Highlife Downs Living Magazine – Potter’s Hotel

Highlife Downs Living Magazine – Potter’s Hotel


Potter’s Hotel

Toowoomba’s Margaret Street welcomes its latest luxury addition this week; Potter’s Boutique Hotel. Property developer John Potter says he is proud of his latest Toowoomba venture, which is now open for booking.The $10 million, 55 room hotel is The Potter Group’s first development in the Darling Downs region, featuring up-market, stylish interiors and bar-style dining. The hotel is expected to help meet Toowoomba’s rising demand for accommodation as its local tourism industry continues to grow.

The new establishment is an exciting new addition to Margaret street, with Mr Potter’s previous projects having received high praise, including the Potters Oceanside project in Mackay, which earned him the 2015 Queensland Tourism Award (silver) for new tourism business.

Mr Potter says, he is optimistic about the Potter Boutique Hotel’s success, and is confident that it will appeal to the business and leisure markets.

“Toowoomba has a strong demand for accommodation, particularly as the region has more than $13billion in infrastructure projects underway, an international airport and is the gateway to Western Queensland,” says Mr Potter.Stepping in to the hotel management position is Mr Potter’s long time friend and business associate Peter Stronge and his wife, Madeline. The Stronges, who have been heavily involved in the hotel’s planning and execution phases, are responsible for maintaining the hotels fresh and contemporary interiors.

“There are a host of features which make this hotel buzz. Every room has a king-sized bed, and the design feels modern and fresh. We want guests to have a ‘wow’ factor and are confident we can deliver a five-star experience. Everything from the beds and pillows to the room amenities have been carefully hand-picked,” says Mrs Stronge.

Featuring stylish and classy rooms, Potter’s Hotel has a range of accommodation styles to fit the demands of the families and couples who stay with them.

Guests can choose from a variety of rooms with king or twin beds as well as as disability rooms with an interconnecting door for carers or family. The hotel is also only a short stroll from the Grand Central Shopping Centre where tourists can relax with some retail therapy.Food-wise, the property also features a restaurant and bar which is open to the public as well as guests. Happy hour will kick off every Friday afternoon with plenty of rugby-themed entertainment for all the sport-lovers out there.

Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio says, projects like Potter’s Boutique Hotel are important developments for the region, taking it one step closer to achieving their long term vision, which paints Toowoomba as a major investment and business hub.

“We have a strong business community and plenty of world-class events so it’s great to be able to increase our offering of local quality accommodation,” Mayor Antonio says.

Mr Potter says, he would consider another project in Toowoomba down the track to accompany his most recent one.

See the full article in Highlife Downs Living Magazine, here.