Thursday, June 26, 2014

Free wifi now at Rydges, QT and Atura hotels

I found this story this morning and its great to see from one of the Australian hotel chains. I'm not sure why more hotels have yet to take this step.

Free wifi now at Rydges, QT and Atura hotels

By David Flynn   

All Rydges, QT and Atura hotels throughout Australia are now serving up free Internet for all guests.
It's a welcome step forward towards the day when all hotels will set the WiFi free, with business travellers increasing relying on their smartphones or 4G mobile broadband modems to defeat the often outrageous costs of in-room Internet.

The Rydges group is also undergoing a rebranding which includes a healthy new 'Rise Breakfast' concept, which the hotel chain says "takes a nod from nutritionist recommendations around a healthful breakfast being the most important meal of the day."

While still buffet-style in nature, the Rise Breakfast includes freshly-squeezed juice shots, made to order smoothies & juice blends, super healthy cereals and fresh fruit as well as a great range of hot options including eggs cooked to individual preference.

There's also an expanded wine list showcasing "a broader range of Australian and international varietals will cater to more discerning tastebuds." 

"The Rydges brand served our iconic Australasian hotel chain well for many years, but as we embarked on a project to expand the hotel offering, we felt the brand needed refreshing also to suitably reflect the significantly improved guest experience" explains David Seargeant, Group Managing Director of Rydges parent company Amalgamated Holdings Limited.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Magical Malindi - Montville

Two of my best friends got married at Montville on the weekend and myself and friends stayed at Magical Malindi. The house and the view are spectacular so rather than try and put it in to words, check out some of the photos I took (just using my phone). For more details and better pictures, check out their facebook page

Its the first time I've been to the Sunshine Coast hinterland (Montville, Maleny, etc) in many years which is such a shame considering what a great winter getaway spot it is.