Australia’s first Hyatt House hotel is set to open in Melbourne in 2025 following the signing of a management agreement with an affiliate of Holder East Ltd.

The 97-room Hyatt House South Melbourne, which is currently under construction, will form part of the mixed-use Oasis Residences in South Melbourne.

Hyatt said the hotel is expected to open in 2025.

“We are proud to work with Holder East Ltd to debut the Hyatt House brand in Australia,” said David Udell, Hyatt Group President, Asia Pacific.

“The brand brings all the comforts of home to guests who do not just want to stay somewhere, but to live somewhere, even if only for two nights. That means more space for living and working, delivered with flexibility, comfort and thoughtful touches.

“This exciting milestone also reflects Hyatt’s continued growth of our extended stay portfolio, enabling guests to experience our signature care in new ways.”

The Hyatt House brand, which was introduced in 2012, aims to create a more familiar guest experience with home-like amenities through “contemporary design, intentional spaces, purposeful service and a community atmosphere”.

The accommodation offering will include a mix of den, studio and 1-bedroom suites with residential-inspired design, kitchen facilities and living rooms.

The hotel will offer an all-day lounge featuring the H Bar, a gym and communal spaces for working, socialising or relaxing.

“Hyatt House South Melbourne will be a vibrant addition to the South Melbourne precinct,” said Holder East Ltd Chief Operation Officer, CJ Wu.

“The brand’s focus on offering a home away from home experience will make guests feel genuinely at ease with an elevated, spacious, and stylish experience.”