Thailand-based group, Amora Hotels and Resorts, has announced the acquisition of a hotel in Brisbane which will see the group make its debut in Queensland – its third Australian city.
The company recently took possession of the building currently operating as Novotel Brisbane and has set about finalising a timeline for refurbishment to bring the property in line with its own brand hallmarks.
The new acquisition features 296 guest rooms, 10 meeting rooms, a restaurant, café and lobby bar, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and carpark.
Amora Hotels and Resorts arrived in Australia in 1996 when it opened the doors to Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne in 1996. The group expanded in 2003 when the former Le Méridien in Sydney was purchased and rebranded as Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney, becoming the company’s flagship property in Australia. The company also operates three hotels in its home turf of Thailand, in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai.
Speaking on the new acquisition, Amora Group Australia Director/Owners spokesperson, Raja David, said: “The acquisition of Brisbane will enhance the groups’ position in Australia and Thailand as one of the most popular hotel groups for both business and leisure travel.”
“It is crucial we ensure the same superior hospitality enjoyed by our Melbourne and Sydney guests is extended to the people of Brisbane and the wider community,” he added.