ACCOR STRIKES DEAL IN VICTORIA

Accor has that the former Quest Schaller Hotel Bendigo will rebrand to Mercure Bendigo Schaller, and join the company’s network of mid-scale regional Victorian hotels on December 6.

With 118 boutique-style guestrooms spanning over four levels, Mercure Bendigo Schaller will cater to both business and leisure guests, offering 99 standard rooms, 8 standard twin rooms, 3 standard access rooms and 8 superior rooms, with a café/bar, a meeting room and a fitness centre.

“With the Victorian Government focused on decentralising business outside of the CBD, Bendigo has been identified as a  major growth hub, set to boost the local economy and revitalise the northern-end of the city,” said Accor Pacific’s chief operating officer Simon McGrath.

“We are excited to bring the internationally recognised Mercure brand, with its warm local hospitality, to Bendigo for the first time, together with hotel owners, Bendigo Schaller Hotels, as the city makes a resurgence.”

Mercure Bendigo Schaller is located close to Bendigo Central Township’s vibrant arts hub, with Bendigo Art Gallery (1887), La Trobe University all in close proximity. Bendigo is 150km North of Melbourne’s CBD and approximately 136km from Melbourne International Airport.