The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
New-build Mercure hotel now open at The Fiddler, Rouse Hill
Accor and Lewis Land Group announced the opening of their newest venture, Mercure Sydney Rouse Hill – a new-build hotel located in Sydney’s Hills District. The internationally branded midscale hotel opens in The Fiddler hotel precinct – a major dining and entertainment hub. Owned by the Lewis Land Group, the 19th century Rouse Hill pub, underwent a major redevelopment in 2010 and has been transformed into an award-winning outdoor venue for casual dining and events. Designed by Architect Mostaghim & Associates, Mercure Sydney Rouse Hill hotel boasts 78 modern guest rooms, including a mix of Deluxe Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites and four rooms catering to guests with reduced mobility, spread over four floors. Accor’s Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath said the new Mercure is a strategic and welcome addition to the Group and will positively contribute to the economic growth of Sydney’s North West.
Hilton Continues Rapid Expansion in Asia Pacific
Hilton reached the mid-year point of 2019 having signed 120 new hotels in Asia Pacific, taking its total estate to 845 hotels open and under development across the region. The latest wave of growth has come from across Hilton’s portfolio of eight trading brands in Asia Pacific and in major markets including China, India, Japan, Australia and South East Asia. Alan Watts, area president, Asia Pacific at Hilton, said, “Looking at the volume of new hotels signed, we’ve had our best ever start to the year from a development standpoint. The continued rise in travel across the region from the growing middle class, coupled with ongoing investment in infrastructure, makes the hotel industry a very attractive investment. “Having recently celebrated our 100th anniversary and been named the region’s best hospitality workplace for the third year running by Great Place to Work, we’re seeing real momentum in our business.”