Official Opening of Medina Grand and Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront - June 2009

Toga Hospitality Officially Opens Medina Grand and Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

PRESS RELEASE | 26 June 2009

Toga Hospitality , one of Australia’s largest accommodation providers, last night held the official opening of its two new Darwin properties, the Medina Grand Darwin Waterfront and the Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront.

The properties were officially opened by the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, The Honourable Paul Henderson MLA. The evening function was hosted by TV personality Ben Dark and featured performances by players from the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. The event was attended by over 200 guests including Darwin business leaders, tourism industry leaders and government officials.

The properties are located on the unique Darwin Waterfront, a multifaceted development with land and water based recreation, commerce, hospitality, retail, living and lifestyle accommodation and transportation.

As one of the largest single transformations the CBD of Darwin has ever seen, the investment costs of the development are more than AUD$1.1billion. In the first development stage alone, this consists of more than AUD$220m in community infrastructure which includes; a convention centre, retained sea lagoon, wave pool and roads and a significant investment in public art of more than AUD$2.5m.

We are delighted to welcome these two new properties into the Toga Hospitality portfolio,” said Allan Vidor, Managing Director, Toga Group of Companies . “The Waterfront Development provides world class facilities such as safe swimming and parklands for locals and visitors and represents a change in the city’s dynamic, offering a whole new waterfront lifestyle to the people of Darwin.” Medina Grand Darwin Waterfront The newest addition to the Medina Apartment Hotel Group in Australia offers 121 studios and one bedroom apartments incorporating apartment-style living and home conveniences. The one bedroom apartments feature separate living and sleeping areas, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and a grocery delivery service.

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront The 120 room Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and Viberant accommodation alternative.

The hotel features 24 hour reception, pool, gymnasium, conference and function facilities as well as the Curve restaurant.

Established in 1982, Toga Hospitality currently operates 48 hotels and apartment hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Europe under the Medina , Vibe , Travelodge and Adina brands. Toga Hospitality has a long-standing tradition in offering world-class service, covering all accommodation segments from value hotels to award-winning apartment hotels.