Crowne Plaza denies having tourists as guests

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific Photo: Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

The Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific has assured the community that the only guests it’ll be welcoming over the April school holidays and into the foreseeable future are frontline workers who need to travel as part of their jobs.

Hotel management issued the following statement to address rumours that the hotel, which is known for drawing droves of holidaymakers over the Easter/April holidays, already had a large number of guests.

“In these times, we are very concerned about keeping our community safe.

“We have seen some comments that Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific is close to being full of tourists.

“We’d like to correct that misinformation and assure you that we are obeying all restrictions regarding non-essential travel.

“We have restricted the number of rooms on sale and we allocate those to essential travellers only.

“This means that some online booking websites will show in their results that there are only a few rooms left on sale, but please note that this refers to their allocation, not to the number of rooms available in the hotel.

“We have a very limited number of bookings at the moment.

“We’d like to assure you that all accommodation bookings have been contacted and notified of the government restrictions regarding non-essential travel.

“As far as we know, all current bookings are for essential travel for work and we’ve requested they present documentation to this effect.

“We hope that the community will take comfort in the fact that we are doing all we can to keep our community as well as our guests and colleagues safe.”

Media statement, Apr 7
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
Reporter: Dilon Luke