Australia – New look to the Cairns market

Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia, has welcomed its leading Mercure hotel brand back to the coastal holiday hotspot of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with the opening of Mercure Cairns.

The new hotel emerges following a multi-million dollar upgrade and rebrand of ibis Styles Cairns and comprises 75 spacious guestrooms, including Standard Queen, Standard Twin Singles, Standard Twin, Superior King Room, Family Room, Loft Spa Room, Executive King Room, a pool deck and a new modern Australian restaurant – The Stanley – serving the finest local produce.

The makeover of the quintessential Cairns hotel brings a new level of style to the accommodation landscape in the city, without compromising on its relaxed Queensland coastal lifestyle.

Mandala Hospitality Group Manager, Murray Emerton, said: “We are excited to be working with Accor to bring Mercure Cairns to Far North Queensland and feel the refurbishment of this asset will provide a new look to the Cairns market for our leisure and corporate guests.”

With 55 properties in key metropolitan and leisure destinations across Australia, Mercure is the largest and fastest growing global midscale hotel brand in the country.

Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Derry, said: “We are delighted to open Mercure Cairns. Holding appeal for both leisure and business travellers, Mercure Cairns has been tailored to suit travellers who value quality accommodation, incredible guest experiences, great dining and leading design. “Mercure is the largest and fastest growing global midscale hotel brand in Australia and, with its genuine warmth and excellent guest service, the popularity of Mercure Cairns is assured.”

Surrounded and inspired by nature, the hotel boasts a curated design of cool and coastal aesthetics from leading Australian designer, Scott Carver, and acts as a meeting place – with the hotel lobby, restaurant and outdoor dining and lounge area providing opportunities to congregate, work, dine and relax.

On the ground floor of the hotel, The Stanley serves a delicious modern Australian menu of fresh and local produce. The restaurant has been carefully designed to marry the coastal charm of the region with a refined yet casual dining experience. The restaurant’s comfortable and stylish indoor / outdoor spaces transition seamlessly from day to night, and evoke a sensory experience though quality touches, locally-sourced handmade elements and a focus on ambience.

Located in the heart of Cairns, Mercure Cairns is perfectly placed just two blocks from the Esplanade and across the road from Cairns Aquarium, Munro Martin Parklands, and Cairns Performing Arts Centre. The Night Markets and food court, casino, Reef Fleet Terminal and convention centre are just a short walk away.