Hilton will increase Melbourne's capacity to host large scale business events with a new 600 room hotel in Melbourne.

Set to open in early 2023, with construction to commence 2020, Hilton Melbourne Square is aiming to capture the meetings and events sector, being in close proximity to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Melbourne Arts Centre.

Located in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank precinct, on the corner of Power and Kavanagh Streets, the new-build hotel is part of a $2.8 billion mixed-use development comprising of residential, commercial, speciality retail and 3,700 square meters of open space parkland.

The hotel is also a short walk across the river to the Docklands precinct, Southern Cross Station and Melbourne’s central business and shopping districts.

Hilton Melbourne Square will have 600 spacious rooms, including 28 suites and one Presidential Suite, an Executive Lounge, four food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop bar, restaurant, a fitness centre, indoor pool and over 2,800sqm meeting and event spaces, including a 1,140sqm ballroom and a 840sqm junior ballroom.

“Having recently signed Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, we are thrilled to have now signed another Hilton Hotels & Resorts property with Hilton Melbourne Square, this time a major meetings and events property,” said Heidi Kunkel, vice president, operations, Australasia, Hilton.

“Melbourne is an extremely important market and with two new Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties joining our existing DoubleTree by Hilton hotel on Flinders Street, we look forward to welcoming both business and leisure guests to all three unique properties.”

“Hilton has an exceptional reputation in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions space and we are excited and confident to have Hilton driving this business within our new facility, together with 600 cutting edge hotel rooms,” said Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat, chairman, OSK Property. “Hilton Melbourne Square is a superb complement to the broader Melbourne Square mixed-use precinct.”

Hiton to open 600 room hotel in 2023