Media Release October 6, 2011

International hotel group Accor has arrived on Queensland’s ‘coast with the most’ this month to manage the iconic Capricorn Resort at Yeppoon. The newly named Mercure Capricorn Resort Yeppoon is widely regarded one of the region’s most popular family holiday destinations, located just a short 30
minute ferry ride from famous Great Keppel Island.

The existing 281-room resort is one Queensland’s most established and best loved, set on a secluded coral reef coastline with an enviable outlook to the Great Barrier Reef.

Positioned 40 kilometres from the Rockhampton airport, the resort also offers easy intra or interstate access for convenient travel and overseas connections. Its extensive facilities include no less than four restaurants and bars, eight conference and meeting spaces, plus a large lagoon style swimming pool and spa.

Two golf courses, including a Championship golf resort, are located onsite for the convenience of guests, along with many other sports facilities. With its close proximity to the Whitsunday waters, the resort is also well located to take advantage of the many watersports and boating activities available close by, allowing guests an opportunity to make the most of the Capricorn Coast’s great climate and coastal features.

In addition, the resort’s Mercure branding will see the introduction of the brand’s famous ‘Grands Vins’ regional wine list, which offers a taste of Queensland’s best local wines, and Mercure ‘Pure Pleasures’ elements which make any stay special.

Online launch rates over October and the upcoming summer season start from A$105 per room per night (subject to availability). For bookings visit

Mercure, a genuine experience guaranteed by a strong brand. For business or leisure, Mercure offers a real alternative to hotel chains and independent hotels. Mercure is the only midscale hotel brand that combines the strength of an international network of 700 hotels with guaranteed quality standards and the genuine experience of hotels, all different, rooted in their local community and managed by passionate hoteliers. Located in city centres, by the sea or in the mountains, the Mercure network welcome you in nearly 50 countries across the World. More information on Mercure hotels is available on

About Accor
More about Accor | Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with 4,200 hotels and more than 500,000 rooms. Accor’s broad portfolio of hotel brands – Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, hotelF1 and Motel 6, and its related activities, Thalassa sea & spa and Lenôtre – provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.

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