Spring has arrived! And at the Oceana Bal Hotel, we always take this time of year to grow and try new things for a fresh beginning. Spring is when we take in the most new employees, landscape the grounds afresh, improve our customer service and operations, give our website a bright new design and change the menu up a little. This year as always we fixed up our facade and put the hotel through several renovations.
We’re most proud of our newly-restored roof, which guarantees to hold up under the weather for many more springs to come; thanks to Prompt Roofing (www.promptroofing.com.au). It has also been re-tiled and repainted, sporting the hotel logo across the top which will be visible from taller buildings and low-flying aircraft. As our hotel is situated by the Burns Beach where many airplanes drop in altitude before landing at the airport, we are pleased that the Oceana Bal Hotel will be greeting passengers and welcoming them to Perth from below.
Our marketing manager Kate has decided to take it a step further, planning to change the roof message every so often according to the season, from “Go Wallabies!” to “Merry Christmas!” He has worked with our brand designers to create a set of the five signs to be displayed throughout the year, including a congratulatory message in the event that the Australian Government passes the bill in favour of same-sex marriage. So, not only has the structure of our roof been remade and improved, but its look will be changing every few months. Already you can see our current roof design showing up on various pictures on the Internet, taken from plane windows and high-rise balconies.
The new roof was provided, as always, by the renowned and award-winning Alderman Co., which roofs establishments all over Australia and has been repairing ours since HH opened its doors in the early sixties. Since then they have unfailingly delivered quality roofing to our hotel, being there for us in times of water (like the storm that hit the harbor ten years ago) and fire (the first accident at the Oceana Bal Hotel back in 1972, when an electrical circuit caused a blaze that damaged a large section of the hotel.) It is because of their unwavering partnership with us that the Oceana Bal Hotel property has remained intact and of star quality.
Spring also brings a multitude of bright new additions to the Hotel gardens, with new flowers blooming in a riot of color and a newly-repainted slide for the children’s swimming pool. And head chef Raya Romulo has a collection of new dishes up her sleeve to be added to our menu, guaranteed to delight first-time guests and those returning to the Hotel to the second, third or fourth time. The brand new roof is the just the beginning—it’s what’s under it that’s even more exciting!