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Goldfields hotel revival

Who said stylish interior design can only be found in upmarket hotels?

The ibis Styles Kalgoorlie has bid farewell to its patchwork bedspreads, dark colour scheme and dated furniture and embraced a vibrant, colourful new design following a $3.5 million refurbishment of the hotel.

Under the creative direction of Elise + Betty Design, ibis Styles Kalgoorlie has completely transformed the look and feel of its interiors with bright, energetic and relaxed décor to reflect the hotel’s location in the heart of the Western Australia Goldfields.

The multimillion dollar refurbishment program includes a makeover of 100 guest rooms, public areas including lobby and reception, corridors and hotel entrance. In addition to the upgrade of the hotel’s restaurant and bar a new function room has been added to the hotel portfolio that was completed in early 2013.

Reward Hotel Projects was engaged by Accor to carry out the extensive refurbishment because of its reputation for delivering successful projects within client expectations. This has been previously acknowledged in the past with the significant refurbishments of numerous other Accor regional properties.

“The experienced and professional project team at Reward was able to deliver a well-managed and quality refurbishment of the ibis Styles Kalgoorlie by successful coordination of logistics and trades people, as well as working in unison with all stakeholders and the internal management team of the hotel to ensure that the project deliverables were achieved on time with minimal guest disturbance. The hotel owners’ representatives and hotel management team were continually involved with the programming and scheduling of works to ensure a smooth and coordinated transition of old guestrooms to newly refurbished rooms,” said Reward’s Jimmy Lee.

The facelift from the refurbishment works has drastically changed the image and breathed new life into the 1973 building. With a contemporary design and vibrant colours, the ibis Styles Kalgoorlie delivers guests a refreshing experience befitting of the new ibis Styles brand.

“Reward Hotel Projects specialises in hotel refurbishment works across both the major metropolitan cities as well as regional areas, with reliable logistics solutions to operate nationally. In order to meet and exceed project outcomes and given the remote location of the Ibis Styles Kalgoorlie, Reward was able to assemble and closely manage a combination of local and external contractors and suppliers,” said Mr Lee.

Ibis styles 3087-47 300x225“The newly transformed ibis Styles Kalgoorlie was a challenging refurbishment that included full demolition of the existing bathrooms which have been fitted with new shower screens, toilet suites and vanities, large hand basins and lighting. In addition to the bathroom transformation the guestroom, corridor and lobby works included new carpet and vinyl flooring, joinery including wardrobes, TV units, and bedheads, painting, electrical fittings and furniture. The lobby was also revamped with new vinyl and carpet flooring and artistically designed joinery which both corporate and leisure clients will appreciate. Reward was able to reinvigorate the aging hotel with a stylish and contemporary make over which guests expect of a brand hotel like the ibis Styles Kalgoorlie.”

Australia’s largest hotel refurbishment company Reward has also recently successfully completed the refurbishment upgrade of a number of regional hotels around Australia including the major refurbishment and upgrade to the Ibis Styles Katherine, Kununurra and ibis Styles Alice Springs, previously All Seasons hotels.

General manager of the ibis Styles Kalgoorlie, Artur Pachecki, said the new rooms have already received positive guest feedback.

“A feeling of spaciousness, more light, fun colour palate, full length mirrors, additional power points and room safes are among the comments highlighted from our guests enjoying the new rooms.”

“The great bonus for guests staying at ibis Styles Kalgoorlie is that there are no surprises on check-out. Continental breakfast and a great night’s sleep are all included in the room rate, so those little extras won’t cost more.”

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