AYERS ROCK, Australia -- Voyages Hotels and Resorts' seven managed
properties in the Northern Territory are now available for booking
on the Web, and the company is spending $30 million to renovate
some of its properties at Ayers Rock.
Agents now can book all seven properties with commissions on
Pegasus Solutions' Web site at www.hotelbook.com.
The new Web-booking solution has a reservations form for each
hotel that includes a travel agency field to fill out in order to
Agents also can call HotelBook at (800) 448-8355 to make the
reservations by phone.
In addition to the new booking solution, the hotels' owners,
General Property Trust, will spend about $30 million expanding
three of the properties at Ayers Rock over the next year and a
company has five properties at its Ayers Rock Resort and one
property each at Alice Springs Resort and Kings Canyon Resort.
At Ayers Rock Resort, there are three hotels, a lodge and
apartments. The hotels are the Sails in the Desert, Desert Gardens
Hotel and the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge. There also are the
Emu Walk Apartments and the Spinifex Lodge.
Upgrades to these properties follow.Fifty-eight rooms will be added at the Desert Gardens Hotel,
and the existing 160 rooms will be renovated with new
The hotel restaurant will be expanded, and the lobby and
reception area will be renovated.Thirty rooms will be added to the Outback Pioneer Hotel, which
currently features 125 rooms.
The hotel also will get a new lounge with Internet access for
guests; the Cook Your Own BBQ restaurant will get a sprucing
up.Thirty-one rooms will be added to the Spinifex Lodge, which
currently has 68 rooms. This hotel also will get a new pool,
reception and lobby area.
At Ayers Rock Resort, there are many activities the hotel
company offers, including camel riding at sunrise, walking tours,
sightseeing by air and motorcycle tours.
The renovations at the Ayers Rock Resort follow renovations to
the company's other hotels last year.
At Kings Canyon Resort, 202 miles southwest of Alice Springs,
the company last year spent $4.8 million renovating the property
and adding 32 deluxe rooms. Each of the new rooms has a hot tub on
the balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The resort also has 92 standard rooms, four standard deluxe
rooms, 36 budget rooms and 72 camping and camper-van hookup
At Alice Springs Resort near Alice Springs, the company added 36
deluxe rooms with private balconies. That resort also has 108
To make reservations at any of the Voyages properties, visit the
Hotelbook Web site ( www.hotelbook.com) or Voyages' Web site at www.ayersrockresort.com.au.