CanberraearlybirdsMantra Canberra’s new Mantra MacArthur Hotel was officially opened yesterday by Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo MP, and ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay MLA. Formerly an office tower, which has been transformed into a 176-room hotel as part of the city’s vibrant urban renewal program, Mantra MacArthur Hotel is the only new hotel to open in Canberra in 2017.Mantra Group Chief Executive Officer Bob East said the property provides a much-needed new hotel offering to support the growth of international and domestic tourism in Canberra.“We’re thrilled to partner with local developer HTI Group on this project, which is a win for the economic growth of Canberra from both a tourism and jobs creation perspective,” said Mr East.Designed by AMC Architecture, the hotel boasts a modern industrial design and features 136 hotel rooms and 40 suites, as well as the new Podilato restaurant and bar serving Mediterranean-style cuisine, a fully equipped gym, conference and meeting spaces, car parking, an internet lounge and 24-hour reception.There is an opening special from $129* per night in a Studio Room including 1GB Wi-Fi daily, drink voucher on arrival and 12pm late check-out. To book, visit MantraHotels.com. Mantra MacArthur Hotel is located at 219 Northbourne Avenue in Canberra’s inner city suburb of Turner. The hotel is located close to the central business district, the Australian National University and has a light rail stop, which seamlessly connects the hotel with the city, directly outside the hotel.*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale and travel until 31 January, 2018.