Adelaide is poised to welcome its first micro-hotel, following the approval for construction to go ahead on the $55 million property.
Developers Hines Property are expected to begin construction on the North Terrace hotel next year, with an opening date set for 2021.
Designed for short-stay visitors and corporate travellers, the 15-storey hotel will comprise 253 compact rooms ranging in size from 13 square metres to 28 square metres.
Architecture firm Woods Bagot are behind the property’s design, which will also include a gym, ground-floor lobby, lounge and bar.
Hines Property managing director James Hines said the micro-hotel will fill a gap in the Adelaide market for travellers who want stylish yet minimalist accommodation.
“The micro-hotel trend is booming in cities across the globe, so we’re bringing the concept to Adelaide which is really exciting,” he said.
“Micro-hotels are perfect for people who want a quality place to stay and are happy to trade excess room space for a lower room cost.
“Micro-hotels are proving particularly popular with business and young travellers who want to stay in the heart of the action without spending a fortune to do so.”
Hines said a “worldwide search” is underway to select an operator for the hotel.