Marriott International has today announced it will debut its ultra-luxury St. Regis Hotels & Resorts brand in Australia via a newbuild hotel set to open in Melbourne in 2022.
To be situated in the trendy Flinders Bank enclave on the corner of Spencer and Flinders Street in the CBD, St. Regis Melbourne will cover floors 2-11 in a 33-storey mixed-use development. The hotel will offer a modest 168 rooms decorated and furnished in traditional luxury St. Regis style and all offering sweeping views of the city and Yarra River.
Guests in each room will have access to the renowned St. Regis butler service which can be accessed to personalise a stay to suit individual requirements dictated via special request and by preferences detailed in any of Marriott International’s three (soon to be one) loyalty and rewards programs.
Owned by Century Group Aus, the Flinders Bank building will be designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects and interiors envisaged by modern design studio Chada. An elite St. Regis bar serving a local twist on the brand’s signature Bloody Mary cocktail will be among the food and beverage offerings along with a specialty restaurant and luxuriously appointed Drawing Room.
Additional guest facilities will include a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, fitness and wellness centre and the Iridium Spa and beauty salon. A function space and grand ballroom capable of hosting corporate gatherings and weddings will also be in-house.
Marriott International Senior Director, Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Richard Crawford said the investment community in Australia was seeing a strong demand for luxury offerings.
“The St. Regis Melbourne will be an outstanding addition to our strong and growing footprint in the region, where we are on track to boast the largest portfolio of upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts, with two-thirds of the new supply pipeline.”
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Global Brand Leader Lisa Holladay concurred, adding: “Melbourne’s vibrant mix of world-class dining, art galleries and rich history makes it an ideal destination for the debut of the iconic St. Regis brand in Australia.”