VENUE UPDATE: Mantra expands in Tassie

The Mantra Group is set to expand its presence in Tasmania with the acquisition of two properties – the Hotel Collins in Hobart and the Hotel Charles in Launceston. Mantra Group negotiated an off-market opportunity to secure the leaseholds from Tasmanian businessman Lyndon Jago, who currently markets the hotels under the Stay Tasmania brand. Mantra Group will now operate the hotels under a lease agreement with owners Sultan Holdings Pty Ltd in Hobart and Joseph Chromy in Launceston. Mantra Group CEO Bob East said the new […]

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VENUE UPDATE: Mantra’s Melbourne game-changer

Mantra Group has added its largest-ever hotel to its expanding portfolio, with the rebranding of the 844-room Bell City in Preston, Melbourne. The group now manages the dual hotel towers, now known as Mantra Bell City (383 rooms) and BreakFree Bell City (461 rooms), which form part of a large-scale mixed-used development. Recognised as the leading hotel and events precinct in Melbourne’s north, Bell City is located just nine kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD. As well as a range of accommodation options, the property features extensive food and […]

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NEWS: Mantra joins Christchurch revitalisation

The continuing renaissance of Christchurch is set for further rejuvenation with Mantra Group announcing it will manage the fully reconstructed 263-room hotel located at 165 Cashel Street when it reopens in April 2015 as the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. The hotel, formerly the All Seasons, was a highly successful concept and the largest hotel in the South Island, however it remained closed after the February 2011 earthquakes. An extensive refurbishment and redesign of the hotel has been underway since new owners – Auckland-based Russell Property […]

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NEWS: iVvy launches real-time booking system

Event management software provider iVvy, this week launched the world’s first real-time booking platform for the hospitality and MICE industries at the HotelsWorld Conference in Sydney. The new cloud-based software will enable event organisers to connect with venues real-time to search, compare, and book online, and has the ability to connect multiple properties and give live reporting across all venues. Live bookings are connected to back-end automation processes – allowing properties to drive and manage events more synergistically and with a shorter turnaround time. Mantra Group will be one of the first to roll out the […]

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