Wyndham opens first Melbourne hotel

Wyndham Hotel Group opened its flagship Melbourne development, Wyndham Hotel Melbourne, becoming the company's first hotel in the city.

Wyndham Hotel Melbourne has 531 apartments across two towers and comprises hotel accommodation, vacation ownership, residential apartments and a retail precinct. It joins 16 hotels currently open and operating in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Guam under the Wyndham, Ramada, TRYP by Wyndham and Days Inn brand flags.

Wyndham Hotel Melbourne operates as a mixed-use property, providing accommodations for both Wyndham Hotel Group guests and vacation owners with 86 apartments through WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, part of sister company Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Australia's largest vacation ownership company. The two companies first introduced this hybrid model in the South Pacific in 2009 with Wyndham Surfers Paradise.

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The 23- and 21-story towers were designed by Melbourne-based Bruce Henderson Architects and feature stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as three-bedroom Grand and Presidential Suites that boast added luxuries such as built-in fireplaces, wine refrigerators and outdoor lounge and dining areas.

The transformation of the building includes a new façade and upgraded building services as well as significant environmental initiatives such as rooftop solar panels, rainwater reuse in bathrooms and double-glazed doors and windows to reduce noise and increase energy efficiency.

The property was developed by Hengyi Australia, an affiliate of Shandong HYI (Group), a residential and commercial developer based in China. It is operated by Resort Management by Wyndham.

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