Australia’s largest hotel operator, Accor, is thrilled to be expanding its portfolio in the picturesque seaside town of Bunbury in south-west Western Australia with the opening of Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse.
Overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic Bunbury Lighthouse, this newest addition to Accor’s portfolio is set to captivate both leisure and business guests with its enchanting location and exceptional facilities.
With the Bunbury Lighthouse an emblem of the area for decades, Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse is a renowned landmark in the region. The hotel features 71 guestrooms and suites, Bunbury’s largest conference space for up to 425 guests, an onsite restaurant and bar, and an assortment of leisure facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa.
Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse is owned by Mandala Hospitality Group, whom Accor share a long-standing partnership with. Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse marks the fifth franchise agreement signed between Accor and Mandala Hospitality Group, joining Mercure Albury on the Victorian border, Mantra Mackay in central Queensland, Mercure Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, and Mantra Bathurst in central New South Wales.
Accor Pacific CEO, Sarah Derry, said: “We are excited to partner with Mandala Hospitality Group again to develop this landmark hotel. Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse represents an exciting opportunity for Accor to expand its network in Western Australia and focus on our strategy to deliver exceptional accommodation in all locations. We look forward to leveraging our global expertise in hospitality to deliver unforgettable moments to guests.”
Mandala Hospitality Group Manager, Murray Emerton, said: “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Accor as we make our debut in Western Australia. Bunbury, a dynamic destination for both business and leisure, presents an exciting opportunity for our hotel. Over the next 12 months, we eagerly anticipate breathing new life into this already remarkable property through a planned soft refurbishment. Together with Accor, we aim to create incredible experiences for our valued guests.”
Located just two hours south of Perth, Bunbury is one of Western Australia’s most sought-after holiday destinations. Boasting a stunning natural coastline, superb fishing, swimming and sandy beaches for kids to play, Bunbury is an aquatic playground with a thriving community hub. With its prime location, Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse serves as a gateway to a plethora of recreational activities and attractions. Guests can embark on whale watching tours, explore the nearby Tuart Forest National Park, enjoy water sports, or immerse themselves in Bunbury’s vibrant arts and culture scene.
Mantra is Australia’s largest hotel brand with 75 properties across the country. It’s renowned for having a great selection of hotels, resorts and spacious self-contained apartments in vibrant cities and favourite holiday hotspots. Since the brand was born in 2007, Mantra has experienced a great journey of growth. The brand has achieved considerable success in the Australian market and, while the Mantra brand has expanded internationally, its core market is, and will remain, domestic.
From luxury to economy, Accor has 19 international brands across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, such as Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Handwritten Collection, Novotel, Mercure, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget as well as SO/ and TRIBE, which are both part of the Ennismore collective of lifestyle brands.