Grand Mercure Busselton has ‘‘Coastal Resort Series’’ makeover in time for summer

Accor Vacation Club has refurbished its two and three-bedroom apartments at its resort in Busselton, south-west Western Australia, the gateway to the popular, Margaret River wine growing and tourist region, just in time for the high summer season.

In line with the ‘‘Coastal Resort Series’’ collection, the apartments have a high level of quality and design for Accor Vacation Club members, eco-friendly fixtures and initiatives, greater product longevity and reduced maintenance expenses.

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‘‘Colours of sand, sea blue and ochre abound and focus on the resort’s spectacular location right on the beachfront of Geographe Bay.  This beach flavour of Australia has been instilled into the design elements in all of the Grand Mercure Busselton accommodation suites,’’ says general manager, hotel operations, Wayne Greenwood. ‘‘We have strived to achieve the individual interior design features reflecting the world famous region where the resort is.’’
Accor Vacation Club CEO, Craig Wood says, ‘‘Busselton joins the portfolio of the completed properties in the club’s major refurbishment program with other resorts to have received the Coastal Resort Series makeover including Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast and Turtle Beach Resort on the Gold Coast.’’

Environmental initiatives have been implemented, with the replacement of high-energy downlights with LED and fluorescent fittings, and all bathroom fittings and fixtures have been chosen based on their water-saving capacity, even a large rain shower. The majority of the selected furniture is manufactured in Australia, and many of the goods, including paint, tiles, carpet, bathroom chinaware and kitchen equipment are Australian-made.

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The kitchens are of a contemporary design with the use of stone bench tops, tiled splashbacks and high-quality fittings. Dining areas blend seamlessly from kitchen to lounge area. A four-burner kitchen hob, full-size refrigerator, full oven, microwave and dishwasher ensure self-catering is a breeze. There is a full-size washing machine and dryer.
The bathrooms have been redesigned, with feature shower wall and floor-to-ceiling tiles designed to blend with the contemporary nature of the bathroom furniture and fittings. Bedrooms are carpeted with the main bedroom incorporating a luxurious padded bedhead, 32-inch flat screen TV and king bed with superior pillows and scatter cushions. The artwork comprises photographs of local scenes which bring the outside in, and outdoors beckons in light and airy, climate-controlled rooms.

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The popular seaside resort is perfect for couples and families with accommodation choices including self-contained two and three-bedroom apartments, presidential apartments (three bedrooms) and studio spa rooms for couples.
There are two squash courts, two tennis courts, gymnasium, two stunning pools (one indoor heated), spa, kiddies toy room, games room, bike hire and direct beach access. Relaxing activities include taking a long walk on the beach, a jog on the specially designed paths, in-house movies, enjoying a local bottle of wine or visiting the nearby attractions: Busselton jetty and underwater observatory.

There is a cinema and good old-fashioned ‘‘drive-in’’ in town, a diving academy or guests can take in the views with a scenic flight or from Cape Naturaliste lighthouse or a hike in Tuart National Park.

The property is celebrating its refurbishment with two-bedroom apartments from $299 a room a night; three-bedroom apartments from $319 a room a night.

Bookings, details: visit or contact (08) 9754 9800

terms and conditions apply: minimum three-night stay, subject to availability, valid until December 20, not valid during school holidays.