Accor has announced it will open a new Pullman and ibis hotel at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal Precinct as part of an AUD $150 million development project, with construction due to start 1 February 2015 and an expected opening on 1 November 2016.
The Pullman hotel will be the first five star hotel for Brisbane airport, while the three and a half star hotel ibis hotel will accompany the adjoining Brisbane Airport Conference and Meeting Centre, and presents a strategic step in Brisbane’s economic growth.
“With passenger numbers through the international and domestic terminals in Brisbane expected grow to 38 million per year in the next 20 years, Accor is excited to be involved from the ground level in this forward thinking project which will strengthen the local tourism economy,” Accor Pacific chief operating officer Simon McGrath said.
“Worldwide, Accor is an airport hotel specialist and we continue to innovate and lead in this sector and Pullman and ibis will add to the existing Novotel and ibis Budget airport hotels at Brisbane Airport and expand our product offering, to cover the full spectrum of the hotel market from economy to upscale, proving more accommodation options and greater choice for domestic and international travellers.”
The Pullman network has recently expanded to 12 hotels and resorts over nine locations around Australia, and once it opens in late 2016, the new Pullman will feature 130 rooms, leisure and lap pools, 24 hour room service and extensive business facilities including an executive gym and top floor executive club lounge and bar.
Meanwhile, ibis Brisbane Airport will offer 243 rooms, alfresco restaurant and bar, roof top bar and lounge.
The project, which is being developed by the Flynn Property Group and Scott Flynn Properties, is expected to create 1000 jobs during the construction phase, and employ between 300 to 350 people ongoing at the Pullman and ibis hotels when open.