The Ballarat Lodge & Convention Centre will be rebranded to Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre in March 2015. The 71-room hotel is located opposite Sovereign Hill and boasts two restaurants, 24 meeting and conference rooms of multiple configurations, a Day Spa and swimming pool. The hotel has long been considered one of the city’s best hotels conferencing and event hotels and is a popular venue for weddings.
Hotel Launceston in Tasmania will be rebranded to Mercure Launceston in April 2015, complementing Accor’s other Tasmanian property, The Sebel Launceston. Located within the CBD and overlooking City Park, Mercure Launceston features 70 guestrooms, a restaurant, bar and a newly refurbished multi-functional conference room.
The 74 room Best Western Goulburn in New South Wales will join the Accor network in March 2015 and be rebranded as Mercure Goulburn. The hotel is located in the regional city of Goulburn, 200 kms by road south west of Sydney. Existing facilities include two conference rooms, a swimming pool, restaurant and a bar.
In New Zealand, the Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington will rebrand to Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman as of March 2015. This 73-room hotel is located in the heart of Wellington’s business and entertainment district, and is within walking distance of Lampton Harbour. Facilities include a restaurant, bar bistro and four main function rooms which can cater for up to 120 people.
Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer of Accor Pacific, said “The addition of four Mercure hotels will strengthen the existing footprint of our leading midscale brand across Australia and New Zealand. We are thrilled to have a presence in the local communities of Ballarat, Launceston, Goulburn and Wellington and by bringing internationally branded hotels into these areas we look forward to fostering and growing tourism in these regions as a result”.
The four Mercure hotels will join Accor’s expanding franchise portfolio of over 70 hotels.