One of Port Douglas’ pioneering resorts, the
Treetops Resort & Spa, is joining Accor’s Mercure hotel network
after the completion of a major refurbishment. The hotel will be
rebranded to Mercure Port Douglas Treetops Resort from 20 May
Tropical North Queensland’s Port Douglas has
been one of Australia’s fastest growing resort destinations with
its easy access to World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and
one of the “wonders of the natural world”, the Great Barrier Reef.
The 224 room resort is located a short walk from
Four Mile Beach and is five minutes drive to the centre of Port
Douglas village (a shuttle bus service operates throughout the
Over the past six months, the hotel has
received an extensive renovation, including upgrading of rooms,
the restaurant and public areas and a fresh new paint scheme
throughout the resort.
Renowned for the sensitive
design of the hotel, the Mercure is built around melaleuca trees,
with the low-rise accommodation set amongst rainforest gardens,
free flowing waterways and lily ponds. This natural ecosystem is a
habitat for native wildlife, including large barramundi in the
ponds, countless breeds of native birds and spectacular Ulysses
Within the hotel’s attractive
rainforest setting is a spectacular lagoon pool and waterfall,
adjacent to an open-air restaurant (Tree Bar & Grill) with a
swim-up pool bar and rainforest trees literally growing through
The hotel also offers The Wharf
restaurant overlooking the lily ponds and the Cockatoo Lounge
(where the resort’s resident cockatoo, Bozo, holds court).
The hotel continues its emphasis on
serenity with the Treetops Spa, which offers the latest
health and beauty therapies in nine treatment rooms
housed within a unique tree house-styled building linked
With its joining of the Mercure network, Treetops is anticipating
major growth in its conference and incentive business. The
purpose-built conference centre accommodates up to 160 guests
(theatre style) in a spacious area bathed in natural light. The
Events Centre also makes the most of its location, with the large
decking area overlooking a creek. The deck is capable of hosting
up to 100 guests for a breakout session or cocktail party.
Bridget Catterall, General Manager of the Best Management
Group, said that the completion of the upgrading and the
partnership with Mercure signaled a new era for the resort.
“Our guests have responded very encouragingly to the
hotel’s new look and feel, and we believe that with Mercure
branding we will be able to expose the resort to an even wider
domestic and international market,” she said.
The Mercure Port Douglas Treetops joins six other hotels
in Cairns and nearby Palm Cove. It will be the second Mercure in
the region, joining Mercure Cairns Harbourside.
Accor Vice President Australia, Simon McGrath, said the addition
of Mercure Port Douglas Treetops was a significant milestone for
addition of Treetops marks a very special occasion for Accor as it
will take our Australian network to over 20,000 rooms – the first
hotel group to achieve such a mark in Australia,” McGrath said.
Rates start from $125 per night.
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