Following a challenging year for hotel and venue operators, 2021 is gearing up to be a massive year for venue openings.
All over Australia, major hotel brands are continuing to expand with new-build and refurbished properties to add more accommodation rooms to the country.
These are the hotel openings to watch in 2021:
Adina Apartment Hotel Canberra
Part of a $300 million development by Capital Property Group, Adina Apartment Hotel Canberra will open in February 2021 with 132 apartments.
The hotel will combine spacious apartment living with a 24-hour reception, room service and a well-equipped gym.
Also part of the development is Theatre Lane, a new foodie and retail lifestyle precinct set to enliven the city centre.
Hotel Indigo Brisbane
InterContinental Hotels Group will debut a new brand in Australia in 2021, with the launch of Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley.
Open for bookings from March 2021, the boutique hotel will offer 146 rooms, plus stunning skyline views from the rooftop pool and bar.
A ground-floor eatery will transition from neighborhood cafe by day to bar and restaurant by night with a valley-to-plate philosophy.
The Porter House Hotel Sydney – MGallery
Accor will open a new-build luxury boutique MGallery hotel in Sydney in late 2021.
The Porter House Hotel Sydney is part of a mixed-use development, which will include the 121-room hotel, alongside 131 residential apartments.
The hotel will also feature a pool and fitness centre, two restaurants, a fourth floor bar with roving art gallery, meeting and private dining facilities and a business centre.
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Set to be unveiled in March 2021, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney is poised to be a “drawcard attraction” for the CBD.
Located at 2 Hunter Street, next to Australia Square, the hotel will comprise 194 rooms, including one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments.
The hotel will also feature a restaurant and bar on Level 22, a sky lobby and reception will be on Level 21, alongside a gym and pool area.
Aiden Darling Harbour
Due to open in the second quarter of 2021, Aiden Darling Harbour will feature 88 luxe and compact accommodation rooms (some with balconies) in a remodelled 1930s Art Deco building.
Set directly opposite the Pyrmont footbridge on the fringe of the CBD, the boutique hotel will also feature a combined lobby, cafe and bar, digital features such as self check-in kiosks and free Wi-Fi, plus hand-painted murals.
The opening will mark the arrival of the first Aiden branded property in Australasia.
Quincy Hotel Melbourne
TFE Hotels will debut the Quincy Hotels brand in Australia, with the arrival of Quincy Hotel Melbourne in January 2021.
Positioned in the upper midscale category, the 241-room hotel will feature one of Melbourne’s highest rooftop pools, a Club Lounge with terrace and a hawker-market style eatery.
The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood
The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood is on track to open in February 2021, bringing 103 rooms, including full apartment-style rooms, to Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs.
Onsite amenities will include a modern fitness centre, four well-appointed meeting spaces, two practical function rooms, a restaurant, delicatessen and bar and an open-air terrace.
After its ‘topping out’ ceremony in August, the $140 million Sofitel Adelaide is on track to open in mid-2021.
The 32-storey hotel will comprise 250 rooms and suites luxury rooms, plus 69 luxury apartments on the upper eight levels.
The hotel is expected to also offer a restaurant, four bars, ballroom, health and fitness centre, meeting and conference rooms and a signature Sofitel Club Lounge.
Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
Accor will introduce its premium Swiss-born brand Mövenpick to Australia in January 2021 with Mövenpick Hotel Hobart.
Located on Elizabeth Street, the new-build hotel will boast 221 guestrooms and suites, an onsite restaurant, gymnasium and meeting facilities.
A range of Mövenpick brand signatures will also be on offer to hotel guests, such as a daily ‘Chocolate Hour’.
Marriott International’s experiential brand, Moxy Hotels, is expanding its footprint in Australia with Moxy Perth, scheduled to open in December 2021.
The 150-room hotel will feature Moxy’s signature tongue-in-cheek style, bringing a new style of lifestyle hotel to the city.