BreakFree Fortitude Valley Brisbane

Mantra Group has announced new signings in Brisbane and Townsville, with further additions set to be added to its Australian network in 2014.

The Group’s 115-strong Australian network is set to increase with the management of the recently refurbished Skyline Court apartment complex, which will rebrand to BreakFree Fortitude Valley Brisbane in March 2014.

The property offers studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments within walking distance to the restaurants, cafes and bars of Fortitude Valley and The Emporium shopping precinct. Facilities include a swimming pool, barbeque and recreation area, gymnasium and secure car parking.

“We are pleased to offer our corporate and leisure clients another price point option in Brisbane and believe BreakFree Fortitude Valley is the ideal property to launch the brand in the Queensland capital,” said Mantra Group CEO, Bob East.

In Townsville, a hotel management agreement was formally signed on the brand new 185-room hotel set to open in 2016 as part of a restaurant and leisure precinct planned for the city’s CBD.

The hotel development project, to be known as Mantra Townsville, will bring a much needed four-star corporate hotel to the city, catering to the region’s demand from the mining resources sector and overall expansion.

East said the project was both a win for Townsville and for the Mantra brand which currently has over 50 Mantra hotels and resort across Australia.

“The Townsville market is definitely ready for a new project like this and with Mantra being one of Australia’s most dynamic hotel brands we are pleased to have a presence in this fast developing region,” he said.

Mantra Townsville will also have extensive conferencing facilities for up to 500 delegates, from boardroom style rooms for smaller groups through to large conference venues. The 185 hotel rooms and suites will offer contemporary style and comfort as well as a convenient location for both corporate and leisure guests. Leisure facilities will include a pool, gym and spa.

Further additions to the Mantra network include apartment hotels in Brisbane and Melbourne which are expected to be formally announced by April 2014.

The new hotels complement other recent announcements of future additions to the network which include Peppers Dunmore Brisbane set to open in 2015 and Peppers Docklands Melbourne in 2016.