Mantra Group has added its largest hotel to their 116 strong network, with the rebranding of the 844-room Bell City in Preston, Melbourne. The Group now manage the dual hotel towers, now known as Mantra Bell City (383 rooms) and BreakFree Bell City (461 rooms) which form part of a large-scale mixed-used development.

Recognised as the leading hotel and events precinct in Melbourne’s north, Bell City is located 11 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD. The property boasts a large range of accommodation options, extensive food and beverage outlets, first class recreational facilities and a choice of 15 conference spaces, including a vast ballroom catering for up to 500 guests. As a mixed-use development, Bell City is also home to numerous retail and commercial tenancies, serviced offices, and a 600 space car park.


The consistently high-performing greater Melbourne hotel market, combined with Bell City’s unique market drivers, is complemented by Mantra’s existing portfolio of eight Melbourne hotels.

Bell City is the fourth hotel management agreement signed between Mantra Group and new owners Elanor Investors Group, joining Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Mantra Wollongong, and BreakFree on Clarence, Sydney in the shared portfolio.

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James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management