Touched upon briefly in an earlier article highlighting the roughly 5000 new hotel rooms slated for Melbourne, it seems the lid is about to be lifted on QT Hotel and Residences Melbourne. The residential component of the development has an active website which like all other project websites, extols the virtues of the 24 luxury apartments to be included within the project.
Located at 131-141 Russell Street, the former Greater Union cinema complex is expected to be demolished soon enough with construction of a 12 level hotel and apartment building due to start this later this year. In addition to the 24 apartments, 182 hotel suites over lower levels are included according to City of Melbourne building activity monitor.
The project will be topped with a bar and dining venue with capacity for 300 patrons. Open daily from 11am to 2am, the venue which was subject to a separate planning application gained a final permit from City of Melbourne during February this year.
Site owner Amalgamated Holdings Limited currently operate five QT Hotels through Australia after birthing the brand during 2011. Following in the footsteps of existing QT locations, the new Melbourne buildings is expected to carry a typical QT Hotels interior which has roundly been described as quirky, eclectic, 'on trend' and bold.
If the article lead image and website grab below are guides, the Melbourne arm will be a unique and possibly bizarre experience.
Further details for the residential component can be found at http://qtresidencesmelbourne.com/