Mantra Gladstone features 60 rooms and open-plan apartments.

Mantra has continued its regional expansion in Queensland, rebranding a property in Gladstone on the state’s Capricorn Coast right on the doorstep of the lower Great Barrier Reef.

Prior to rebranding, the 60-room hotel underwent a transformation to 33 of its guestrooms, which were converted into open-plan self-contained apartments in line with Mantra style.

The new Mantra Gladstone is located adjacent to the Yaralla Sports Club and features a fitness centre, a number of food and beverage options and will soon debut a new swimming pool.

One of the refurbished guest rooms at Mantra Gladstone.

Accor Pacific CEO, Simon McGrath, said Mantra would become a leader in the local market.

“We’re excited to bring a Mantra to one of Queensland’s finest central coast towns. The new apartment-style rooms will broaden accommodation options for visitors to the area, providing comfort and convenience for guests and will hold huge appeal to those who are planning a longer length of stay.”

Mantra has been on a steady expansion trajectory over the past few years, opening nearly a half dozen new locations in metropolitan and regional parts of Australia including Epping, Mackay, Melton, Traralgon and Albury.