quest Serviced Apartments is continuing its aggressive march on Perth, anchoring a hotel and new retail development at the Millstream Arcade in South Perth.Plans for a seven storey, 90-apartment Quest

Hotel oversupply fears exaggerated

Talk of hotel oversupply in Perth has been exaggerated, with new higher quality projects to be a welcome alternative to older and potentially obsolete hotels in the city, an industry analyst says.

Museum takes the world on tour

One door has closed but others are opening for the WA Museum collections, which are starting to pop up in interesting places across the state. 

State govt launches ‘just another’ tourism campaign

The state government has launched a new advertising campaign to further promote Western Australia as a thriving tourist destination for domestic and overseas travellers.

Le Cordon Bleu serves main course

French hospitality education and training group Le Cordon Bleu has added a school in Perth to its list of more than 50 locations worldwide – the latest in a growing number of international groups bringing Western Australia’s entertainment and tourism offerings to a global audience.

International visitors up, but not by enough

More overseas tourists came to Western Australia in the year ending March 31 than in the previous 12 months, but they spent less cash, according to new data.

Tourism Council calls for PCEC expansion

Western Australia’s top tourism lobby group says the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre needs to grow by at least 60 per cent, otherwise the state risks falling behind its eastern counterparts in

Built to build new CBD hotel

A construction start is imminent on yet another CBD hotel, while Western Australia’s tourism sector is in line for a $30 million marketing boost as the state government moves to the next phase of its

WA Labor targets defence jobs

Opposition leader Mark McGowan has committed a future state Labor government to aggressively seek more defence related work for Western Australia to help compensate for the loss of construction jobs i

Hotels hope for LNG18 boost

The hotel industry expects up to a quarter of Perth’s hotel rooms to be filled by delegates attending next month’s LNG18 conference, though the number of people attending and the flow-on economic benefits to the state remain unclear.

Reshuffle to broaden economic focus

Managing the state’s economic transition was the main focus of today’s cabinet reshuffle, Premier Colin Barnett said, with tourism and agriculture in his sights as key growth industries.

Top tourism product but sales still slow

SPECIAL REPORT: Unprecedented levels of private and public spending have WA on the cusp of becoming a tourism hotspot, but the state’s reputation as Australia’s quarry remains as a challenge.

We need to activate Perth: Crown

Crown Resorts chairman Robert Rankin has called on the state government to do more to activate the city and Swan Valley so that international tourists can spend a full three or four days in and around Perth.