Grand Mercure, The Vintage, Accor Vacation Club Apartments in NSW’s iconic Hunter Valley, could be likened to a great bottle of red wine – getting better and better with the years.
All thirty one apartments (15 one bedroom, 16 two bedroom) have recently undergone a complete redesign under Accor Vacation Club’s “Wine Country Resort Series”, which not only uses locally inspired elements, but also implements modern day environmental initiatives, suited to that precise climate.
The “Resort Series” brand standards, developed to ensure a superior level of quality and design and product longevity, also reduces maintenance expenses and brings a high level of consistency, expected by Accor Vacation Club Members across its portfolio of 21 properties in Australia, New Zealand and Bali.
The “Wine Country Resort Series” draws on inspiration from the natural surrounds, with wall coverings and tiles in a rich sophisticated palette, and with finishes creating warmth for the cooler wine country region.
The addition of ethanol fireplaces in the one bedroom apartments ensures that the ambience is of luxurious warmth and reflects the two bedroom apartments which have gas fireplaces. Complimenting the regions nearby cellar doors, wine fridges are incorporated into the design of the larger two bedroom apartments.
Accor Vacation Club properties are popular for families, couples and groups with the apartment style product attractive for extended stays. As a result of this the design and products selected is of a higher quality modern and practical design.
Environmental initiatives have also been implemented with LED lighting and water saving fixtures. In addition to this connectivity is being provided with media hub units linked to the digital televisions.
The apartments are ideally located in the Resort around a central pool, and native gardens, adjacent to the Greg Norman designed 18 hole golf course.
Close by are the world-class wineries such as Bimbadgen, de Bortoli, Brokenwood, Peppertree and Wyndham Estate to name a few. The annual “Lovedale Long Lunch” event draws thousands, who flock to enjoy the local produce and ambiance of the region, 2 and a half hours drive from Sydney.Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, REX, Brindabella and Aeropelican airlines all service nearby Newcastle Williamtown Airport with regular scheduled flights.