“From the outset, it was our intention to secure a hotel brand which would introduce a new take on luxury to Melbourne, complementing the rest of the Collins Arch development and forming an important part of the project’s vibrant offering,” said Mamoru Kohda, Director of Daisho. “W Hotels is the perfect fit for Melbourne, and we look forward to this becoming one of Australia’s most sought-after and talked-about hotels.”
Offering 294 spacious rooms, including 40 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite), W Melbourne will be designed by award-winning SHoP Architects from New York, global design practice Woods Bagot and interior design specialists Hachem. The hotel will feature a vibrant bar and restaurant, a spa, state-of-the-art workout facility and indoor heated swimming pool. W Melbourne will also cater for those looking for an extraordinary location for their next event or meeting, featuring over a kilometre of ultra-modern conference, ballroom and meeting space.
W Melbourne will join the brand’s robust portfolio of 50 hotels around the globe, including the recently opened W Las Vegas, W Goa and W Punta de Mita, as well as the soon-to-open W Panama, W Shanghai and W Tel Aviv.
W Hotels is on track to reach 75 hotels by 2020.