W Melbourne confirms opening date

The hotel will feature four dining and bar concepts, ample event space and luxe guest rooms and suites.

W Melbourne has confirmed it is on track to open in December 2020, marking second Australian property for W Hotels.

Part of the $1.25 billion Collins Arch mixed-use precinct, W Melbourne will bring the brand’s renowned sense of luxury to Flinders Lane.

Spice News originally reported on the news in 2017.

The hotel will feature 294 guest rooms, four dining and bar venues, plus ample conferencing spaces.

W Melbourne
Guest room at W Melbourne


Among the guest rooms will be 29 suites, including four spacious WOW Suites and the Extreme WOW Suite, with a private balcony and views of the Yarra River.

With a 30-year hospitality career – including the opening of W Maldives and W Hong Kong – W Melbourne general manager Damon Page said he is thrilled to return home to open the hotel.

“This is the luxury lifestyle hotel that Melbourne deserves, and we’re committed to delivering what’s new and next in design, music, fashion and fuel,” he said.

Extreme WOW Suite

Events and dining at W Melbourne

For conferencing, the hotel will offer 830 square metres of modern meeting and event space, plus premium audio-visual facilities and contemporary cuisine from the in-house catering team.

The 426-square-metre pillarless ballroom, dubbed The Great Room, will feature an abundance of natural light and four-by-five metre LED wall.

W Melbourne lobby

Among the dining concepts is Japanese restaurant Warabi, offering an intimate setting for 30 diners plus a 10-seat private dining room.

A local renowned chef will head up restaurant Lollo, meanwhile all-night bar Curious will feature an intricate design and impressive cocktail list and Culprit will bring a café-meets-wine-bar experience to the hotel.

The hotel marks the second Australian property for W Hotels, following the opening of W Brisbane in mid-2018. W Sydney is also currently under construction and expected to open in 2021.

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