The forthcoming Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct under development outside of Perth’s CBD will include a Courtyard by Marriott hotel, following the signing of a new management agreement with Marriott International.
In partnership with Western Australia property developer, Hesperia, the newbuild Courtyard by Marriott Perth, Murdoch, will comprise 150 rooms and a variety of dining facilities including an all-day restaurant with semi-open kitchen, a café and bar. In time, facilities will expand to include a fitness centre and a meeting room.
The newly signed property marks the debut of the Courtyard brand in Western Australia and will become the brand’s fifth site in Australia. Currently, the brand operates two hotels in Sydney North Ryde and Brisbane’s Southbank and maintains a pipeline of five including two coming to Melbourne in the outer suburban areas of Mulgrave and Truganina, another in West Melbourne, one lined up for the Western Sydney suburb of Auburn and now one in Perth.
Courtyard by Marriott Perth Murdoch will also be the fifth Marriott International hotel in Western Australia, joining the likes of The Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton all currently located in the WA capital.
“Murdoch is a large-scale health and knowledge precinct and the signing of Courtyard by Marriott Perth, Murdoch further underscores Marriott International’s continued effort in expanding into urban growth corridors outside of Australia’s capital cities,” said Marriott International Vice President Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific, Richard Crawford.
“Marriott’s metropolitan growth strategy is proving to be very well facilitated by the Courtyard by Marriott brand, which has equal appeal to business and leisure travellers.”
The Murdoch Health and Knowledge urban centre will be situated around 10 minutes from the Perth CBD and 25 minutes from Perth Airport. It will also be near to Murdoch University including a large tertiary hospital and South Metro TAFE. Facilities at the health hub are expected to include a 40-room mental health hospital, 60-room medi-hotel and a 175-bed aged care facility along with recreational offerings, cafes, bars and a supermarket, NDIS approved residential apartments and a commercial office building.
Hesperia Director Kyle Jeavons said the signing of the Courtyard brand was a perfect fit for the emerging precinct.
“The Courtyard by Marriott will deliver an inviting experience that is suitable for the Precinct and the broad range of users it will attract,” Jeavons said.
“When selecting the right mix of partners for a complex mixed-use project such as this, it is essential to align with groups that share our philosophy in customer service and hospitality and we’re pleased to be bringing the Courtyard by Marriott brand to Perth.”
Early plans call for the hotel to open to guests and visitors in 2024.