Workers are now on-site at the site which will become TFE Hotels’ newest brand to enter the South Australian market, with Vibe Hotel Adelaide set to introduce a new player in the city’s upscale lifestyle segment.
The long-awaited AUD$45 million project from Loucas Zahos Architects, first announced back in 2018, will be a mixed-use dual-tower development featuring hotel rooms on one side and residential apartments in the other. The 19-storey project will sit in the city’s east, near the Adelaide Convention Centre and Rundle Mall, featuring 123 guest rooms and a striking glass frontage.
Hotel facilities will include a day spa, sauna and an impressive pool deck featuring a ‘pool bridge’ linking the two towers which will allow guests to swim high above the street below and cross between the hotel and residential apartments.
TFE Hotels Group Chief Operating Officer, Chris Sedgwick, said the company was looking forward to expanding its presence in South Australia and opening the state’s first Vibe hotel.
“This hotel’s design-focused style will offer a vibrant, inner-city community vibe at ground level with lively restaurants and bars,” Sedgwick said.
“On the higher hotel floors, the open-plan bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows will frame city views that extend all the way to the beautiful Adelaide Hills.”
Loucas Zahos Architects Principal Architect and Director, Con Zahos, said the hotel would be the anchor of Flinders East and would cap off its two-decade presence developing the overall precinct.
“The Vibe Hotel is the final jewel in the crown of 10 projects in the Flinders Street Precinct,” Zahos said.
“It will be the focal point and springboard for visitors experiencing and doing business in Adelaide. Vibe Hotel Adelaide will set the standard in the worldwide movement to modern and relevant millennial stays.”
Vibe Hotel Adelaide is anticipated to be open in November 2022.