AccorHotels has welcomed the Novotel Darwin Airport and the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort, formerly the Darwin Airport Hotel and Darwin Airport Resort, to its expanding network in the Northern Territory.
The 136-room Darwin Airport Hotel property has rebranded to Novotel Darwin Airport, located just metres from Darwin International Airport terminal and will undergo an extensive refurbishment.
The neighbouring 181-room Darwin Airport Resort has rebranded to Mercure Darwin Airport Resort, and a further 108 new-build rooms will be added to the property as well as a refurbishment of the public areas.
Chief Operating Officer AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath, said “We are delighted to welcome two premier Darwin properties to our expanding network of hotels in the Top End, and continue our successful partnership with SC Capital Partners Group.”
“Considerable investment is going into the properties to bring them in line with our internationally-renowned midmarket brands Novotel and Mercure and we look forward to taking the properties into a fresh new phase in 2016.”
“The Novotel brand already has an award-winning presence in the Top End with the flagship Novotel Darwin Atrium which unveiled a multimillion dollar upgrade in 2014. We’re extremely proud of this hotel asset as it has the contemporary Novotel Next generation room concept which is championed by the brand worldwide. Having an aggregation of hotels in the region means we have more resources to attract more business to the area,” concluded Mr McGrath.
The re-branded Novotel Darwin Airport and Mercure Darwin Airport Resort will complement the existing award-winning Novotel Darwin Atrium as well as support the growing network of AccorHotels in the Northern Territory which include: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu Lodge Cooinda, four properties at Ayers Rock Resort, ibis Styles Katherine and ibis Styles Alice Springs.
The owner, RECAP IV Fund managed by SC Capital Partners Group (www.sccpasia.com), is a strategic partner of AccorHotels across the Asia Pacific region with current hotel agreements in Japan, Seoul and Myanmar, and now Darwin.