Brisbane Enjoys Business Surge Following Summer Floods
Peattie Public RelationsMarch 08, 2011
Brisbane is enjoying a welcome surge in business from tourists and corporate alike, prompting an autumn recovery in the city’s economic fortunes following the summer floods.
Metro Hotel Tower Mill, located on Wickham Terrace in the heart of Brisbane, offers 80 rooms catering for both tourists and business travellers alike. While not affected by the floods, the property did experience lower than usual occupancy rates in the weeks following the flood as tourists cancelled plans to holiday in the city and Queensland moved into recovery mode.
Metro Hotel Tower Mill Property Manager Allan Hilt said this dip in occupancy was now well and truly over, with the city experiencing a strong economic upsurge brought about by corporations playing catch-up, international acts visiting the city and a host of major sporting events.
“Business has increased so dramatically that it is as if a light has been switched in the city,” Mr Hilt said. “The floods that ravaged Brisbane have now well and truly dissipated, the hot, sunny weather is back and business in the CBD has likewise returned with a vengeance.
“Many companies which had booked conference and meeting venues in January are now keen to ensure they lock venues in for March, with training days, conferences and other events back on the corporate calendar and occupancy rates rising accordingly.”
Mr Hilt said the staging of a number of major concerts and events in Brisbane was also going ahead, while sporting venues were once again operational and major sporting events also back on the calendar. As a result, weekend occupancy rates were strong.
“March is looking to be a great month for Brisbane with so many big events on the calendar,” he said. Major international acts such as Usher, Chris Isaak, Kesha, Eddie Vedder, Lionel Richie, Santana, Alan Jackson and Neil Diamond are all performing in Brisbane, as is the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Top Gear Live, the Future Music Festival and Friends of Folk Festival.
In sport, there is the Brisbane Roar A-League Grand Final, the Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland NRL game, Queensland Reds vs Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby game, and the Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle Dockers AFL game. Queenslanders will be spoilt for choice in entertainment in Autumn and we expect Brisbane will come alive as locals and tourists alike celebrate a return to the fun, outdoor lifestyle this city is renowned for.
Metro Hotel Tower Mill is situated within easy walking to all venues within Brisbane including Suncorp Stadium and the RNA Show Grounds, as well as major train and bus services.
Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The Group currently provides a national accommodation network of properties, with over 1000 rooms in key locations and major cities across Australia.