Accor has signed a management agreement to operate a 179-room Mercure property, owned by the Singh family, in Brisbane’s Spring Hill.

Mercure Brisbane Spring Hill, formerly the independently-operated Pacific Hotel Brisbane, is a centrally located property, within walking distance of Suncorp Stadium, and overlooks the city skyline and Roma Street Parklands.

The hotel will undergo a refurbishment to Mercure’s brand standards, with the new look set to be unveiled later this year.

Mercure Brisbane Spring Hill is Accor’s 19th hotel and third Mercure in Brisbane.

“Mercure Brisbane Spring Hill is in an excellent position overlooking the CBD and the accommodation make-up of traditional rooms as well as one and two-bedroom suites suits families, groups, and the corporate market well,” said Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer PME, Adrian Williams.

“Having been named as one of the world’s hottest travel destinations in 2024 by the New York Times, there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to travel and tourism to the Sunshine State, and we’re fortunate in that we have a strong portfolio of hotels and brands to capture the travelling public.

“Mercure Brisbane Spring Hill is in a location that benefits from being within walking distance to the CBD as well local neighbourhood cafes, restaurants and of course, Suncorp Stadium, so we’re looking forward to welcoming those in town for business or leisure or a hybrid of the two.”

Mercure Brisbane Spring Hill is Singh Enterprises’ first hotel project under the Mercure banner.

“We feel there is huge growth potential in the Brisbane market and having Accor as a partner and utilising their unrivalled distribution and loyalty platforms and operations expertise makes us feel very confident, as we move into this new phase of diversification,” said Singh Enterprises (QLD) Co-owner, Sammy Singh.  

The hotel features a restaurant, bar, meeting facilities, swimming pool and spacious guestrooms, including one and two-bedroom suites, many with balconies.

As part of the refurbishment, guestrooms will be refreshed with new bedheads, lounge chairs, large scale artworks, carpets that reference local native foliage and new joinery.

In the lobby, furniture pieces with pops of colour and greenery will be introduced; meeting and conference rooms will be modernised, and the pool area will be upgraded with colourful wall murals, new umbrellas and sun lounges, and plush reupholstering throughout.