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Australia's Radisson Resort Gold Coast to be Re-branded to Mercure Gold Coast Resort
as GC Hotel Management Choses Accor to Take Over Management


November 14, 2012
- Accor will take over the Radisson Resort Gold Coast from 18th December and re-brand the hotel to Mercure Gold Coast Resort. The hotel is Accor’s 200th in Australia, achieved just over 21 years after launching its first hotel in Australia.

Accor was appointed managers of the resort by GC Hotel Management.

The resort boasts a prime location in the Gold Coast’s “Green Belt”, within easy driving distance of the Gold Coast’s legendary beaches, as well as the Springbrook – Mt Tamborine rainforest area. With the recent opening of a new extension of the freeway, the resort is just over 20 minutes to Gold Coast’s airport, less than an hour from Brisbane and within easy driving distance of Gold Coast’s theme parks, Metricon Stadium, Skilled Park and the Robina business centre.

The resort is affiliated with five championship golf courses, including the adjacent world-class Palm Meadows course, which has hosted a wide range of international tournaments over the last 25 years.

Guests have access to the hotel's extensive resort facilities, including a day spa, driving range, two outdoor pools, four floodlit tennis courts, a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna and an outdoor spa.

One of the Gold Coast’s leading conference venues

The resort is particularly well designed for conferences, events, incentives, weddings and other functions, with a capacity for up to 700 delegates. Facilities include 10 versatile conference rooms and three outdoor venues.

Announcing the new contract, Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said it was a fitting hotel to celebrate such a major milestone for the group.

“For Accor it is a very strategic new addition to the network, both because it represents a significant landmark for Accor’s expansion in Australia, and also because it adds to the group’s portfolio in the Gold Coast,” he said.

“The addition of the Mercure Resort will allow us to cater for growing demand in the mid-market, especially for conferences, events and groups.”

Accor is Australia’s largest hotel group, debuting in 1991. The group is represented in every State, Territory and capital city, as well in most of Australia’s large regional centres and resort locations.  Mercure is one of the leading hotel brands in Australia, with over 30 hotels and 5,000 rooms.

About Mercure
Mercure is the distinctive, midscale brand of Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator with over 3,500 hotels and 130,000 employees in 90 countries. Mercure hotels, are highly individual and whether they are located in major city centers, by the sea or in a regional centre. each establishment offers an authentic experience for both business and leisure travelers. The Mercure network consists of 725 hotels in 49 countries around the world and represents a real alternative to standardized or independent hotels.
For more information visit http://www.mercure.com

About Accor
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with more than 4,200 hotels and 500,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons/ibis Styles, Etap Hotel/Formule 1/ibis budget, hotelF1 and Motel 6 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.
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Contact:

(Ms) Gaynor Reid
Media Relations Manager
Tel : +61 (2) 9280 9835
Fax : +61 (2) 9280 9755
Mobile: (+61) 407 921 211
Email: gaynor.reid@accor.com
Level 30, Angel Place
123 Pitt Street
Sydney  NSW  2000
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