$30,000 in State Government funded upgrades to Glen Innes Motel will ensue a good night’s sleep for all guests, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and motel owners Tamara, left, and Andrew Casella.
Monday, 20 June 2022
GUESTS staying at the Glen Innes Motel will soon enjoy a better night’s sleep, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing $30,000 in State Government funded improvements to reduce noise and increase comfort.
The grant has been provided through the 2022 Tourism Product Development Fund- Refresh and Renew stream.
Mr Marshall said a new modular soundproof fence and building modifications would make a good night’s sleep that much easier.
“As someone who spends a lot of time staying in motels, I have a strong appreciation for a soft bed and a quiet room,” Mr Marshall said.
“To ensure visitors have the best possible stay, the team at Glen Innes Motel have put together a comprehensive plan to offset noise from the nearby New England Highway while updating some of their rooms.
“To compliment the soundproof fence, some rooms will have double glazed windows installed providing the dual benefits of sound reduction and increased energy efficiency.
“Rooms will get new mattresses and bed bases, with some of the single beds updated to king singles.
“I’m pleased the State Government has been able to assist this business to undertake these renovations and put itself in a strong position to capitalise on the return to business in the post COVID-19 economy.”
Glen Innes Motel Owner Tamara Casella said the grant would allow them to undertake work, which was planned, but put off, due to losses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With cancellations due to lock downs and border closures and cancellations, our business, along with plenty others within Australia, was hit hard financially,” Mrs Casella said.
“This funding will address suggestions people have made while staying with us and will ensure they have the comforts everyone enjoys when away from home.
“We are particularly excited about the addition of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on site. Several of our guests have had electric vehicles, and they have had to use an extension cord to our barbecue area to charge their cars.
“EV chargers will be a real point of difference for us and hopefully work to bring more business as guests realise there is a place they can charge overnight.
“Having quality accommodation offerings is important for the local economy. If guests have a comfortable stay, they are more likely to come back or tell people they know about our business and the wider Glen Innes community.
“On behalf of management and our staff, we feel very fortunate to be approved for this funding and look forward to what the future offers.”