What's On

  • Written by Janelle Neeve

To celebrate the recent opening of ibis Mackay Airport, the only hotel located in the airport precinct and a well-connected gateway to the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays regions, the hotel is offering an opening special.

For travellers stopping in Mackay for business or leisure, the Fly & Flop Package includes breakfast for two, wifi and late check-out of 4pm in queen rooms - from just $109 AUD.

Located just a stone's throw from Mackay Airport and 10 minutes' drive from Mackay, the hotel opened in June 2015. The 152 room hotel offers stunning views across Mackay sugar plantations and some rooms have ocean views.

The hotel aims to provide guests with a premium economy experience featuring a modern design with outstanding use of space, 'Sweet Beds by ibis' and a gymnasium, all assuring a high quality stay at an affordable price. The hotel restaurant and bar, TurBARlence delivers gourmet food and enjoys a sunny outdoor courtyard.

Bookings are via email to h9266-re@accor.com or booking online at www.accorhotels.com. This special is available for bookings and stays until 30 November 2015, subject to availability.

ABOUT ibis

As one of the economy brands of AccorHotels, the world's leading hotel operator active in 94 countries with 3,800 hotels, ibis has more than 1,047 hotels and 131,000 rooms in 61 countries. The brand innovates constantly to illustrate its values of modernity, comfort and availability. For example, it has created the revolutionary bedding concept Sweet BedTM by ibis; new common areas; the Ibis Kitchen modern food and beverage offer. It also cultivates a spirit of service that drives each of its employees. Ibis is the first hotel brand to have obtained ISO 9001 certification – 91% of the network certified – for its professionalism and reliability. In addition, 80% of the ibis network is ISO 14001-certified, concrete proof of the brand's environmental commitment. Created in 1974, today ibis is European leader in economy hotels and in 4th place in its category worldwide.

For more information about the ibis hotels, please visit www.ibis.com


AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome.
Over 180,000 women and men in almost 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 94 countries.

AccorHotels is the world's leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
- its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
- a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
- a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
- almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

Follow news on Accor: Book a hotel:
www.twitter.com/accorhotelsgroup | www.accorhotels-group.com www.accorhotels.com 

About Australia

What Are the Most Desired Skills For Australian Workers?

With Australia’s unemployment rate increasing and the phrase “cost of living crisis” becoming an...

What Does It Take to Start a Business in Australia?

Many Australians dream of starting their own business, but it isn’t as simple as some think it i...

Different Event Venue Types to Hold Your Next Gathering

Running an event is tougher than it looks like. No matter what kind of bells and whistles you plan o...

Best Decorative Things For Your Backyard

When you’re just starting to decorate your house, one of the most important things you need to r...

How to Diagnose and Treat Conjunctivitis in Dogs?

Dogs can often suffer from conjunctivitis, and just like humans, get it at any point in their li...

Suburban Spotlight: South Melbourne, Victoria

It may come as a bit of a surprise to non-locals but South Melbourne is a hot spot of Melbourne ...

Take a Year Out! 8 Reasons You Should Consider a Gap Year in Australia

Are you feeling like taking some time out between high school and university? Or maybe after gradu...

A Closer Look at How Australia’s Culture is Evolving

Australia has always been known for its unique culture and vibrant lifestyle, but in recent years...

8 Tips for Furnishing Your New Home from Scratch

So, you just bought a new home and you can’t wait to get started furnishing it. You want it to be ...

Discover the Magic of Bergamot Hand Cream for Silky Smooth Hands

Introduction Are you tired of struggling with dry and cracked hands? Look no further than Bergamo...

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Plants for Your Terrarium

Introduction Terrariums have become increasingly popular for their ability to bring the beauty of...

The Impact of Lifestyle Choices on Bone Cancer Risk

Bone cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably in the bone ti...