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Industry demand drives price of Oaks hotel rooms up

The four and a half star, 144 room Oaks Grand Hotel Gladstone is now open for guests and functions, boasting unrivaled views and self contained accommodation. Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer
The four and a half star, 144 room Oaks Grand Hotel Gladstone is now open for guests and functions, boasting unrivaled views and self contained accommodation. Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer Luka Kauzlaric

GLADSTONE is home the most expensive Oaks Hotel in Australia.

With a starting price of $179 per room, per night, the Oaks Grand Gladstone surpasses all other hotels in Australia of the same brand.

Daniel Csortan, general manager of sales for Oaks Hotels and Resorts, said the price of staying at the newly opened hotel was purely demand driven.

"The prices in Gladstone are higher than that of any other eastern seaboard city, as demand is higher," he said.

"We are the new kids on the block. However, we are still cheaper than the competition."

Mr Csortan said the market in Gladstone was driving inflated prices, largely due to the high concentration of industry growth.

He also confirmed that if the local market was subject to changes in the future, prices at the hotel would alter to reflect demand.

One guest was left pondering the cost of his stay upon checkout.

Matt Goverton, among the first to trial the hotel, spoke to The Observer earlier in the week and remarked on the bill.

"Of course, I would expect to pay premium prices for a premium room," he said.

"Prices were what I would expect if I were staying at the Gold Coast or another tourist destination. I guess they are just trying to make the most of the boom like everywhere else."

OAKS PRICES:

  • Sydney Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments from $109 per night
  • Brisbane iStay River City from $119 per night
  • Gold Coast Calypso Plaza from $99 per night
  • Melbourne Oaks on Lonsdale from $159 per night
  • Oaks Grand Gladstone from $179 per night

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