The Burswood Casino was rebranded as Crown Perth in 2011 and the partnership with IHG to operate the hotels on-site dissolved. The InterContinental Perth was subsequently renovated and reopened as the Crown Metropol Perth on 27 June 2012.
We reported on 2 June 2015 that the Hilton Sydney had made a major unannounced change to the breakfast benefit it offers to HHonors Gold and Diamond members.
On Monday, the next round of IHG Rewards Club PointsBreaks will become bookable. These are awards available for only 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points. The full list will be here when these go live on 27 July 2015 and the rates will be valid for stays in 31 October 2015. For the first time in a long time, there will be a property on the list in the Oceania region. The Holiday Inn Warwick Farm (which is located in Cabramatta, west of Sydney).
American Airlines have overnight announced the exact schedule of its flights to Australia. Flights for the new route, which launches 17 December, will go on sale this Sunday (US Time).
Bangkok Airways (Asia’s Boutique Airline) seems to be almost universally lauded by tourists. We flew Bangkok Airways to and from Koh Samui.
Perched on the side of a cliff above Taling Ngam Bay, the InterContinental on Koh Samui is quite the setting. The resort and its pools are stunning, but what about the villas?
We previously wrote about IHG’s introduction of its long awaited new top tier status, SPIRE ELITE. The press release (which came later) shows how out of touch IHG are with the market.
In the first part of our three part series about the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, we introduced you to the property. In this installment, we look at the resort’s key activity: relaxing.
In 2013 Virgin Australia’s acquired of Skywest which now operates as Virgin Australia Regional Airlines with a fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft, which they use to ply the short Sydney – Canberra route. Virgin Australia and Qantas now both seem to predominantly run turboprop aircraft on the route.
Perched on the side of a cliff above Taling Ngam Bay, the InterContinental on Koh Samui is quite the setting. Set across 22 acres (~90,000 sqm) of land, the resort has a whopping seven swimming pools. The word Baan means home in Thai, and so the resort calls itself the home on the beautiful cliff.