TFE Hotels will operate two new hotels as part of a AU$340 million mixed-use development by Capital Alliance in Melbourne Docklands.

The two-tower development, at 28-38 Pearl River Road, will feature the first purpose-built Collection by TFE Hotels and A by Adina properties in the city.

Designed locally by SJB, the project includes the largest rooftop infinity pool in the country, and a 1000-pax capacity event conference centre located on a sky bridge connecting the two accommodation towers. The site will also include a day spa, retail stores, and restaurants.

It is the fourth mixed-use hotel development for Capital Alliance who have invested heavily in the Docklands area over the past eight years. Construction will begin early next year with the development expected to open to the public in 2026.

“As the saying goes, you save the best for last and these one-of-a-kind hotels will be uniquely different to other accommodation offerings in Melbourne,” said Capital Alliance CEO, Mohan Du.

“I know when we welcome guests and the public in 2026, we’ll be able to proudly showcase the legacy we’ve left behind with tremendous pride.”

An artist’s impression of the two-tower Melbourne Docklands development by Capital Alliance

The 105-key A by Adina hotel is the first of the apartment hotel brand to launch in Victoria, following the opening of flagship hotels in Sydney and Canberra last year, while the 200-key Collection hotel follows the recent announcement of the first Collection property in Sydney.

“Each of our one-of-a-kind Collection hotels has a distinct story and, together with A by Adina’s brand premise around hotel living, offer guest experiences that are unique to their neighbourhood,” said TFE Hotels Group COO, Chris Sedgwick.

“It’s therefore incredibly important to TFE and our brands that, when we are looking for opportunities to partner, we seek out legacy makers, who have a passion and a genuine connection to the places they operate in – we believe we’ve found that in Mo and Capital Alliance.

“We love that Mo had a vision for Melbourne’s burgeoning Docklands area and that he and the Capital Alliance team have spent the last decade investing in and realising that vision. And we’re thrilled to partner with them on this next phase of development.”

SJB Founding Director, Michael Bialek, believes the development will become an architectural landmark in Melbourne.

“Our design inspiration was drawn from natural elements such as sculpted landscape forms and the proximity to the Yarra River,” he said. 

“We have also blurred the division between inside and outside to maximise daylight and those all-important city skyline and uninterrupted water views.”