The international St Giles hotel group, which includes the Tank Stream Hotel in Sydney, has launched a dedicated solo-travel program to help solo travellers – particularly women – experience the best of the destination when travelling on business or leisure.
St Giles operates hotels in many of the world’s most popular cities for tourism including Sydney, London, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Manila.
Announcing the launch of GO SOLO, GO ST GILES, St Giles Hotels’ Head of U.K., U.S.A and Europe, Abigail Tan-Giroud, said:
“Research indicates that solo travel is growing at double-digit pace in many of the cities where St Giles’ hotels are located. Our primary target market is the ‘wander luster’ who is dreaming of visiting and exploring a city like London, New York, Kuala Lumpur or Sydney, but is a little apprehensive about whether they will feel comfortable and secure.
“The St Giles’ GO SOLO program aims to create a distinctive experience for the solo traveller who wants the independence to do what they want, whenever they want, yet seeks personalised service and the comfort of a welcoming and safe accommodation experience.”
General manager of St Giles Sydney, Klaus Kinateder, said that the Tank Stream Hotel had already established itself as a popular base for solo travellers.
“Our location next to Wynyard in the heart of the CBD means that a solo traveller has all the transport options at their front door, along with a vast range of solo-friendly restaurants, cafes, bars and tourism attractions,” said Mr Kinateder.
“We are seeing a sharp rise in ‘bleisure’ stays when a worker visits a city for business but then stays on for leisure, and with the Tank Stream Hotel having such iconic landmarks as the Opera House, The Rocks and Sydney Harbour so close, our solo business travellers find it very easy to switch from corporate to leisure mode. The GO SOLO program will add even further incentives for solo travellers to make the most of the unique character and attractions of the cities they visit.”