Sea Tem­ple join­ing Ac­cor

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

THE Port Dou­glas Sea Tem­ple Spa and Re­sort is be­ing handed over as part of in­ter­na­tional com­pany Ac­cor’s takeover of Mir­vac’s ho­tel busi­ness in a $327-mil­lion deal.

The deal in­cludes Cairns re­sorts Sebel Cairns, Har­bourlights and the Sea Tem­ple Spa and Re­sort in Palm Cove and has made Ac­cor the largest ho­tel op­er­a­tor in the Far North.

Ac­cor has promised no re­dun­dan­cies for the 200 peo­ple em­ployed in the four re­sorts and Ac­cor spokesman Peter Hook said it will be “busi­ness as usual”.

“While the agree­ment is be­ing signed it’s go­ing to take un­til at least June be­fore the set­tle­ment of the con­tract is com­pleted,” he said.

“Over this six-month pe­riod we will be speak­ing to ev­ery ho­tel in the Mir­vac group and dis­cussing with them how Ac­cor can help im­prove their mar­ket and help in­te­grate the ho­tel into the Ac­cor mar­ket.

“Un­til the end of June it will be very much busi­ness as usual, Sea Tem­ple is a fan­tas­tic brand as a ho­tel, one of the most out­stand­ing ho­tels in Aus­tralia and what Ac­cor will be look­ing to do is pro­vide ex­tra op­por­tu­ni­ties for the ho­tel.”

Ac­cor is the largest ho­tel group in China, In­done­sia, In­dia with a ho­tel net­work of 200 in Aus­tralia and over 4000 glob­ally.

“Ac­cor is the largest ho­tel group in Asia, the big­gest new mar­ket for North Queens­land and Ac­cor’s in­volve­ment with Sea Tem­ple could add ex­tra busi­ness to the ho­tel,” Mr Hook said.

“It’s re­ally a case of they’ve es­tab­lished a very good name for them­selves, a good pro­file but what Ac­cor can bring to that ho­tel is a much wider mar­ket, both ex­ter­nally par­tic­u­larly with Asia but also within Aus­tralia’s meet­ing and con­fer­ence mar­kets for in­stance.

“We will re­ally push Port Dou­glas, it’s a very im­por­tant ho­tel on our in­ter­na­tional map.”

The first step in the takeover, apart from the set­tle­ment, is for Ac­cor to meet with the man­age­ment of Sea Tem­ple and dis­cuss what they have done and how the com­pany can help.

“By be­com­ing part of the largest net­work in Aus­tralia and Asia-pa­cific, for the staff there, it of­fers ex­cep­tional op­por­tu­nity to grow their own ca­reer and bring some very ex­pe­ri­enced peo­ple,” Mr Hook said.

Un­der new man­age­ment: the Sea Tem­ple Re­sort has been bought by Ac­cor

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