Friday, October 21, 2011

Call to build "pure hotels"

The AFR on Wednesday had a story quoting Simon Cooper from Marriott Hotels, saying that the Gold Coast needed more pure hotels and less strata titled apartment or condo style serviced apartment buildings.

"Building a condo is all about a high ratio of units to small public space and without that space you don't get the big groups of tourists.  ... they don't provide the benefits brought by the meetings and convention marketing, including the food and beverage offerings."

Take note of this warning if you intend to buy, rent, live or stay in an Oaks building in Brisbane.  It is not a hotel -- it is just a cheaply built apartment complex without hotel facilities, but being misleadingly marketed and sold as a hotel.  Not good for residents.  Not good for people thinking that they are booking a hotel.

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