Four hundred hotels in three decades is Accor’s proud record in
Australia/Pacific following the launch of the heritage-listed The Porter
House Hotel – MGallery in Sydney.
Accor's first hotel in the region – the 1991 Novotel Sydney Darling
Harbour – was a catalyst for the redevelopment of Darling Harbour into
Sydney's tourism, entertainment and events precinct.
The Porter House building on Castlereagh Street began life in 1876 as
Dixson & Sons tobacco factory and warehouse. It has been
transformed into a 122-room hotel, occupying the first 10 floors of a
36-storey mixed-use modern tower. A multi-level food and bar destination
has been created within the heritage-listed building itself.
The Porter House Hotel lobby.
The opening of The Porter House Hotel is part of a large-scale
expansion of Accor in the Pacific region, with 11 new hotels scheduled
to open before the end of 2023.
They include the debut of the 25hours brand in Australia, new airport
hotels at Melbourne Airport and Auckland Airport, and another heritage
restoration in Sydney, Hotel Morris, which is being created out of the
1929-built former West End Hotel in Pitt Street.
Accor Pacific CEO, Sarah Derry, said, “Sydney is experiencing its
fastest growth since March 2020, with recovery in corporate, conference
and events business, and continued strength in the domestic leisure
“While there is still some way to go before international travel
returns to pre-pandemic levels, the ramping up of international flight
schedules and growing confidence in long-haul travel bodes well for the
renaissance of the region's hotel industry for the rest of 2022 and