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Melbourne hotel boom in 2019

Melbourne is set to undergo a hotel boom in 2019 with several big-name properties scheduled to open over the next 12 months. 

Starwood Hotels and Resorts group will open its 176-room Aloft Melbourne (above), in South Yarra's Chapel Street. The design- and technology-focused hotel will open on January 1, offering loft style-stays complemented with a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant.
Peppers Southbank is set to open its doors in early 2019. It 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. 

Docklands continues to provide diverse hotel offerings with the opening of the hip 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 barbecue 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, 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 5-star hotel will be part of the Collins Arch precinct, alongside luxury residential apartments, retail 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, a bar, restaurant, function space, spa, gym and a heated indoor pool.
Shama Luxe Aurora Melbourne Central, opening in 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 over the city skyline and Port Phillip Bay.
Fronted by a 145-year-old building's façade, Vibe Hotel Melbourne will be 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 rooms and contemporary communal areas and 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, tom open in 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.

# Info provided by Tourism Victoria 


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