Central Apartments & Hotels is one of Australia’s leading specialists in short and long-term accommodation, conference and meeting venues.
Central is part of Pradella Property Ventures, a successful Queensland-based property development company, and has over 40 years’ experience in the hotel and tourism industry. Central Apartments & Hotels is widely recognised for its business integrity, professional experience and market knowledge.
Central has developed an impressive portfolio of apartment hotels, residential apartment complexes and conference venues in and around prime CBD locations in both Brisbane and Melbourne. Offering solutions for all corporate and government requirements, Central is highly respected in the accommodation and conference markets.
With locations including Kangaroo Point, South Brisbane, West End, Spring Hill, Milton, Mt Cootha, Eagle Street Brisbane CBD, and Melbourne CBD, there is a solution for every business need. Central is able to offer strategic solutions for long or short stay guests, day conference delegates or residential conferences.
Central’s presence within the mining and construction industry is growing with its continued association with some of the largest operators in the industry. Central recently announced its sponsorship of the CQ Mining and Transport Expo in Rockhampton, in March 2012.
The six apartment hotels provide the ideal environment for the frequent traveller, with an assortment of spacious rooms and selfcontained apartments; some with spectacular city views; most equipped with balconies, full kitchen and laundry facilities, Foxtel, DVD players and a range of on-site facilities; some including swimming pools, spa and gyms. Additional services including charge-back and pantry shopping services create an enticing and comfortable stay, which enables each guest to feel at home at Central.
Central’s expansive portfolio includes the famous Central Dockside Apartment Hotel. This hotel has been frequented by many stars over the years; this spectacular location alongside the river at Kangaroo Point allows each guest the pleasure of river views. Spacious one and two bedroom apartments make up the 80 apartments available for short or long-term stays. The on-site pool is complemented by the river views and on-site restaurant. Additional services include charge-back facilities at local restaurants alongside the additional convenience of the Dockside Ferry Terminal, located immediately behind the hotel.
Central Hillcrest is the ideal family location, located next to the Mater Private Hospital. Families on the move really appreciate the apartment rooms at Hillcrest with a choice of spacious hotel rooms, one and two bedroom apartments all featuring modern decor in a fresh and vibrant space. Full kitchens, private balconies and laundry facilities enable each guest to feel at home. The on-site facilities ensure everyone is catered to; the outdoor pool and newly refurbished spa, sauna, tennis court and on-site restaurant add to the appeal of this property. Just a few metres walk to SouthBank Parklands, Mater Busway and the foot bridge across the river. From Hillcrest, everything is just minutes away.
Located further down into the heart of Brisbane’s cultural hub is Central West End. Nestled in the heart of the West End precinct, the apartment hotel is just metres away from a vast variety of cafes and restaurants with charge-back facilities allowing each guest to absorb the experience of the culture that is West End. Featuring a range of studio, one and two bedroom apartments, this 57 room apartment hotel boasts modern rooms, with private balconies, Foxtel, DVD players, full kitchen facilities and laundries. With easy access to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane CBD and Milton this hotel is ideal for the business traveller.
Overlooking Brisbane city and the stunning Roma Street Parklands, the newly refurbished Central Summit Apartments are within walking distance to the CBD, major public transport, restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Offering a choice of studio, one and two bedroom apartments all with private balconies and kitchen facilities, Central Summit features complimentary secure undercover parking, a gym, outdoor pool and spa (the pool is heated in winter), and compact tennis court.
Perfectly located for business and pleasure in historic Spring Hill with train and bus stops just moments from your door, the Brisbane international and domestic airport terminals are just a short twenty kilometre drive from Central Summit.
Just across the river sits Central Cosmo, Park Road’s only hotel. This ideally located hotel is just metres to trendy Park Road cafes, within five minutes walk to the Suncorp Stadium and the famous XXXX Brewery. The hotel itself offers its guests use of a complimentary gym and undercover parking with a modern range of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. This hotel is perfect for the business traveller, offering entertainment, functionality, accessibility and public transport.
Complimenting the Central Group portfolio are the conference and meeting venues. Central Venues has been a leading provider for conferences, meetings and events for many years, and offers three venues in Brisbane and one in Melbourne. The Central Bardon Conference Venue at the base of Mt Coot-tha in Brisbane is well equipped for meetings, seminars, training, and workshops, and offers 17 meeting rooms, all with natural light and outdoor access. The six-acre facility offers complimentary on-site parking and can accommodate up to 1200 people on-site. The venue is just six kms from the city, and is an ideal retreat away from the distractions of the bustling CBD.
Central Venues provides the only amphitheatre in the Brisbane CBD. Central Eagle Street Conference Venue is a well known conference facility offering video conferencing, electronic whiteboards, 120-seat theatre and large training rooms, all located right next to the Brisbane River. Catering to the residential conferencing segment, Central Dockside is not only a well known apartment hotel, but also is the location of our Central Dockside conference rooms. The sensational scenery, together with the benefits of low-cost parking, easy public transport access and central location, all add to the charm that is Central Dockside.
Central Apartments and Hotels and Venues broadened its horizons and ventured into the Melbourne market with the opening of Central Sky Lounge in July 2009. This modern apartment hotel is ideal for the business traveller. Central Sky Lounge offers a large range of studio and studio deluxe apartments right in the heart of North Melbourne CBD. The Queen Victoria Market and major tram stops are just metres from your doorstep, with the famous Lygon Street just a few minutes walk from the hotel. The property, with its own on-site restaurant, is home to a purposebuilt video suite. Central Sky Lounge’s conference room offers state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities, with a multitude of features for the guest to choose from.
The accumulation of properties in the Central Group’s portfolio does not stop here. With six residential apartment complexes, and another in development, due to open in March 2012, Central Residences are a major player in long-term accommodation. Their most recently opened new development Waters Edge in the cultural West End precinct is a sensational facility. Apartments within this modern, fully equipped complex each boast an array of built-in features, adding to the appeal of Waters Edge. The strategic positioning of the six residential properties allows for frequent use by both corporate and relocation clients. The portfolio also includes Kelvin Grove, Sherwood, South Brisbane, The Emporium in Fortitude Valley and Roma Street. Central Residences is a popular choice with business and residential accommodation guests.
The Central Group has solutions to meet the needs of all guests with extensive apartment hotels, meeting and conference venues, as well as residential properties designed to make you truly ‘feel at home’. For reservations or enquiries please contact 1800 077 777 or visit the website www.centralgroup.com.au