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Serviced apartments hit Melbourne’s Docklands

Melbourne’s Docklands has its first internationally branded accommodation with the launch Wednesday of Docklands Serviced Apartments - Grand Mercure.

The Docklands development has been one of Melbourne’s most dramatic urban redevelopment projects, providing a dynamic new residential and business precinct on the waterfront with an impressive range of bars, restaurants and boutiques all located along the waterfront.

The area is popular with leisure travellers and has a growing number of businesses, the launch of Docklands Serviced Apartments - Grand Mercure adds a significant new serviced-accommodation aspect to the precinct.

Accor will manage 205 one, two and three bedroom apartments under the Grand Mercure branding, including the full range of apartments in the new Conder Tower.

Serviced apartments have grown enormously in popularity in recent years as people have discovered the benefits of having all the comforts of home with the convenience of hotel services.


The apartments are part of the A$1 billion residential, retail and commercial precinct developed by MAB that has transformed the Docklands area. The location is just a short walk to the city centre, Telstra Dome and Spencer St station, and the apartments also offer easy access to Crown Casino, the Exhibition Centre and Federation Square.

The 205 apartments are located in five towers including the recently opened Conder Tower, named after Charles Conder, the visionary founder of the Heidelberg School of impressionism.

All have spacious living areas, stylish furnishings, modern kitchen, laundry and private balconies with spectacular views over the city or the sparkling waters of Victoria Harbour. Only the highest quality furnishings and fittings are used throughout, including Miele appliances, stone bench tops and reverse cycle air conditioning.

Guests also have access to a range of leisure facilities such as a pool, sauna, fully equipped gym, and a large landscaped BBQ and garden podium area for relaxing or entertaining. Security is also a key issue, with 24-hour concierge ensuring peace of mind for all guests.