VENUE UPDATE: New Sofitel for Adelaide

South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, this week announced a new Sofitel Luxury Hotel will be built in Adelaide’s CBD – the first internationally branded luxury hotel to be built in the city in nearly three decades. Scheduled to open in 2018 in the heart of the city, the $140 million hotel development will form part of Adelaide developer and investor, Palumbo’s 106 Currie Street development in a 32-storey tower and managed by Accor. The tower will comprise 80 apartments over the top eight levels with the remaining […]

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VENUE UPDATE: Accor’s Sebel brand expands

The Sebel hotel network across Australia is set to expand with the Accor group this week announcing two new properties in Victoria and Queensland – The Sebel South Brisbane and upcoming $35 million waterfront project, The Sebel Yarrawonga (pictured). Accor officially welcomed its first property on the Southside of the Brisbane River this week with addition of The Sebel South Brisbane at 50 Water Street. In close proximity to the commercial and entertainment hub of South Bank and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 63-room hotel […]

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NEWS: Accor’s latest MGallery hotel

The Accor network has added to its upscale MGallery Collection of hotels with the addition of The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites, the brand’s first MGallery for Brisbane, and its tenth address across Australia and New Zealand. Centrally located, the property has undergone an extensive $8 million refurbishment and restoration program and features 50 elegant room options, including one and two-bedroom suites. It also presents Brisbane’s first loft-style hotel suites and two new-look ‘wine and dine’ options in Thomson’s Reserve Restaurant and the Socialites Bar. For business events, […]

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NEWS: Pullman Sydney airport hotel to open in 2016

Australia’s largest hotel operator, Accor, today announced it has signed a management agreement with Goodman to brand and operate a five-star Pullman Sydney Airport hotel as part of a new AUD$100 million development project that will encompass extensive office and retail facilities. Due to open in May 2016, the 229-room property will include a restaurant and bar, and conference facilities, and will be the first internationally branded five-star hotel in the international airport precinct. Accor Pacific chief operating officer, Simon McGrath, said the project will be a key development for Sydney. “The […]

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NEWS: Biggest-ever ibis hits Brisbane

Brisbane will soon be home to the region’s largest ibis hotel, as announced today by Australian hotel group, Accor, and Middle Eastern hotel owner and developer, Action Hotels plc. Construction of the multi-million dollar hotel development will commence later this year at 40 Elizabeth Street, with a scheduled opening for early 2016. The 368-room ibis will be one of the most centrally located hotels in the CBD, adjoining the Myer Centre and Queen Street Mall. The hotel will build on Accor’s already substantial presence in Brisbane, becoming […]

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NEWS: Vivid breaks records

Sydney’s 18-day festival of light, music, and ideas has smashed previous attendance records out of the park, NSW deputy premier, Andrew Stoner announced this week. A record 1.43 million people attended Vivid Sydney this year, an increase of 79 per cent compared to 2013. Mr Stoner said visitors came from across the state, throughout Australia, and from around the world to take part in the event. “There were more than 19,500 international travellers on Vivid Sydney travel packages, up 74 per cent on 2013, which is fantastic for […]

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NEWS: Playford Adelaide joins Accor’s MGallery

The Playford Adelaide is the latest boutique property to join Accor’s rapidly growing MGallery hotel collection. Weaving together a rich tapestry of local artisans and food producers the centrally located hotel is a true taste of Adelaide offering a warm welcome and a perfect base to explore the city’s cultural precinct. The family-run property joins a number of nationally and internationally revered hotels, including The Reef House Resort & Spa Palm Cove, Hotel Lindrum Melbourne, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, as well as Hotel St Mortiz […]

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