Corporate Traveller

Industry News - December

Air New Zealand wifi

Air NZ has signed a contract with satellite communicatons provider Inmarsat to deliver Global Xpress (GX) connectivity across their long-haul and short-haul fleets. The first aircraft equipped with GX are expected to begin flying in the second half of 2017 for Tasman, Pacific and long-haul flights, with domestic routes anticipated to be rolled out in 2018.


Opening of the Hyatt Regency Sydney

The Hyatt Regency Sydney is now open. According to Hyatt, it is the largest hotel in the city and the largest in a central business district in all of Australia. It is located in the former Four Points by Sheraton which underwent a multimillion dollar redevelopment, including the addition of a 24 storey tower, adding an additional 222 rooms. This saw the total number of rooms offered by the hotel to increase to 892 rooms.


Introducing Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton, the brand that is redefining the lifestyle hotel category by creating a more accessible, approachable, and POSITIVE stay experience welcomes our first hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland on July 1st. Backed by years of research, Canopy is positioned in the upper upscale hospitality segment delivering an energizing, comfortable experience with more included value in great urban neighborhoods across the world.


United Airlines launches much anticipated Polaris business class

United Airlines launched their new Polaris business class  on December 1st, where travellers can now enjoy an elevated inflight food and beverage experience, custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits containing products from Soho House & Co's Cowshed Spa.


Vibe Hotel rollout underway

TFE Hotels are excited to announce the rollout of their next generation Vibe Hotels with the latest refurbishment of Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, where they have unveiled beautiful new rooms and a gorgeous new-look rooftop pool area.