Mantra Group has announced the expansion of its Peppers Retreats & Lodges brand in Australia, with the addition of Rundells Alpine Lodge in Victoria’s Mount Hotham ski fields.
To be known as Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge, it will become the first Peppers property to be located in an Australian ski region.
“We are pleased to now offer our guests who’ve enjoyed staying with Peppers in wine regions, coastal destinations and golf resorts, the chance to enjoy the Peppers experience in Australia’s premier ski destination,” said Mantra Group’s CEO, Bob East.
This is the second acquisition for the Peppers brand in Australia this year following the addition of the Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge to in March. A further two properties were also added to the Peppers New Zealand network this year – Peppers Parehua Martinborough and Peppers Awaroa Lodge in Abel Tasman National Park – to bring the Peppers network to a total of 28 properties across Australia and New Zealand.
“It is an exciting time for Peppers; we are building on the boutique retreat network which is the foundation of Peppers brand and looking forward to announcing further CBD properties in the near future as the brand evolves from boutique retreats, to luxury resorts and city hotel offerings,” East added.
Rundells Lodge, which dates back to 1904, is a family run business offering accommodation, the Graze Restaurant, and conference facilities. It is located above the snowline at 1,565 metres, surrounded by the Alpine National Park and 10 minutes from both Mount Hotham Airport and Mount Hotham Ski Resort.