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The Foundry by Habitat Development GroupThe scaffolding is coming down and construction is nearing its end, with prospective renters invited to check out the finished product next month.The Foundry at Woolloongabba will be completed by the end of May, and only nine of the 88 one, two and three bedroom apartments remain on the market.A render of an apartment kitchen at The Foundry in WoolloongabbaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoBrisbane-based Habitat Development Group is behind the project, which has seen strong interest from both owner-occupiers and investors. Sales and marketing manager Michael Schenk said potential renters would soon be able to walk through.A render of an apartment kitchen at The Foundry in Woolloongabba“We are having a renters’ open day May 12 … we have done a few on the Sunshine Coast but I don’t know of anyone who does it in Brisbane on this level,” he said.Inner Brisbane residential vacancy levels fell from 4 per cent to 3.5 per cent in the March quarter, according to the latest REIQ report.The report found the inner ring (0-5km radius) tightened and returned from the weak range to a healthy 3.5 per cent, reflecting “good rental options for tenants, and good opportunity for landlords to secure good tenants”.“It’s gratifying to see that all areas of the Brisbane rental market are operating in the healthy range,” REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella a said. “The data shows a resilient market capable of absorbing the perceived oversupply.”The Foundry is being built on a site that was held by the same family for over 50 years. It had been home to light industry and mechanic workshops. Woollongabba as a whole is undergoing a revitalisation, with infrastructure upgrades and new residential and retail developments including South City Square and Boggo Road Village. A number of other development approvals are before council.Ray White Stones Corner agent Nick Papi-Morini said the lower body corporate rates and the large size of the two bedroom apartments at The Foundry were key selling points.
Club Med Reigns as Best Hotel Resort Group at NTIA 2019Winners are Grinners: Club Med Reigns as Best Hotel Resort Group at NTIA 2019The premium all-inclusive resort brand, Club Med, has yet again walked away with the title of Best Hotel/Resort Group at the annual National Tourism Industry Awards 2019. In a category nominated and voted for by travel agents, this is the second year in a row Club Med has taken home the title, showing their unwavering commitment to providing ongoing support to trade partners nation-wide.The travel industry night of nights was held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre and welcomed a crowd of over 1000 travel industry representatives for a night of glitz, glam, and toasting to excellence. A combination of panel-judged and travel agent-voted categories were highlighted, with Club Med taking out arguably one of the most prestigious and competitive awards of the night.“We are incredibly humbled to be recognised in a category with brands who like us, try every day to be innovative and responsible,” says Rachael Harding, General Manager Club Med Australia and New Zealand, “When we won last year, we vowed we would do all we could to listen and deliver so our partners knew their vote counted. The fact that we’ve retained this incredibly prestigious title for another year is validation that we’re on the right track.”“Our mission is to create happiness through amazing holiday experiences in the most beautiful places around the world, so thank you for trusting us to deliver this to your clients.”Club Med has seen double digit growth for five years running, with future sales on track to continue the sales growth record for Pacific market. Such success can be put down to a continually-evolving product to keep up with client expectations, as well as partners understanding the value proposition when it comes to selling and delivering an all-inclusive Club Med holiday.Harding further credits Club Med’s success to building a team that understands the importance of trade partnerships and spreads the passionate values of Club Med. The team of trade-dedicated representatives has grown this year to include two new Business Development Managers for added on-the-ground support to agents nation-wide, as well as ongoing online support through a dedicated trade portal, Facebook page, training videos, customisable booking resources, and a robust agent familiarisation program.The agent benefits don’t stop at selling tools alone, with 2018/19 marking a record-breaking year of Club Med famils and over 200 travel agents visiting their resorts worldwide from the French Alps, to Japan, Mauritius, and the Maldives. The Great Agents Loyalty Program (GALP) also gives travel agents the opportunity to earn up to harness additional support plus a host of additional benefits.“We’re incredibly proud to see this award on the mantle and can’t wait to look back again in a years’ time to see the impact our current projects are having for our valued partners. It’s going to be another big year full of fun and surprises so this award has provided us with the courage to grow bigger and better than ever before!” says Harding.About Club MedClub Med provides amazing holiday experiences, made easy, in the world’s most beautiful destinations. With over 70 premium and luxury all-inclusive sun and snow resorts located in some of the most beautiful places on earth, Club Med resorts blend seamlessly with their environment, drawing inspiration from the local culture and nature to immerse guests in the destination.Since 1950, Club Med has been dedicated to providing guests with amazing new experiences that make for an unforgettable holiday – from the rejuvenating to the exhilarating, and everything in-between. Each resort offers a vast selection of opportunities to try something new, immerse in local culture, revive body and mind, and give back to the local community and environment.Club Med holidays are a truly hassle-free experience, with premium all-inclusive packages and a wide range of innovative services – giving guests more time to spend doing what they love.For more information, visit www.clubmedta.com.au / www.clubmedta.co.nz, www.clubmed.com.au or follow Club Med at: · Instagram @clubmed · Facebook /ClubMedAustralia · Twitter @ClubMed_Au · Travel agent Facebook /ClubMedforTravelAgentsSource = Club Med