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Accor to add 200th Australian hotel


Accor will launch its 200th Australian hotel next month, following the rebranding of the Radisson Resort Gold Coast to become a Mercure.

Mercure Gold Coast Resort
Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Mercure Gold Coast Resort will officially launch on 18 December 2012, achieving the company’s 200-hotel landmark 21 years after launching its first hotel in Australia. Accor is now Australia’s largest hotel group, with hotels in every state and territory.

Accor Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said the Mercure Gold Coast Resort was a fitting hotel to mark such a milestone for the group.

“For Accor it is a very strategic new addition to the network, both because it represents a significant landmark for Accor’s expansion in Australia, and also because it adds to the group’s portfolio in the Gold Coast,” McGrath said. “The addition of the Mercure Resort will allow us to cater for growing demand in the mid-market, especially for conferences, events and groups.”

The resort is located in the Gold Coast’s ‘green belt’, 20 minutes’ drive from Gold Coast airport and less than an hour from Brisbane. It features a range of leisure facilities including a spa, driving range, two outdoor pools, four floodlit tennis courts and a gymnasium, and is also affiliated with five championship golf courses. The resort can also cater to the events market, with 10 conference and three outdoor venues holding up to 700 delegates.

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