by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 29, 2018
Marriott International has announced a St. Regis Hotel will be coming to Melbourne, Australia, the first of the brand for that country. Owned by Century Group Aus, the new-build property will open in 2022.
"Melbourne's vibrant mix of world-class dining, art galleries and rich history makes it an ideal destination for the debut of the iconic St. Regis brand in Australia," said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.
Part of the luxury mixed-use Flinders Bank development, the new St. Regis Melbourne will be within walking distance of Collins Street, known for its historic Victorian architecture and boutiques, as well as the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
"We are honoured to be bringing this iconic brand to Australia," said Connie Wu, executive director of Century Group Aus. "From the outset, we knew we wanted to create a hotel for today's discerning and sophisticated traveler, and the St. Regis brand's timeless, tasteful and luxurious offering is the perfect fit. We are confident this hotel will become an architectural benchmark in the region and the jewel in the crown at Flinders Bank."
The 168 guest rooms will have sweeping views of the Yarra River or city skyline. Food-and-beverage offerings will include a signature restaurant, a sophisticated Drawing Room space and the St. Regis Bar, which will serve up a local rendition of the brand's signature cocktail, the Bloody Mary. A fitness-and-wellness center will feature an indoor swimming pool and an Iridium Spa and beauty salon. The St. Regis Butler Service will be on hand to satisfy guests' unique tastes and preferences. Details on meeting space have not yet been announced.