Hyatt Centric to open in Melbourne, Australia

Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corp.(Hyatt Centric)

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has signed a management agreement with Little Projects to open a Hyatt Centric hotel in Melbourne, Australia. 

The Hyatt Centric Melbourne will be on Downie Street near the city's Docklands and Southbank districts, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center, the Crown Entertainment Complex and Etihad Stadium. The property with 280 guestrooms and suites is slated to open in 2020. 

“We are thrilled to work with Little Projects, a respected developer in Melbourne that shares our vision of authenticity and creativity, to bring the Hyatt Centric brand to Australia for the second time,” David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt Hotels, said in a statement. “Melbourne’s cosmopolitan vibe makes it an ideal destination for a Hyatt Centric hotel.”

The new hotel will join the 20 Hyatt Centric brand hotels around the world. The Hyatt Centric will be the group's fourth property in Melbourne, following the Park Hyatt Melbourne, the Grand Hyatt Melbourne and the Hyatt Place Melbourne Essendon Fields. The hotel will also join Hyatt’s portfolio of seven hotels in Australia. Another two Hyatt Centric hotels in Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru are slated to open soon. 

The addition of the Hyatt Centric Melbourne to the brand's pipeline follows the addition of the brand's plans set last year to open the Hyatt Centric Hobart, Australia and the opening of the Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo earlier this year.

The 221-room Hyatt Centric Hobart is scheduled to open in early 2019, according to Australian Business Traveller. Jaws Architects and Dreamtime Australia Design are designing the property be near the Museum of Old and New Art.  

Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo opened in January 2018 as the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Asia-Pacific. The 164-room hotel on the Namiki-dori street in Ginza is in a 12-story building on the original site of the first Tokyo office of the national newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun.