Surfers Paradise Marriott set for $35m rebrand

Surfers Paradise Marriott set for $35m rebrand

The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa will have a new name and look in December as part of a $35 million rebrand to bring a new luxury aesthetic to the iconic hotel. The upgrade represents the first introduction of the multinational chain's JW Marriott brand in Australia, named after John Willard Marriott, Sr who founded...

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Riviera expanding production facility to meet demand for luxury yachts

Riviera expanding production facility to meet demand for luxury yachts

A multimillion-dollar expansion of luxury yacht builder Riviera's production facility will increase the company's capacity by more than 20 per cent as demand rises. Currently under construction, the expansion of its 14-hectare facility on the Gold Coast will bring Rivera's production under one roof, which the group says will e...

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Welcome to the "Future of Work": serviced & virtual offices

Welcome to the "Future of Work": serviced & virtual offices

Due to a global paradigm shift in the way we think about work and our working environment, the demand for serviced & virtual offices in Australia is on the rise.  We are searching for alternatives to address our evolving needs around social distancing in the workplace, work/life balance, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, agility an...

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Complete Business Travel steps up health, fitness and wellness

Complete Business Travel steps up health, fitness and wellness

This time last year, Complete Business Travel (CBT) won the 2019 National Travel Industry Award for its innovative approach to corporate travel. 12 months on and it's a whole different
business landscape, so the group has stepped up again with a world-first initiative. With many people working remotely and travelling less due to COV...

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Superyacht trial to commence at Brisbane's Kangaroo Point

Superyacht trial to commence at Brisbane's Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point on the Brisbane River could soon be a hub for the world's most luxurious superyachts if a government-backed trial is successful. The Queensland State Government has announced a 12-month trial to bring superyachts to Brisbane, which will see a dedicated mooring buoy built below the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. The trial, e...

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Photo Auction to take emerging Australian artists to the world

Photo Auction to take emerging Australian artists to the world

With its launch into Australia last November, Photo Auction hoped to add yet another market to its fast-growing footprint. While sales are one thing, what the retailer is really interested in is uncovering new talent. Based in South Korea, New York and Hong Kong, Photo Auction is an art retailer specialising in photography. The gr...

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Why coworking works: the change your business needs

Why coworking works: the change your business needs

In this new and exciting digital world, it is easier than ever to launch a business with nothing more than a laptop, an Instagram account and a dream. But what do you do once you pick up some steam and find that the dining room table just isn't cutting it anymore? The solution tens of thousands of Australians are turning to is coworki...

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Being busy does not mean being unhealthy: Top tips for businessmen and women

Being busy does not mean being unhealthy: Top tips for businessmen and women

As the saying goes, 'if you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.' Australian businessmen and women are often highly skilled when it comes to managing resources, budgets and risks in business, but many fail miserably when it comes to managing their own health, diet, fitness and gener...

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The best Australian hotels for business travellers

The best Australian hotels for business travellers

As millions of Australians travel interstate for business each year, the tourism industry is rapidly changing to keep up with the technological demands of travellers. Fast and reliable internet services during domestic flights and from within our hotel rooms is an expectation, not an extra. Whether constant access to technology is hea...

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The five questions to ask before buying a company car

The five questions to ask before buying a company car

Whether you're a start-up or a mature company, you may wonder if buying a car or vehicle for your business is the right decision. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are over 3.8 million commercial vehicles (trucks, buses, and other light commercial vehicles) on the books in Australia. That's a lot of choice. ...

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Treat your top clients to Christmas in July-style luxury

Treat your top clients to Christmas in July-style luxury

Christmas is a twice-yearly event at The Hamper Emporium and your valued clients and staff can rejoice in the specialty gift-giving gourmet pleasures to treasure. Show your business associates and dedicated employees that they are worth their weight in gold when you indulge them in the winter-warming abundance of luxurious Christmas in Ju...

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How UKO is empowering inner-city renters with its "co-living" model

How UKO is empowering inner-city renters with its "co-living" model

Co-working spaces have transformed the way many of us work and operate. They are the spaces that underpin many great Australian entrepreneurs and startups. UKO hopes to achieve a semblance of this culture, but instead for the residential market with its unique and Australian first "co-living" buildings. Developed by serial p...

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TRAVLR partners with 8common on business and leisure travel platform

TRAVLR partners with 8common on business and leisure travel platform

Listed fintech group 8common (ASX: 8CO) has tapped travel disruptors TRAVLR to assist in the development of a new business leisure platform. Called Benefits8 the employee benefits platform has been created to serve the growing business and leisure travel opportunity sector and will leverage 8common's Expense8 business unit. The Ex...

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Leaders and entrepreneurs band together to aid the homeless

Leaders and entrepreneurs band together to aid the homeless

Several of Brisbane and the Gold Coast's most inspiring business leaders will be sleeping rough for the Vinnies CEO sleepout next month to raise much needed funds that will aid the homeless. Joining the cause is ERM Power CEO Jon Stretch and Rowland CEO Geoff Rodgers, who have been named ambassadors of the event, plus Business News Au...

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The Star to launch new Jones Bay Wharf restaurant

The Star to launch new Jones Bay Wharf restaurant

For the first time ever, The Star is going off-property to launch its latest restaurant headed up by two superstar chefs in July this year. The Star's new signature restaurant, Chuuka, will take over an iconic location in Jones Bay Wharf, previously home to iconic Sydney restaurant Flying Fish. Headed by Chef Chase Kojima (picture...

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Brisbane to host ATP Cup key matches from 2020

Brisbane to host ATP Cup key matches from 2020

Wrapping up on Sunday was the Brisbane International, a now world-renowned tennis tournament that locals and travellers flock to. But from next year the competition is going to look a little bit different. The tournament has been chosen as a host for some key men's games in the ATP Cup final, a new competition that's set to lu...

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Staying ahead of the competition as a CFO

Staying ahead of the competition as a CFO

The role of the CFO in modern business is facing more pressure thanks to the increased importance of data collection, fierce competition from rivals and the need to modernise workplaces, according to a leading Australian analytics consultancy. Brisbane-based Bistech has released a report which shows there may be no position under more pre...

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How the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins plans to keep its status as the best luxury hotel in Melbourne

How the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins plans to keep its status as the best luxury hotel in Melbourne

Love them or loathe them, travelling to hotels is part of the deal if you're in business. Conferences, meetings, interstate jaunts...whatever the reason, the hotel you pick for your time interstate can be a vital decision. Keren Southgate, director of sales and marketing at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, understands the importa...

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Brisbane's QueensPlaza to undergo $36m revamp

Brisbane's QueensPlaza to undergo $36m revamp

Vicinity Centres, the owner of Brisbane inner city shopping destination QueensPlaza, announced on Friday that its redevelopment application for the centre has been approved by Brisbane City Council. Through a $36 million development, the company plans to elevate QueensPlaza's precinct and shopping capabilities to cater for a growing d...

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Event booking hours in Coast venues doubles after Commonwealth Games

Event booking hours in Coast venues doubles after Commonwealth Games

The Queensland Government has announced all venues that were newly constructed or upgraded for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are fully booked for the remainder of 2018. Queensland Minister for Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones, has confirmed that the $300 million plus investment in venue i...

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