Category: Hotels


We congratulate our client, Alfasi Property Group, on the announcement of their new hotel development at 2-10 River Street, South Yarra.

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Rigby Cooke is proud to have represented Ousia Investments in signing a management agreement with Marriott Hotels to bring its first Courtyard by Marriott to Melbourne.

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With tourism figures reaching new heights and migration to Melbourne soaring, developments that offer multi-purpose utility, provide a much-needed solution to accommodate the increasing influx of people in the nation’s cultural capital.

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After recently assisting our client and hotel developer, Barnes Capital, with the negotiation of a hotel management agreement with IHG, we congratulate the announcement of a new Holiday Inn to be built in Coburg, Melbourne.

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We congratulate our client, Melbourne investment company and fund manager PE Capital, who revealed their plans to build an eight-storey, 200-key hotel, at yesterday’s (2 May) annual Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE).

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The development and operation of commercial accommodation raises complex regulatory, contractual, commercial and taxation issues.

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St Kilda’s Royce Hotel has changed hands, with Melbourne pub owner Mazen Tabet and the Tabet Investment Group purchasing the freehold and business for a $55 million purchase price.

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Tourism and hospitality operators and retailers are being urged to smarten up on their legal rights regarding online reviews as the busy summer holiday season gets underway.

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Victoria’s alfresco food venues and neighbouring businesses should be on high alert for patrons flouting new outdoor dining smoking bans or face hefty penalties.

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As you may be aware, there is a Bill (State Taxation and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016) before the Victorian Parliament that will upon becoming law, have the effect of increasing the stamp duty surcharge on the acquisition by foreign purchasers of residential propery in Victoria to 7%. Included in “residential property” are hotels and other forms of short term accommodation.

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