Accor has confirmed that The Sebel Yarrawonga,
located in the picturesque Murray River region adjacent to
Silverwoods Golf and Lifestyle Resort, will open its doors to
guests on 1 November, following the recent relaxation of
restrictions for regional Victoria.
Situated an hours’ drive from Albury
town centre, a three-hour drive from Melbourne and five hours from
Sydney, The Sebel Yarrawonga, will offer 63 rooms and apartments, with a further 54 rooms expected in
stage 2 of the development scheduled for 2022/2023.
The Sebel Yarrawonga will initially
open two of its three F&B venues – Stock & Barrel
bar and casual dining and Sunset Pool Bar – with Elizabeth’s fine
dining restaurant and functions set to open in December.
Simon McGrath AM, Chief Executive Officer
for Accor Pacific, said, “We are excited to bring The Sebel brand
to Victoria’s Murray River region and are confident The Sebel
Yarrawonga will deliver exceptional accommodation and an
outstanding service experience for our valued guests. Trusted
brands, like The Sebel, bring quality and credibility to the
serviced apartments sector, which has been rapidly growing in
popularity. We are expecting to see a boom in this area,
particularly in the current climate, as serviced apartments limit
unnecessary contact with other guests and offer a safe and secure
way to travel. Accor continues to expand its offerings in
Australia. The Pacific is a strong region and the future of travel
Rebecca Russell has been appointed General Manager of The Sebel Yarrawonga
following a stellar career spanning six years with Accor Hotels.
She was earmarked for the group’s leadership program in 2014 and
since then has worked across the Accor network managing hotels and
resorts in North Queensland, Sydney, Alice Springs and regional
NSW before being appointed to manage the Accor-branded The Sebel Yarrawonga.
wait to welcome our first customers and guests through to
experience The Sebel Yarrawonga – it has been a challenging year
but we are finally ready to see the hotel buzzing with locals and
regional travellers and eventually, guests from Melbourne and
interstate,” said Rebecca. “The restrictions have made it a little more difficult to
recruit the team at the moment. Initially, customers and guests
can enjoy gatherings at Stock & Barrel and the Sunset Bar until
Elizabeth’s is open for business. We will, of course, be compliant
to any restrictions in place for the safety of guests and staff.”