MANTRA Group yesterday unveiled its brand new Mantra MacArthur Hotel on Canberra’s Northbourne Ave.
The new property was realised through a $19m retrofit of a former office tower.
Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo was on hand to cut the ribbon to the 176-room hotel, which arrives as part of a push from the city to inject greater renewal and vibrancy into some of its ageing infrastructure.
“New hotels in key precincts play a critical role in promoting a vibrant visitor economy while meeting the needs of growing visitor numbers to Canberra, said Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East.
The new addition means Mantra Group now operates just under 500 rooms across four hotels in Australia’s capital.
Pictured from left: Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East; Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo; ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay; and HTI group directors Adam Howarth and Jon Tanchevski.