The Tropical North Queensland city of Cairns has welcomed the Oaks Hotels and Resorts brand to its hotel landcape, with the company opening the doors to its newest location this week.
The AUD$12 million property sits in the city centre and features 76 rooms and guest facilities including a rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking the esplanade lagoon and Coral Sea, serving breakfast and lunch before transforming into a vibrant cocktail bar by night.
Rooms at Oaks Cairns are spacious and somewhat minimalist, with significant floor space peppered by all of the traditional comfort hallmarks, including an open closet and a few select artworks.
Oaks’ newest opening comes a few weeks after the Queensland Government pledged AUD$11.3 million in economic assistance to the region via new tourism infrastructure and experiences as the city readies for the return of tourists from around Australia and eventually, overseas.
“Oaks Cairns Hotel will help encourage tourism to Cairns, as the region continues to reshape and rebuild in the current landscape,” said Oaks Hotels Chief Operating Officer, Craig Hooley.
“With the recently announced stimulus package from the government supporting tourism in Far North Queensland, we see huge potential for Cairns and the surrounding areas from Queensland residents, as well as interstate and international visitors in the future. The property will also support the local community by creating 56 permanent jobs.”