Westin signs into Adelaide's General Post Office precinct

Westin signs into Adelaide's General Post Office precinct
Westin signs into Adelaide's General Post Office precinct

Adelaide's General Post Office development scored a shot in the arm today with a hotel operator confirmed for project.

Marriott International Group will assume operating rights over the $200 million hotel development which is backed by developer Greaton. Overlooking Victoria Square, the Westin-branded outlet which is set to open during 2022 will include 285 rooms and in turn create 250 ongoing jobs upon its completion.

Westin's arrival follows on from Greaton's move to rework the development during April, applying for the right to deliver Adelaide's first five-star hotel. Approval was granted during May, subject to a number of conditions.

Hassell has undertaken design duties for the 16-level hotel which will see the existing General Post Office building refashioned to include retail spaces and associated hotel uses.

Westin signs into Adelaide's General Post Office precinct
Westin Adelaide. Images: Hassell

What they say

We are thrilled to partner with Marriott International to deliver a five-star wellness experience to the city of Adelaide. The ground floor will have a first class restaurant, a long bar and conference facilities.

This will be a true hotel and not mixed use. I am proud of South Australia and my contribution here and this will go ahead.

Greaton managing director Nicho Teng

We're delighted to collaborate with our longstanding partner Greaton to expand the Westin brand in South Australia. The brand is enjoying phenomenal growth across Australia, where it has developed a loyal following thanks to its unique positioning around wellness.

Richard Crawford, senior director development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott International
Westin signs into Adelaide's General Post Office precinct
The General Post Office precinct. Image: Charter Hall

Westin is not the first major signing for the wider General Post Office precinct.

BHP announced during April that it would relocate its Adelaide operations to a new $250 million office complex adjacent to the Westin site. Backed by Charter Hall, the GPO Exchange Building is another key plank in the development of the General Post Office precinct.

The mining company is slated to take 10,000 square metres, taking the tower's committed Net Lettable Area to beyond 90%. Contractor Built has the office tower's jump form above ground owing to its abbreviated delivery window, whilst the Westin hotel's 2022 targeted completion leaves it with additional breathing room in terms of a construction start.

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Mark Baljak was a co-founder of Urban.com.au. He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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