“Rockhampton’s newest and largest Apartment Hotel in the heart of the CBD Riverfront Precinct. Enjoy stunning views of the Fitzroy River, Mount archer and Rockhampton City. Empire is within walking distance to Rockhampton shopping mall on East Street in the CBD.Empire offers 98 hotel apartments, 40 luxury residential apartments, and sixty-five metres of unrivalled riverfront dining options. Designed by award-winning architects Cottee Parker, Empire is Rockhampton’s largest riverfront development.”
Accessibility informationGeneral accessibility features:
General accessibility information:
- Disabled parking access
- Accessible toilets
- Additional equipment available on request
"On arrival, Empire’s two-lane porte-cochere driveway connects seamlessly (and without stairs) to our 24hr Reception for check in.
There are also four designated accessible car parks in our secure underground car park that are adjacent to the three lifts.
There is an accessible bathroom and shower on the Pool Deck."Mobility accessibility features:
- Wheelchair accessible rooms
- Level door threshold
- Lift access to all levels
- Wheelchair hire available
- Bathroom - accessible sink
- Shower - bench or chair available
- Toilet - accessible grab rails
"[Empire has] 5 x self-contained apartments that have been purpose-built with wider doorways, lower kitchen benches and open plan bathrooms on levels two and three complete with balconies that overlook the river or city and pool deck.
Each of the 5 accessible apartments feature a king bed that is able to be split into two side-by-side single beds. We can also remove one of these single beds and replace with an electric bed if required from our preferred hire partner Daniels Surgical and Health Equipment. They can also supply other mobility equipment such as shower chairs.
The King Deluxe Range View Apartments at Empire Apartment Hotel Rockhampton are also available as a Twin Room (King bed split into two) upon request. King Deluxe Range View Apartments at Empire Apartment Hotel Rockhampton have a maximum occupancy of 2 people.
The three lifts are 1.5m wide and 2m deep allowing a guest in a wheelchair or mobility scooter to enter the lift and perform a 180° turn inside the lift allowing them to exit the lift facing forward.
On Level One there is a tropically landscaped rooftop pool and gymnasium. Both of these are accessible by wheelchair. The 20m lap pool is 1.15m deep and features a special mechanical lift swing that can lower guests in and out of the water if required (please ask Reception for assistance as this lift is in storage unless required).
All three onsite restaurants are wheelchair accessible from the hotel foyer with ease and without stairs.
Empire’s 120 person Conference Centre is also located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible from the hotel foyer with ease and without stairs."Vision accessibility features:
- Audible or braille signage
- Directional Tactile Ground Surface Indicators
"All of Empire’s common areas feature tactile paving for vision-impaired guests.
Each lift is fitted with audible alerts and braille buttons."Other accessibility information:
Accessible Rooms at empirerockhampton.com.au