Marriott International has signed The St. Regis Melbourne, marking the first hotel in Australia for the brand.
The new-build hotel owned by Century Group Aus is slated to open in 2022. The St. Regis will be developed as part of the mixed-use tower Flinders Bank on the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets.
The 168-room hotel will be on levels two to 11 of the 33-story building. Australian interior design studio Chada will design the interiors, while Melbourne-based architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Architects will design the building. The property will be in the center of the city near its central business district, the Victorian architecture of Collins Street, boutiques, high-end retailers and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The St. Regis Melbourne will be the latest addition to Marriott International's pipeline in the region. Additional hotels in the company's pipeline set to join Australia's luxury sector include three Ritz-Carltons in Sydney, Perth's Elizabeth Quay and Melbourne's Spencer Street.
Marriott International signed the upcoming Ritz-Carlton Sydney with The Star Entertainment Group to bring the brand back to the city in early 2020. Two of the Ritz-Carlton hotels, which have since been rebranded as the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay and the InterContinental Double Bay, closed in 2000.
The 61-story development in the Pyrmont neighborhood, which will be designed by architectural firm FJMT, will cost $500 million. The hotel attached to The Star's casino building will have 220 guestrooms along with approximately 200 apartments.
Marriott International has a total of 24 hotels in Australia, five of which operate in Melbourne under The Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, Element and Marriott brands. Another 14 Marriott International hotels operate across the Pacific Islands of Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia and New Zealand. These are part of the Sheraton, Marriott, The Westin, Le Méridien, The St. Regis and Four Points brands.