$15M hotel opens at Newcastle airport
The newly built Mercure Newcastle Airport was officially opened on August 1st. Peter Cock, CEO of Newcastle Airport said at the opening “Today is a significant day for the region and having a hotel located at the airport is vital for the region’s development. The expansive network the Mercure brand brings to our region is huge and we are excited to be part of the growing transport hub that surrounds Newcastle Airport”.
In officially welcoming Mercure Newcastle Airport, the Mayor of Port Stephens, Bruce MacKenzie said he was extremely proud to be part of the hotel’s opening as it represents a coming of age for Newcastle Airport and will bring a significant boost to the Port Stephens economy, he also lauded the hotel for its conferencing and event facilities which will be of huge benefit to businesses in the area.
The $15 million, 95-room new build hotel features contemporary sound-proofed guestrooms with high speed wireless broadband, blackout blinds, iPod docking stations, Foxtel and smart TV’s. Spacious family rooms which can sleep 4 people are also a feature, plus a 24hr gymnasium and the hotel’s onsite restaurant, Mach One Restaurant and Bar which will offer a seasonal, locally sourced menu and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There will be four purpose-built conference rooms which can hold up to 150 delegates and all rooms are bathed in natural light, come with 3m high ceilings and feature the latest in audio-visual technology.