Metro Hotel Ipswich International was named 2012 Inclusive Community Champion in the Best Tourism Award category by Spinal Injuries Association for ensuring inclusivity and access for all people.
The Hotel was one of six Ipswich ‘champions’ recognised for creating a world of better access for all, not just in relation to disability and wheelchair access, but by ensuring everyone, from mothers with prams to elderly with medical conditions, has access to participate socially and economically.
Metro Hotel Ipswich International’s General Manager, Ted Matthews, said he and his staff were delighted to receive this Award.
“We are committed to ensuring our property gives equal access to all our guests, including the elderly and people with a disability, both in and around the hotel,” Mr Matthews said.
Metro Hotel Ipswich International offers lift access to all floors from the car park, with clearly marked disabled parking. There are a number of rooms on each floor with disabled access and facilities, including wheelchair accessible bathrooms with open shower areas.
The showers are fitted with handrails, shower bars, moveable shower head and shower seats. Toilets are wheelchair accessible, and fitted with grip bars.
On the ground floor, there is flat access to Platform 9 restaurant and lounge bar, function rooms and terrace, and to a disabled toilet.
People with disabilities and special needs should contact the hotel direct on (07) 3812 8077 before arrival for further information or to make the hotel aware of any special requirements. – See more at: http://www.metrohotels.com.au/press-releases/171#sthash.AGkj8R78.dpuf