Mercure Bendigo Schaller offers 118 boutique-style guest rooms.

The regional Victorian town of Bendigo will next month join the global network of more than 800 hotels as the new Mercure Bendigo Schaller comes online from December 6.

Formerly the Quest Schaller Hotel Bendigo, the hotel rebrand will see the 118-room boutique style property join the Accor network at the same time as a push by the Victorian government to decentralise business outside the CBD continues to gather momentum.

Mercure Bendigo Schaller is located around 150kms north of Melbourne and will offer 99 standard rooms, eight twin rooms, eight superior rooms and three designed for accessibility. Other hotel facilities include a café and bar, fitness centre and meeting room for the local business sector.

Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said Bendigo had been identified as a major growth hub, with the new Mercure set to revitalise the northern end of the city. Nearby attractions and facilities include the Bendigo Art Gallery and La Trobe University, with the city also enjoying an active arts community backed by heritage architecture and a rich history including playing a key part in the gold rush of the 1850s.

“We are excited to bring the internationally recognised Mercure brand, with its warm local hospitality, to Bendigo for the first time, together with hotel owners, Bendigo Schaller Hotels, as the city makes a resurgence.”