The latest news from Down Under: Le Méridien has announced plans for a new property Melbourne, slated for 2020. The 235-room hotel will continue Le Méridien’s global growth, following recent openings in Italy, South Korea, China and the United States, all within the last 12 months.
Situated amidst art galleries, boutiques and bistros, Le Méridien Melbourne will be located near the city’s cultural center, fronting the Bourke/Spring Street tram stop and a short distance away from Victoria’s Parliament Square. The 12-story hotel, which was converted from an existing low-rise building, will draw inspiration from both the brand and the nature of Victoria’s coastal capital.
Le Méridien Melbourne' lobby, perhaps better known as the brand’s signature Le Méridien Hub, converts from a coffee house during the day to a cocktail bar at night. Here, guests will be able to enjoy music from French Bossa Nova band Nouvelle Vague, who have curated the soundtrack for the hotel and all Le Méridien hotels across the world. Off the lobby, there will also be the 70-seat M Salon bar and 50-seat Latitude Bar, which will offer light bites and illy coffee.
The last dining option at the hotel will be Cuisines, a 90-seat, all-day dining restaurant. Hotel amenities include a heated swimming pool, large fitness center and 2,200 square feet of meeting space with three breakout rooms.
Upon opening, Le Méridien Melbourne will join Marriott International’s growing portfolio in the Pacific, with 29 hotels in operation, including four existing Le Méridien hotels; Le Méridien Tahiti, Le Méridien Bora Bora, Le Méridien Isle of Pines and Le Méridien Nouméa. It comes as part of Marriott International’s commitment to open 50 hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific by the end of 2021.