The Best Western Portal Hotel in Brisbane,
Australia, has joined the growing number of international hotels
in the region to cater to independent female travellers by
offering a special Ladies Only floor that boasts luxury and
security in equal measure.
“These days, women account for around 40% of
Australia’s business travellers – that’s a lot of ladies
travelling alone, often in unfamiliar cities without a good
working knowledge of the area,” owner Ms. Georgie Woods said. “It’s
not surprising, then, to learn that 60% of women identify safety
as their main concern when choosing travel accommodation ... It goes without saying that security on our Ladies
Only floor is paramount – but as we don’t have to worry about
appealing to male guests, we’ve also had a lot of fun designing a
feminine haven packed with girlie treats that only a female guest
could truly appreciate!”
Heightened security is
provided by secure access elevator keycards and even the hotel
staff employed to carry out duties on the floor are exclusively
female. Rooms have been designed with a female aesthetic in mind
and each features a fresh seasonal bloom, scented candle, waffle
robe and slippers, complimentary women’s magazines and a refresher
unwind pack featuring organic beauty products and MOR bathroom
products. Cloud 9 GHD hair straighteners and yoga mats are
available on request and can be purchased at the end of the stay.
In place of the standard minibar is the Portal
PamperBar, featuring an extensive range of Yuva organic beauty
products, Yealands Way Carbon Zero wine range made by
award-winning female winemaker Tamra Washington and hair dressing
services available from leading Brisbane salon Vogue Nationale.
Conveniently located within a stone’s throw of
Brisbane’s central business district, the Best Western Portal
Hotel boasts 84 individual rooms – 11 of which are now dedicated
Ladies Only accommodation. The hotel itself has just undergone a
quarter of a million dollar refurbishment, transforming it into a stylish boutique destination filled
with bespoke furniture and antique pieces.
wireless internet, iPod docking stations in every room and a
specialised turndown service also come as standard. Guests can
also enjoy the culinary delights on offer at the “O” Bar and
Restaurant, the latest venture from the restaurateurs behind
one of Brisbane’s favourite breakfast venues, the Gunshop Café.
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