Recent devastating floods in most parts of Queensland, as well as areas of New South Wales and Victoria could impact on tourism for weeks and months ahead. Whilst many hotels are unaffected and open for business as usual, some hotels have been closed completely to clean up and assess damage. Access to some hotels may be limited and guests may experience a few inconveniences such as intermittent internet access, or staff shortages in some outlets.
Watermark Hotel Brisbane has been commandeered by the Queensland Police to accommodate the additional Police Services currently required. Existing hotel reservations will be honoured, although the hotel is not taking new reservations for arrivals prior to 11th February 2011.
Sebel Suites Brisbane will be closed until the 6th February whilst the Stamford Plaza Brisbane will remain closed until 28th February 2011. The West End area of Brisbane was hit hard and many hotels in this area will also be affected. Other towns in Queensland including Rockhampton, Ipswich, Roma, Emerald and Toowoomba are reporting damage to some local hotels.
Many hotel chains are waiving cancellation fees for bookings affected due to the flooding crisis, along with offering to rebook for new dates or refund in full. Each property will review bookings and advise on a case by case basis.
If you have a hotel reservation within the next few weeks for any area of Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria which you think may have been affected by the storms and floods please contact us at [email protected] to re-confirm your booking.