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New 368-room, $90 million Brisbane CBD hotel approved

Mid-range hotel brand Ibis will establish its largest Australasian hotel in the heart of Brisbane's CBD, the Lord Mayor announced on Tuesday morning. Middle-East...

Illawarra's top 3 food winners named

City Beach Function Centre was recognised as the best caterer in southern NSW last week   City Beach Function Centre in Wollongong, Shimmer Restaurant...

Hotels get surcharge happy

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travellers is a quickly-growing list of...

RESTAURANT SCENE: Everybody's got pet peeves

Everybody has a bad restaurant experience now and then. As I write this, co-worker Douglas Walker and I were just remembering a recent lunchtime visit...

The 10 essential qualities of the perfect pub

In 1946 George Orwell, the author of the dystopian classic, 1984 and its partner book Animal Farm, turned his attention to an equally compelling, but much...

Queensland crowned Australia's booziest state with more than 72,000 binge-drinking at least once a week

More than 700,000 Australians binge drink once a week, according to the National Health Survey Queensland's North Brisbane has more than 40,000 while...

WA diners rile restaurateurs

Mind your manners: Rob Broadfield with Angela Paddon, from The Brisbane, owner of the Trustee Scott Taylor and Andy McIntyre, from Five Bar   "I drive...

Mantra on track, PAS weathers storm, TFS record, Greencross expands

AUSTRALIA’S second largest hotel and resort operator Mantra Group is on the hunt for acquisitions after notching up a profit consistent with its full...

Schwartz sell-off to fund Sydney Sofitel, with helipad

An artist’s impression of the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney’s Darling Harbour MULTIMILLIONAIRE cosmetic surgeon and hotelier Jerry Schwartz is...

Saks Restaurant and Bar owners assure public the food is safe after cockroaches in kitchen fail

The owners of Saks Restaurant and Bar at Marina Mirage are moving to reassure their food is safe after a cockroaches in the kitchen drama Picture: Carter...
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