Bicicletta Italian restaurant
Peppers Hotels has opened its first CBD based hotel – Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra – in New Acton.
Formerly the Diamant Hotel, the 80 room boutique hotel will retain popular onsite restaurant Bicicletta Italian.
General manager James Sharrock said, “Peppers is well known for its personalised guest experience and I look forward to further building on that culture that we have nurtured with our guests over the last few years.
“I’m also pleased to announce that Bicicletta will extend its opening hours and now open for breakfast as well as continuing with our evening dining service.”
Mantra Group CEO Bob East said, “It has always been our objective to take the Peppers brand to CBD locations and it is great to see Peppers in the national capital. We have a brand new Peppers development set to open in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct in 2016 and will continue to seek out further CBD opportunities in the meantime.”
The rooms in the new property
The rooms feature Bang and Olufsen plasma TVs, iPod docking stations, plunger coffee makers, free broadband access, original art works throughout and bathrooms with rain shower and marble vanity tops.
There are two meeting spaces within the hotel – The Smith Murdoch Room, named after the hotel’s architect, and the Ngunnawal Room, acknowledging the Indigenous people of the area. Boardroom style seating capacity for each space is 14 people or cocktail style for 36 people. Room hire includes WiFi.
Up to 100 people can fit in Bicicletta Restaurant, with up to 50 people in the Library Bar and the outdoor courtyard.