AccorHotels’ midscale hotel brand, Mecure has reached its 50th hotel milestone in the Pacific region with the announcement of four new hotels set to open in Australia and New Zealand within the next three years.
The new hotels include Mercure Auckland Queen Street (2019), Mercure Canberra Belconnen (2019), Mercure Southport (2021) and Mercure Melbourne Doncaster (2021).
Simon McGrath, AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, said that the expansion of the Mercure brand in Australia and New Zealand will drive benefits for guests, loyalty members and the community.
Mercure Auckland Queen Street – opening 2019
Mercure Auckland Queen Street is a 96-room hotel spanning eight stories. The hotel will also feature a restaurant, conference room and fitness centre and will be located in the heart of Auckland’s CDB. The hotel is being created within an existing building, retrofitted as a hotel. AccorHotels is delighted to work with owners, BN Land Ltd.
Mercure Canberra Belconnen – opening 2019
AccorHotels is delighted to work with owners, Canberra Labor Club Limited, and is pleased to announce Mercure Canberra Belconnen will join its network in 2019. The new-build hotel will comprise 5 levels and 125 rooms and adjoin the Canberra Labor Club, which features event and conferencing facilities. The hotel will be located in the heart of Belconnen, close to Westfield Belconnen, key government offices and just 20 minutes’ drive from Canberra Airport.
Mercure Southport – opening 2021
Mercure Southport is a new-build hotel on the Gold Coast, incorporating 130 rooms. Along with quality midscale accommodation, the hotel will feature a restaurant, bar, fitness centre and pool. Mercure Southport will also provide events and meeting space for local business and community groups through two conference rooms and an additional meeting room. The hotel will be located in the heart of Southport, close to the waterfront and Australia Fair Shopping Centre. The hotel forms part of a larger precinct featuring additional elements including residential accommodation and retail space. AccorHotels is delighted to work with owners, Stay Centro Pty Ltd.
Mercure Melbourne Doncaster – opening 2021
A new-build mixed-use Mercure hotel will be built in the heart of Melbourne’s Doncaster business and shopping district. Featuring 190-rooms over six floors including two levels of retail, the hotel will also house a restaurant and bar, fitness centre, function room and car parking. The hotel is located in prime position on Doncaster road adjacent to Westfield Shopping Centre with views across Melbourne. AccorHotels is proud to partner with Accord Property Group on their first hotel development.
The addition of these four new hotels takes the total number of Mercure properties across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to 55.
Mercure Sydney Bankstown – opening 2020
Announced in 2016, a 5-storey, 120 room Mercure Sydney Bankstown is under development by the Bankstown RSL Community Club as part of a $60 million staged redevelopment of the RSL. The Mercure hotel is being developed on the second level above the podium floor of the Bankstown RSL Community Club’s facilities and will have a dedicated street entrance leading to a reception and public areas. Located on Marion Street Bankstown, the hotel will have a restaurant and bar, two meeting spaces and a gymnasium. The hotel is expected to open in 2020.