Accor’s Mantra brand has signed a new franchise management contract with Melbourne’s Tabcorp Park harness racing facility to manage a 41-room hotel on-site upon its reopening to the public following the state’s lockdown.
Mantra Melbourne Melton will be positioned as the ideal accommodation option for race-goers to its weekly trot racing meetings, as well as business, industry and sporting groups looking for local accommodation. In addition to Standard and Deluxe rooms and multi-bedroom apartments, the hotel offers three F&B options, on-site parking and a number of conference and meeting spaces.
Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said the hotel offers the best seat in the house for the venue’s harness race meetings, with great views over the racecourse.
“We are excited to bring the extraordinary Mantra brand to one of Australia’s best race tracks and are confident that the Mantra Melbourne Melton will deliver exceptional accommodation and an outstanding service experience for our valued guests,” McGrath said.
The property is located around 45 minutes’ drive west of the Melbourne CBD and around an hour from Bendigo, Daylesford and Geelong. The signing with Mantra brings the hotel into Accor’s ALL loyalty program with members now able to earn and burn points via qualifying stays at the property.
The signing of Mantra Melbourne Melton at Tabcorp Park continues the brand’s momentum in the two years since being acquired by Accor in 2018, with five new hotels signed and opened in that time.