Major upgrade of Mount Lofty House complete

28 December 2012

One of South Australia’s most iconic properties, the Grand Mercure Mount Lofty House, has undergone a major refurbishment.

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) provided the Grand Mercure Mount Lofty House with $200,000 funding from the Tourism Development Fund to assist the two-year project.

Acting Minister for Tourism Paul Caica said the redevelopment of Mount Lofty House would continue to attract high yield experience seekers to the Adelaide Hills.

“Mount Lofty House already offers premier accommodation, superbly positioned overlooking the breathtaking Adelaide Hills,” Mr Caica said.

“This is a wonderful project, which enhances one of Australia’s premier boutique hotels.”

“The upgrade of 28 accommodation rooms to a 5-star standard is in-line with SATC’s goal of developing more 4 star+ accommodation rooms, as part of the Adelaide Hills Destination Action Plan.”

The project has also included an upgrade of all common areas with soft furnishings, and the expansion of the restaurant and function space into “The Pavilion” for 200 guests.

A new day spa set amongst the newly landscaped, tranquil gardens, the conversion of the cottage into five extra accommodations rooms, and the refurbishment of all conference and function rooms, are also among the recent upgrades to Mount Lofty House.

Grand Mercure Mount Lofty House General Manager Craig Dodd said the upgrade had increased the hotel’s capacity, allowing for larger events, weddings and conferences.

“The refurbishments have assisted in bringing Mount Lofty House back to its original glory by enhancing the overall presentation and feel of the property,” Mr Dodd said.

“The development of the external garden areas has completed the overall presentation of the property, ensuring all areas are presented in a style that reflects the history and grandeur of the property.”

Adelaide Hills Tourism Chair Helen Edwards said accommodation of this style and quality would tempt visitors to stay longer and be captivated by the Adelaide Hills.

“Mount Lofty House reminds us of gentler times when this country manor house was an idyllic retreat,” Ms Edwards said.

“With the upgrade of 28 rooms to 5-star accommodation this hotel will again be highlighted as an irresistible destination.”

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