16 June 2017
AccorHotels, Australia’s largest hotel operator, has announced that Templers Mill Hotel will rebrand to Mercure Orange and join its growing network of regional New South Wales hotels in August 2017, following the completion of a 3-year expansion masterplan and a $9million dollar transformation.
Owned by the Orange Ex-Services Club, the two-storey, 77-room soon-to-be internationally-branded midscale Mercure hotel is located within the Club’s precinct which features nine function rooms including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium.
All guestrooms are in the final stages of being refitted with new joinery, state-of-the art devices (with the ability to order breakfast via TV), high-speed WiFi, complimentary Foxtel, king size beds and monochromatic photography featuring the history of Orange.
Key to the Club’s expansion plan is the exciting addition of The Greenhouse of Orange, a unique destination dining concept showcasing the best regional food and wine from the Central West, also set to open in August. As an integrated part of the Orange Ex-Services Club Precinct, this relaxed family-friendly restaurant will offer guests and locals a diverse range of sustainable dining options, with a complete field-to-fork sustainable farming philosophy.
Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath said, “We’re delighted to bring the Mercure brand to Orange in partnership with Orange Ex-Services Club. Orange’s growing mining, agricultural and wine industries are set to benefit from the hotel’s newly upgraded accommodation facilities as well as the exciting addition of The Greenhouse of Orange dining concept.
“We enjoy partnering with Clubs who have strong local ties to the community as it adds to the overall guest experience. We look forward to helping drive tourism to this beautiful part of regional New South Wales and we are excited to be welcoming guests to Mercure Orange in August,” concluded McGrath.
Chief Executive Officer, Orange Ex-Services Club, Cameron Provost, said “It’s exciting to see our 3-year expansion plans for the Club and hotel precinct finally come to fruition. We are delighted to entrust AccorHotels with our refurbished hotel and know this partnership will ensure the success of this new venture.
“The Club has been a part of Orange for over 60 years and consists of over 15,000 club members who will no doubt enjoy the upgraded Mercure Orange’s hotel facilities and the addition of The Greenhouse of Orange,” concluded Provost.
Mercure Orange is located 250km west of Sydney or a 3.5 hour drive, near the centre of Orange on Byng Street.
Mercure Orange complements AccorHotels’ existing ibis Styles Orange hotel and joins a network of more than 40 Mercure hotels across Australia and over 700 worldwide.