Mike and Maggie Best took over the management of Kirra’s Meridian Tower in March 2018. With more than 20 years of industry experience behind them, the husband and wife duo have a range of knowledge in all facets of facilities management including residential high rise, hotels, motels, construction and development.
Mike’s skills as a qualified carpenter and knowledge from a construction engineer’s degree and diplomas in business and economics paired with Maggie’s experience as a specialised service provider makes for the perfect combination, adding to the wealth of experience in the accommodation sector on the Southern Gold Coast.
“Meridian Tower is one of the original high-rises in the area,” says Mike. “It’s very well built and will last for another 40 years.” Located directly opposite Kirra Beach on Musgrave St, the iconic tower between Haig and Coyne Streets is well known for its prime position as a holiday destination – as central to Kirra as you can get.
Having only been in the managers’ role for several months, Mike and Maggie will now focus their energy on modernising the building with refurbishments to match the surrounding areas as well as maintaining and growing its current client base.
“The Gold Coast accommodation sector is very competitive,” says Mike. “The area we have chosen is more of a family holiday destination and attracts long term return customers.
“The challenges are for us to start attracting more international clients by promoting the local area and I believe substantial marketing to international markets as well as more direct travel options to the area will see improvements.”
Looking to the future, Meridian Tower is set for substantial upgrades to the foyers, common areas and external areas as well as an IT systemised reception management.
It comes amid a renewed focus on Kirra as a premier tourism destination, with several new restaurant and retail developments adding to the appeal of the beachside village.
Meridian Tower is located at 6 Coyne St, Kirra. For more information, visit their website at www.meridiantower.com.au