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5 September 2017

Next Story Group Winners at HM Awards

Next Story Group was well represented at this year’s Hotel Management Awards, scooping top honours across three categories with a Highly Commended in a fourth on Friday night, 1st September at Sydney Town Hall.

Next Hotel Brisbane, inspired by the modern business traveller, was recognised in front of 730 hoteliers and industry leaders as the Best Tech Hotel and also received a Highly Commended for the Business Hotel category with Jack Dahl, a valued employee, awarded as winner for Front Office Associate. Sage Hotel Adelaide, also part of NEXT Hotels, was announced as winner of the Hotel Housekeeping category.

John Warren, Managing Director ANZ, Next Story Group commented, “I am extremely proud that Next Hotel Brisbane has been recognised with these two prestigious awards. We are also extremely proud of Jack Dahl for receiving this highly-contested award and are thrilled that Sage Hotel Adelaide’s Executive Housekeeper was awarded the winner of Hotel Housekeeping,” he added.

Next Hotel Brisbane delivers design, technology and service style and focuses on efficiency that starts from the point of booking all the way through to final departure. Before guests arrive at the Next Hotel Brisbane, they can download the Next Hotels App onto their smart mobile phone and use the Express Check-in function to register, select their room and receive their mobile key in three simple steps.

All 304 Next Hotel Brisbane guest rooms are equipped with an interactive LED TV and a proprietary Guest Communications Centre, which serves as the nerve-centre of the room. Sage Hotel Adelaide offers 138 rooms and is centrally located on South Terrace. Both properties offer guests free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotels

To book your upcoming stay at Next Hotel Brisbane, please visit or at Sage Hotel Adelaide, please visit call 1300 346 835.


Next Story Group Winners at HM Awards

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About NEXT Hotels and Next Hotel Brisbane:

NEXT Hotels is an upper upscale hotel brand designed specifically to address the needs of the modern business traveler. Space, technology and service are re-engineered so that the time-crunched and modern business-focused traveler optimises time, exemplifying the brand’s promise: “Designed to Make your Time Count.” NEXT Hotels empower the guest with choice, flexibility and control. The flagship brand of Singapore-based Next Story Group, the world’s first NEXT Hotel opened in September 2014 in Brisbane, Australia, with 304 rooms. Located in Queen Street Mall, Next Hotel Brisbane also comprises an outdoor pool deck overlooking the Mall as well as Brisbane’s premier retail shopping district, space that hosts Australia’s first Forever 21, the renowned US-based fast fashion giant.

About Sage Hotels:

Sage Hotels are traditional upscale hotels offering services and spaces that are familiar to our guests with all the hallmarks of simplicity and consistency they are looking for; combined with local flavour and a sense of community. Sage Hotels are located in primary and secondary urban centres targeting CBD, CBD fringe locations and primary transport hubs.

About Next Story Group:

Next Story Group designs, manages, and markets hotels and urban spaces. Seeing each real estate asset as a living ecosystem, the group precisely optimizes each space’s design and performance based on customer demand. With experienced leaders in design, marketing, operations, and emerging technology, Next Story Group takes a holistic approach to each space it manages, futureproofing its owners’ investments.

The group’s brands include Next Hotels, Kafnu, Brand Karma, and Virsa. For more information visit