Marriott prized Docklands location
Melbourne Marriott Docklands features 189 guest rooms.

The first newly-built Marriott hotel to open its doors in Australia in two decades has today welcomed guests for the first time, with the debut today of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands nestled in the vibrant city enclave.

Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands features 189 rooms offering views over the city skyline, Port Phillip Bay and the Bolte Bridge along with guest facilities headlined by a striking infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool and bar.

The new presence also marks the Australian debut of Marriott International’s M Club lounge concept, which is open 24 hours per day to Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador-tiered members of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty club and to guests staying on executive floors. Inside, guests can enjoy daily breakfast, all-day refreshments and cocktails in the evening across a variety of indoor and outdoor seating arrangements.

Marriott prized Docklands location
The hotel’s centrepiece is a brilliant rooftop pool and adjacent bar.

Dining at the new hotel is a four-tiered offering, led by the refined Australian cuisine at Archer’s. Guests can also access the mixed-use hotel lobby café and bar, Ada’s, which offers a space to work, socialise or enjoy some light snacks and drinks. Melbourne’s coffee culture is also firmly represented with Corsia serving premium and locally roasted coffee blends and a European inspired menu of light bites, while evening entertainment can be enjoyed at Sunset House, which will overlook daily Melbourne sunsets and is located next to the rooftop pool.

Marriott International Area Vice President Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt, said the new hotel marks a major milestone for the company and continues the company’s growth momentum in Melbourne.

“We now operate a portfolio of seven hotels in Melbourne and 27 in the country,” Hunt said.

“Despite an uncertain time through covid, we are seeing the growth and confidence in travel re-emerge and we look forward to being a part of the revitalisation of the travel sector throughout Australia.”

Marriott prized Docklands location
Marriott International has 10 hotels still to come in Melbourne in coming years.

Designed by DKO Architecture, the hotel takes its cues inspired by the nearby harbourside yachts, reflected in fluted glass windows and a variety of creative art installations from Australian sculptor, Alexander Knox.

For meeting planners and event organisers, the hotel offers 375 square metres of flexible space across five rooms, backed by natural light and the latest AV technology.

“We are excited to finally open our doors to guests and help them get into their best headspace for success with our forward-thinking, refreshed and refined style,” said Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands General Manager, Girish Talreja.

“We look forward to establishing our hotel as a must-stay hotel for both locals and visitors to the city thanks to our unrivalled dining outlets and spectacular rooftop pool and bar,” Talreja said.