Brisbane Olympics delivers room boom with 48,000 beds booked so far

Langham Gold Coast general manager John O'Shea says the Brisbane Olympics is a once in a lifetime event.

The Langham, Gold Coast has committed all of its rooms for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

Set to open in 2022, the new hotel has jumped at the chance to be involved in the Brisbane Games, and is one of many accommodation providers that have been secured ahead of the event.

“We committed the entire hotel inventory of 169 rooms, we wanted to be fully supportive in every way,” Langham general manager John O’Shea told the ABC.

“Our banquet rooms, our function rooms, we also committed those as well.”

Confirmation of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics has triggered an accommodation boom, with 48,000 rooms already secured across Queensland.

The state government’s Olympics taskforce needed to find 41,000 rooms to help secure the Games’ bid. Gold Coast accommodation consultant Gabrielle Daniels said they had six months to secure the rooms leading up to the final presentation in Tokyo.

Speaking to the ABC, Daniels said the rooms were for International Federations members, sponsors, media and governing officials, with athletes be housed in the athletes’ village.

“We are still actively working with the sector to ensure that Queensland is really well-positioned for a brilliant accommodation program come 2032,” she said.

“Even though we’ve secured in excess of the requirements, it doesn’t stop there, my work will continue.

“We’re still looking for more accommodation providers to come on board.”