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Accor continues to boost Mercure brand in Australasia

Accor’s network of Mercure hotels is continuing to grow in Australasia.

The latest Mercure hotels has increased the network to 49 across Australia and New Zealand.

The Ballarat Lodge & Convention Centre, in the Australian state of Victoria, has been rebranded Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre.image003

This 71-room hotel is located opposite Ballarat’s popular Sovereign Hill attraction and boasts two restaurants, 24 meeting and conference rooms, a Day Spa and swimming pool.

Hotel Launceston in Tasmania is set to be rebranded to Mercure Launceston, complementing Accor’s other Tasmanian property, The Sebel Launceston. Located within the city’s business area, Mercure Launceston features 70 guestrooms, a restaurant, bar and a newly refurbished conference room.

The 74-room Best Western Goulburn, in New South Wales, has joined the Accor network under the name of the Mercure Goulburn. The hotel is located in the regional city of Goulburn, about 200 kilometres by road south west of Sydney.

In New Zealand, the Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington is becoming the Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman. This 73-room hotel is located in the heart of Wellington’s business and entertainment district, and is within walking distance of Lampton Harbour. Facilities include a restaurant, bar bistro and four main function rooms which can cater for up to 120 people.

Chief Operating Officer of Accor Pacific, Simon McGrath, said that, by bringing internationally branded hotels into these areas, the company looked forward to “fostering and growing tourism in the regions”.

The four Mercure hotels will join Accor’s expanding franchise portfolio of over 70 hotels.

About Ian Roberts (266 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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