AccorHotels four new Australian properties

Travel News 03 May 2016

AccorHotels, which is already Australia’s largest hotel operator, has continued to expand its nationwide portfolio with the addition of four new properties.

The new properties include two new-build hotels and two rebrandings in three key Australian cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The two new-builds include the 240-room Mercure Sydney Bankstown hotel, which will open in late 2017 as part of a AU$60 million (US$46m) mixed-use development in western Sydney, and the 238-room Novotel Brisbane South Bank, which will open close to the Brisbane Convention Centre in late 2018.

AccorHotels has also expanded its economy hotel collection with the rebranding of the former Tune Hotel in Melbourne, which now becomes the 235-room ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, and an agreement to transform a former backpacker hostel into the 97-room ibis Budget Sydney Central, which is due to open in mid-2017.