Brisbane hotels have witnessed a huge increase in the frequency of bookings ahead of the big weekend with several spectacular events lined up.
Most of the hotels near Suncorp Stadium and South Bank are either full or almost full. The surge in the weekend accommodation comes following the big football matches as well as festivals that are scheduled for the weekend. The popular hotel groups have seen a hike of 10 percent in bookings for the weekend across the capital.
Friday and Saturday nights seem to be close for many bookings now. The events are lined up for the whole month with huge advance bookings. The list of the big events to be held in Brisbane is below.
“Do or Die” competition
The Brisbane Broncos will compete against the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL Elimination final on Friday night. The event will be held at Suncorp Stadium. Fans have been waiting for the finale, hence they would hardly miss the chance.
The Wallabies game
The Wallabies will play the Springboks in a much-anticipated rugby clash. The event will again take place at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
Brisbane Festival 2016
Sept. 24 is the 2016 Brisbane Festival to be held at South Bank Parklands and the Queensland Performing Arts Center.
Brisbane Writers Festival
Close to State Library, the Brisbane Writers Festival has already begun, giving Brisbane hotels’ accommodation a boost.
Among the abovementioned events, the Broncos versus Gold Coast team’s match in the elimination finals seems to encourage the sale of the tickets to 50,000. On the other hand, it is expected that around 30,000 tickets will be sold for the Wallabies clash on Saturday.
A luxury Caxton Street hotel staff said that the need for accommodation this month has reached a huge limit. There are 68 rooms, and the hotel only faces the accommodation issues when football events are held on weekends. “We’re normally operating around 50 percent on weekends, but this weekend, we would be 20 per cent up on that definitely,” the staff member said as quoted by Brisbane Times.