Marriott International has signed the first hotel to be part of the Western Sydney International Airport Aerotropolis through an agreement with 1990 Developments Pty Ltd.

The AU$70 million Courtyard by Marriott Western Sydney Airport hotel is expected to be completed in 2026, to coincide with the opening of Nancy-Bird Walton airport.

“Western Sydney International Airport is one of Australia’s most important infrastructure projects, and today we are delighted to announce the first hotel to be part of the new Aerotropolis,” said Marriott International Vice President of Hotel Development – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Richard Crawford.

“As the world’s largest hotel company, Marriott International operates more than 500 airport hotels across the globe. It is an industry segment we know well and we are very confident that a new hotel, under our Courtyard by Marriott brand, will have outstanding prospects of long-term success.”

Courtyard by Marriott is the company’s largest brand, with more than 1,200 properties around the world, including three hotels in Australia, and five more in the pipeline.

The 200-room hotel, which will be designed by Hassell Architects, will feature an all-day dining restaurant, cafe and bar, while additional plans include a fitness centre and 580sqm of meeting and ballroom space. 

Marriott was awarded the long-term Hotel Management Agreement following a competitive operator selection process conducted by CBRE. The property will be developed and owned by 1990 Developments Pty Ltd, which is controlled by ASX-listed Maas Group Holdings and Gibb Group.

“We have been developing commercial, industrial and large format retail property for more than 12 years and are now very excited about being a new entrant to the hotel sector,” said Gibb Group Managing Director, Matt Gibb.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Marriott International on our first development and look forward to expanding our involvement with this market-leading company.”

The new airport is expected to support around 28,000 jobs and will have the benefit of not having a curfew, allowing for increased passenger and freight capacity to Sydney.