W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, has announced it expects to open W Melbourne in 2020. Developed in partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne Pty Ltd and Cbus Property, W Melbourne will be located in the heart of the city’s trendy shopping and entertainment district, at 447 Collins Street, according to a press statement.
“Melbourne, with its vibrant music, emerging fashion and bold street art, is a destination made for the W brand,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “Located in the epicenter of the city, W Melbourne will embody the city’s creative spirit while showcasing the brand’s bold and energetic take on luxury.”
Offering 294 spacious guestrooms, including 40 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite), W Melbourne will be designed by award-winning SHoP Architects from New York, global design practice Woods Bagot and interior design specialists Hachem. The hotel will feature a vibrant bar and restaurant, an AWAY spa, FIT state-of-the-art workout facility, and WET indoor heated swimming pool.
W Melbourne will shake up the city’s hospitality scene with its future forward design, signature amenities and a full calendar of W Happenings, showcasing what’s new and next in fashion, music and design. Guests can expect the brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever service philosophy that promises whatever guests want, whenever they want it. W Melbourne will also cater to those looking for an extraordinary location for their next event or meeting, featuring nearly 13,000 square feet of ultra-modern conference, ballroom and meeting space.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with Daisho Development Melbourne Pty Ltd. and Cbus Property to bring a second W Hotel to Australia,” said Rajeev Menon, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China) at Marriott International. “Melbourne is one of Australia’s most beloved cultural hubs with a strong global tourism industry, making it the perfect setting for this innovative lifestyle brand.”
The addition of W Melbourne to Marriott International’s Australian portfolio will complement W Brisbane, which is slated to open in 2018. Loyal fans of the brand will revel in being able to experience two energetic Australian cities and two iconic properties within one hour’s flight time of each other.