New W hotel to open in Melbourne

W Hotels Worldwide has announced plans to launch the W Melbourne in 2020.

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Located in the heart of the city’s shopping and entertainment district at 447 Collins Street, the hotel will be part of a £600m mixed-use luxury development, Collins Arch. Developed in partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne and Cbus Property, the hotel will have 1,207sqm of event space, including a ballroom and conference areas.


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The Melbourne hotel will be designed by SHoP Architects from New York, global design practice Woods Bagot and interior design specialists Hachem. The hotel will feature a vibrant bar and restaurant, an AWAY spa, FIT state-of-the-art workout facility, and WET indoor heated swimming pool. Offering 294 rooms including 40 suites, the hotel will be the brand’s second property in Australia, after the opening of the W Brisbane in 2018.

"From the outset, it was our intention to secure a hotel brand which would introduce a new take on luxury to Melbourne, complementing the rest of the Collins Arch development and forming an important part of the project’s vibrant offering," said Mamoru Kohda, director of Daisho. "W Hotels is the perfect fit for Melbourne, and we look forward to this becoming one of Australia’s most sought after and talked about hotels."

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