Hotels

Accor to bring second Mövenpick hotel Down Under

Accor, together with Singapore’s Fragrance Group, will open Australia’s second Mövenpick hotel in Melbourne next month.

Situated at the meeting point of Melbourne’s iconic Spencer and Bourke Streets in the CBD, the 172-room premium hotel will form the six-level podium of the 78-storey Elenberg Fraser architect-designed Premier Tower development.

Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer will feature contemporary design and boutique interiors, a dedicated café serving the brand’s signature ice cream, an exotic blend of modern Southeast Asian cuisine at its very own Miss Mi restaurant and bar, a daily ‘Chocolate Hour’ and an assortment of other Mövenpick brand signature offerings.

The new property will also contain a 25-metre swimming pool, a sauna, a well-equipped gym and a boardroom.

Simon McGrath, CEO of Accor for the Pacific, said the hospitality giant was delighted to be bringing the Mövenpick hotel brand to Melbourne.

“This investment will benefit the local community by providing a choice of even greater accommodation options for visitors to the city and for Accor loyalty guests,” he said.

“The city of Melbourne is the perfect location for a Mövenpick hotel, enriching Melbourne’s incredible culinary scene with an outstanding restaurant and bar, and masterfully blending the brand’s Swiss heritage with a top-quality hospitality experience.”

Fragrance Group CEO James Koh said: “We are excited to further develop our partnership with Accor and deliver Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer, which will be a unique addition to Melbourne’s tourism offering.

“We can’t wait to unveil this exquisite hotel and showcase its showstopper Miss Mi venue to Melburnians and those visiting the culture capital of Australia.”

Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer is the second Mövenpick hotel Koh has partnered with Accor on in Australia, following the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Hobart in January.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Cruise

CLIA creates new avenue for agents to lobby politicians on Australia’s cruise restart

Have your numerous attempts to highlight the plight of cruising to your local MP fallen on deaf ears? Help has arrived.

Share

CommentComments

Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Cunard’s Katrina McAlpine

Cunard’s commercial director had plenty to share during her catch-up with Travel Weekly, including how she once saw a koala walk out of a bar.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

British Airways staff (not actors) front airline’s first ad campaign since 2019

Got a minute to spare? Grab a cuppa and watch British Airways’ snazzy new ad starring the airline’s very own colleagues.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Health Minister says international travel “an incentive” for Aussies to get vaccinated

Got a few clients who desperately want to venture overseas, but aren’t keen on getting the jab? We highly recommend sharing this article with them.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Federal Budget “unlikely” to deliver major benefits for agents: AFTA

Were you counting on a big cash splash from the government this Federal Budget? Well, AFTA has warned not to get too excited ahead of tonight’s big reveal.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Princess Cruises restructures local sales team

Does your Princess Cruises BDM suddenly happen to have a new name and hairdo? Free yourself of confusion with this update.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

New flight tracking tech sheds fresh light on MH370 mystery

New research suggests the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 made a series of turns to escape detection before plunging the plane into the Indian Ocean.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourist narrowly avoids death after glass-bottomed bridge shatters

What do you get when a 100-metre-high glass suspension bridge is hit with gale-force winds? This terrifying incident.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

The Star lobs merger offer at rival Crown to create $12bn tourism and entertainment giant

by Huntley Mitchell

The Star faces some competition, however, from a private equity firm that wants to take over Crown (which, FYI, has also just hired a new CEO).

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Borders to stay shut until at least 2022, says Treasurer

Meanwhile, ScoMo reckons Australians don’t have the “appetite” for international travel. What an absolute load of bollocks.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

New Zealand welcomes back travellers from NSW following 48-hour pause

After being left in limbo for two days, NSW travellers have been given the green light from New Zealand to grab their suitcase and head to the airport.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Registrations open for Travel DAZE 2021!

Get excited, people! Travel DAZE is back for another year to help foster the reboot of travel and tourism.

Share

CommentComments