The big boys are coming to town: Mercure moves in on Mudgee
Accor Hotels, the world's leading hotel operator, is on its way to the Australian country town of Mudgee.
Accor announced that the Parklands Resort and Conference Centre in the New South Wales wine region has joined the Accor Hotels portfolio.
The hotel, known as a function/conference centre and wedding venue, will undergo a refurbishment to bring it in-line with the Mercure brand standards and be re-branded as Mercure Mudgee in early 2018.
Parklands Resort and Conference Centre has the capacity to host up to 1,200 people across five event spaces and features 68-rooms, a restaurant and bar, fitness centre, indoor pool and tennis courts.
The resort joins Accor Hotels' growing network of regional New South Wales properties including Mercure Orange, ibis Styles Orange and Mercure Tamworth.
Simon McGrath, chief operating officer of AccorHotels Pacific said: “We are thrilled to add to our network of hotels in regional Australia and welcome the addition of Parklands Resort and Conference Centre to our network.
“Our move into the popular regional NSW town of Mudgee is backed by the growth of tourism in the area thanks to the many wineries and boutique providores that have really helped to put Mudgee on the map.
“The Mercure brand has a strong history in Australia, particularly in regional town centres, and Mercure Mudgee will deliver an internationally recognised, midscale hotel offering which will help drive tourism to the area.
“We are delighted to be working again with the owners, Elanor Investors Group, and we look forward to working with the local community and welcoming guests to the hotel.”
The Mercure brand has over 730 hotels in 56 countries. They are usually located in city centres, by the sea or in the mountains.
Accor Hotels is present in 95 countries and manages over 4,000 hotels. For full details see www.accorhotels.com