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COVID-19 Disruption at Mullaloo Wharf Apartment Hotel: Choosing a Strategic Route to Success

posted on 2023-05-22, 20:27 authored by Oskaras Vorobjovas-PintaOskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta, Pearce, J
This case study introduces and examines three key concepts: 1) apartment hotels; 2) Porter’s generic strategies; and 3) apartment hotel’s external and internal environments. This is done in the context of the fictional Mullaloo Wharf Apartment Hotel. The case study provides an in-depth understanding on the need to review an organisation’s strategic position following external disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This case study overviews the operational aspects of apartment hotels and compares how they differ from running a traditional hotel. Furthermore, the case study sets the basis for the assessment of Mullaloo Wharf Apartment Hotel’s internal and external environments using PESTLE and SWOT analyses. Lastly, the case study illustrates how to develop strategic directions using Porter’s generic strategies as a framework.


Publication title

Case Studies for Book Chapters | Case Based Research in Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Events: Rethinking Theory and Practice


M Sigala, M Fang, A Yeark, JN Albrecht, & O Vorobjovas-Pinta


School of Social Sciences



Publication status

  • Accepted

Place of publication




Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Economic issues in tourism; Socio-cultural issues in tourism