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Accor plans Brisbane project

Accor is to open a Novotel hotel at Brisbane Airport. The Novotel Brisbane Airport is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion by October 2009.It will be the second Novotel in Brisbane, the first opened in 1995 in Creek Street in the heart of the central business district. In recent years Novotel has been selected for hotels at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Guangzhou’s Baiyun Airport, Hyderabad’s new international airport and close to Hong Kong’s airport. There are over 40 Novotels at major airports around the globe.

The 156 room Novotel is being developed by Kenlynn Properties Australia and is being built on an 8000sqm block of land at 1 Airport Drive. The Novotel will be part of a relatively new retail, commercial and recreational precinct that will also comprise a DFO super-store, childcare centre, Woolworths supermarket and a golf course. In addition to its convenient address, the new Novotel hotel will also feature a roof top terrace, gymnasium, lap pool and sauna, a lobby bar, a la carte restaurant, underground parking and six meeting rooms to service the needs of corporate clients in transit.

The design of the hotel includes a six storey atrium and a dramatic, glass-ended, cantilevered rooftop pool and recreation space.

Accor Vice President Australia, Simon McGrath said, “Brisbane Airport is much more than just an airport, it is one of Brisbane’s fastest growing commercial areas and the gateway to the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland. Brisbane Airport currently handles some 18.5 million passengers annually - a growth of 50% since 2003 - and is forecast to grow to 33.3 million by 2029, making new infrastructure such as the Novotel crucial.”

The Novotel Brisbane Airport will be the 23rd Novotel in Australia and the 5th in Queensland.