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Metro Hospitality Group has taken over management of a popular serviced apartment property in the heart of Darwin city, as part of its strategy to expand its national footprint into every major city in Australia.
The property will be rebranded as Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel in Darwin with a takeover date at the end of April 2017, well in time to capitalise on major upcoming Darwin events, including the V8 Super Cars and Darwin Cup week.
Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel is located in the city centre, within walking distance of Darwin Mall and popular night spots.
The property offers 71 serviced apartments, including 26 studios, 27 one-bedroom apartments and 18 two-bedroom apartments. All apartments feature separate living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen, private laundry facilities and balcony. All apartments provide air conditioning, ceiling fans, TV and complimentary high speed WiFi.
Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel also offers secure undercover parking, on-site meeting/conference facilities, key card security system to all areas plus an alfresco barbeque area and swimming pool.
Metro Hospitality Group’s Managing Director, Peter Frawley, said the Darwin property is an exciting and strategic addition to the Group’s portfolio.
“The management of a centrally located property in Darwin made sense for us, particularly with the forecasted growth of Australia’s northern areas, its closeness to Asia, and the property’s proximity to our hotel under management on Groote Eylandt.
“It also follows that business emanating out of Darwin will become familiar with the popular Metro brand, and become a referral source for the rest of our network of properties.”
The Group is looking to expand on the property’s current strong base of corporate and leisure clients, as well as government and military personnel.
Metro Hotels has a proven record in providing hotel management services and delivering a superior experience to hotel guests, which generates a high degree of return guests to its network of properties.
The Group is 100 per cent Australian owned and managed, and is a well-recognised brand with some 40 years expertise in hotel management in Australia.
Transmetro Corporation Limited is an Australian owned public company which has been listed on the Australian Stock Exchange for more than 30 years. Metro Hospitality Group, the trading division of the corporation, oversees the Metro Hotels chain of hotels, apartments and pubs in Australia. For further information, visit www.metrohotels.com.au