Monday 12 August 2013

Mount Lofty House Joins Accor's Exclusive MGallery Hotel Collection

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MGallery, Accor's Collection of distinctive boutique hotels has added one of Adelaide's most treasured country house hotels, Mount Lofty House to its bourgeoning collection, heralding an exciting time for the brand in Australia.


Originally built in the mid 1800s as a cool summer residence by Adelaide politician and lawyer Arthur Hardy and re-built in the 1980s after the Ash Wednesday fires, the hotel is set to lure guests to the Adelaide Hills with a specially crafted Memorable Moment package as it joins the MGallery Collection.


Mount Lofty House, one of Australia's iconic country manor houses and a much loved hideaway in South Australia's Adelaide Hills wine region, has joined Accor's exclusive Mgallery Collection of hotels and becomes the seventh Australian hotel to join the portfolio. 

In becoming part of the Collection, Mount Lofty House joins a number of nationally and internationally revered hotels, including The Reef House Resort & Spa Palm Cove, Hotel Lindrum Melbourne, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, as well as Hotel St Mortiz in Queenstown, Hotel Muse Bangkok and The Baltimore in Paris.

Nestled in the Adelaide Hills amid enchanting gardens with captivating views over the Piccadilly Valley, yet only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD, Mount Lofty House is perfectly positioned in the epicentre of gourmet South Australia. A destination within itself, the historic hotel and its award winning fine-dining restaurant plates up culinary wonders using the best of local produce matched with locally crafted wines.

Steeped in a timeless 160 year heritage, Mount Lofty House is renowned for its special events, conference and corporate retreat facilities. Now, as it joins the boutique MGallery Collection the 5-star hotel is set to garner an even stronger local and international guest following while offering a one-of-kind Memorable Moment package.

Mount Lofty House General Manager, Craig Dodd, said it is an exciting time for the hotel to be joining MGallery and to launch the special Memorable Moment package designed as part of the rebrand.

"Mount Lofty House has forever been a landmark hotel for many Australians, particularity South Australians who enjoy the hotel's fascinating history and distinctive ambience of stepping back into yesteryear.  

"With recent enhancements to the property including three beautifully-appointed self contained cottages, adding luxurious options for families and groups, it is very exciting to see the hotel evolve and offer guests new experiences as it joins the prestigious MGallery Collection."

The Memorable Moment, a defining link in any MGallery story is a one-of-a-kind package, not easily accessible to the general public.

Mount Lofty House's Memorable Moment package includes a helicopter flight over the magnificent Adelaide Hills to experience the history of the region before an unforgettable vintage car tour to some of the Hills iconic wineries with private vat tastings with the winemaker. Return to Mount Lofty House and retreat to a private lounge for an elegant and intimate degustation dinner showcasing wines from the tour and exceptional produce from the Hills. Package includes accommodation in a Deluxe King View Suite, mini bar and breakfast.

The Memorable Moment package is priced from $1949 per couple. 

In becoming part of the MGallery Collection, other added features include the Piccadilly Breakfast Classic Tasting Plate, signature restaurant dish of Dawny Oak Smoked Duck, as well as a complimentary welcome drink - a Great Gatsby of rosewater infused with petals from the hotel's garden.

Mount Lofty House boasts 33 rooms and suites with eight rooms in the original heritage wing and 25 rooms in the Piccadilly wing which have all been loving and sensitively restored. Additionally, the adjacent self-contained and individually designed Piccadilly Cottage accommodates up to five guests and the Coachman's Cottage sleeps up to six guests. 

Guests can enjoy twelve acres of gardens and the hotel's own Chardonnay and Pinot vineyards, 20 acres of surrounding bushland, outdoor swimming pool, billiards and snooker room, volleyball court, flood lit tennis court, guest library with refreshments served throughout the day and heritage balcony with views across the sprawling Piccadilly Valley.  

Located on the doorstep of the famous Adelaide Hill's food and wine region, and just 15 minutes from Adelaide city, Mount Lofty House is more than just a hotel - it's a country retreat that oozes a timeless elegance where guests can ascend to its warm embrace and feel a world away.

As part of the highly respected MGallery Collection of hotels, Mount Lofty House is set to further cement its status as a leading boutique hotel, while bringing the treasured history of one of Adelaide's landmarks to life.

Room rates at Mount Lofty House start from $269 per night 

Mount Lofty House MGallery 'Memorable Moment' package, priced from $1949 per couple


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