Accor expands in Melbourne with two new openings

The Mercure Melbourne Doncaster.

Accor is expanding its footprint in Melbourne with two new openings under its Mercure and Novotel brands.

The 383-room Novotel Melbourne Preston is now open following a multi-million dollar investment to transform an existing property.

The ground floor of the hotel has been activated with the addition of two new reception spaces, new grab and go Stampton & Co café, as well as a range of options from quick set down, lounge area, co-working and informal meeting spaces, plus large meeting tables with integrated power.

The hotel’s 16 meeting and events spaces have also been refreshed and renovated with new carpets, curtains, reupholstered chairs and an AV upgrade. The hotel will also be home to a new onsite restaurant, The Stampton.

The Novotel Melbourne Preston will open in April.

“We are delighted to introduce our Novotel brand to Melbourne’s inner-north,” said Accor Pacific CEO, Sarah Derry.

“Novotel Melbourne Preston is a celebration of innovative interior design, thoughtful detail and, importantly for this location, will provide great food and beverage options for our loyal guests and the local community.”

The Mercure Melbourne Doncaster has also opened offering 183 guest rooms and suites along with six fully equipped function spaces and expansive outdoor terraces.

“We are excited to be growing our presence in Melbourne with this flagship Mercure hotel in the heart of Doncaster,’ said Derry.

“This hotel will play a key role in further elevating Doncaster’s profile and its importance as a leisure and business destination. It will become a hub for visitors to enjoy the many drawcards of Melbourne’s inner north-east and its surrounding regional attractions.”