The Sebel Canberra Civic offers a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments.

Accor has introduced its serviced apartments brand to Canberra for the first time, today announcing the opening of The Sebel Canberra Civic in the capital’s CBD.

The 11-storey property adds 144 apartments to Canberra’s inventory, with 126 self-contained studios with kitchenette facilities as well as nine one-bedroom suites and nine two-bedroom suites, both of the latter offering fully-equipped kitchens. On the ground floor are a variety of retailers, restaurants and bars, all leased to external and unaffiliated parties.

Behind the development is Canberra-based builder and designer Zapari, with whom Accor has worked previously on Mercure hotels in Goulburn and Wagga Wagga.

The newbuild hotel is located in Civic Square and is located close to national attractions such as the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra Theatre and a host of cultural institutions.

“If you’re in Australia, you’re in apartments,” Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said at the recent AHICE convention in Melbourne.

“The city is experiencing a burgeoning supply of upscale apartment style accommodation and The Sebel Canberra Civic exemplifies both the sophistication and independent flexibility that our guests expect from the Sebel brand,” McGrath added.