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Senior Hilton Hotel scout finds top spot in Alderley

first_imgPolished timber flooring and a Caesarstone island bench with plenty of cabinet space in the kitchen.The surprise in moving to Alderley was its proximity to the Kedron Brook precinct which the family have taken advantage of, and the community spirit of the street with Christmas lights and street parties. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Naha, Japan which Mr Clough helped establish. Picture: Supplied.But after 11 years in Singapore, Andrew and Karen Clough knew the best location for their growing family was back in Brisbane and so in 2015 they moved into 108 Chelford St, Alderley, an investment property they bought off the internet in 2008.Soon after, Mr Clough hung up his hat as Senior Vice President, Development, Middle East and Asia Pacific for Hilton Worldwide to become a private consultant. A solid house with space to relax both inside, outside, and on the veranda.Three years later, and with rowing and school commitments closer to the river, the family are now living in Auchenflower and have put their suburban oasis in Alderley on the market.But they have taken the landscape design company they used in Alderley to the new house.“I am working with them right now,” he said.“My brief to them in Alderley was that my wife and daughter had pollen allergies so not too strong scented flowers.“And then something that would grow and fill in the space and is good on maintenance.“They did a great job; we have a pruning cycling once or twice a year. I call it a smart garden.”The family lived in the house while they renovated, putting in new bathrooms, a kitchen, and polishing the floorboards. “We were lucky that my parents could eyeball it and it was such a solid house,” said Mr Clough, who had grown up in Aspley.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago It’s not a Hilton-style kitchen but just as much fun can be had creating culinary masterpieces here. When your job is scouting for the best hotel location, home is going to be in a prime position.ANDREW Clough knows the advantage of a good location.For two decades he travelled the world, scouting the best locations for luxury and budget hotels for Hilton Worldwide.center_img The rumpus room is next to two bedrooms on the lower level.“We’ve done pretty much all the insides,” he said.“All the kitchen and dining used to be petitioned walls which we pulled and redid the space.” Andrew Clough, learning the tricks of the trade at the Hilton Waldorf Astoria Shanghai in 2011 as part of a leadership immersion program for senior staff. Picture: Hilton Newsroom. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN ALDERLEY >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

ELEAGUE working with DELL, and Dojo Madness to enhance fan experience

first_imgELEAGUE, the esports brand from Turner Sports and IMG, has announced they’re set to engage “a collection of cutting-edge technologies” to enhance the upcoming CS:GO Premier. The tournament which kicks off September 8th, is set to work with a number of companies to provide new ways of viewing the tournament.First, in partnership with their official PC Hardware provider Dell Gaming, they’re set to be bringing biometric analysis to fans. Using eye-tracking technology developed by Tobii, they’re set to be collecting data thanks to the micro projectors and sensors, to show the situational awareness and reaction times to show the audience how players operate at the top level of competition. Video examples of this in operation are available here.Next up is virtual reality brought in from, a company already providing services to ESL and DreamHack in CS:GO. Taking the same technology from there, SLIVER allows the VR viewer to watch the game from any point in the map, as well as watching the standard audience stream as if you’re in the game.Dojo Madness’ Shadow.GG platform, displaying a game of CS:GO.Robert Occhialini, VP Esports Products and Technology for Turner Sports talked about the VR addition: “We’re very proud of ELEAGUE’s 2D production. One of the great things about the experience is that you get all of the immersive VR experience but you still have the ability to enjoy our production. It made a fantastic fit for ELEAGUE. Their platform ubiquity – not just being available via one VR headset – is really remarkable. We like offering the ‘build-a-bear’ type of esports experience with respect to having ultimate viewer choice, but we also realize that many people like to lean back and enjoy the broadcast. What we have [with our 2D production being available inside the 3D rendering] is the sweet spot, the combination of those two.”Finally ELEAGUE bring in Dojo Madness, to take advantage of their Shadow.GG platform. Their innovative platform allows ELEAGUE to show advanced data on the fly, from heatmaps to tactical and statistical replays. This will provide more data on how the teams operate at the highest level of competition.Occhialini added for the use of Shadow.GG: “With traditional sports, the challenge with incorporating advanced analytics is data capture – so I was super intrigued to apply them to a sport that is built on data. A lot of the time in esports today, analysts or fans ask only ‘who won?’ There isn’t a lot of ‘why did they win?’ We see this as the beginning of getting into the ‘why’ teams won.”Esports Insider says: Big new technologies to be taken advantage of by ELEAGUE here. The eye-tracking data is set to be an interesting addition here, allowing the commentary team to provide more details on how players use the screen space to play the game. Dojo Madness joining in through their platform to explain the statistics behind CS:GO is also a good move from Turner.last_img read more

New Lakers management wastes little time, trades Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer, first-round pick

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Thanx for the love L.A, I’ve enjoyed my stay,” Williams tweeted Tuesday evening.Brewer, a nine-year veteran, might play a modest role with the Lakers after averaging a career-low 4.2 points in 15.9 minutes off the bench this season with the Rockets. But the Lakers gained an additional draft pick to complement a young roster that includes D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Ivica Zubac.The Lakers could make more deals before Thursday’s trade deadline, though Johnson called the team’s young core “untouchable.” The Lakers didn’t limit their changes to the front office on Tuesday. They also started making changes to their roster, too.The Lakers traded veteran guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for veteran small forward Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Though the Lakers have not confirmed the deal, the move illustrated the vision that Magic Johnson had outlined earlier as the team’s new president of basketball operations. Johnson had said Williams “has been probably the player everybody has been calling about the most.”Though Williams is averaging career-highs this season in points (18.6 points) and field-goal percentage (44.4) the 30-year-old reserve guard did not fit in the Lakers’ long-term plans. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more