Accor pilots Melbourne airport accommodation refurbishment

Pictured: Mantra Melbourne Airport’s prototype new-look guestroom.
Accor’s Mantra Hotels site at Melbourne airport, Australia, is to undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment.

Formerly referred to as Mantra Tullamarine, the hotel has recently been renamed Mantra Melbourne Airport to provide greater clarity and make it easier for guests to identify the hotel’s convenient location at the airport.

Dining and room refresh

The Pacific-focused premium brand’s new-look property will be unveiled in Q3 2024.

Mantra Melbourne Airport will invest in remodelling its guestrooms, restaurant and bar. The updated guestrooms will provide a range of accommodation options, including executive, premier and deluxe studios, as well as suites, and will feature new furniture, bedding, and interior design.

The refurbished restaurant and bar will offer guests a memorable dining experience and a range of beverages at the bar. The enhancements to the hotel will complement the facilities currently available including a fully equipped gym, sauna and heated lap pool, along with a state-of-the-art conference and events centre.

Significant investment

Mantra Melbourne Airport’s general manager, Stuart David, said: “We are excited to announce our renovated restaurant and guestrooms, which will provide our guests with an even more comfortable stay. The refurbishment is a significant investment in the hotel, and we are confident that our guests will enjoy the new facilities.

“The refurbishment is part of Mantra Melbourne Airport’s commitment to providing guests with the best possible experience. The hotel is conveniently located near Melbourne Airport, making it an ideal choice for travellers seeking a stay when they travel for business or leisure.”

Pacific portfolio

Accor has 19 international brands across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, such as Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Handwritten Collection, Novotel, Mercure, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget, and including Ennismore’s SO/ and Tribe.

Other Australian Mantra projects in progress include merging the 60-key Mantra Gladstone with the 32-room Peppers Gladstone under one roof in a vertical, dual-branded hotel concept in Queensland, due for completion in Q2 2024; and a site planned for Hargreaves Mall in Bendigo, Victoria for Q1 2026.