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.”

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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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Five-star hotel for Brisbane Airport

Plans have been unveiled for a five-star hotel at Australia’s Brisbane Airport.

image007Work on a Pullman Hotel is scheduled to start in February, as part of a A$150 million upgrade of accommodation at the airport’s domestic terminal precinct.

The project – announced by Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss – will also include a three-and-a-half star ibis hotel at the adjoining airport conference and meeting centre.

Accor expansion

Australia’s biggest hotel operator, Accor – which is behind both the Pullman and ibis brands – says passenger numbers through the international and domestic terminals in Brisbane is expected to grow to 38 million a year in the next two decades.image014

Accor described the project as “a strategic step in the economic growth of Brisbane”, which is the capital city of the State of Queensland.

The Pullman Brisbane Airport will boast 130 rooms including two Presidential Suites; 10 Junior Suites; and 45 Executive Rooms.

Facilities

Facilities will include a freeform leisure pool with a 20 metre image006lap area; poolside daybeds and pergolas; a lobby lounge bar; restaurant with seating for up to 152; a top floor executive club; and a poolside dining and entertainment area.

There are currently more than 45 Pullman upscale hotels in Asia Pacific, including 12 in Australia.

The ibis hotel at Brisbane airport will have 243 rooms

An expected opening date of November 2016 has been announced.

* Photographs provided 

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