image002Brisbane has been confirmed as the site of the biggest Ibis economy hotel in Australasia.

Hotel operator, Accor, has announced that construction of the 368-room Ibis Elizabeth Street is expected to start later this year in central Brisbane.

Accor, which is Australia’s biggest hotel operator, says it has signed a management agreement with Middle East developer, Action Hotels.

The two companies have been working together in economy hotels in Australia and the Middle East since 2006 and, currently, have five Ibis hotels operating, with an additional three set to open by the end of 2016.

In Brisbane’s CBD

The Elizabeth Street development – said to cost $A90million and create more than 400 construction jobs – will adjoin the Myer Centre and Queen Street Mall in Brisbane’s heart.

image004It will also be within close walking distance of government departments and Brisbane’s casino.

When it opens in early 2016, the hotel will complement at least three existing Ibis facilities across the city, which is the capital of the Australian State of Queensland.

New Adelaide hotel

The Brisbane announcement is hot on the heels of last month’s  launch of the new $A70million ibis Adelaide hotel, with 311 rooms and facilities.

Accor Pacific’s Simon McGrath, says the company remains the leader in the economy hotel segment with 60 hotels in the Australian ibis ‘megabrand’ brand portfolio.

“Once operational, Ibis Brisbane Elizabeth Street will add another dimension to the brand growth as the largest ibis hotel in Australasia.

* Artist’s impressions provided by Accor

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