Demand from Corporate Travellers Drives Metro’s Expansion in Gladstone

Metro Hotels has expanded and diversified its holdings in Gladstone, Queensland this year to meet the growing demand from corporate travellers for more choice and flexibility in apartment accommodation in Gladstone.

Gladstone is Queensland’s largest multi-commodity port, the fifth largest multi-commodity port in Australia and the world’s fourth largest coal exporting terminal. It is also home to an aluminium refinery and smelter, cement manufacturing, mines, explosives and chemical plant, three LNG plants, shale oil refinery and an oil recycling plant, all of which have fuelled demand for more flexible and affordable apartment accommodation in the city.

In the brand new 97-unit G60 development, Metro Hotels is managing 18 two-bedroom apartments and one three-bedroom apartment. Its existing Gladstone property, Metro Hotels & Apartments has 51 one-bedroom apartments.

According to Property Manager, David Robinson, approximately 90 percent of the property’s occupancy is corporate-based, flying in and out from Gladstone Airport, with the majority of large business and government workers staying for two to three days.

“We are broadening and diversifying our holdings in Gladstone to give more choice and more flexibility to our clients, at a more affordable price,” Mr Robinson said.

“It is difficult to find apartment accommodation in Gladstone for short stays. Our new offering suits the corporate sector as it offers a more affordable option for clients who can now share a two-bedroom apartment for both short and long term stays.

“Some of our regular corporate clients visit Gladstone for up to three or four months. It will be more cost-effective for them to share a two bedroom apartment with another corporate than to book into a one-bedroom apartment for that period.

Mr Robinson said his corporate clients comment on the convenience of self catering and the spacious rooms, as the reason they choose an apartment over other accommodation choices. Each apartment is equipped with a full-sized kitchen, washing machine, dryer, separate bedroom and full size balcony.

From late November through to January each year there is an increase in occupancy as the relocation of staff associated with government and large industry occurs.


G60 Apartments Gladstone

Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone and nearby Apartments G60 are located in the heart of the Gladstone CBD, close to retail shops, restaurants and the entertainment precinct. Guests have access to all the facilities of Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone, including swimming pool and restaurant.

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