Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street

Australia’s biggest ibis hotel is located in the Queensland capital of Brisbane.

The 368-room ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street is centrally located in the city’s CBD, adjoining the Myer Centre and Queen Street Mall and within walking distance of government departments and the Brisbane Casino.

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Ibis Styles sits alongside Accor’s other ibis brands –  ibis and ibis Budget.

Each of the three brands has its own special personality and range of hotel services.

AccorHotels says Ibis Styles hotels feature individual designs that are “vibrant and playful”, as well as including continental breakfast and Wi-Fi access.

Simon McGrath, of AccorHotels, said the ibis Styles brand had “kept up with the changing expectations of consumers through design-led affordable quality hotels in the economy space and AccorHotels will continue to expand the ibis Styles portfolio.”

Information provided by AccorHotels. See  accorhotels.com

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Sebel network continues Australian growth

The Sebel hotel and apartment network continues to grow in Australia.

Accor has expanded the Sebel brand in the Australian states of Queensland and Victoria.

In Queensland, the Sebel South Brisbane is situated at 50 Water Street in the state’s capital.

Near the commercial and entertainment hub of Brisbane’s South Bank, the 63-room hotel provides apartment-style accommodation, as well as conference and meeting faciliites – including a boardroom with seating for up to 14.

There’s also a pool, fitness centre and a sky-deck.

Yarrawonga development

In regional Victoria, a $A35M resort-style development is set to be built at the town of Yarrawonga.

Sebel Yarrawonga – a 120-room hhotel and serviced-apartment facility – will overlook Lake Mulwala and is expected to be open in early 2018.image017

Accor says guests will have access to “an impressive complex expected to include a bar and bistro, restaurant, 300-seat conference facility, pool, gymnasium and other health club amenities.

“The waterfront hotel will form the centrepiece of a broader resort and marina complex planned by development company, Lotus Living.”

The Sebel network currently offers 23 properties across Australia and New Zealand, accommodating the Accor group’s apartment portfolio while also maintaining traditional hotels.

For more on the network, visit http://www.thesebel.com

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Australian MGallery

Accor network has another Australian hotel in its upscale MGallery Collection.image

Brisbane’s Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is the 10th MGallery member across Australia and New Zealand.

Centrally located close distance to Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley, the new Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is secluded but still closely connected to Brisbane’s commercial and cultural pulse.

Accor says that, after an AU$8 million refurbishment, the official AAA 5-star rated hotel can now be described as ‘truly boutique’, revealing a new level of comfort and impeccable styling for discerning travellers.image

“The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites features 50 elegant room options, including one and two-bedroom suites. It also presents Brisbane’s first loft-style hotel suites, lending a contemporary yet elegant edge to the vintage luxe hotel.

“Two new-look ‘wine and dine’ options are available with the addition of Thomson’s Reserve Restaurant and the sophisticated Socialites Bar, both designed to recreate the ambiance and glamour reminiscent of the Charleston era and Brisbane’s original 1920s socialite scene.image

“The result is an eclectic blend of new and old elements, with Heritage-listed treasures to be found at every turn, including a fantastic old cage lift which sits at the heart of the hotel, an original feature of the building now restored for future generations to enjoy.

The hotel boasts a rich history, dating to the 1880s when immigrant, Dr John Thomson, chose the site to build his personal residence. The accomplished doctor, scientist, astronomer, psychologist and pioneering photographer (who in addition was also a founder of St. John’s Ambulance and QLD University), named his home Inchcolm after Scotland’s Inchcolm Island.

The hotel’s General Manager, Daniel Meek says the Inchcolm has proudly retaiijed historical architecture and a charming 20s and 30s socialite vibe.image

“This era was the heyday of interior design. The current refurbishment has carefully protected the building’s neo-Georgian style yet combined it with modern touches. The end result is welcoming, quirky and surprising.”

“By wearing the MGallery badge, the new Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is now part of an esteemed worldwide collection of unique hotels that proudly invites travellers to enjoy stays full of discovery, history, design and character,” said Mr Meek.

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Australasia’s biggest Ibis

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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