Grand Mercure Busselton gets “Coastal Resort Series” makeover in time for summer
Two and three bedroom apartments showcase design, and a nod to eco friendly features and practicality
Accor Vacation Club has refurbished its 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at its Resort in Busselton, in south west WA, 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 provide a high level of quality and design for Accor Vacation Club members, eco friendly fixtures and initiatives, greater product longevity and reduced maintenance expenses. For Members and guests the high levels of comfort, and the slick form and function will be welcome, especially for longer stays.
“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 flavor of Australia has been instilled into the design elements in all of the Grand Mercure Busselton accommodation suites” says Wayne Greenwood General Manager Hotel Operations.
“We have strived to achieve the individual interior design features reflecting the world famous region where the resort is situated.”
“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” comments Craig Wood, CEO Accor Vacation Club. “Feedback has been excellent and I am sure our guests will enjoy the Resort experience on offer.”
Environmental initiatives have also been implemented, with the replacement of high energy down lights with LED and fluorescent fittings. All bathroom fittings and fixtures have also 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.
The kitchens are of a contemporary design with the use of stone bench tops, tiled splash backs 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, all ensure self-catering is a breeze. There’s also a full sized 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 fully carpeted with the main bedroom incorporating a luxurious padded bed head, 32” flat screen television and king bed with superior pillows and scatter cushions.
The artwork comprises of photographs of local scenes which bring the outside in, and outdoors beckons in light and airy, climate controlled rooms.
The popular seaside Resort is perfect for both couples and families and provides a variety of accommodation including fully self-contained two and three bedroom apartments, Presidential Apartments (three bedrooms) and Studio Spa Rooms for couples.
The Resort features 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, or 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.
In town there is a cinema and good old fashioned “Drive In”, a diving academy, or guests can take in the views with a scenic flight, or from the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse, or a hike in the Tuart National Park.
All accommodation is designated non-smoking (smoking permitted in courtyard or on balcony).
The Grand Mercure Forest Apartments, owned by Accor Vacation Club, is a country retreat close to Daylesford and Ballarat in Victoria, that has been recently refurbished and offers cozy apartments with warming gas fires, adjacent to the integrated Novotel Forest Golf Resort at Creswick, in the heart of Victorian Spa Country.
The Resort is an easy 60 minute drive from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, or 90 minute drive from the CBD.
Perfect for an autumn retreat and to enjoy the season’s changing colours, these two bedroom apartments all have large bedrooms with modern amenities and are complemented by deluxe living areas, including dining area, kitchen and balconies or terraces.
Heading to Victorian spa country allows guests to relax in a peaceful, rural, pristine or forest environment, visit the mineral springs – touted to cure all ills, enjoy fresh farmed produce, taste a variety of local wines and visit the winery cellar doors, (the local specialty being Shiraz). The local spa menus boast such treatments as rose-milk baths, organic facials or a hot-rock foot bath.
Planned to suit and blend in with the local environment the recently re-designed interiors take into account a cooler climate, with apartments featuring gas fireplaces, luxurious freestanding baths, fully carpeted bedrooms, living and dining areas, and furniture conducive to lounging, reading and warm comfort.
The nearby Tony Cashmore designed championship Golf Course is also accessible to guests (charges apply).