Canberra property developer Geocon has inked a deal between its hotel management subsidiary, Iconic Hotels, and Marriott International to bring the Autograph Collection lifestyle brand to the Australian capital.
Set to feature as part of a $200 million mixed residential and commercial development in the inner-city suburb of Braddon, the Midnight Hotel marks the debut of Marriott International in Canberra and Australia’s second Autograph Collection after Pier One Sydney Harbour.
The 199-room hotel will sit within a central landscaped garden atrium, with interiors designed by Fender Katsalidis. Each room will offer an individually commissioned piece of art from architectural designer and international artist, Thomas Bucich. Guest facilities on the plan include a signature restaurant and bar, indoor swimming pool as part of a wellness centre, conference and event space and a guest lounge.
Geocon Founder and Managing Director, Nick Georgalis said Canberra was in a period of unprecedented growth.
“Our collaboration with Marriott International through Iconic Hotels perfectly aligns with this growth and enables us to cater for increased hospitality demands on a global scale as well as promote Canberra on an international stage.”
Marriott International Senior Director of Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Richard Crawford, praised the significance of the deal and said the company was looking forward to working with Iconic Hotels.