New Sofitel hotel to be built in Adelaide

first_imgHotel chain Accor will operate a new five star, Sofitel-branded hotel in Adelaide, South Australia, scheduled to open in 2018.Palumbo Pty Ltd selected Accor to operate the AUD$140 million development, which will boast 250 rooms and 80 apartments within its 32 storeys.Accor Pacific chief operating officer Simon McGrath said this development will raise the tourism standards and international profile of Adelaide.“It is almost 30 years since a hotel of this status and quality has been built in Adelaide’s CBD and it will help attract significant increases in tourism, business travel and conferences to the city,” Mr McGrath said.“The demand into Adelaide’s visitor economy is growing despite new hotel supply entering the market last year.“Occupancy for the total market finished just under 80 per cent in occupancy while revenue per room grew by 5.5 per cent.“This growth is being fuelled by major projects such as the Adelaide Oval and Convention Centre.”Palumbo Pty Ltd managing director Daniel Palumbo said Sofitel Adelaide is expected to be a premier hotel destination and will reflect Sofitel’s signature French style.“It will offer the best of both worlds, it will combine the very best South Australian wine and produce with the finest French pastries, wines, cheeses and breads, all of which create a uniquely European experience for guests,” he said.The hotel will feature a restaurant, four bars, a ballroom, conference rooms and swimming and fitness facilities.South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said the hotel will benefit Adelaide in terms of tourism and employment.“Having a luxury branded five-star hotel in Adelaide will be a further boost to our [AUD]$5.1 billion tourism industry which employs more than 33,000 people,” he said.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img

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