Lewis Land Group and Accor have opened their latest venture, Mercure Sydney Rouse Hill, within The Fiddler Hotel’s entertainment and dining precinct.
The internationally-branded, mid-scale hotel comprises 78 guest rooms over four floors, and includes suites, family rooms and four rooms catering to guests with limited mobility. It is situated within the precinct of The Fiddler Hotel, owned by Lewis Land Group.
The precinct was identified by Accor as a strategic and positive way to tap into and contribute to Sydney’s north-west, which is currently experiencing growth.
“Sydney’s North West is booming and the opening of this new internationally-branded midscale hotel signifies Accor’s confidence in this bourgeoning pocket of greater Sydney. By injecting new hotel supply, in turn the hotel will positively contribute to the economic and tourism growth of the area through job creation and services,” said Accor’s COO Pacific, Simon McGrath.
“Congratulations to Lewis Land Group on the newest addition to The Fiddler precinct, and our team at Mercure Sydney Rouse Hill are excited to welcome both corporate and leisure guests with their authentic, locally inspired service and experiences.”
Lewis Land CEO Chris Calvert said the opening of Sydney’s newest hotel adjacent to The Fiddler was part of the long-term strategic direction of the site.
“Both venues compliment the other and certainly provide a stronger consumer proposition than individually. Already we are seeing increased demand for our new conference facilities at The Fiddler based on the ability of business customers being able to stay at the same venue.
“Additionally the comprehensive range of food and beverage provided direct to our hotel guests from The Fiddler is a significant competitive advantage within the Hills district.
Calvert told Australian Hotelier: “Hotel guests no longer need to feel they are removed from social activity by staying in a suburban hotel. Suburban does not mean boring. Our ‘Play and Stay’ proposition is hitting the mark early with our new guests.”
The opening of the Mercure comes at a busy time for Lewis Land Group, who will open the overhauled Camden Valley Inn, in Sydney’s south-west, in early September.