With businesses, families and individuals impacted by border closures during the pandemic, the themes of ‘reconnecting’ are resonating strongly within the Albury CBD.
Mantra Albury General Manager Ian Muller says there’s no better time to showcase the city’s welcome hospitality and attractions.
“Everyone has been affected by COVID in one way or another, in no more relevant place than here on the border,” Ian said.
“One of the key words we keep throwing around but it’s close to our hearts is to reconnect, and yes, Mantra is a place where patrons can come and reconnect, but also reconnect with our community and the broader region.”
Mantra proudly launched District Dining Bar and Grill in July last year, designed to celebrate local producers.
With a growing ethos of supporting local, it’s no surprise District Dining is a welcome addition to the modern Mantra Albury which celebrates its third birthday this year.
“We want to showcase the best of the region and make sure that each of the menu items have some ingredient or some take on what is on offer here,” Ian explained.
“It’s also important now more than ever to focus on helping the smaller producers out and source locally as opposed to the major providers.”
With Aussies encouraged to explore more of what our country has to offer, it seems Albury is well and truly on the itinerary.
“Albury is such a beautiful spot and we’re finding people are keen to get out of the cities and see what is in regional spaces,” Ian said.
“We’re finding they’re stopping for a night or two to see a part of Australia they’d otherwise have driven through and experiencing what we have to offer.”