AccorHotels has revealed Chifley Alice Springs Resort will join its network in July 2017 and at which time the hotel will rebrand to Mercure Alice Springs Resort.
The 139-room resort is currently undergoing a AUD$2 million upgrade of its rooms and facilities, which will see new bathrooms and bedroom fittings installed across its standard rooms, as well as floor-to-ceiling artworks that reflect the history of the Alice Springs region in all rooms.
The hotel will also be updating the swimming pool and its garden surrounds to bring it in line with the Mercure offering global travellers have come to expect.
In an exciting addition to the Mercure portfolio, the resort is also in the final stages of finalising the design for an outdoor amphitheatre, which will pose as a multipurpose venue for conferencing and events. The hotel’s in-house Indigenous workshops and cultural sessions for event delegates and leisure guests will also be run from this space.
AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer – Pacific, Simon McGrath, said: “We are thrilled to be adding to our portfolio of 11 hotels in the Northern Territory, particularly in Alice Springs which is the gateway to exploring the Central Territory’s natural wonders including Uluru, the Larapinta Trail and the red sands of the Simpson Desert.
“Mercure Alice Springs Resort will take the number of Northern Territory hotels to 12 and it will be the 44th Mercure hotel nationally.
“The hotel owners, Centrecorp are heavily involved in the Aboriginal community in Central Australia and we are proud to be partnering with them and look forward to welcoming guests to the new-look hotel from July 2017,” he said.
Mercure Alice Springs Resort is located five minutes’ walk to Alice Springs town centre. The hotel’s facilities include Barra on Todd restaurant and bar, a swimming pool, a gym and three function rooms. Free wifi is available to guests resort-wide.
Mercure Alice Springs Resort will join Mercure Darwin Airport Resort and the famed Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel as part of a global network of over 700 Mercure hotels.