Marriott International will bring the first Marriott Executive Apartments to Australia under an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Sunnyland Investment Group.

The 180-key all-suite hotel, which will be located at 472-474 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, will be part of a mixed-use development comprising approximately 244 fully residential apartments with premium amenities and services.

“We are thrilled to work with Sunnyland Investment Group to bring Marriott Executive Apartments to Australia, which will provide an elevated accommodation experience for business and leisure travellers looking for an extended stay with all the comforts they expect from Marriott International,” said Marriott International Vice President, Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Richard Crawford.

Construction on the $170 million project is set to commence in 2024 and is expected to be completed by mid-2026.

Marriott International Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt, said the signing demonstrates Marriott’s commitment to expanding its presence in Australia.

“Despite the challenges our industry has faced over the last 25 months, we have opened W Melbourne, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands, and Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne Flagstaff Gardens, adding three hotels to Melbourne this year – bringing our total number of hotels in Melbourne to eight,” Hunt said.