Melissa Davis writes
Hotels that have a great many business executives staying in them on a regular basis often favor male-oriented decor. The dark library or paintings and memorabilia of horse racing are typical themes, and dark leather furniture pieces usually accompany these items.
Not long ago, most business executives were men, and the hotel amenities went along with the male-themed decor. Read more
Article by By Jodie Munro O’Brien
On the fifth floor of the Portal Hotel in the inner suburb of Spring Hill even the staff have to be women, in a bid to improve safety for guests.
Men probably wouldn’t want to check into the rooms anyway as they’re filled with scented candles, flowers, women’s magazines, bathroom products and hair straighteners.
A pamper bar replaces the mini bar and includes beauty products and other pampering items alongside the wine.
Portal Hotel owner Georgie Woods said the decision to make the floor women-only was based on demand.
“These days, women account for around 40 per cent of Australia’s business travellers,” she said. “That’s a lot of ladies travelling alone, often in unfamiliar cities without a good working knowledge of the area.