Melbourne Airport’s precinct is set to transform in July 2024 with the opening of two new Accor hotels.

Novotel and ibis Styles will become Accor’s third and fourth properties near Melbourne Airport, alongside ibis Budget and Mantra. A total of 464 guestrooms are on offer across the two new properties. This development marks the first new internationally-branded hotels to open in Melbourne Airport in almost 20 years.

But hotels are no longer just about having a comfortable place to sleep. The expansion of Accor’s network highlights the evolution of airport precincts into dynamic ‘mini-cities’ serving the commercial and leisure needs of travellers and locals alike.

Across the dual-branded Novotel and ibis Styles, guests will have access to a comprehensive range of facilities. This includes a two-level co-working space, function facilities for up to 330 guests, and three food and beverage outlets. Melbourne’s first airport health and wellbeing club, Higher State, will also offer an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, massage, and fitness centre.

Accor Novotel & ibis Styles Melbourne Airport swimming pool
The dual-branded hotels will offer a range of health and wellbeing facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool.

‘Airport hotels are no longer necessarily just about transiting travellers. They are the engines of whole new integrated multi-use developments that have evolved to offer a complete mix of business, retail, industry and tourism activities,’ says Adrian Williams, Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer PM&E. ‘In particular, we expect the hotels to become highly popular venues for conferences, events, incentives, and functions, fuelled by the range of leisure facilities within the area.

‘The reasons to stay at an airport hotel are growing exponentially, and particularly in Melbourne, where the lack of integrated transport options to the terminals makes staying overnight at one of our hotels and relaxing and preparing for a major overseas trip one of the best investments a traveller can make.’

Mantra to undergo multi-million dollar refurbishment

In addition to its new hotels, Accor’s existing Mantra hotel at Melbourne Airport will undergo a refurbishment. The multi-million dollar investment includes upgrading rooms with new furniture, bedding and designs. The restaurant and bar areas will also receive a refresh.

Refurbished Mantra hotel Melbourne Airport
Accor’s Mantra hotel at Tullamarine will also undergo a refurbishment.

This development is in response to growing demand in the travel sector. In March 2024, more than 920,000 international travellers passed through Melbourne Airport, surpassing the previous monthly record in 2018. With airlines introducing new services to Melbourne, such as the recent debut of Turkish Airlines’ Melbourne-Istanbul route, this number is set to rise.

Visit the Accor website to preview Novotel and ibis Styles ahead of their opening on 1 July 2024.

Also read: The Ultimate Guide to Accor Live Limitless

Images courtesy of Accor.

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Accor unveils two new Melbourne Airport hotels was last modified: June 5th, 2024 by Victoria Kyriakopoulos