Accor has this week added two Ibis hotels to its portfolio in Melbourne and Canberra.
Melbourne’s historic The Victoria Hotel and the former Rydges Canberra Eagle Hawk Resort are now badged under Ibis Styles branding in one of the biggest moves in Australia since Accor launched the Ibis ‘megabrand’.
With a rich history and personality, Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel combines the grandeur of the late 1800’s with all the comforts and conveniences of today situated in Melbourne’s bustling city centre.
“Joining Accor’s non-standardised economy and design brand means Ibis Styles Melbourne – The Victoria Hotel will enjoy strong visibility whilst keeping in with the hotel’s own distinct personality and values,” said Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel General Manager, Peter Barker.
“Guests to our new-name hotel will be able to enjoy modern accommodation, the recently upgraded rooftop pool and fitness centre, plus free WiFi in public areas to keep tabs on the outside world.”
Ibis Styles is part of the new evolution of Accor’s economy brands which has seen the introduction of Ibis, Ibis Budget (replacing Formule 1) and Ibis Styles (replacing All Seasons).
Part of the Accor network since 2003 and formerly an All Seasons hotel, Ibis Styles, The Victoria Hotel features 371 accommodation rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, rooftop fitness centre and spa, restaurant, bar and conference facilities.
Rydges Canberra Eagle Hawk Resort has joined the Accor network following a managerial takeover and is now known as Ibis Styles Eagle Hawk.
The 151 room hotel is set amongst 30 acres of natural landscaped native gardens, and provides a number of excellent facilities for both business and leisure travellers, including three food and beverage options, eight meeting rooms, and an outdoor swimming pool.
The re-branded Ibis Styles Eagle Hawk joins four other existing Accor properties in the ACT region, including Ibis Budget Canberra, Ibis Styles Canberra Narrabundah, Mercure Canberra and Novotel Canberra.