Starwood Hotels and Resorts has signed an agreement with the Golden Age Development Group to operate a 170-room Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne, marking a return of the brand to the city since the rebranding of Sheraton Towers to Langham.
New hotel: an artists’ impression of Sheraton Melbourne
“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in Australia with the signing of Sheraton Melbourne,” said Starwood Pacific Hotels and Resorts Regional Vice President, Sean Hunt. “Given Sheraton’s strong presence in Sydney, Queensland and Fiji, a Sheraton in the heart of Melbourne city will be a great addition and will complement our existing hotels.
“We look forward to working in partnership with Golden Age Development Group to further expand Starwood’s presence in this gateway city,” he said.
Scheduled to open in 2013, the hotel is part of the 27 Little Collins project developed on the site of Melbourne’s Naval and Military Club.
The development is set to become the CBDs newest luxury space combining the Sheraton hotel, exclusive un-branded residences and boutique retail.
The hotel is located within the 31 storey Wavilinear building which will feature 162 deluxe guest rooms and eight luxury suites. Hotel facilities will include an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness center, a spa with four dedicated treatment rooms, one all day dining restaurant and bar, one signature restaurant and a lobby lounge bar.
The hotel will also feature 546 square meters of meetings and banquet space over seven flexible rooms.