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Mercure Portsea opens

Victoria’s minister for education Martin Dixon teamed up with AFL and television heavyweight, Eddie McGuire to officially open the Mornington Peninsula’s newest hotel complex, the Mercure Portsea Golf Club & Resort on 8 August.

The latest addition to the Accor group in Victoria, the new build Mercure Portsea Golf Club & Resort has been developed by Portsea Golf Club as part of a fully integrated multi-million dollar development incorporating a new Club house, accommodation and function complex. The Mercure’s Spike Restaurant was filled with over 60 guests attending the luncheon including representatives from minister Dixon’s office, Portsea Golf Club, Tourism Victoria, local tourism operators, Geoff ‘Coxy’ Cox as well as partners of Accor.

Portsea Golf Club President, Haywood Richards, was delighted to welcome guests and highlighted the many enhancements to the Portsea Golf Club, including state-of-the-art member facilities and course improvements, combining strategic bunkering, undulating Santa Ana couch fairways and slick greens.

Guests were treated to local Portsea wines and canapés served on the hotel balcony overlooking the gently rolling greens and a sumptuous two-course lunch prepared by Mercure’s executive chef Jason Hindle. There were plenty of laughs as caricaturist Gavin Bell roved the room knocking out lightening fast caricatures in humourous style while the smooth sounds of The Gentlemen’s Swing Club kept toes tapping to classic jazz tunes.

The Mercure hotel offers 24 state-of-the-art accommodation rooms and excellent facilities for both business and leisure travellers, including an on-site restaurant and conference facilities that can cater for corporate events, meetings and weddings for up to 300 people.

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