W Hotels Worldwide, a part of Marriott International, is expanding into Melbourne with its new W Melbourne property, slated to open in 2020. To be located at 447 Collins Street, the hotel will be in the heart of the city’s trendy shopping and entertainment district, and will be part of the $1 billion AUD mixed-use luxury development, Collins Arch.
Offering 294 guest rooms, including 40 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite (think along the lines of a traditional Presidential Suite), the W Melbourne is being designed by the award-winning SHoP Architects of New York, global design practice Woods Bagot and interior design specialists Hachem. The new property plans on fusing the brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service and programs with Melbourne’s hip and historic setting.
Amenities of the property will include a vibrant bar and restaurant, an AWAY spa, a FIT state-of-the-art workout facility and WET, an indoor, heated swimming pool. The hotel will also cater to those looking for a location for their next meeting or event, featuring nearly 13,000 square feet of modern conference, ballroom and meeting space.
The property plans on using a future, forward design, plus it’s signature amenities and a full calendar of W Happenings which will showcase what’s new in fashion, music and design to shake up Melbourne’s hospitality scene. Guests of the hotel will have access to the brand’s Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, which provides guests with virtually whatever they want, whenever they want it.
As part of the Collins Arch, the hotel will be near the arches two towers, which will comprise a mix of premium office, retail and commercial space, linked above by a residential bridge. Guests can access W Melbourne from multiple entry points across William Street, Market Street and Collins Street, with the Living Room (the brand’s take on the staid hotel lobby) and port cochère located on Flinders Lane.
If you can’t wait that long though, don’t worry, the expansion into Melbourne marks the second W Hotel coming to Australia, following the W Brisbane which is set to open in 2018. For an expanded Australian experience, visit both W Hotels in Australia, which are only located an hours flight away from each other.