Hospitality Business Magazine

Bringing a bit of ‘Chelsea’ to Mercure Brisbane

ChelseaA new on trend, alfresco venue ‘Chelsea Lane’ has just opened at Mercure Brisbane. Expected to be popular with millennials and event planners looking for a hip outdoor venue, over $200k has been spent on the laneway to bring a touch of ‘Made in Chelsea’ to Brisbane.

The venue has been ingeniously created between the ibis and Mercure Brisbane, in the thoroughfare that was once used as a bus or taxi drop-off and pick-up point.

General Manager of Mercure Brisbane, Grant Parnell said: “We’re delighted to open this new chic addition to our function spaces to complement our existing ballroom and provide a larger more energised, ambient and youthful space.

“The alfresco styled venue is prominent to passers-by, creating appeal with living greenery and bamboo planting to ensure a relaxed environment for event-goers to spread out.”

Under the direction of InDesign International, one-off custom made retro pieces and industrial styling including metal and wood high top and low benches add personality. Rusted light board letters illuminate the wall with a honeycomb trellis, all finished off with bamboo planting and palm planting.

The spacious new lane will accommodate up to 120 people and is expected to be popular for standing cocktail functions, launch parties and local exhibitions.

With health, wellbeing and sustainability increasingly top of mind when booking a function, Chelsea Lane will offer healthy menus and wellness options, in line with Mercure’s new Mindful Meetings concept. Mindful Meetings are also carbon neutral as part of AccorHotels Planet 21 program and the group’s commitment to sustainable development to protect our planet, people and environment.