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AccorHotels has expanded its hotel network with the announcement of
two new-build hotels and two takeovers at the Australasian Hotel Industry
Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) conference held in Melbourne during May.
In partnership with Queensland Real Estate Developer, Kinstone
Developments Group, a new-build 238-room Novotel hotel will be built on
Brisbane's South Bank, following the signing of a management agreement.
The Novotel Brisbane South Bank will be located directly across the road from
the Brisbane Convention Centre on Cordelia Street, with direct pedestrian access
connecting the hotel with the Centre. The hotel will feature two meeting rooms, an
outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurant and bar as well as on-site car parking.
Rooms will incorporate the new global Novotel 'N Room' design as well as
Novotel Gourmet Bar and Food Exchange concept. The hotel will encompass
Novotel brand identifiers including Live N' Dream bedding, interactive TVs
and FairTrade bathroom amenities, and free barista co ee at breakfast.
Construction of the Novotel Brisbane South Bank will commence in late
2016 with an expected completion date in late 2018.
AccorHotels has also signed a franchise agreement with Bankstown RSL
Community Club to open a new 5-storey, 240-room hotel under its midscale
Mercure brand in South Western Sydney.
The Mercure Sydney Bankstown hotel is part of a $60 million
redevelopment of the RSL and will be developed in two stages. Construction
of the mixed-use hotel development is expected to commence in July 2016
creating over 100 jobs, and is expected open in late 2017.
AccorHotels will increase the presence of its ibis Budget hotel brand in
Australia to 21 following the signing of an agreement with Donohue Tourism
Holdings Pty Ltd and Reward Hotel Projects to operate a flagship 97-room ibis
Budget hotel in Sydney CBD.
Expected to open mid-2017, ibis Budget Sydney Central will be located at
412 Pitt Street between Central Station and World Square.
Donohue Tourism Holdings has selected AccorHotels as the preferred
operator for their existing Pitt Street property, which currently operates as a
backpacker hostel. Reward Hotel Projects and AccorHotels will embark on
a major refurbishment program to upgrade the property and deliver a new
product which reflects the international and modern ibis Budget concept.
AccorHotels has also o cially taken over the management of economy
hotel, Tune Melbourne, this week with the property now operating as ibis
Melbourne Swanston Street.
"AccorHotels has the largest hotel pipeline in the Asia Pacific region outside
of China, with more than 230 hotels and 48,000 rooms in the pipeline. Locally
across Australia and New Zealand our development team work very hard to
grow our pipeline with a balanced footprint across the luxury and upscale,
midscale and economy segments," said AccorHotels Chief Operating O cer
- Pacific, Simon McGrath.
"Within the next two years will see over 10 new hotel projects scheduled to
open or commence construction between 2016 and 2018, adding some 2,500
rooms across Australia and New Zealand."
An artist's impression of Novotel Brisbane South Bank
An artist's impression of
Next Hotel Melbourne
SILVERNEEDLE'S NEXT HOTELS
BRAND HEADS TO MELBOURNE
QIC Global Real Estate has signed its first deal with
SilverNeedle Group to bring a new-build, 300 key
Next Hotel to Melbourne as part of a AUD$110
million development at 80 Collins Street.
SilverNeedle Group Managing Director, Cameron
Stewart, has welcomed the partnership with QIC.
"QIC is a visionary partner to help us drive the
innovative Next hotel brand across Australia, and
connect with customers that are looking for more than
just another hotel," he said.
"SilverNeedle is taking a fresh approach in the
hospitality business and our ace card is our agility to
bring change with immediacy."
Next Hotel Melbourne, set to open in late 2018,
will see 300 hotel keys added to the city, reflecting
economic and tourism confidence coupled with stable
investment opportunities in Australia, according to
SilverNeedle Group's Area Vice President of Business
Development, Tushar Raniga.
"This latest announcement adds to the recent
portfolio deals signed in the last six months at
approximately AUD$250 million, adding just over 766
room keys to its new build hotels," he said.
QIC's proposed development at 80 Collins Street
will also deliver 45,000 square metres of commercial
space, 9,000 square metres of retail space and aims to
create a vibrant destination that embraces the character
of the area while incorporating "world-class features".
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