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Accor to open 9 new properties across Australia and New Zealand in 2023

Accor has unveiled plans to open 8 new properties across Australia and New Zealand in 2023. The French hospitality brand is the largest hotel operator in these markets.

The following new Accor hotels, resorts and apartments will open their doors in Australia and New Zealand in 2023:


  • Hotel Morris (opening January 2023): Sydney CBD’s historic 1929-built West End Hotel at 412 Pitt Street, for more than 30 years Australia’s tallest hotel, will reopen as Hotel Morris, an evocative bar and boutique hotel, following an extensive refurbishment. The 82-room hotel will feature a ground floor bar on Pitt Street.
  • Manly Pacific – MGallery (opening January 2023): ThisSydney icon with front-row seats to Manly Beach will redefine coastal luxury after joining Accor’s MGallery Hotel Collection and unveiling its transformation from January 2023. Designed as an ode to the ocean, in collaboration with Australian designers Coco Republic, the contemporary hotel features 213 rooms, an exclusive residence, nine suites with wellness experiences centred around the ocean, a rooftop pool, and a new conference and events space.
  • Pullman Sydney Penrith (opening Q4 2023): The 153-room Pullman Sydney Penrith hotel forms part of Panthers Group’s landmark transformation of the Penrith Panthers precinct to create a new state-of-the-art business and entertainment destination. The hotel is adjoined to the new 1,250 square metre Western Sydney Conference Centre (WSCC) and will boast a range of onsite facilities, including a restaurant and bar with private dining rooms, along with a ground-floor café.
  • Mercure Hotel Cairns (opening January 2023): Accor will bring its leading Mercure hotel brand to the coastal holiday hotspot of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with the opening of Mercure Hotel Cairns. The new hotel emerges following a multi-million dollar refurbishment and rebrand of ibis Styles Cairns. Surrounded and inspired by nature, Mercure Hotel Cairns comprises 75 spacious guestrooms and a new modern Australian restaurant serving the finest local produce.

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New Zealand:

  • Pullman Auckland Airport (opening Q4 2023): The 313-room Te Arikinui Pullman will provide a spectacular gateway for guests arriving and departing Aotearoa New Zealand. Infused with uniquely Waikato-Tainui cultural elements, the hotel features a top floor restaurant and bar with spectacular views across the runway and out to the Manukau Heads, and a ground floor café.
  • The Sebel Wellington Lower Hutt (opening Q2 2023): Overlooking the Hutt River and just a short drive from Wellington International Airport, this stylish apartment-style hotel will feature 60 fully serviced studios and one-bedroom apartments, along with a lively restaurant and bar called Biscotti.

Ennismore’s New Zealand openings:

  • JO&JOE Auckland Fort Street (opening Q3 2023): JO&JOE’s culture of sharing, spontaneity, and individual experiences brings travellers together and unites the fun of a hostel and the comforts of a hotel, appealing to a broad community of global explorers. JO&JOE Auckland Fort Street will be housed in a historic building in the heart of downtown Auckland and will feature 63 rooms, lively common spaces, a lobby café, and a rooftop terrace.
  • TRIBE Auckland Fort Street (opening Q3 2023): The 60-room Tribe Auckland Fort Street will bring a bold design edit to Auckland’s hotel scene, with 60 cleverly-designed guestrooms, the latest technologies, a lobby bar, and terrace.
  • Hyde Queenstown (opening Q3 2023): Boasting an iconic presence on Shotover Street, which is lined with restaurants, bars and shopping, Hyde Queenstown will offer 63 guestrooms, plus a restaurant and bar. The DNA of every Hyde property is consistent, but each hotel is designed with its location in mind, ensuring that no two Hydes are exactly alike.
TRIBE Auckland Fort Street. Photo: Accor

2023 will be another strong year of growth and investment in communities for Accor. We are introducing fresh concepts and exciting new properties for our loyal guests to discover in our great cities and in beautiful destinations around Australia and New Zealand.

said Sarah Derry, Chief Executive Officer, Accor Pacific.

From luxury to economy, Accor currently has 18 international brands across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, including Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget, as well as Ennismore’s SO/ and Tribe.

Meanwhile, Accor recently announced that it will open its second Fairmont property in India in the city of Udaipur.

Featured image of Hotel Morris by Accor

What do you think of Accor’s plans for hotel openings in Australia and New Zealand markets in 2023? Are you excited for any of these hotels opening its doors next year? Let me know in the comments section below.

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