Accor is continuing to grow Australia’s largest hotel brand Mantra with the opening of a hotel in the seaside town of Bunbury, located two hours south of Perth.

Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse is a 71-room hotel complete with an onsite restaurant and bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa, as well as the largest conference space in the town, that can cater for up to 425 guests.

Overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic Bunbury Lighthouse, this newest addition to Accor’s portfolio is set to captivate both leisure and business guests with its enchanting location and exceptional facilities.

The hotel is owned by Mandala Hospitality Group and marks the fifth franchise agreement signed between the two businesses. Accor and Mandala have previously partnered on Mercure Albury on the Victorian border, Mantra Mackay in central Queensland, Mercure Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, and Mantra Bathurst in central New South Wales.

“We are excited to partner with Mandala Hospitality Group again to develop this landmark hotel,” said Accor Pacific CEO, Sarah Derry.

“Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse represents an exciting opportunity for Accor to expand its network in Western Australia and focus on our strategy to deliver exceptional accommodation in all locations. We look forward to leveraging our global expertise in hospitality to deliver unforgettable moments to guests.”

The Bunbury hotel sees the partnership venture into WA for the first time. Mandala Hospitality Group Manager, Murray Emerton, said the location presents a great opportunity.  

“Bunbury, a dynamic destination for both business and leisure, presents an exciting opportunity for our hotel,” Emerton said.

“Over the next 12 months, we eagerly anticipate breathing new life into this already remarkable property through a planned soft refurbishment. Together with Accor, we aim to create incredible experiences for our valued guests.”

Since it was established in 2007, Mantra has experienced strong growth with 75 Mantra properties now open in vibrant cities and holiday hotspots across the country.