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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mantra Group Expands CBD Hotel Network in Adelaide and Melbourne


Expansion of their Australian CBD portfolio continues for Mantra Group, today announcing the addition of two hotels in Adelaide and Melbourne.

CEO Bob East said this was indicative of Mantra Group's focus on growing its CBD network across its three brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree:

“We have made substantial additions to our CBD network with eight hotels added over the last 12 months in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Hobart and Launceston and I am pleased to announce these new additions in Adelaide and Melbourne in what has been a solid year of growth for Mantra Group.”

The Group will manage the 202 room Adelaide hotel under the up-market Peppers brand. The Peppers Adelaide Hotel will officially launch on 1 September 2015. It will be the first Peppers property in Adelaide and join two Mantra and two BreakFree hotels to bring the total number of Mantra Group hotels to five in Adelaide CBD.

The property is a well-established, leading 5 star CBD hotel, located within walking distance of the Adelaide Convention Centre, Casino, Rundle Mall, the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, and the city's restaurant precinct. Centrally located on Waymouth Street, it offers 202 stylishly appointed hotel rooms; two food and beverage outlets, Straits Cafe and Lounge 55; a heated indoor lap pool, spa, sauna, and fitness centre. For meetings, events and private functions the 120 square metre conference room caters for up to 150 guests (cocktail) and can be divided into two smaller rooms.

Mantra Group will work with Hotel Invest Pty Ltd to upgrade the property.

Peppers Adelaide Hotel is the latest example of the evolution of the brand in CBD locations. It will join Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra and Peppers Seaport Launceston in the existing portfolio, with new build Peppers properties set for completion in Docklands Melbourne and Kings Square Perth in 2016.

The Group is also set to offer a quality affordable accommodation option in the heart of Melbourne CBD with the management of Darling Towers at 233 Collins Street. The property will rebrand as BreakFree on Collins on 26 June 2015 and undergo a refurbishment program over the coming months.

The hotel offers 193 one and two bedroom apartments in a prime location near the soon to be relaunched St Collins Lane (formerly Australia on Collins shopping centre); with Her Majesty's Theatre, Regent Theatre and Federation Square all within close proximity.

BreakFree on Collins will join a network of six CBD BreakFree properties across Australia, including BreakFree Bell City in the greater Melbourne suburb of Preston. It will bring the number of Mantra and BreakFree properties in Melbourne to twelve.

Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. With 119 properties and over 13,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator in Australia. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats:www.mantragroup.com.au; www.peppers.com.au; www.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.au


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