first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAccorHotels has signed a management agreement with the owners of Noosa Pacific Hotel, to take over operations of the iconic Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa and rebrand the property under its luxury Sofitel Hotels and Resorts brand.The 176-suite resort is the premier hotel on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, with an unrivalled position on Noosa’s famous Hastings Street. The hotel was rebranded to Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort on 13 June 2016. Noosa Pacific Hotel undertook an extensive, multimillion dollar renovation in 2013, which reinforced the hotel’s position as one of Australia’s leading leisure and conference resorts.Sofitel will introduce the brand’s distinctive style, which blends local culture with the art of French living, celebrating the elements of design, gastronomy, culture, events and wellbeing. Guests at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort can expect to be greeted with a ‘Bonjour’, along with tailormade services that complement the local Noosa ambience with French touches, from luxury amenities to food and wine offerings. The property will also join AccorHotels’ global loyalty programme, Le Club AccorHotels, which offers special privileges for its members. All existing bookings will be honoured and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty members will receive their equivalent tier rewards benefits when checking in to Sofitel.Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort will be the first Sofitel resort in Australia and complement the existing Sofitel luxury hotels located in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane, as well as the new-build Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Sofitel Adelaide expected to open in 2017 and 2018 respectively. AccorHotels is now the most dominant operator of luxury and upscale hotels in the Pacific region, with 35 hotels across its Sofitel, MGallery by Sofitel and Pullman brands.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

first_imgACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parents View comments Dela Cerna, in an interview, offered to post a P100,000 cash bond to convince the city government to reopen the bar  but no formal offer was made to the city.MORE STORIESnewsinfoMinority lawmakers urge overhaul of PhilHealthnewsinfoTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealnewsinfoLTFRB issues formula on PUV faresMORE STORIESnewsinfoMinority lawmakers urge overhaul of PhilHealthnewsinfoTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealnewsinfoLTFRB issues formula on PUV fares“They didn’t mention it in their motion. But then again it’s not the money that’s important, it’s the merits of the reasons  they requested for reconsideration,” said CCAIB head Lucelle Mercado.Under the city’s ordinance, establishments found to have violated the ordinance will be closed for one year.Sought for comment, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he leaves it to CCAIB to handle the matter.“Let this be a message to all that the office of the mayor through CCAIB really means business,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension MOST READ The board cited section 9 of the Cebu City Anti-Indecency Ordinance which states that owner or operators of erring establishments shall be held equally liable or responsible with the employee, whether or not they gave consent to the performance.“The owner, manager or permittee of the erring establishment cannot escape liability by the mere fact that at the time a violation of the provisions of this ordinance and other related laws has been committed, he may have entered into an agreement or contract with third person or persons with respect to said shows or exhibition,” the board said in a letter  to the bar’s lawyer, Inocencio dela Cerna.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionLast month, the CCAIB  team padlocked the establishment  at the North Reclamation Area after inspections revealed that the bar continuded to show nude dancers, even after its attention had been called about it months earlier.In its  motion for reconsideration submitted on December 23, the management saidit  the dancer’s personal act when she took off her upper clothes, and the management even fired her. PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep Dela Cerna said they would bring the case to court and the Ombudsman.“We have no other choice. We have to take this to court to determine if we were given due process,” he said.He mentioned seeking an injunction against the city or  filing an administrative complaint for grave abuse of authority against CCAIB because the bar didn’t receive any documents like pictures and affidavits to prove that lewd performances were actually held in the KTV bar.  /Correspondent Jose Santino S. BunachitaRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegally NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administration CEBU City HALL stood its ground on padlocking a KTV bar that showed female dancers who undressed to entertain patrons.The  Cebu City Anti-Indecency Board (CCAIB) denied for lack of merit a  motion for reconsideration filed by the management of Las Vegas KTV bar which was closed last December 20, 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Capital One Data Breachlast_img read more