Brisbane Expansion for Mantra Hotels
Australian hoteliers, Mantra Group have announced two new properties in their Brisbane network bringing the total to six hotels in the Queensland capital – five under the Mantra brand and one under BreakFree.
A unique opportunity to take on the lease of Observatory Tower, one of Brisbane’s landmark buildings on the corner of Wickham Terrace and Edward Street, will see the 24 level residential building converted to a full serviced apartment hotel.
Refurbishment of the first 50 apartments will be completed by September when the property will rebrand as Mantra on Edward Brisbane – the remainder of the 114 apartments will be completed by March 2015.
As the apartments were built with residential tenants in mind, their size is substantially larger than standard apartment hotel rooms, with two bedroom apartments up to 124 square metres and three bedroom up to 165 square metres, posing an attractive option for corporate and leisure travellers.
This was a rare opportunity that will see us able to offer some of the largest rooms in Brisbane in a prime location,” said Mantra Group, CEO Bob East.
Originally constructed in 2005, owners Hertsorm and Jamoc Investments Pty Ltd awarded the lease hold to Mantra Group in an off-market transaction.
Mantra has also officially rebranded the former Diamant Hotel Brisbane – from 1 July the property will be known as Mantra Terrace Hotel Brisbane.
Comprising 84 stylishly appointed hotel rooms, the modern four star boutique property is located on leafy Astor Terrace just one kilometre from Brisbane’s CBD, making it a hotel of choice for both corporate and leisure travellers. The property also includes the stylish ‘O Bar & Restaurant’ on street level serving contemporary Australian cuisine and seasonal delights for breakfast, lunch, dinner and end of day cocktails and appetizers.
This hotel is an exceptional offering in Brisbane CBD that we are pleased to have carry the Mantra name,” said East.
Opening rates at Mantra Terrace Hotel start from $138 per night including a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Room with WiFi included, representing a 20 per cent saving. Added services available on request include hair straighteners, newspapers and complimentary Fitness First gym passes. Visit www.mantra.com.au/terrace
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. The Group owns and operates 118 properties and over 12,000 rooms under three well-known brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator in Australia and offers both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats.