Tuesday 10 June 2014

Mantra Network Grows in Melbourne and Brisbane

CBD expansion continues for Australian hoteliers, Mantra Group, having completed the rebranding of two new hotel acquisitions in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Mantra St Kilda Road Melbourne and Mantra on the Quay Brisbane - both formerly managed by Mint Hotels & Apartments - offer upmarket apartment style accommodation in key city precincts for both corporate and leisure guests.  The new acquisitions takes Mantra's Melbourne hotel network to seven and the Brisbane hotel network to three in total.

Mantra Group CEO, Bob East, said: “In Melbourne it is great to have a hotel in this part of town complementing the strong network we have in Melbourne CBD and at Tullamarine.”
“Sustained increases in demand continue to outpace growth in supply in the Melbourne market, creating an environment for rate driven REVPar growth”.
“Demand is always strong in our current Brisbane hotels – Mantra South Bank and Mantra on Queen – so to bring further inventory of such a high quality into the group for our growing corporate client base is a very positive outcome.”
“Brisbane continues to be a buoyant market; albeit not at the same heights of two or three years ago; however we predict a period of moderate but sustained growth post G20 Summit.”
Mantra St Kilda Road offers 159 spacious studio, one and two bedroom full serviced apartments that feature gourmet kitchens, large living areas and balconies with spectacular views across Albert Park Lake, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain Parklands.  Other in-room features include iPod docking stations, WiFi and broadband internet and LCD TV with digital channels. Having only opened in 2011, the hotel is a contemporary design with modern furnishings and facilities.
On-site restaurant, Bistro Bakini, is open for breakfast and lunch and serves modern Italian cuisine in the evenings. Conference facilities for 120 people are also available and meet the highest standards in environmentally sustainable design (5.5 star energy rated).
Surrounding landmarks and attractions include the Albert Park Lake, the Alfred Hospital and Wesley College and the famous Chapel Street shopping precinct which are all walking distance from the hotel. St Kilda Beach is just 2.5km away while the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens and MCG are less than 4km from the hotel, making it a great accommodation option for the AFL season.
Opening rates at Mantra St Kilda Road start from $119 in a Studio, from $134 in an Executive Studio and from $155 in a One Bedroom Apartment. for further information.
Positioned on the edge of the Brisbane River, Mantra on the Quay is situated in the heart of Brisbane CBD close to Eagle Street Pier dining precinct, Riverside Centre and major shopping areas and offers 185 one, two and three bedroom apartments.
River or City view apartments all come with large spacious balconies with fully self-contained facilities.  An outdoor heated pool, steam room, gym, full size tennis court and barbeque area are also available to guests.
Key nearby landmarks include the Riverside Ferry Terminal just 500 metres from the hotel; Eagle Street Pier, Queen Street Mall and Fortitude Valley entertainment precinct all within 1km; and Brisbane Convention Centre, The Gabba Cricket Ground and Suncorp Stadium within 3km.
Opening rates at Mantra on the Quay start from $189 per night in a 1 Bedroom apartment; from $199 per night in a 2 bedroom apartment and from $249 in a 3 bedroom apartment. Visit for further information.
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. The Group owns and operates 113 properties and over 11,600 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 and city hotels to luxury resorts and retreats.

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