ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: As Adelaide enters into a phase of exciting development with a new sporting Oval and Convention Centre, the city’s iconic 93-year-old Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide has announced a makeover of its own following the completion of a major revamp.

The multi-million dollar refurbishment of Mercure’s 181 4-star accommodation rooms has paved the way for it to become one of Adelaide’s premier mid-market hotels for business and leisure travellers.

Rooms now boast fresh new bathrooms with sleek white interiors, complete with stylish chrome fixtures. Decor has not been forgotten, with splashes of uplifting colours throughout, sleek leather desk chairs, LCD TVs and iPod docks installed to modernise the look and feel of the room.

A stand out feature of the new-look rooms is the striking black and white photography of local landmarks such as the historic Elder Park Rotunda erected in 1882 and the famous Beehive Corner completed in 1896, adorned on the feature wall above the bed heads. Each picture has been carefully chosen and shot to reflect the character, culture and personality of Adelaide.

Mercure’s upgraded Privilege Rooms offer guests extra touches including a comfy robe and slippers, Nespresso coffee machine and free internet access.

Conveniently located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD, the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide is the perfect place to stay while exploring the city’s wealth of attractions such as Adelaide Zoo, Art Gallery of South Australia, River Torrens, South Australian Museum and Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide General Manager, Ben Patten, said that the refurbishment will “bring the property into the 21st Century combining its old world charm with contemporary creature comforts and service”.

“Since its opening in 1920 the Grosvenor has been a landmark hotel for many including Prime Ministers, sporting announcers, American Soldiers and even the then Prince of Wales,” he said.

“After surviving fire in 1918 and going on to open one of Australia’s first conference facilities in the 1970’s the hotel’s original marble facade is now complimented by 181 beautifully-refurbished guest rooms and suites.

“We have made considerable changes to uplift the style and functionality of the rooms which we hope will attract even more people to the hotel for business and leisure.

“It’s really remarkable to see the ongoing transformation of Adelaide take place around the hotel and we’re really excited to be a part of creating a vibrant new city.”