Accor announces Queensland’s first five star hotel

Accor and Yaralla Sports Club are constructing Australian state Queensland’s first five star hotel in the coastal city of Gladstone.

Anticipated to open its doors to guests in mid-2024, Peppers Gladstone promises a high level of luxury and comfort that is aimed at redefining the hospitality landscape in central Queensland.

Merged milestone

The hotel marks a significant milestone for Accor as it merges the 32-room Peppers Gladstone with the 60-room Mantra Gladstone under one roof in a vertical, dual-branded hotel concept. Peppers Gladstone is also the first new hotel construction in the region in over a decade.

Conveniently situated just minutes away from the CBD, Peppers Gladstone boasts an advantageous location adjoining the Yaralla Sports Club, adding to the convenience and appeal for guests.

Accommodation inspiration

Designed by BSPN Architects and constructed by Mettle Projects, Peppers Gladstone will cater to a range of travellers, from business guests seeking refined comfort to leisure travellers pausing to recharge.

The hotel’s guestrooms will be curated to capture the essence of the surrounding landscapes. Ranging from king studio rooms to superior two bedroom apartments, all guestrooms will feature fully equipped kitchens, king-sized beds, large televisions with Chromecast capabilities, and a complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar.

Luxury facilities

Guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s heated outdoor swimming pool, complimentary drinks at the pool deck bar (during select hours), exclusive access to Peppers’ eight-seater cinema room, a well-appointed gym, secure undercover car parking, wi-fi, a choice of two onsite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a member’s lounge offering a welcoming space for a hot or cold beverage. 

The dual brand property can comfortably accommodate over 150 guests, making it a suitable venue for small to large-scale meetings, expos and weddings within its various conference spaces.

Elevated experience

Accor Pacific CEO, Sarah Derry, said: “We are thrilled to announce a Peppers hotel at one of Queensland’s most captivating central coast towns. Peppers Gladstone will offer a unique and significant addition to our premium brand portfolio in Queensland. Its guestrooms, apartments and amenities will provide an elevated guest experience, particularly appealing to those seeking extra space and comfort for an extended stay.”

Yaralla Sports Club CEO, Will Schroeder, added: “Our team is excited to be working collaboratively with Accor to bring to life our five star dream for Central Queensland. Peppers Gladstone, in conjunction with Mantra Gladstone, will offer two levels of accommodation under one roof, meaning there will be two fantastic options for visitors to enjoy our wonderful city.”

Continuous growth

Peppers Gladstone will join a network of more than 20 Peppers retreats, resorts and central business district hotels across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.

Since acquiring Peppers in 2018, Accor has continued to grow the brand with four additional Peppers hotels opening across Australia in the past five years, including the Peppers Manly Beach, Peppers Marysville, Peppers The Hills Lodge, and Shadow Play Melbourne by Peppers.