The 4 star Metro Hotel on Pitt, Sydney is set to make a fresh start to the new financial year by becoming a 100% smoke-free hotel.
“The move has come about following increased demand for non-smoking rooms from our corporate and government clients,” said Metro Hotels Group General Manager, Rajeev Dani of the 115 room hotel.
“We envisage the change will be well received by our clients as the decision to become non-smoking has predominantly come from them,” he explained.
This is not the first Metro Hotels property that is totally non-smoking. In 2005, the Metro Apartments on Sussex, also located in Sydney’s CBD and overlooking Darling Harbour, changed to a smoke-free property with no negative effect on occupancy, average or yield.
“There have been numerous studies undertaken by hotels which clearly show that the preference for the majority of guests is for a smoke-free hotel,” Mr Dani said.
“The feedback we have received from our clients and our positive experience at Metro Apartments on Sussex certainly reinforces this.”
The client feedback has been so positive, Metro Hotels plans to make all of its 11 properties across the country 100% smoke free in the near future, despite no official regulations requiring a total smoke-free environment in Hotels.
Metro Hotels’ nine other properties – a range of Apartments, Hotels and Inns, currently offer non-smoking guests designated smoke free rooms and areas.