Grand Mercure The Vintage’s rooms have been given a makeover.

The property in the NSW Hunter Valley, which is part of the Accor Vacation Club, refreshed all 31 apartments (15 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom) under the Club’s ‘Wine Country Resort Series’, which not only uses locally inspired elements, but also implements modern day environmental initiatives, suited to that precise climate.

The Resort Series brand standards, developed to ensure a superior level of quality and design and product longevity, also reduces maintenance expenses and brings a high level of consistency, expected by Accor Vacation Club Members across its portfolio of 21 properties in Australia, New Zealand and Bali.

According to Accor, the Series draws on inspiration from the natural surrounds, with wall coverings and tiles in a rich sophisticated palette, and with finishes creating warmth for the cooler wine country region.

The addition of ethanol fireplaces in the one bedroom apartments ensures that the ambience is of luxurious warmth and reflects the two bedroom apartments which have gas fireplaces.

Complimenting the region’s nearby cellar doors, wine fridges are incorporated into the design of the larger two bedroom apartments.

Environmental initiatives have also been implemented with LED lighting and water saving fixtures. In addition to this connectivity is being provided with media hub units linked to the digital televisions.