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Accor signs another hotel in Wellington; hotel construction to begin on Sunshine Coast

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Accor signs another hotel in Wellington; hotel construction to begin on Sunshine Coast
Accor has signed on to bring another property under its brand in New Zealand’s capital, while construction on the new Avani Hotel on the Sunshine Coast will begin next month.

Accor has partnered with Sarin Hotels to open The Sebel Wellington Thorndon in September.

The 72-room, nine-storey hotel is located on Thorndon, less than 3km from Wellington’s newly opened convention centre, Tākina.

“We are excited about the opportunity to once again collaborate with Accor,” said Sarin Hotels’ CEO, Udai Sarin.

“The partnership allows us to bring a new level of sophistication to the heart of the city, enhancing our guests’ experience with the exceptional standards that Accor is well known for. The union of our local expertise and international support system means our customers can also take advantage of Accor’s global distribution and loyalty network, creating a distinctive offering that caters to both leisure and business travellers.”

Accor Pacific’s CEO Sarah Derry said the latest signing was part of Accor’s commitment to continuing to build its portfolio of properties in New Zealand and providing hotel guests with exceptional service.

“Sarin Hotels share our passion for hospitality and our partnership will realise strong commercial benefits for the hotels through Accor’s powerful distribution engine, ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program, and our many major strategic partnerships,” said Derry.

Meanwhile, on the Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane in Queensland, the proposed 180-room Avani Hotel has received the necessary development approvals and construction will begin in September.

The $250 million property from Minor Hotels will be a 4.5 star hotel with 180-degree water views and offer event space, a rooftop bar, a pool and a restaurant.

“This new 4.5-star hotel is a key initiative that will help revitalise Mooloolaba and help cater for the growing number of visitors to our region, as well as providing experiences for local residents,” said Sunshine Coast Council councillor, Joe Natoli.

The hotel has been designed by Cottee Parker Architects and will be built by developer KPAT.

Designed by renowned architect Cottee Parker Architects and developed by hotel developer and operator, KPAT, the new hotel will feature 180 rooms and deliver a trendy modern experience that will be a hit with visitors and locals.

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