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Jun22
It is supposed to be mid-winter and here I am at work, wearing short sleeves and a sweat upon my brow. Eat your heart out Victorians; actually, no, better still come up and share in the heat, we’d love to welcome you. I know the Victorian winter chill can cut to the bone and the best way to defrost is a little escape to the sunshine. You deserve a break.
Okay, so what has been happening at the Atrium you may be asking?

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Mar21
Our Autumn report tells us that it is still very warm and showing little sign of cooling off. So, if you are reading this in Tassie or New Zealand, come up and see us for some warmth; you deserve it and we would love to share it with you. We feel a little selfish enjoying it all for ourselves.
(If you are coming from New Zealand, I will do a deal with you. You don’t talk about the Rugby and I won’t talk about the Nitball…. Sound fair?  :-))

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Dec06
Hello from the Atrium!
Well, things are certainly building up for that most loved time of the year; It’s Christmas time!! (and if you haven’t made a booking at your favourite Gold Coast holiday destination it would be wise to do so as we are filling up fast!)

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Sep09
This Quarter I am excited to illustrate some new improvements here at the Atrium to enhance the pleasure of your holiday.
The purpose-built areas in the resort are hot favourites with our guests. This includes the Games Room, the Gym and the BBQ area.  As high traffic areas, we are always improving them to ensure your experience is of the highest quality.

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Jun19
I am absolutely delighted (and relieved!) that I can now tell you that our progressive Body Corporate has replaced our ageing BBQ’s with brand new state of the art electric BBQ’s and they are working beautifully. Every time. Just in time for the return of the summer.
(I think that I can smell the lovely aroma of steak cooking on the rooftop right now…:-))

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Jan20

We are delighted to announce that after considerable consultation we have teamed up with a company that can provide us with limited free WIFI and very moderate costs after that.

The range costs for the infrastructure was huge and we just could not justify the Rolls Royce version and no matter how you structure the costs, the guest ends up paying for it somehow.

Why? Because staying guests are (usually) and Accommodation business’s sole source of income so even if it is marketed as “free” you are paying for it somewhere else…..

The advantage is that with a ’fee for service’ arrangement, you pay for exactly what you use, if it is amortised in other charges you may be paying for someone who is downloading movies to watch who is getting the service “free….”

We try to be open and transparent in our fees for service, so if you don’t want something then all you have  to do is to say “no thank you, not at that price”….

Our trial period has been going  for two weeks and is working well; we give you a password at the Reception on check-in and then you go on-line and follow the prompts.

You then get a free one hour OR 250mb for up to five devices and then after that you pay on an hourly, daily or monthly basis.

Come in and check it out some time!

Jan14

I am delighted to announce that the Body Corporate has agreed to a $330,000 refurbishment of the two lifts in the building and (I guess obviously) these will be done one at a time commencing with Lift One.

The lifts are the original that came when the building was constructed and during this time they have given sterling service,  but they have well and truly got to the end of their ‘use by’ date.

We had arrived at the point that occasionally the lifts were stopping midway between floors or just not opening the doors on arrival at your floor, or worse still, someone else’s floor.

We will also be fitting exhaust fans so that the journey between floors will be a little more comfortable during our lovely Queensland summers!

It was not an easy decision for the Body Corporate as it is a huge expense, but it is also recognised that guest security and comfort are the top priority.

Thank you