Potter’s Boutique Hotel has been announced a finalist in the 2017 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards, an initiative of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner at the Empire Theatre on 14 October.

Owner John Potter says he is delighted his hotel, which opened in February this year, is a contender in the Tourism category – Accommodation.

“Potter’s is exceeding my expectations and I’m particularly thrilled with the hotel team, headed by managers Peter and Madeline Stronge,” he said.

“They have not only engaged with the local community but continue to provide first-class service and hospitality similar to what they created at our first hotel in Mackay, Potter’s Oceanside Motel.”

Potter is hopeful the hotel will follow in the successful footsteps of his first venture, which has received several accolades. It also won a coveted 2015 silver Queensland Tourism Award for New Tourism Business.

Potter’s Boutique Hotel in Toowoomba has only been open for about eight months and is already experiencing high-level occupancy.

“We have had great acceptance by the locals who are enjoying breakfast and dinner at the hotel and we are also seeing a lot of repeat bookings from the business and leisure markets, both domestic and international,” he said.

“I think part of the success can be attributed to the customer service as well as the overall quality of the hotel.”

“We also aim to create a family-friendly club atmosphere for our all our guests,” said Potter.

The Potter Group is about to lodge a development application for a 65-room hotel on the corner of Surf Street and the Gold Coast Highway at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast.

“I expect we will start construction in 2019 to coincide with the proposed southbound extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail,” said Potter.

See socials from the launch of Potter’s Boutique Hotel here.