Accor expands into Yarra Valley with Peppers brand

Accor has opened its first hotel in Victoria’s Yarra Valley with the opening of Peppers Marysville.

Opening in 2015 and developed in collaboration with the Victorian Government following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, the property features 101 guestrooms, a conference centre with five meeting and conferencing spaces catering for up to 350 guests, a restaurant and bar, gymnasium, tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, wellness centre and day spa.

“Peppers Marysville is a unique addition to our collection of hotels, resorts and apartments across Australia,” said Accor Pacific CEO, Simon McGrath.

“It is fitting that one of Australia’s finest examples of boutique accommodation is now associated with Peppers, a brand synonymous with providing bespoke hotel experiences to guests for over 35 years.

“We’re seeing strong visitor numbers at our regional properties, especially those located within easy driving distance of major cities, and we’re forecasting greater growth with travellers now able to travel freely across all Australian states and territories and the introduction of the trans-Tasman bubble.”

The hotel has joined the Accor portfolio following the sale to new owners The Shakespeare Property Group.