The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley outside Melbourne has rebranded to Yarra Valley Lodge.

The former Mirvac property is also now managed by Austpac Hotels and Resorts and is the company’s sixth in Australia.

Yarra Valley Lodge’s General Manager, Anthony LoGiusto said he was excited by the hotel’s new management team and stressed that the change in name did not signify a change in the operating standards of the hotel.

“We want to take Yarra Valley Lodge back to being one of the region’s most significant hotels and while we have a new logo and badge above the door, nothing else has changed.

“We will continue to provide our guests with the same level of service and facilities they’ve enjoyed over the past 11 years, but with a greater focus on our region’s many treasures,” says LoGiusto.

Opened in 2002 at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley Lodge is located 45 minutes from Melbourne and features 96 rooms and six spa suites with balconies, along with Bella Restaurant, the Lodge and Nicklaus Bars as well as 10 well-appointed function rooms.

Leisure facilities on site include two championship 18-hole golf courses and a clubhouse, as well as the Heritage Yarra Valley Day Spa.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management