City hotels start renovations



MILLIONS are being pumped into Gladstone and Tannum Sands to renovate and renew our hotels.

The Young Australian Hotel last night celebrated the completion of renovations to its bistro, in Stage 1 of planned renovations.

Manager Rod Bradbury said Stage 2 renovations could be likely to start in six months, which involved the removal of the motel and the extension of the beer garden into the motel area.

Meanwhile at the Queens Hotel, Stage 1 and 2 renovations are completed.

The Hotel was gutted on its William Street side for major renovations.

Co-owner Steve Johnstone said public response to the renovations had been massive. "We are now doing 1500 meals a week,'' he said. Mr Johnstone said Stage 3 renovations were yet to come and they involved the complete refit of the private bar and function rooms.

At the Yaralla Sports Club work has begun on its $1.5m million renovations and ext-ensions. General manager Will Schroeder said they would be relocating the bowls green and in its place putting in additional car parks and floor space.

'We are also renovating the reception area, sports bar and adding a Chinese restaurant to our eateries,' he said.

The new consortium of owners of the Tannum Sands Hotel Motel have already spent more than $2 million on renovations. Principal Peter Wadsworth said they had basically refurbished the entire hotel.

'We've built a new bar, refurbished the beer garden and the gaming room,' he said.

'Work is almost complete on the new outdoor dining area and the bistro.'



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