Is there a list anywhere of the hotels used for quarantine, and when?

twiningb

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Just got a tentative booking for Sydney (Four Points Central Park) for December - hoping we can fly MEL-SYD by then - cancelled because apparently they've been press-ganged into quarantine.

I also would like to book somewhere in Melbourne for a staycation soon, and the missus would like to avoid quarantine hotels where possible.
 
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Kept forgetting to post here the list.
As of today, in Melbourne the hotels used are:
  • Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport
  • Park Royal Melbourne Airport
  • Four points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
  • Holiday Inn on Flinders
  • Mercure Welcome Melbourne
  • Pullman Melbourne on Swanston
  • Stamford Plaza Hotel
  • Novotel Melbourne on Collins
  • Novotel South Wharf
  • Pan Pacific Melbourne
The ‘Health Hotels’ are the Novotel South Wharf and the Holiday Inn on Flinders. Also using a ward at the Albert Road Clinic (Private mental health hospital).
I notice Qanats are heavily promoting travel to Melbourne with lots of bonus points on offer for hotels - the Rydges being one of them. Whilst no longer being used for HQ Im not keen to stay there.

Does anyone know if any of the following have EVER been used for HQ? Im looking to book only properties that have never been used for HQ:
  • Grand Hyatt
  • The Langham
  • Hilton (Little Collins)
  • The Windsor
 
I notice Qanats are heavily promoting travel to Melbourne with lots of bonus points on offer for hotels - the Rydges being one of them. Whilst no longer being used for HQ Im not keen to stay there.

There are multiple Rydges properties in Melbourne. The Rydges at the centre of the storm last year was the Rydges Melbourne Swanston St. The property is no longer part of the Rydges portfolio. If you google it, it comes up as the "Park Hotel Melbourne" but is not bookable.


That aside (and aside from other factors such as location, standard, facilities etc), what is the problem booking a former quarantine hotel 10 months after it stopped being used as HQ?
 
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Anyone know what properties are being used in Perth? We are now booked into PER next month.

From my research, I have surmised/suspect the following are being used:
- Westin Hotel
- Hyatt Regency
- Intercontinental
- Pan Pacific
- The Adnate
- Novotel Perth Murray St

Of these, the last worries me as they have no desks. I have will have two weeks of solid work, meetings, calls etc. If I work from bed or armchair it is guaranteed I will do my back in. Wonder if they will accept a medical certificate to avoid this situation :rolleyes:
 
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There are about a dozen in Brisbane, including also Novotel BNE city and airport, pullman at airport, rydges southbank and the valley, Mantra on Edward, Grand Chancellor and Quest Chermside.

The trick to pulling up a list by city is google 'exercise bike hire <city>', part fill out the online hire form and you should eventually get to a list of quaro hotels. Note that it might not be a complete list.

cheers skip
 
Interesting to hear our state deputy premier state that a 1000 bed quarantine facility at the brizvegas airport would replace all the hotel quarantine beds currently in Briz….scary really


There are about a dozen in Brisbane, including also Novotel BNE city and airport, pullman at airport, rydges southbank and the valley, Mantra on Edward, Grand Chancellor and Quest Chermside.


cheers skip
 
Interesting to hear our state deputy premier state that a 1000 bed quarantine facility at the brizvegas airport would replace all the hotel quarantine beds currently in Briz….scary really

He clearly didn’t read the details in the memo from the Feds on that then... But reading is pretty tough for the old boy so give him a day to get through it :)
 
Yep Feds will only build facilities if it is in addition to HQ, states not allowed to use these to replace HQ. Its about increasing arrivals not keeping low numbers we currently have. Its why insisting on federal land, so can shut up shop if states dont maintain higher arrivals numbers.
 
There are about a dozen in Brisbane, including also Novotel BNE city and airport, pullman at airport, rydges southbank and the valley, Mantra on Edward, Grand Chancellor and Quest Chermside.

The trick to pulling up a list by city is google 'exercise bike hire <city>', part fill out the online hire form and you should eventually get to a list of quaro hotels. Note that it might not be a complete list.

cheers skip
My haha is for the bold one above!
 
I may have to eat crow, and/or a period in the AFF sin bin, AustraliaPoochie. I tried that advice in Sydney and couldn't get lists. Possibly too many hotels/too many changes there.

Cheers skip
 
Anyone know what properties are being used in Perth? We are now booked into PER next month.

From my research, I have surmised/suspect the following are being used:
- Westin Hotel
- Hyatt Regency
- Intercontinental
- Pan Pacific
- The Adnate
- Novotel Perth Murray St

Of these, the last worries me as they have no desks. I have will have two weeks of solid work, meetings, calls etc. If I work from bed or armchair it is guaranteed I will do my back in. Wonder if they will accept a medical certificate to avoid this situation :rolleyes:

They look correct, although I don't think they are actually using the Adnate at the moment.
Intercontinental is where high risk folk go (risk of flight etc)
Novotel Langley is also used, but think that may be low risk folk, like fruit pickers etc.
 
Idle twaddle,
I guess if anyone has too much time on their hands, the only other way is to make dummy bookings.
Eg, using the Pullman Sydney Airport as one, I tried to make a *dummy* booking, but it won't accept it, saying its not taking bookings till Feb 2022.
A long onerous way.
Guess some people have got a lot of trust in the "deep clean" way of cleaning a hotel room, which has been used as a quarantine hotel.
Not that I know the answer of how best to kill the covid bug, or anything about dealing with it.
Also, what does the Auist govt stiupulate, what will happen to the hotel if we ever get to deal with the covid bug, as its (was) their idea of using hotels as quarantine facilities in the first place.
Seems like that there is no end in sight to this hotel quarantine system/regime we have in place.
End idle twaddle.
 
Guess some people have got a lot of trust in the "deep clean" way of cleaning a hotel room, which has been used as a quarantine hotel.

Whilst there are numerous instances of cases of people contracting Covid being genomically linked to people in the hotel at the same time as them, I can’t recall any that are linked to previous guests in the hotel.

Remember that:
1) Airborne transmission is by far the most common method of transmission
2) The virus can only survive and be transmitted on surfaces for limited periods, with the time depending on the surface
3) Many common cleaning chemicals do “kill” the virus
4) The vast majority of people going through quarantine hotels don’t actually have the virus (99% at the moment). I’d say with most people being negative AND deep cleans in place, these hotel rooms are probably safer than your average hotel room pre-Covid
5) Positive guests are in most states transferred to “medi hotels” and rooms deep cleaned after that.

A week after it stopped being used for HQ I’d be more than happy to voluntarily stay at such a hotel. But I’ve survived two stints in HQ already, with third coming - so I have already stayed in rooms previously used for HQ! No choice!
 
A pop-up medi-hotel in Sydney's north Meriton Suites (North Ryde, Sydney)




Residents in a cluster of Sydney apartment blocks have been blindsided by a decision to house COVID-19 patients in their complex as part of a makeshift "medi-hotel".

Key points:​

  • Meriton Suites is a five-star hotel being transformed into Special Health Accommodation for COVID-19 quarantine
  • Residents of the adjacent Meriton Macquarie Residences say they found out via social media
  • The local health district says the recent surge in cases has resulted in an urgent need
One woman who lives in the Meriton Macquarie Residences on Sydney's north shore claimed residents found out via a social media post about the new quarantine facility.

From next week, it is going to open in the Meriton Suites apartment hotel building — in close proximity to Meriton Macquarie Residences and across the road from the busy Macquarie shopping centre.
 
Any list on the current quarantine hotels for domestic arrivals into Brisbane?
If you are a couple, do you still get a normal room or at least a hotel that has bigger rooms? I would at least need a table to be able to work from the hotel room but guess there is no option to really chose.
 

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