Accor Vacation Club has completed the refurbishment the company’s apartments at Grand Mercure Forest Resort, a retreat close to Daylesford and Ballarat in Victoria.

The upgrade is the third property this year as part of the extensive refurbishment program underway throughout the Accor Vacation Club portfolio, and the look and feel is consistent with the company’s ‘Resort Spa Series’, providing a top level of quality and design for its Members and guests.

The apartments at Creswick, in the heart of Victoria’s ‘Spa Country’, feature rooms inspired by local design elements, with the use of a richer, sophisticated palette to create warmth, and accounting for and adapting to the environmental and climate conditions suitable to its inland location.

“Members have come to expect a high level of comfort, design and functionality, feedback from our members has been outstanding,” said Accor Vacation Club CEO Craig Wood.

“Members can use their premiere points which provides the flexibility to stay at any of the Club’s 21 Resorts around Australia, New Zealand and Bali and typically our resorts run at a very high occupancy, thus the design and products selected need to be of a high quality to support this usage and to reach above our members’ expectations.”

Planned to suit the local environment the design takes into account, a cooler climate with apartments featuring gas fireplaces, luxurious freestanding baths, fully carpeted bedrooms, living and dining areas, and furniture conducive to lounging, reading and warm comfort.

The environmental aspects are well considered, with new water saving devices on all bathroom fittings, and LED lights replacing energy guzzling flouro and down lights.

Accor Vacation Club’s Grand Mercure Apartments are adjacent to the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick, and its Tony Cashmore designed championship Golf Course all of which is also accessible to guests.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management