Peppers to open in Melbourne CBD

Leading Australian accommodation provider, Mantra Group, will manage the five-star hotel within the new M Docklands development set to open in 2015.

The 68-room apartment hotel will operate under the group’s luxury Peppers brand and will be known as Peppers Docklands Melbourne.

Construction on the new development, immediately adjacent to Etihad Stadium in LaTrobe Street in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct, is due to commence early 2014. The hotel will be part of the $100 million Docklands project being developed by Capital Alliance Investment Group.

“We are very particular about using the Peppers brand on the right property, and this development presents us with an excellent opportunity to secure a presence of appropriate scale and quality for Peppers in a prominent location and we are confident it will be embraced by both locals and visitors to Melbourne,” says Mantra Group CEO, Bob East.

Docklands Hero from Etihad Stadium

Docklands Hero from Etihad Stadium

Accompanying the 68 one-bedroom apartments, Peppers will manage an on-site restaurant, pool and gym, and lobby area with 24-hour reception and full service concierge. Select hotel services will be available to residents of the building.

It will be the first Peppers property in Melbourne CBD, accompanying four properties in regional Victoria in Daylesford, Mount Hotham, Mornington Peninsula and Torquay. Peppers Docklands Melbourne will join six Mantra apartment hotels in Melbourne’s CBD and one at Tullamarine Airport plus a BreakFree hotel in the CBD, all managed by Mantra Group.

Peppers Docklands Melbourne will be the second new build Peppers CBD development to open with Peppers Dunmore Brisbane in Fortitude Valley due to open late 2014. Both will follow the successful model established by the group’s first metropolitan property, Peppers Broadbeach on the Gold Coast which opened in 2010 and consistently rates as No.1 on TripAdvisor.

M Docklands is a mixed-use development incorporating residential apartments, serviced offices, retail areas, and interactive public spaces, with the hotel component of the project to be completed in the last quarter of 2015.

ABOUT PEPPERS RETREATS, RESORTS & HOTELS
Peppers is Mantra Group’s luxury level brand of accommodation. There are 30 Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels in Australia and New Zealand in regional areas, resort destinations and metropolitan locations with the first Peppers in Fiji due to open in 2014. All offer a level of boutique style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller. www.peppers.com.au

ABOUT MANTRA GROUP
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand – with its first foray into Asia with the opening of Mantra Nusa Dua, Bali in March 2013. The Group owns and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. With over 114 properties and 15,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator within Australia. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats:

Details, bookings: www.mantragroup.com.au; www.peppers.com.au; www.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.au