Townsville Apartments Prepare For Summer Tourists

14 January 2014


With North Queensland’s Magnetic Island and coral reef already drawing crowds this summer, Best Western has added the self-rated four and a half (4.5) star Best Western Islington Apartments in Townsville to its growing hotel family, giving travellers a central accommodation option in the tropical city.

Located a 15 minute drive from Townsville Airport and short stroll into Townsville’s CBD, Best Western Islington Apartments offer 30 stylishly appointed one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments ideal for groups seeking short or long stays. Guests are also a 20 minute walk from trendy waterfront precinct, The Strand.

To escape the Townsville humidity, there is a 25 metre lap pool nestled in the centre of the modern apartment complex and air-conditioning in each apartment. Fitness and foodie fanatics are catered for, with the complex offering a gym, spa, sauna, and fully self-contained kitchen and BBQ area onsite with cafes and restaurants next to the property.

Rob Anderson, Best Western Australasia Chief Executive said summer is traditionally a time when families and friends travel domestically on a budget.

“Best Western Islington Apartments is our only property in Townsville, offering great value for those who prefer cooking meals in their own kitchen, or using free wi-fi to stay in touch over social media while away,” Mr Anderson said.

While summer will draw the holiday crowds and see increased tourism to Magnetic Island, it is the longer staying business travellers who will benefit from the serviced apartments most.

“People are travelling more for business and spending extended periods of time away from home. Business travellers often want free wi-fi and full kitchen and laundry facilities, and apartment properties are incredibly popular, as these essential services help cut down travelling costs.”

Shayne and Erin Hohn, managers of Best Western Islington Apartments said they are the only Best Western property in Townsville, and are excited to join the hotel group on the back of its successful year opening 14 new quality hotels across Australia and New Zealand.

“We’re thrilled to be welcomed into the Best Western group and look forward to helping increase tourism to Townsville by giving travellers a great base to see the surrounding tropical islands and attractions. Throughout the year we also see the local North Queensland Cowboys’ NRL matches drawing groups of friends who book our rooms, sometimes months in advance.”

After researching hotel brands to find the right fit for his Townsville apartments, Mr Hohn said, “Best Western matched our own passion for putting the magic back in travel – we promise our guests will get top quality service in comfortable accommodation and a friendly welcome each time they stay.”

Townsville offers many attractions and activities. Explore the beautiful Reef HQ Aquarium, take a ferry ride to Magnetic Island, climb Castle Hill, see the Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary or for lucky travellers, the Jupiter’s Townsville Casino is within walking distance from the CBD and the Palmer and Flinders Street restaurant precincts.

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