AccorHotels has revealed The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa, a AUD$16 million hotel on the banks of the Goulburn Valley in Victoria has joined its boutique MGallery by Sofitel network.

Located within the spectacular surrounds of Mitchelton Winery Estate, the 58-room hotel boasts a 4-treatment room day spa, sprawling restaurant, a 20m lap pool and extensive banquet and meeting facilities.

Designed by award winning architects Hecker Guthrie, the hotel’s interiors complement the property’s existing Robin Boyd structures and feature earthy tones and a minimalist aesthetic, with all guestrooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with views of either the Goulburn River or the vineyards.

AccorHotels’ Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the group was thrilled to be adding to its boutique hotel collection.

“The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa is a beautiful property on spectacular grounds and we are thrilled to be welcoming the hotel into our network,” he said. “It will be the 10th MGallery by Sofitel hotel in Australia.

“There is a lot to see in the Goulburn Valley region and with the addition of such a quality hotel it will no doubt help attract more visitors to the region, boost local tourism and support the domestic travel market. The Ryan family has done a wonderful job of transforming the property into a thriving food, wine and hospitality destination. The hotel will be a special addition to our network and we look forward to welcoming guests.”

The Mitchelton Managing Director, Andrew Ryan, said: “The Hotel and Day Spa is something that we wanted to develop early on with our acquisition of the estate.

“It has always been the missing piece in the puzzle for Mitchelton,” he said. “Goulburn Valley and Nagambie have so much to offer, we have high hopes that the addition of the accommodation facility will help attract more visitors to the region and boost local tourism.”

The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa is the 10th MGallery by Sofitel hotel in Australia and joins other iconic properties such as Hotel Lindrum, The Como Melbourne, Elements of Byron, Harbour Rocks Hotel, The Reef House Resort & Spa Palm Cove, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, Mount Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills and the Playford Adelaide.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management