Premier Paints The Town Red At Ibis Adelaide Opening

Premier Paints The Town Red At Ibis Adelaide Opening

The Honourable Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, was joined by the Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood, Hotel Owner James Hines and local television and music personalities to officially open Adelaide’s newest hotel, the ibis Adelaide in a star-studded event last night.

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ibis AdelaideThe Honourable Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, was joined by the Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood, Hotel Owner James Hines and local television and music personalities to officially open Adelaide’s newest hotel, the ibis Adelaide in a star-studded event last night.

The opening promised to ‘paint the town red’ and that it did with the hotel lit up in red and over 150 guests piling into the venue, eager to catch a glimpse of the contemporary new hotel. Local personalities including My Kitchen Rules 2014 winner Jessica Liebich and Paul Wood put their best foot forward on the red carpet.

Nova presenter Dylan Lewis assumed MC duties introducing a raft of headline talent including Aria nominated Emma Louise who jetted in for a special performance alongside local bands Oisima and Selah:Live who had the crowd on their feet.

Accor’s Vice President of Operations for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, Adrian Williams, was delighted to welcome guests and highlighted the many cutting edge features of ibis Adelaide, including commissioned artwork by street graffiti artist Ghostpatrol and the latest Samsung technology throughout all 311 guest rooms.

Accor’s Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, talked about his confidence in Adelaide’s tourism and hospitality scene and congratulated ibis Adelaide general manager Nathan Frost and his team for an outstanding launch of the hotel.

Mr McGrath and ibis Adelaide owner, James Hines then joined SA Premier, The Honourable Jay Weatherill, to officially unveil the plaque and open the hotel.

Not only did the occasion celebrate the opening of ibis Adelaide also signified the launch of the national ibis campaign, Paint it Red which will support Australian music and music lovers. The campaign includes social media activity, ticket giveaways to the hottest gigs in town, discounts for users of music streaming service Guvera as well as in-hotel features such as local gig guides, music magazines and live performances.

Ibis Adelaide offers 311 state-of-the-art accommodation rooms and excellent facilities for both business and leisure travellers. The new $70million ibis Adelaide developed and owned by Hines Property group is the most innovative economy hotel built in Australia, let alone Adelaide. On opening of Ibis Adelaide, Hines Property becomes the largest accommodation hotel owner in Adelaide with over 600 rooms across its hotel portfolio and the project joins an extensive collection of large scale development projects completed  by the group in the city of Adelaide. Ibis Adelaide is also first new-build ibis to be developed in Australia since 2008 and the 60theconomy hotel in Accor’s Australian network and the largest.

The new ibis Adelaide adds to Accor’s economy ibis megabrand hotel network of ibis hotels (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis Budget) across every other mainland state capital in Australia and over 2,000 hotels encompassing more than 210,000 rooms worldwide.

Be the first to experience the new ibis Adelaide with an opening special Bed & Breakfast package, for two people, with rates starting from $122 per night. To book, call 08 8159 5588 or click here.

For more information on Paint it Red check out ibis Australia’s Facebook.

Accor COO Simon McGrath, Premier of SA The Hon Jay Weatherill, Hines Property Group's James Hines
Accor COO Simon McGrath, Premier of SA The Hon Jay Weatherill, Hines Property Group’s James Hines
Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood and ibis Adelaide general manager Nathan Frost
Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood and ibis Adelaide general manager Nathan Frost

ibis Adelaide declared open by SA Premier Jay Weatherill, owner James Hines and Accor COO Simon McGrath

ibis Adelaide owner developer James & Zara Hines
ibis Adelaide owner developer James & Zara Hines


Jessica Liebich, Victoria Frost and XX

main act, Emma Louise belts out her hits for party goers at ibis Adelaide
main act, Emma Louise belts out her hits for party goers at ibis Adelaide
My Kitchen Rules 2014 winner Jessica Liebich and Paul Wood
My Kitchen Rules 2014 winner Jessica Liebich and Paul Wood
SelahLive keep the ibis Adelaide party alive and kicking
SelahLive keep the ibis Adelaide party alive and kicking

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