Choice Hotels Asia-Pac has welcomed two new properties to its New South Wales portfolio with the addition of Comfort Inn Clubarham and Comfort Suites Clubarham Golf Resort.

Located in the town of Barham on the banks of the Murray River, both hotels will be managed by Gatehouse Hospitality on behalf of the owners in a first-time partnership for Choice.

“Comfort Inn Clubarham and Comfort Inn Suites Clubarham Golf Resort are strong additions to the portfolio and we’re very pleased to work with the teams at Clubarham and Gatehouse Hospitality,” said Choice Hotels Asia-Pac CEO Trent Fraser.

“Barham is a popular destination for golfers, foodies, fishing fans and bushwalkers. And given its proximity to both Melbourne and Sydney, it’s the perfect spot for a refreshing getaway.”

The 54-room Comfort Inn Clubarham (formerly two properties known as Clubarham Motel and Clubarham River Motel) offers a range of facilities, including swimming pools and BBQ areas, as well as access to Barham and District Services Memorial Club’s (clubarham’s) two on-site restaurants, gymnasium, lawn bowls and entertainment.

Comfort Suites Clubarham Golf Resort (formerly known as Clubarham Golf and Sports) boasts an 18-hole championship course redesigned by Ross Watson and 14 grass tennis courts. Accommodation includes 11 new two- and three-bedroom apartments, cabins, and 18 ensuite and powered caravan/RV sites.

“This collaboration gives us the best mix of the day-to-day management expertise of Gatehouse Hospitality and the strong branding, marketing and franchise support services from Choice Hotels to complement our existing operations,” said Clubarham CEO Jason Wallace.