Global hotel brand Marriott Hotels has announced the opening of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands. Just minutes from Melbourne city centre, the resort-style haven features 189 guestrooms and a one-of-a-kind rooftop infinity pool.
“The property is set to offer elevated dining and inspiring experiences that will help locals and travellers alike foster their inventive nature,” the brand said in a release.
Located in The District Docklands on Waterfront Way, the Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands is nestled within the retail, leisure, and entertainment precinct marks the first international five-star hotel in the harbour suburb, .
The centrepiece of the hotel is the sky-high water feature, a 92 ft wet edge rooftop infinity pool, serviced by an adjoining bar with panoramic views across Melbourne’s CBD skyline, Bolte Bridge, Port Phillip Bay, and Hobsons Bay.
“We are excited to open the first Marriott Hotels property in Australia in 20 years. The opening of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands marks the seventh property within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio in Melbourne and the 27th property in the country, providing more opportunities for inspiring connections and moments of self-discovery around the world,” said Manny Rappenecker, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Marriott Hotels.
“As we see the growing demand for all types of travel, we look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy an all-encompassing Melbourne experience at this beautiful urban oasis.”
Designed by DKO Architecture, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands takes design cues from the aerodynamic contours of yachts in the city’s harbour, featuring a curved façade that offers multiple views over the water, city skyline, and the Bolte Bridge.
The design offers a gentle and soothing motif that harmoniously transition from the exterior of the building through to the interior, complemented by the fluted glass windows of the lobby, with art installations gently ushering guests through to the connecting laneway.
Setting the scene upon arrival, polished brass golden chains by Australian sculptor Alexander Knox are suspended in sweeping parabolas throughout the hotel lobby, echoing the ruched forms of cinched sailcloth. Additionally, the featured pendant lights by Melbourne lighting designer Volker Haug set a sense of comfortable intimacy throughout the dining spaces.
There are four distinct culinary experiences at the new hotel including Archer’s, which is a refined restaurant space serving Australian cuisine with fresh produce from local farms. Nestled within a vaulted cellar-esque ceiling, the interior is reminiscent of Melbourne’s historic bridges and train stations.
Ada’s in the hotel lobby is designed with the style and multi-functionality of the Marriott Hotels Greatroom, a space where guests can work, socialize or simply relax with light snacks, soft drinks, and cocktails. The lobby bar menu and beverage list are inspired by, and pay homage to yesteryear, with a modern twist.
Celebrating Melbourne’s coffee culture, laneway café Corsia serves premium and locally roasted coffee from St Ali, and a European-inspired menu of light meals by day, switching to espresso martinis and local wines by night.
Sunset House is a west-facing bars in Melbourne looking out to evening sunsets and sweeping views across Melbourne. Adjacent to the rooftop pool, this standout new addition to Melbourne’s sophisticated bar and restaurant scene will sit atop the building delivering an eclectic mix of casual dining and entertainment.
“We are excited to finally open our doors to guests and help them get into their best headspace for success with our forward-thinking, and refreshed and refined style,” said Girish Talreja, General Manager, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands.
“We look forward to establishing our hotel as a must-stay hotel for both locals and visitors to the city thanks to our unrivalled dining outlets and spectacular rooftop pool and bar.”
For more information, visit www.marriottmelbournedocklands.com