MARRIOTT International will introduce its AC Hotels brand to Australia in 2020, with the signing of a 200-room property in Melbourne.
The AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank will open under a deal with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance and be part of a 40-storey mixed-use development called Normanby.
It will feature collaborative spaces, including the AC lounge, which is a co-working space by day and a “social hub offering European-style tapas” by night.
The hotel will also offer its guests a 24-hour fitness centre, three food and beverage outlets and 150m2 of meetings and events space.
“The AC Melbourne Southbank underscores the growing demand we’re seeing in Australia for premium lifestyle hotels that offer style and functional design, as well as authentic and memorable travel experiences connected to the location,” said Marriott International senior director development, Australia and New Zealand, Richard Crawford.
The hotel marks Marriott International’s second major hotel deal with Capital Alliance, with Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands under construction.
The development will also feature high-end apartments, dining venues and shopping.
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Source: Travel Australia