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The Capsule Hotel, Q&A with Opening Manager James Oliver

CMS: Congratulations, you recently opened The Capsule Hotel recently, how have the first weeks been? James Oliver: Thank-you. It’s been a fantastic experience, like opening any property it has come with its challenges but I’m overwhelmed with the positive response we have received and how busy we are, particularly considering we’ve only been open for… 

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St Christopher’s Inns launch no deposit booking model

Long term CMS Hospitality client St Christopher’s Inns believes travelers should be able to travel their own way creating their own stories as they go. Recently the team from St Christopher’s offered no deposit bookings and free cancellations on their own direct booking engine which utilizes the GuestCentrix OTA Web Service. “St Christopher’s Inns are constantly… 

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Australia's first Japanese-inspired capsule hotel has launched in Sydney

Crouch and crawl into the future. Australia’s first capsule hotel has opened in Sydney CBD and is offering space travel-inspired accommodation at a price point between a hostel and an Airbnb. Originating in Japan in the late 1970s, the concept of self-contained pods has slowly spread across the world and has now appeared on George… 

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$20 million backpacker complex signed off in Grantham Queensland

A $20 million backpacker and farm worker accommodation complex set for Grantham, Queensland was signed off recently by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and one of Australia’s largest developers. Construction on the site off Philps Road (halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba) will start in a matter of weeks, with the 75-acre complex designed to cater… 

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Hotels Allocate More Budget for Digital Marketing and Social

Goal is to boost awareness amid threats from Airbnb, Priceline and Expedia In the brutally competitive hotel business, staying top of mind with consumers is a difficult challenge. The realities of the sector are leading more hotel professionals to increase their 2017 budgets for digital marketing and social media strategy in a bid to grow… 

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Europe Hostel Interactive workshops with networking opportunities

We are pleased to announce that Dan Jakobsen, Director of Sales for CMS Hospitality Europe will be holding  Hostel tech 101 workshops in Dublin and Amsterdam over the next two months in conjunction with SiteMinder Dan is a hotel industry expert and former General Manager of Generator Hamburg. Interactive workshop with network opportunities. Dublin Participate in this unique offering with participation from SiteMinder where… 

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Get a new perspective on bunk beds

Bunk beds are not just a trend for hip and cool boutique hotels anymore; you can increasingly find them in luxury accommodation. Granted, some guests only choose bunk rooms for economic reasons, and some families may only prefer a bunk room to a traditional family suite because of the value it offers, but there are… 

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Why Independent Hotels Are Thriving

The data has spoken. In 2016, sweeping uptakes in occupancy, average daily rate (ADR), and revenue per available room (RevPAR) revealed that independent hotel properties outperformed their branded brethren. Now, we find ourselves at the point in the lodging cycle where the non-branded universe is showing stronger growth rates than the chains. This is excellent… 

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Brett Pointon talks creating new brands in an old industry

CMS Hospitality is proud to be the Reservation, Trust Accounting  & Yield Management solution for Imagine Hotels & Resorts. The below article is kindly reproduced from Accomm News There is a new hotel group on the block: Imagine Hotels & Resorts. Its first Australian property, Imagine Marco is now open for business in Southbank Melbourne. Industry stalwart… 

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Key takeaways ITB Berlin March 2017

Another year at the biggest travel trade fair in the world. Another pair of shoes ready to be binned somewhere between Hall 4.1 and hall 22. Every year we all seem to be fit and ready and every night after a full trade day the same comments seem to flow. Feet hurt, tired, hungry, thirsty… 

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