Accor plans to open nine hotels across Australia and New Zealand next year, including two properties under the group’s business-oriented Pullman brand.
The 313-room Pullman Auckland Airport is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2023, and will feature a ground floor café, and top floor restaurant and bar with views across the runway and out to the Manukau Heads.
Pullman Sydney Penrith is also scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of next year, with the 153-room hotel connected to the Western Sydney Conference Centre and part of the transformed Penrith Panthers precinct which aims to create a new state-of-the-art business and entertainment destination.
Sydney will also see the reopening of the historic West End Hotel at 412 Pitt Street in January, with the 82-room boutique property being rebranded as Hotel Morris and featuring a ground floor bar on Pitt Street.
Also opening in Sydney this January is the Manly Pacific Sydney M Gallery Collection – a revamped existing property featuring 213 rooms, a rooftop pool and a new conference and events space.
Meanwhile Cairns will welcome Accor’s Mercure brand next month, with the 75-room Ibis Styles Cairns being rebranded following a multi-million dollar refurbishment programme.
Over in New Zealand the apartment-style Sebel Wellington Lower Hutt is expected to open in the second quarter of 2023, followed by three openings in the third quarter – the 63-room Jo and Joe Auckland Fort Street, the 60-room Tribe Auckland Fort Street, and the 63-room Hyde Queenstown.
The forthcoming properties follow the opening of The Porter House Hotel – M Gallery in Sydney in September.
Commenting on the news Accor Pacific chief executive officer, Sarah Derry, said:
“2023 will be another strong year of growth and investment in communities for Accor. We are introducing fresh concepts and exciting new properties for our loyal guests to discover in our great cities and in beautiful destinations around Australia and New Zealand.”