1 August 2012
Tourism Council WA has welcomed today’s announcement of a new 500 room hotel at Burswood which will attract nearly 80,000 visitors annually.
Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall has described the new hotel as “the most significant tourism investment in over a decade.”
“This is a major step forward in addressing the critical hotel room shortage which has been holding back leisure tourism in regional areas across the State” said Mr Hall.
“Many regional tourism destinations are suffering because we are turning away tourists who cannot find a room in Perth before travelling into the regions.”
“The new hotel will increase the number of rooms available in Perth by over 8%” said Mr Hall.
The new 6-star hotel will cost $568 million to build and will open in 2016. It will have conference and resort facilities and will also create 500 new jobs in the industry.
“Crown Towers will employ and train 500 tourism and hospitality staff which will be a major skills boost for the WA tourism industry” said Mr Hall.
Tourism Council WA has been advocating new hotel investment for many years and congratulates the State Government for working with industry to encourage hotel development and investment in WA.
“We will continue working with the State Government to ensure planning, building and licence approvals are properly processed in time for the planned opening in 2016”said Mr Hall.
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