Marriott International says W Melbourne will shake up the city's lifestyle and hospitality scene.

Marriott International is set to continue the return of its W brand to Australia as its second property in Melbourne confirms it will open doors to guests from December 2020, the company said.

Starring at the centrepiece within Cbus Property’s AUD$1.25 billion Collins Arch project, the 294-room, 29 suite property will adopt an exciting ‘reveal to revel’ operating ethos which will reflect the city’s history and culture through interior design.

At the upper end of the hotel’s accommodations will be the palatial ‘Extreme WOW’ suite on the 15th floor which will include a 40 square metre balcony overlooking the Yarra River along with quirky perks such as a retro jukebox and private W MixBar.

Public facilities will include four restaurants and bars, led by the 30-seat Japanese fine dining outlet, Warabi. All day dining will be available at Lollo, while two bars will be on show in the form of Curious and Culprit, the latter being a hybrid café-meets-wine bar which will be open throughout the day.

Guests will also be able to access a fitness centre, day spa and indoor swimming pool complete with DJ booth, poolside bar and a gold roof.

The hotel is currently on the hunt for a talented Music Curator to help bring the brand’s funky vibe to life and coordinate its activity and entertainment schedule.

W Melbourne General Manager, Damon Page, said he is incredibly excited to be returning to his homeland to open the property, having undertaken similar projects with W Maldives and W Hong Kong.

“From our Flinders Lane address to being styled by the streets that surround us, we’ll deliver an unmistakable Melbourne experience, matched by our iconic ‘Whatever/Whenever’ service promise.

“This is the luxury lifestyle hotel that Melbourne deserves, and we’re committed to delivering what’s new and next in Design, Music, Fashion and Fuel,” Page added.