The move marks the return of the popular Le Méridien to Australia, which formerly had properties in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Le Méridien Melbourne will be located inside a converted 12-storey building, just a stone’s throw from Parliament Square, and will closely resemble the rest of the brand’s European mid-century style. The hotel will also feature a 90-seat all-day dining restaurant, a 210sqm function space with three breakout rooms, two bars and a heated swimming pool.
Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Marriott International, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, said: “Marriott International is pleased to reintroduce Le Méridien to Australia, in particular to Melbourne.
“Melbourne is known as one of Australia’s most European-style cities, especially with its art, culture and food attractions. As a Parisian-born brand focused on unlocking a destination, Le Méridien is the perfect fit for the city and the hotel is set to become a landmark for cultural-focused travellers visiting Melbourne.”
Richard Crawford, Senior Director Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International, added: “The arrival of Le Méridien into Australia is a momentous move for Marriott International. It comes at a perfect time. Alongside Melbourne’s growing demand from domestic travellers, new international direct routes from the United States, Asia-Pacific and South America are driving continued growth in international visitation.”