AccorHotels has announced it will take over the management of economy hotel, Tune Melbourne, on May 1 2016 and rebrand the property to ibis Melbourne Swanston Street.
The 235-room Tune hotel located two tram stops north of Melbourne CBD on Swanston Street was developed and opened in October 2013. Current facilities include a cafe, guest lounge, garden courtyard, self-service laundrette, internet kiosks and car parking.
In February 2016, Aligned Fund Management purchased the hotel increasing its portfolio in Australia to six hotels, which also includes the AccorHotels’ managed ibis Budget Perth Airport hotel.
AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath said: “Economy and select service hotels have rightfully found their place in the market and are significantly different from a decade ago.
“Ibis hotels offer premium bedding with Sweet Beds, smart space-saving design, latest technology and convenient locations, making the travel experience more accessible and enjoyable for cost-conscious travellers. We look forward to welcoming ibis Melbourne Swanston Street into the ibis family and expanding our economy hotel network in Melbourne.”
Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street will join AccorHotels’ pioneering ‘premium economy’ brand becoming the 3rd ibis (red) hotel in Melbourne CBD, the 15th ibis hotel to open in Australia and the 65th nationally in the ibis mega-brand family of ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.