ACCORHOTELS has announced four new hotels for its mid-market Mercure portfolio, lifting the brand to a total of 50 properties in the Pacific region.
The new additions are set to open within the next three years and include properties in Canberra, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Auckland.
“We are thrilled to announce our 50th milestone for the Mercure brand and add four new Mercure hotels to AccorHotels’ Pacific network,” said AccorHotels chief operating officer Pacific Simon McGrath.
“Each of these hotels will have significant impacts locally, driving employment and tourism to each location,” he said.
“We look forward to working with the owners and further expanding our new-build Mercure network of hotels”.
The new hotels include the 125-room Mercure Canberra Belconnen which will open in the north-east of the national capital next year.
The five-storey hotel is being developed by the adjoining Canberra Labor Club which also features conference and event facilities.
The Mercure Auckland Queen Street will also open next year, with 96 rooms in an existing eight-storey CBD building that is being retrofitted as a hotel.
The Mercure Southport is slated to open in 2021 and will bring 130 new rooms to the Gold Coast.
It will offer a restaurant, bar, fitness centre and pool, as well as meeting and event facilities.
The Mercure Melbourne Doncaster will also open in 2021 and is a new-build mixed-use property in the city’s north-east.
It will have 190 rooms over six floors, with a restaurant, fitness centre, function room and two floors of retail space.
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