Oaks Hotels & Resorts, a division of Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group (MHG), is pleased to announce the opening of its 52nd property, Oaks Elan Darwin, signaling the company’s debut in the Northern Territory and entrance into a sixth Australian state and territory.

Formerly Elan Soho Suites, Oaks Hotels & Resorts acquired the 319-room property in July in a deal worth A$57.1 million, reinforcing its commitment to expanding its Australian and international foothold in key city, resort and regional destinations.

Set in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, the 4.5 star property – which remains Darwin’s newest hotel development – comprises a selection of contemporary hotel rooms and self-contained one and two bedroom apartments overlooking Darwin’s sparkling harbour, Frances Bay and cosmopolitan city surrounds.

Apartments are spacious and tastefully appointed with modern appliances and timber accents, and feature kitchenettes, sleek bathrooms, full laundry facilities, work desks, Wi-Fi access, Foxtel and on-demand movies. Rooms also boast private balconies where guests can enjoy glittering views of the city, harbour and beyond, year-round tropical breezes and Darwin’s famous sunsets.

Exuding a vibrant, tropical charm that blends with Darwin’s relaxed beachside culture, Oaks Elan Darwin provides infinite opportunities for holidaymakers and corporate travellers to relax, do business and get acquainted with the local lifestyle.

Dining is made simple at Oaks Elan Darwin, with acclaimed onsite restaurant Seoul Food – located on ground floor – serving up a selection of Asian fusion dishes accompanied by an extensive wine list in a relaxed, modern setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Other leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lush foliage and sun loungers as well as a well-equipped gymnasium for those seeking active pursuits.

To meet the demand for conferencing, meetings and events in Darwin, Oaks Elan Darwin also offers a dedicated and capacious conferencing precinct on mezzanine level, presenting delegates with the choice of six separate, well-appointed spaces available in a range of configurations, from banquet to theatre and cocktail style and catering for up to 410 guests.

Renowned as the gateway to Australia’s adventure playground, guests of Oaks Elan Darwin are also well placed to explore the Top End from their hotel base, including Kakadu National Park – the largest national park in Australia – and Litchfield National Park, home to myriad natural swimming pools and waterfalls, both within an easy two hour drive from the property.

Thrill seekers will also relish the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the Northern Territory’s longest surviving inhabitants, the crocodile, with a trip to one of the region’s dedicated crocodile parks and farms, or aboard a wildlife cruise through their spectacular natural habitat.

Oaks Elan Darwin is located just 17 minutes from the Darwin International Airport and is within close proximity to a number of local attractions, including the Darwin Entertainment Centre, Esplanade and Waterfront Precinct, Bicentennial Park and the city’s dining, entertainment and shopping hub.

To celebrate its grand opening, Oaks Elan Darwin is offering a special introductory high-season offer, starting from $199 per night for a contemporary hotel room, which includes free Wi-Fi and a bonus midday late checkout.

To book, visit www.oakshotelsresorts.com.

Terms and conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for travel until 31 December 2015. Blackout dates may apply.

Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 52 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

Minor Hotel Group (MHG) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 134 hotels, resorts, camps and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. For more information, please visit www.minorinternational.com.