Marriott International is bringing its Le Méridien brand to Melbourne, Australia.
As part of a partnership with owner and developer Jinshan Investment Group, the 235-guestroom Le Méridien Melbourne is slated to open in 2020 in a repurposed low-rise building close to Victoria’s Parliament Square.
“The arrival of Le Méridien brand into Australia is a momentous move for Marriott International,” Richard Crawford, senior director of development for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott International, said in a statement. “It comes at a perfect time. Alongside Melbourne’s growing demand from domestic travelers, new international direct routes from the United States, Asia-Pacific and South America are driving continued growth in international visitation.”
“We’re excited to partner with Marriott International to open Le Méridien Melbourne,” said Tony Chau, project manager, Jinshan Investment Group. “Le Méridien brand’s focus on culture will provide a distinctive offering for visitors to Melbourne; it was always our intention to partner with a brand with such an exceptional point of difference.”
Marriott currently has 29 hotels open in the Pacific region, including four existing Le Méridien hotels; Le Méridien Tahiti, Le Méridien Bora Bora, Le Méridien Isle of Pines and Le Méridien Nouméa. Marriott plans to open 50 hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific by the end of 2021.
Over the last year, Le Méridien has opened properties in Italy, South Korea, China and the U.S.