A street view of Adelaide’s new micro-hotel development, with retail options to feature at street level.

South Australia will become the next state in Australia to welcome the micro-hotel concept sweeping the globe after hotel developer Hines Property this week received planning approval for a newbuild development in the CBD.

Designed by Woods Bagot, the $55 million, 15-storey property at 274 North Terrace will feature 253 small yet comfortable rooms aimed at short-stay visitors and youth travellers. Rooms are expected to range in size from 13-28 square metres in size.

Guest facilities will include a fitness centre, ground floor lobby, lounge and bar.

Hines Property Managing Director, James Hines, said the micro-hotel concept was booming around the world and the new hotel would fill a gap in the Adelaide market for travellers seeking minimalist accommodation.

“Micro-hotels are perfect for people who want a quality place to stay and are happy to trade excess room space for a lower room cost.

“Micro-hotels are proving particularly popular with business and young travellers who want to stay in the heart of the action without spending a fortune to do so.”

Construction of the new micro-hotel is expected to begin next year with a view to opening in 2021. At this stage, no management brand has been attached to operate the new hotel, however “a worldwide search” was underway.