Green-light has been given for a 40-storey tower that will house Fishermans Bend’s first hotel, whilst dozens of other projects in the area remain on hold.
Melbourne’s state planning department has confirmed the Capital Alliance development will comprise of 200 hotel rooms, 111 apartments and an infinity edge pool cantilevered six-storeys high, located at Normanby Rd, Southbank. The hotel is developed in a collaboration between Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance and Marriott International.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Capital Alliance to bring a new lifestyle brand to Melbourne and Australia,” said Richard Crawford, Senior Director Development, at Marriott International.
The building will be designed in collaboration with DKO Architecture and will feature a range of collaborative spaces, including the AC lounge, a modern co-working space for creative gatherings, alongside a built-in 24-hour fitness centre, food and beverage outlets and a swimming pool that spans the width of the building and more.
Mohan Du, Founder and Chief Executive at Capital Alliance said across Australia, there is a growing demand for lifestyle brands.
“We are delighted that we’ve found the right location and the right partner to bring this brand to market.”
Mr Du said there is great the potential of the area and Marriott International shares the same confidence.
“Just a stone’s throw from the city, Fishermans Bend is going to redefine inner suburban living and the AC Melbourne Southbank will attract sophisticated and discerning travellers to the area,” he said.
The hotel is expected to open in 2020 as part of a dynamic mixed-use development.
More information is still to come on this development.