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!
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.