The NSW regional town of Albury has opened its first hotel in three years, with the doors to the Mantra Albury welcomed by local dignitaries and brand executives late last week.
Located in the Riverina town’s CBD, the eight-storey property took 18 months to build and comprises a $40 million investment in the region by the short and long-term stay brand, which now sits under the AccorHotels umbrella. A total of 146 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments offer views out to the Bongong High Plains and Victorian Alps via floor-to-ceiling windows. Apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen and laundry.
Albury Mayor Kevin Mack joined Mantra Group’s executive director of operations Mark Hodge to cut the ribbon. The new hotel is expected to contribute more than $7 million each year to the local economy and will employ more than 40 full-time staff.
Additional property facilities include an all-day restaurant to complement an in-room dining alternative, 24-hour reception, fitness centre, internet lounge and conference facilities for up to 200 people. A top-floor Sky Lounge features sky lighting, lounge seating and a wet bar.
Guests are invited to take advantage of an opening special of $129 per night for a studio room, which also features a 1GB wi-fi download allowance daily as well as a drink voucher on arrival and midday checkout.