HOTEL, TOURISM & LEISURE

Room for growth in regional Queensland

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GLOBAL hotelier Accor has increased its footprint in central Queensland by securing the Mackay Marina Hotel.

Accor has acquired a franchise agreement with Mandala Asset Solutions for their recently purchased Mackay Marina Hotel. The eight-storey, 79-room hotel will become Accor’s second property in Mackay, along with the 152-room ibis Mackay hotel.

Mantra Mackay is the city’s only hotel with marina views. It is also only a short drive from Mackay’s city centre and 20 minutes from Mackay Airport. It also features a restaurant and bar, fitness centre, swimming pool, four conference and meetings rooms and a business centre.

Accor chief operating officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said Mantra Mackay is one of the best properties in Mackay.

“This acquisition speaks to our confidence in the city’s future and the importance of securing well positioned product in market.

“We are excited to again partner with Mandala Asset Solutions on this property and believe it has great potential to service a number of markets,” he added.

Mantra Mackay is the second franchise agreement signed between Accor and Mandala Asset Solutions, joining Mercure Albury on the Victorian border.

Mandala Asset Solutions Principal John Zeckendorf said he sees a big upside for hospitality in Mackay.

“We are confident this well-appointed property will operate with great success under Accor and provide travellers with a quality accommodation and conferencing option in Mackay,” Zeckendorf said.

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