A sod turning ceremony for Melbourne’s landmark AUD$1 billion mixed-use M-City development in Clayton has been held.
Premier of Victoria, the Honourable Daniel Andrews MP, marked the event with the M-City development team and representatives from Mantra Group, including (pictured left to right) Saraceno Group Project Director Domenic Sciglitano, Schiavello Group Chairman Tony Schiavello, Saraceno Group Director Nick Saraceno, Mantra Group Regional General Manager Doug Flavell, Saraceno Group Financial Controller Annette Saraceno, and Mantra Tullamarine Hotel General Manager Jason McGowan.
Mantra Group will operate the full-service hotel and letting apartment component of the development, to be known as Mantra M-City, when it opens in late-2020.
Located on the corner of Princess Highway and Blackburn Road, the development is the largest ever undertaken in the city and includes a range of residential, hotel and serviced apartment accommodation as well as retail, entertainment and commercial facilities within the world-renowned education and medical precincts of the Monash municipality.
The 10-storey hotel will include 250 hotel rooms, conference and meeting facilities, a restaurant and bar, and onsite car parking.
Adjacent to the hotel tower, a further 180 serviced studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments will also be operated by Mantra Group.