Hotels

Capital Alliance and Marriott International tie the knot in Fishermand Bend

The working relationship between Capital Alliance and Marriott International Inc. has deepened with the hotel operator confirming a new presence in Fishermand Bend. The duo will work together to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Australia within a slim tower slated for 199-201 Normanby Road. Today's announcement follows on from Marriott International also penning with Capital Alliance for their forthcoming Waterfront Way mixed-use...

Hotels hotels hotels, why so many new hotels?

In the era of Airbnb - and its relatively light regulation - you could be forgiven for thinking there mightn't be a need for so many new hotels however investors appear to be unperturbed by the room-and-whole-property-sharing platform and others like it. Just this week we've had three hotel reports. It was announced yesterday that the Westin brand will head into Adelaide's GPO development , Little Collins Street in Melbourne could see another...

Cromwell and Pro-invest refine their Sydney hotel intentions

The last two weeks have yielded planning news on four separate hotel developments across Sydney, and that trend continues with two additional hotel developments on the agenda. Sydney's general upswing in hotel accommodation is seeing thousands of new rooms either proposed or at construction over a multitude of sites. Looking to join the fray are Cromwell Property Group and established hotel developer Pro-invest Group. Cromwell's hotel play...

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...

Oakleigh, Cremorne and Southbank in line for significant developments

The latest batch of Melbourne planning applications revealed for public consumption includes hundreds of new apartments and a hotel development for a long-forgotten Cremorne site. A combined 250 apartments are earmarked for Southbank and Oakleigh sites. The former sees a Rothelowman-designed apartment development for 153-159 Sturt Street on Southbank. Having gone through a heavy redesign relative to what was initially submitted for approval...

Little Collins Street's hotel precinct poised for another addition

Melbourne's hotel stronghold is poised to gain another addition as developer BPM pushes to gain approval for a project across 130-134 Little Collins Street. Already heavy with existing hotels, the Little Collins Street / Exhibition Street axis stands to gain a 300-room NEXT Hotel which is currently under construction, in addition to BPM's intended tower. Entering planning late last year, the Little Collins Street project is the latest for BPM...

Sydney reloads for two additional hotel projects

Only last week Urban.com.au highlighted two new hotel-based proposals for Sydney. The dose has been repeated this week with two additional new hotel developments also intending to make their mark on the Harbour City. In addition to an application within inner city Haymarket, a new application has also emerged adjacent to the Westmead medical precinct. Closer to the CBD, a $50 million development bid was lodged during May for the purposes of...

Two fresh hotel applications enter the Sydney spotlight

Billbergia alongside Melbourne-based developer Golden Age Group have thrown forward separate development applications that stand to add 500 plus rooms to Sydney's hotel development pipeline. The respective applications were both lodged earlier this month with North Sydney Council and City of Sydney and have a cumulative estimated cost just shy of $200 million. Both towers also intend to absorb and repurpose existing heritage buildings into their...

Melbourne's east throws up a sizeable residential opportunity

Mere weeks ago Urban covered VCAT's decision to approve development plans for 160 Whitehorse Road . Blackburn's largest development to date was given the green light after a planning push eventually secured the right to create a mixed-use project across the 8,767 square metre site. As many as 263 apartments are now approved for the development designed by Taouk Architects which was anointed Blackburn Place. The development though has now been...

Russell Street's Theosophical Society building sees new hotel application

A planning application is in play for the home of the Melbourne Theosophical Society on Russell Street. Melbourne City Council received the application earlier this year for 124-130 Russell Street which would see the existing building make way for a thirteen-storey hotel above two basement levels. The existing structure dates back to 1923 but was marketed during 2017 as having no heritage protections. Savills handled the sale which saw the...

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