Micenet magazine

Australia / NZ / Asia
  1. By Mark Pepler How many conferences have you returned from in the last few years feeling it was a valuable use of your time? Be honest. Because, from my point of view, the majority of attendees at conferences these days seem completely disengaged. And perhaps that’s no surprise. You’ve been “asked” to attend by a senior manager, you would much rather be somewhere, anywhere else and are distracted by the huge ‘to do’ list that awaits you back in the office. There’s no denying that […]

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  2. Nikie Mok, a proven leader with a passion for mentoring and nurturing future talents, has just been appointed director of sales and marketing at W Kuala Lumpur. A hospitality veteran with over 18 years’ experience, Nikie has previously worked at Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel and Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur Hotel in sales and marketing positions. In her new role, Nikie will be given the chance to capitalise on her talents for multitasking, building connections and discovering what’s new.
  3. The newly-appointed concessionaire of the Sydney Harbour Bridge’s tourism activities, Hammons Holdings, has announced that it has successfully acquired the existing BridgeClimb Sydney assets. CEO of Hammons Holdings David Hammon said the acquisition will allow for the seamless transition of employees and ensure no disruption to current operations. “We are looking forward to welcoming the BridgeClimb team to the Hammons Holdings group… once again, we acknowledge the pioneering work of Paul Cave and his team,” he said.
  4. Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains has celebrated its 30th birthday in style, using the occasion to launch its much-anticipated Ubika Day Spa. The two-storey retreat, which was officially opened by hotel owner Dr Jerry Schwartz alongside family, State MP for the Blue Mountains Trish Doyle and various AccorHotels bigwigs including Simon McGrath and Michael Issenberg, features 16 treatment rooms, four couples rooms, a Vichy Shower room, a Zen room with a fireplace and a yoga room.
  5. PCOs, listen up. Chauffeur provider Blacklane has launched Blacklane PASS, a service which allows travellers to skip security and immigration lines for $100 and access lounges for $50 in over 500 airports around the world. Blacklane PASS holders will be met by a concierge planeside or after customs, assisted with luggage and taken to the front of immigration lines, escorted to their vehicles and have access to three hours in airline and/or private lounges to enjoy food, beverages, showers and Wi-Fi.
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