NOAH’S On The Beach reopens
Quality Hotel NOAHS’s On the Beach has reopened after repairs and renovations following the storm that devastated Newcastle on 21 and 22 April.
NOAH’S had planned to close for structural repairs during May to June, however, the storm changed everything.
During the April storm, the hotel was battered by strong southerly winds and horizontal, torrential rain. Water found its way into the main electrical switchboard, and the hotel lost all mechanical services including ventilation, air conditioning, hot water, power and lights.
Staff worked frantically during the storm. 400 towels were used to mop up water as it poured in. They manned an industrial dryvac throughout the night.
After 21 weeks of intense rebuilding, NOAH’S is now reopen to guests. New features include a fully renovated Function Rooms, bar and restaurant.
“The new-look bar and restaurant will please guests,” Deb Mackenzie, Manager said.
“Our 6th floor Harbourview and Board Rooms now feature balconies with spectacular views of the city, harbour and beaches.
Our ground floor function rooms, overlooking Newcastle Beach, have a brand new look and the very latest in audio visual technology.”
Restoration works are continuing. By the end of the year, NOAH’S will have a new exterior ‘face’ and all accommodation rooms will have brand new extended balconies to enable guests to better enjoy the spectacular Newcastle views.
For now, guests can stay in accommodation with extended balconies completed, or choose to take advantage of great rates on the Reno Sale Rooms (rooms still impacted by covered scaffold).