The Sebel network in Australia will grow its network of hotel and apartment properties in Australia with the Accor group today announcing two new addresses for the brand in Victoria and Queensland – The Sebel South Brisbane and upcoming $35 million waterfront project, The Sebel Yarrawonga.
Accor officially welcomed its first property on the Southside of the Brisbane River this week with addition of The Sebel South Brisbane at 50 Water Street.
In close proximity to the commercial and entertainment hub of South Bank and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 63 room hotel offers premier apartment style accommodation for guests plus a selection of intimate conference and meeting solutions including a boardroom with seating for up to 14 guests.
Great leisure facilities include a pool, fitness centre, and stunning sky-deck facility with Brisbane’s best 360 degree views stretching from Mt Warning to Mt Coo-tha and across the CBD to the Gateway Bridge, Gabba and iconic Story Bridge.
In regional Victoria, a new $35 million resort style development is set to be built on The Point overlooking Lake Mulwala, and will be operated under The Sebel banner by Accor.
Set for construction from early 2016, with an opening date in early 2018, The Sebel Yarrawonga will be a completely new 120-room hotel-serviced apartment facility.
The waterfront hotel will form the centrepiece of a broader resort and marina complex planned by development company, Lotus Living, The Sebel’s guests will have access to an impressive complex expected to include a bar and bistro, restaurant, 300-seat conference facility, pool, gymnasium and other health club amenities.
Lotus Living project director, Daniel Smith said The Sebel and the greater resort would deliver significant benefits to the township and support Yarrawonga as it continues to flourish as a premier holiday, conference and mini-getaway destination in Northern Victoria.
“As the jewel in the crown of the Silverwoods Golf and Lifestyle Resort this hotel and resort will be able to accommodate up to 120 rooms and 300 guests for conferences and events,” Mr Smith said.
Meanwhile The Sebel Swan Valley the Vines in Western Australia’s iconic wine growing region, home to Accor Vacation Club’s 32 apartments that overlook the championship Vines Golf Course have recently undergone a complete $2.5 million redesign.
Based on the “Wine Country Resort Series”, which uses locally inspired elements, the apartments are designed with modern day environmental initiatives, suited to that precise wine-growing climate in Western Australia. The “Wine Country Resort Series” draws on inspiration from the natural surrounds, with wall coverings and tiles in a rich sophisticated palette, and with finishes creating warmth for the cooler wine country region. In particular the feature wall covered in an innovative image of a wine cave, makes the guest feel they are sleeping right beside the oak barrels in a peaceful quiet wine cellar.
The addition of gas fireplaces in the two bedroom apartments ensures that the ambience is of luxurious warmth, complemented by timber flooring, sandstone tiling and a stacked teak timber Feature wall.
Environmental initiatives have also been implemented with LED lighting and water saving fixtures, vital in the harsh WA summers.
The apartments are ideally located adjacent to the Novotel Swan Valley Vines Resort that features a huge pool and spa, 36 hole Golf Course, Keishi Day Spa, gym, restaurants and bars and all set amongst the native bush-land, that is home to kangaroos and native flora and fauna. Close by are the world-class wineries such as Houghtons and Sandalford, Margaret River Chocolate Factory, local cheese and foods producers and a slew of restaurants, boutique breweries and tourist attractions.