Tuesday 29 July 2008


Stylish new wing launched at Mercure Hotel Broome

July 29, 2008: Mercure Hotel Broome has officially opened the doors to a new wing with 70 extra rooms and is now offering some great packages to welcome guests, and to encourage a longer stay at the Hotel on the edge of Roebuck Bay. Broome is known as the Western gateway to the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and the quality new accommodation will help cater for the rapidly growing international and domestic tourism market.

The opening of the new wing, new swimming pool and almost completed upgrade of all facilities throughout the hotel has prompted the re-classification of the hotel from its original Mercure Inn status to a 4-star Mercure Hotel. The hotel now offers a total of 136 rooms and suites.

The new wing was designed by renowned Oldfield Knott Architects The building materials used internally and externally reflect Broome's unique design and architecture, the colours complementing the destination's azure seas, the brilliant blue of the sky and the distinct "pindan" earth red.

Each new room features a private balcony, daybed, double shower, LCD flat screen TV, with two spa suites equipped with a kitchenette, dining area and king size bed. Many of the rooms boast panoramic views of Bedford Park and the turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay. The remainder overlook the pool and landscaped gardens.

A large new pool services the new wing, adding to the existing shaded pool, tropical gardens, Capt'n Murphy's Irish Pub, the Conti Restaurant and Conference Centre.

The Conti Restaurant has undergone a complete transformation boasting an enormous collection of original artwork commissioned specifically for the restaurant by internationally famous Australian artist David Edward Conolan. Featuring a state of the art buffet, comfy couches for relaxing cocktails and pre dinner drinks and leading to the al fresco area which is well equipped for the relaxing balmy frangipani scented Broome nights typically enjoyed in Broome.

"I think everyone has been extremely impressed with how well the new wing and landscaping has reflected the 'Broome style', with the rich interior design and lush landscaping giving visitors a real taste of the destination's tropical environment," says Tina Broadhurst - the General Manager of the Mercure

"With demand for labour and building materials so strong in Western Australia, it has been a struggle for the city to add new accommodation in recent years, so the opening of the new hotel wing is highly significant for the region. Our aim is to provide high quality facilities and services, but at value for money rates. That has been at the heart of the hotel's success over past decades and we will continue with that approach."

Ms Broadhurst said the hotel would target international and domestic tourists, as well as business travellers and conference groups.

Packages now on offer include:

"A Taste of Broome"

Two nights accommodation in a Pool View Room with breakfast each morning and a "Taste of Broome" tour with Kimberley Wild Expeditions for two. This half day tour visits unusual sources of food and drink close to Broome, and finishes with a spectacular sunset surprise.

$282.50 rate based on per person, twin or double occupancy

"What A Pearler"

Overnight accommodation in a spa suite including breakfast and a "one off" gift of an original pearl bracelet or necklace designed by David Edward Conolan valued at $1300

$352.00 rate based on per person, twin or double occupancy (one piece of jewellery per room)

"Let Yourself Go"

4 day Outback Adventure tour with "Kimberley Wild Expeditions", Pre and Post accommodation in a Poolview Room including breakfast. Valid until 31 March 09

$$1055.00 Single Occupancy

$1920.00 Twin or Double Occupancy

"The Luxology Package"

Indulge your senses with this pamper package for two. Includes:

* A bottle of Champagne and chocolate fondue on arrival

* Three nights accommodation in a spa suite with breakfast each morning

* A "Taste of Broome Tour" with Kimberley Wild Expeditions

* A "Buccaneer Explorer" Flight with King Leopold Air, featuring the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago and stopover at Cape Lévesque

* A "Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour"

* A "Sunset Experience" with Broome Camel Safaris"

* His and hers original pearl jewellery piece designed by David Edward Conolan, valued at $1300.00

* Strawberry and Chocolate flavoured body pens

* Broome Oil Burner and Broome Time Oils

* Local Broome artists - "The Pigram Brothers" CD

$1472.00 based on per person, twin or double occupancy

Opening rates start from $210.00 per room Bookings 1300 65 65 65 or the hotel direct on + 61 8 9195 5900. Internet:

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