Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is set to open up a brand new hotel and residence in Australia.
The opening of the hotel is projected for 2023 on Collins Street in Melbourne, the second largest city in the country. Collins Street is known for its high-end boutiques and retailers, such as Louis Vitton, Giorgio Armani, Dior and Ralph Lauren.
The hotel and residences will be located on Collins Street, in a mixed-use 185-meter tower which will play a part in the ongoing regeneration of the city’s Central Business District. Mandarin Oriental, Melbourne will have 196 guestrooms and suites designed to reflect local culture. There will also be 148 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, located on the tower’s upper floors. Owners will have exclusive access to the luxury hotel experience, as well as their own bespoke amenities including a private residents’ lounge.
Mandarin Oriential, Melbourne will have an all-day dining restaurant and a bar with a landscaped roof terrace, a variety of meeting spaces and an executive club lounge, a Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a comprehensive fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.
Landream is the Melbourne-based property developer behind the project, with Dame Zaha Hadid as the architectural designer. In 2004, the Iraqi-British architect was the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She received the award, which is considered the Nobel Prize of the architectural world, despite having only constructed four buildings at the time. She has received several other awards for her work in architecture including Britain’s top architectural award, the RIBA Gold Medal, in 2015.
She also previously constructed part of the private residences of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Dellis Cay, Turks and Caicos.