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.