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  • Melbourne Accommodation Update

    March 19, 2019

    Southeast Asian hospitality brand Ormond Group is set to introduce two new hotel concepts to Melbourne in 2022. The Ormond Melbourne and MoMo's Melbourne on Flinders Lane will feature 537 rooms between the two properties, along with social spaces, multi-use spaces, a sky bar and restaurant. Ormond Melbourne will embody 'the spirit of luxury simplified' while MoMo's Melbourne is set to provide guests with 'minimalist hotel rooms alongside playful spaces' that engage with 'creative communities and urban nomads' - said Ormond Group CEO Gareth Lim.

    Peppers Southbank set to open its doors in early 2019 which is prominently located on the corner of Clarendon and Haig Streets and will feature 162 full-service hotel rooms across 32 levels, along with a range of amenities including a restaurant and bar, meeting room and gymnasium. The sustainable building is set to achieve a 5-star energy rating, with the windows designed to meet higher-than-average solar heat gain co-efficient levels.

    Docklands continues to provide diverse hotel offerings with the opening of Hotel Indigo in mid-2019. This InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Salta Properties lifestyle hotel will offer 170-rooms featuring a large resort-style pool and gym, a meeting and boardroom, and a two-level restaurant and bar, all within a 26-storey building.

    Tagged as Australia’s largest Quest property, Quest New Quay will offer business travellers quality apartment hotel accommodation in the Docklands precinct. The property will feature 221 studios, one and two-bedroom apartments as well as facilities including conference rooms, business lounge, a gymnasium and outdoor terrace with barbeque area.

    West Side Place will be home to the Ritz-Carlton hotel, the tallest hotel in Australia. Upon arrival guests will enter the hotel lobby via the porte-cochere and take a direct elevator straight to the hotel’s sky check-in on level 79, offering panoramic views across Melbourne’s city centre and beyond. The property will offer 263 luxury hotel suites with quality finishes and furniture, complemented by state-of-the-art bathrooms, breathtaking views, and luxurious amenities including day spa, restaurants and bars, concierge services, function rooms, business centre, 500-seat grand ballroom, and outdoor garden terrace.

    The much-anticipated W Hotel is due to open in late 2019, ahead of its initial 2020 target. The luxury 5star hotel will be part of the Collins Arch precinct, alongside luxury residential apartments, retails spaces and premium commercial offices. The hotel will sit on Collins St with the hotel lobby located on Flinders Lane. The property will encompass 294 rooms and suites (including an "Extreme Wow Suite), a bar, restaurant, function space, spa, gym and a heated indoor pool.

    A haven for both leisure and business travellers alike, Shama Luxe Aurora Melbourne Central, opening September 2019, is the only serviced apartment in Melbourne with a direct connection to Melbourne Central retail and transport precinct. The property will be a mix of studio and one-bedroom units, with the flexibility to create dual-key two-bedroom units with outlooks city skyline towards Port Phillip Bay.

    Fronted by a 145-year-old building’s façade, Vibe Hotel Melbourne is a mix of four distinct design sections linking between the old and new. The former site of retailer Fletcher Jones, the new hotel has 206 inspired rooms, contemporary communal areas and a building design is slated to open at the end of 2019.

    AccorHotels, Australia’s largest hotel operator, will manage Chadstone’s new luxury boutique accommodation under its MGallery by Sofitel brand, come late 2019. Guests will enjoy views of Melbourne’s cityscape, Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges from the property. Features of the hotel include 250 guest rooms including a selection of suites, health and wellness facilities, including a day spa, pool, gym, conferencing and meeting rooms, a ballroom and two restaurants plus a lounge bar.