Sebel upgrade on track

Sebel upgrade on track
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Accor is half way through an upgrade of the former Brisbane Sebel to a 5 star Pullman property as part of a brand growth strategy.

Accor aims to have 150 Pullman hotels around the world by 2015-2020 and views Australia as crucial to its global brand position as it launches new Pullman properties in Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns.

“It makes sense for us to grow this brand in Australia where there is clear demand for quality internationally-branded hotels aimed at the corporate, meetings and upscale leisure markets,” Accor Chief Operating Officer Simon McGrath said.

The $7 million upgrade includes the revamp of meeting and conference space with new carpets, fixtures and operable walls. An Executive Lounge will cater for business guests and will be located next to the lobby with complimentary drinks, refreshments, wireless internet and work stations. The function centre which will be refurbished in January and February next year.

“Once the planned refurbishment is complete, the hotel will certainly rival some of Accor’s best Pullman hotels in Asia. We are investing heavily into this property,” McGrath said.

All rooms will be overhauled with new carpet, plush bedding, work desks and large leather chairs. Waffle weave bathrobes and upscale amenities will add to the 5 star hotel. The lobby will be coloured blue and green in line with Brisbane’s tropical reputation with two open plan check in pods.

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