Melbourne’s Docklands is a step closer to welcoming the latest addition to its growing skyline following the completion of the prototype room for the waterfront’s first five-star hotel, Peppers Docklands Melbourne.
The prototype hotel room is the first glimpse of what future guests can expect at the innovative M Docklands project undertaken by Capital Alliance Investment Group, on track to open early 2016.
The AUD$140 million, 19-level development will feature: a five-star Peppers Docklands hotel operated by Mantra Group under its luxury Peppers brand, offering 87 stylish hotel suites, plus 186 residential apartments and 11 retail shops.
Mantra Group CEO Bob East said Peppers Docklands will prove popular both with the domestic market and with Australia’s growing inbound tourism market.
“The Docklands is in need of a sophisticated hotel product to cater to an increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world class calibre. Peppers Docklands has this, and will set a benchmark for future mixed-use developments in Australia,” he said.
“We are excited that next year visitors will be able to stay in premium rooms like the one we launched today – boosting the local economy and enhancing the Docklands new-found charm.”
Managing Director and Founder of Capital Alliance, Mohan Du said the company was proud to be playing a significant role in the emergence of a revitalised Docklands.
“Docklands offers world class facilities and attractions with demand for hotels projected to increase significantly; this growing demand is behind the re-emerging trend from developers to incorporate hotels into their projects,” he said.
“It made perfect sense for us to partner with a well-respected hotel operator like Mantra Group and lead the way in bringing luxury accommodation to the Docklands – keeping tourists in the area and driving the local economy.”
While the Peppers Docklands room has a calming effect with classic European lines, it is a room of contrasts – light and dark, formal and informal, with rich dark timbers contrasting with white stone and timber. The classic elegance is contrasted by the eclectic graffiti artwork directly painted to the bedhead wall – something of a first for hotels in Australia.
A timeless classic with a twist, the room includes bespoke lighting, sophisticated décor including luxurious chaise lounge and leather armchair and quality locally sourced merino wool fabrics.
Peppers Docklands will be the first Peppers hotel to open in Melbourne for Mantra Group, joining 10 Mantra apartment hotels in Melbourne CBD and the airport.