Melbourne-based developer Capital Alliance's plans to create a destination hotel in Docklands are moving ahead after signing a deal that will bring the first new-build Marriott hotel to Australia in almost 20 years.
The hotel will be included in a proposed integrated $250 million mixed-use development at Waterfront Way atop Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Waterfront City, and will feature a resort facility complete with rooftop infinity pool, bar area and dining open to the public.
The hotel will operate under Marriott International’s flagship Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand. Marriot International is a leading lodging company with more than 4300 hotels in 81 countries and territories. There are more than 500 Marriott Hotels & Resorts worldwide.
The Docklands development, which is subject to planning approvals, proposes approximately 200 hotel rooms and 260 residential apartments across 36 levels.
Capital Alliance managing director and founder Mohan Du said the proposed project would be one of Australia’s most significant mixed-use complexes and a landmark for Melbourne and international tourism.
He said extensive consultation had been undertaken to ensure the project responded to stakeholder needs and delivers a positive outcome for Docklands and Victoria.
Marriott International's Regional Vice President Hotel Development James Doolan added: “We welcome and share Capital Alliance’s vision of a truly international- standard hotel in Docklands. The hotel product will be exceptional and the rooftop infinity pool is going to be a unique experience in Melbourne."The new Marriott hotel would be the second hotel to be constructed by Capital Alliance in Docklands, with the five star M Docklands currently under construction.