The construction of two new-build hotels, Pullman and ibis at Brisbane Airport, has commenced following a first turning of the sod ceremony onsite with Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, owners and developers Flynn Property Group and Scott Flynn Properties, representatives from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and AccorHotels.
The new five-star Pullman and 3.5-star ibis hotels, announced in July 2014 will be built at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal Precinct as part of a new $150 million development project. The hotels branded with Australia’s largest hotel group AccorHotels will adjoin a new Brisbane Airport Conference Centre.
The development is expected to create 1,000 jobs during the construction phase, and the two hotels will employ up to 350 people when open in September 2017.
Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Pacific, said “It is exciting to see this significant development for Brisbane Airport break ground. We are proud to strengthen our partnership with the Flynn Group given our success with Novotel Brisbane Airport since 2009, and we congratulate the Flynn’s on their momentum in this visionary project.
“The Pullman and ibis hotels will strengthen Brisbane’s airport offering and play a crucial role in winning major conferences and events for the city,” Mr McGrath said.
Scott Flynn Managing Director of Scott Flynn Properties said he and joint owner and developer Anthony Flynn of Flynn Property Group, were delighted to start construction and once again be partnering with AccorHotels in the first purpose-built branded 5-star hotel constructed in Brisbane in over a decade.
“The addition of the Pullman and ibis hotels to our existing Novotel Hotel at Skygate will also mean the full spectrum of full-service branded hotel options will soon be available at Brisbane Airport,” Mr Flynn said.