‘Modular’ hotel to target FIFOs

A new 'modular' hotel is being built near Perth airport to provide cheap accommodation targeted at WA's large fly-in fly-out market.

According to The West Australian the $20 million project will take three months to build and will feature 162 hotel rooms and 52 residences.

Accommodation operator Qube said the hotel was the first of its type in Australia, and its modular design allowed it to be constructed quickly.

Qube said the hotel would open in June and would also feature an eight-hour rate option, which would offer flexibility to mining companies and workers.

The accommodation company also said it had plans to expand into WA's mining regions, where accommodation was still in short supply.

According to The West Australian Perth has the highest hotel occupancy in Australia, at an average 86 per cent.

Nevertheless recent cost cutting moves by mining companies have aimed to restrict travel where possible, and because of rising costs schedules have also been changed to cut down on the time spent in hotels.

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