Sydney’s Hills District is home to a new 4.5-star hotel forming part of The Fiddler dining and entertainment hub in the city’s north west.
The Mercure Sydney Rouse Hill, an Accor group property, is a new-build owned by the Lewis Land Group and adjoins the former 19th century Rouse Hill pub which was transformed in 2010 into an outdoor events venue.
Designed by Architect Mostaghim & Associates, the Mercure offers 78 guest rooms and suites across four floors, including four rooms catering to guests with reduced mobility.
Accor’s chief operating officer for the Pacific, Simon McGrath said the new hotel is a strategic addition to the group which will positively contribute to the economic growth of the region.
“Sydney’s North West is booming, and the opening of this new internationally branded mid-scale hotel signifies Accor’s confidence in this burgeoning pocket of greater Sydney.
“By injecting new hotel supply, the area will positively benefit from the economic and tourism growth associated with the creation of new jobs and services.”
Located on the corner of Commercial and Windsor Roads, the hotel features a fitness centre, swimming pool and events spaces, while dining options will be provided to guests through The Fiddler’s existing entertainment precinct.
Adelaide and Melbourne will soon be home to new Avani apartment hotels as Minor Hotels and Resorts’ two-year-old brand continues its advance across Australia.
Avani Adelaide Residences will encompass 76 studios and apartments, each with kitchen and laundry facilities, plus a pool, cinema, library, fitness centre and golf simulator.
Its fellow Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences will comprise 75 one and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, while guests can luxuriate in an infinity pool and rooftop recreation facilities with views over the Dandenong Ranges.
Minor’s chief operating officer for Australia and New Zealand, Craig Hooley, said: “Travellers the world over have responded to this fresh modern brand with our upbeat service culture that is rooted in traditional Thai hospitality.
“We will continue to identify key locations to grow this exciting brand and bring a new level of service to the Australian and New Zealand landscape.”
Caribbean welcome for Melbourne Hyatt
A new Hyatt Place hotel will form part of the Caribbean Park business hub in Melbourne’s south east from 2021.
Construction will begin later this year on the 170-room Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park, with facilities including a café, grab-and-go food market, bar, lobby lounge and fitness centre.
The hotel is being designed by architect Peter Ryan, in collaboration with SJB interiors, around the brand’s ethos of offering “casual hospitality and purposeful service in a smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary environment”.
Caribbean Park is the largest office precinct outside of Melbourne’s CBD and the hotel will offer its visitors easy access to the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.
“We’re all incredibly proud of what the Caribbean Park team has achieved over many decades with their talent and passion,” said the hub’s director, Ben Spooner.
“We’re committed to delivering the finest office accommodation and amenities available in the country for our tenants and the new Hyatt Place hotel is expected to be a shining example of this as we continue to deliver on this commitment.”