Melbourne's Flagstaff City Inn snapped up by developer through Savills

Melbourne's Flagstaff City Inn snapped up by developer through Savills
Melbourne's Flagstaff City Inn snapped up by developer through Savills

A city fringe hotel in West Melbourne has been snapped up by developer United Asia Group through Savills.

Flagstaff City Inn at 45-55 Dudley Street had been listed with expectations of more than $18 million.

The hotel is speculated to have changed hands for around $19.5 million or a per-square-metre rate of around $15,000, according to Fairfax Media.

The selling agents were Clinton Baxter, Benson Zhou and Jesse Radisich of Savills.

"It achieved an unprecedented land rate for West Melbourne, which is indicative of offshore developers' desire to cater for burgeoning demand," Baxter was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald.

It generates an income of nearly $1.3 million per annum.

The property was offered to the market on a ‘walk-in, walk-out’ basis with expressions of interest closing April 11.

It is close to city centre attractions, the Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG), Royal Botanical Gardens, Southgate along the Yarra River, Crown Casino and more.

UAG, led by Nicole Chow, snapped up the property.

It has 42 spacious suites, a restaurant and facilities for conference  etc.

There is development potential with a 38-level tower next door.

Radisich said future development outcomes for the site could include high density residential and retail, commercial, student accommodation and hotel uses.

“The flexible Mixed Use zoning provides for a wide range of development options and that fact, not to mention the size of the land and the red hot hotel market, is what is so compelling about the opportunity that this property presents,” Radisich said.

Tags: 
Savills Hotel Sale

Comments

Be the first one to comment on this article
What would you like to say about this project?