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First the pub, now the suites: eight short-stay rooms open at new hotel

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Hot on the heels of the opening of the long-awaited Bli Bli Hotel, the venue’s short-stay accommodation has welcomed its first guests.

The four-star Bli Bli Suites include eight short-stay rooms above the new hotel, servicing corporate guests as well as holidaymakers.

Managed by property group Direct Collective, the suites include a special access room catering to those with a need for wider doorways, and a more inclusive bathroom and facilities.

The rooms cater to corporate guests and holidaymakers.

“With the region growing and attracting more corporate and leisure visitors, the number of short-stay accommodation rooms needs to increase, particularly with the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics coming up,” Direct Collective business manager Jake Murray said.

“It’s such a proud moment to open Bli Bli Suites and see the hard work in planning this from the ground up come to fruition.

“The foresight of Roz and Michael White to incorporate short stay into their development delivers exactly what the Sunshine Coast needs, and we’re proud that Direct Collective can bring that service to life.

“Bli Bli Suites caters to both corporate guests as well as holidaymakers as the location is so close to the airport, the golf club, as well as some of the Coast’s greatest beaches.

Direct Collective business manager Jake Murray.

“All this and we’re just 10 minutes away from the emerging Maroochydore CBD and, of course, the suites also complement the great offering of the Bli Bli Hotel below us.”

Mr Murray said the suites had been booked out last weekend for the opening, and plenty of forward bookings had been made.

Direct Collective operates an integrated group of property services and solutions, including managing six short-stay accommodation properties across Queensland, with new projects in the pipeline and set to be added in 2024.

The highly anticipated hotel opened on October 30 and features a modern bistro and bar that extends to a Mediterranean-inspired rooftop terrace and tropical garden-style events space, plus a sports bar and gaming area.

The $32 million venue is a joint initiative of developers Roz and Michael White, and hoteliers Scott Armstrong and Richard Deery.

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It is run by Mr Armstrong’s Maeva Hospitality, formerly Sunshine Coast Hotels, which has a long-standing history of hospitality on the Coast, with venues such as the Parklands Tavern, Brightwater Hotel, Baringa Tavern and The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast.

It was designed by Sprout Architects and constructed by Evans Built.

Eight rooms are on offer.

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