Home' Hotel Management : HM October 2017 Contents A former office tower transformed into a 176-room hotel as part of
the city’s vibrant urban renewal program will meet Canberra’s growing
demand for hotel capacity, according to Mantra Group.
Owned by Canberra developer HTI Group, Mantra MacArthur Hotel
is the only new hotel to open in capital in 2017 and Mantra Group Chief
Executive Officer Bob East said the new property will provide much-
needed hotel capacity to support the growth of tourism in the Australian
“Not only will Mantra MacArthur Hotel be a major boost for the local
economy from an international and domestic tourism perspective, but
it also supports the local economy by creating numerous long-term
hospitality jobs,” East said.
The opening of the 10-storey Mantra MacArthur Hotel in late
September will see Mantra Group operating just under 500 rooms across
four hotels in Canberra.
An AUD$19 million retrofit has transformed the office building into a
full-service hotel featuring 136 hotel rooms and 40 suites as well as the
brand new Podilato restaurant and bar serving Greek Mediterranean-
style cuisine, a fully equipped gym, 24-hour reception, secure parking,
internet lounge and express check-out.
The overall design by AMC Architecture features a modern industrial
approach with interiors of black steelwork, brass, mirrors and stone with areas of
exposed structure such as visible soffit and ductwork in the bar and restaurant.
The modern rooms use timber to contrast stylish industrial grey
feature walls, kitchens and cabinetry, while the overall look is softened
by upholstered bedheads and coloured scatter cushions to provide a
welcoming comfortable feeling.
The original building is barely recognisable and, while the designers
retained the main precast facade elements of the original office building,
the remainder was stripped back to a bare shell to create a modern hotel
SAGE SET TO OPEN IN
Sage Hotel Ringwood is set to open its doors this month (October)
The brand new 120-room Sage Hotel Ringwood spans five floors atop
the Eastland Shopping Centre and will showcase the best of the Yarra Valley
and surrounds to cuisine at Partake Restaurant with its modern European-
Asian inspired menu and share-plate focus on offer seven days.
The High and Dry Bar will feature the best of Australia’s most
prestigious wine region by highlighting the region’s wineries and local
breweries and distilleries including the Yarra Valley, Heathcote and
surrounding areas such as Punt Road Wines, Napoleone Beer and Cider,
Hargrave Hills, 4 Pillars Gin and more from noon until late daily.
Conference and co-working facilities are a priority at Sage Hotel
Ringwood. ‘The Boardroom’ caters for 12 to 14 people, The Dandenong
Room with views over the Dandenongs caters for up to 200 people and the
hotel’s Co-working Space has a capacity of 80 desks which can be rented on
a daily, weekly or monthly basis with a range of membership inclusions.
The hotel lobby and lounge features polished exposed aggregate
concrete floors, contemporary styling and sleek furniture to create a
contemporary look in keeping with the modernity of the brand new facility.
Melbourne artist Mike Eleven has been commissioned to create two feature
artworks for Sage Hotel Ringwood to be positioned near Partake and
the Boardroom, with a further three framed photo prints of his street art
featuring throughout the podium level. The creation of the feature artworks
by Mr Eleven will be filmed to share with guests via the hotel website.
SkyCity’s proposed 123-room luxury boutique hotel
in Adelaide is set to be developed following an
agreement with the Government of South Australia.
SkyCity Entertainment Group Chief
Executive, Graeme Stephens, said the company
has committed AUD$330 million (including
appropriate contingencies) to proceed with its
plans to expand Adelaide Casino on the Festival
Plaza forecourt, adding a luxury hotel, new
VIP gaming facilities, three new bars and three
additional signature restaurants.
Stephens said after careful consideration,
SkyCity has also decided to increase the number
of hotel rooms in the proposed development from
89 to 123, adding an additional floor to the plans
for the expanded building, which he said would be
“the most luxurious hotel in Adelaide”.
“ We believe there is demand for more quality
hotel rooms in Adelaide from both domestic and
international visitors,” he said. “This provides a
better-balanced product while also helping South
Australia realise its full potential as a premium
South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, said he
was pleased to see the project moving forward.
“This re-development, and the wider
development across the Riverbank Precinct
is a welcome investment in the state,” he said.
“We look forward to offering both locals and
tourists the opportunity to enjoy a world class
The expanded development includes
a boutique, all-suite hotel, new signature
restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar,
and function spaces for up to 750 people for
banquets and events.
Construction on the expansion of Adelaide
Casino will begin in early 2018, following the
completion of the early works.
The redeveloped casino and hotel complex is
expected to be completed by the third quarter
An artist’s impression of the new
luxury SkyCity Adelaide hotel
An artist’s impression of Mantra MacArthur Hotel
Set to open this month:
Sage Hotel Ringwood
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