Shangri-La hotel planned for Melbourne in 2022

Two skyscrapers in the CBD will form Sapphire By The Gardens, one of which will be the 500-room hotel with a sky lounge.

Plans for Melbourne’s latest five-star hotel, the Shangri-La, have been unveiled, with an expected openinng date of 2022.

The hotel will be on of two towers which will form 'Sapphire By The Gardens'. 

Set on northeast corner of Melbourne’s CBD, near the culture and theatre precinct and overlooking the Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Centre, the hotel in the 62-floor western tower will have 500 rooms. 

The eastern tower is slightly shorter at 60 storeys high and will house more than 300 luxury residential apartments. The two towers will be joined by a Sky Lounge on level 46.

Shangri-La’s CEO Lim Beng Chee said that high demand for five-star accommodation and strong hotel occupancy rates meant the location was perfect for the development.

"Melbourne is one of Australia’s top business and tourism cities and we are pleased to partner SP Setia for our expansion in the city," he said. "Shangri-La Hotel, Melbourne will be part of an iconic building complex within walking distance of diverse offerings including vibrant retail and dining hubs, as well as cultural and theatre attractions."

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