Regent Hotel sets bar high at old technical college site

Its all hands to the pump to put the finishing touches on the Regent Hotel. Pictured is co-owner Tony Sergiacomi wiping down a table top as rooms are prepared ready for occupation. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Its all hands to the pump to put the finishing touches on the Regent Hotel. Pictured is co-owner Tony Sergiacomi wiping down a table top as rooms are prepared ready for occupation. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

THE beds have been made, the pool topped up and the sign put pride of place.

It's almost time for Steve Clomean and Tony Sergiacomi to open the doors of Rockhampton's Regent Hotel.

The pair has been busy transforming the tired old TAFE buildings on Bolsover St in the city's CBD into a stylish 49-room hotel complex.

But Tony said it was time to tidy up and get ready to welcome their first guests.

The final few inspections were expected to take place yesterday.

Despite the heritage listing of the original Technical College building, Tony said they didn't have any major problems during the year-long project.

Tony said they hoped the heritage features in the large, light-filled rooms would appeal to guests.

"Some people don't like the heritage, but some people do," he said.

But the pair has catered for both tastes, with more contemporary styling in the newer of the two TAFE buildings.

As well accommodation with a touch of luxury, The Regent Hotel hosts a function room, cafe, restaurant and cocktail lounge with alfresco dining open to the public.

During the project, Tony said he and Steve had played to their strengths.

While Tony worked on much of the pre-construction approval process, Steve handled most of the construction.

And the styling of each room was down to Tony's wife.

Steve, on Monday, said they were 'very close' to opening.

Topics:  accommodation, bolsover st

More than a handful of hearty ambassadors for the region

The region's new Heart Foundation ambassadors

Region strives in ambassador numbers

AIRCRAFT INCIDENT: Emergency services attending CQ incident

Queensland Fire and Rescue. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Emergency services attempting to access aircraft crash.

Ex-Rocky woman's star-studded seminar flops into liquidation

Jacqueline Nagle,director of The Simpatico Connection Pty Ltd.

Tickets had a price tag of $1997, which included a two-day seminar

Latest deals and offers

Your Chance to Win

A Holiday to Kingfisher Bay!
Learn More

Hugo and Treats tell of their love for Central Queensland

MC Hugo and DJ Treats buzzed to be at the Tropical Bloom Festival this weekend at Hedlow Creek.

Duo are part of the line up for the Tropical Bloom Festival

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1


Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd