Marriott International has announced the signing of Le Méridien Melbourne, in partnership with owner and developer Jinshan Investment Group.
Slated to open in 2020, the 235-room hotel will boast the brand’s distinct mid-century modern approach.
This signing reinforces Le Méridien’s dynamic global growth, following recent openings in Italy, South Korea, China and the United States, all within the last 12 months.
“After opening stunning hotels in Rome, Seoul and Denver last year, we are thrilled to continue our growth momentum in Melbourne,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts.
“With its light-hearted yet sophisticated style, Melbourne and Le Méridien have a similar sensibility; and we are delighted to reintroduce the brand – born in Paris during an era of glamorous travel – to global guests and locals alike.”
Perfectly situated amid art galleries, boutiques and bistros, Le Méridien Melbourne will be located near the city’s cultural centre, fronting the Bourke/Spring Street tram stop and a stone’s throw from Victoria’s Parliament Square.
The 12-story hotel converted from an existing low-rise building will draw inspiration from both the brand and the light, airy and modern nature of the coastal capital of the south-eastern Australian state of Victoria.
Le Méridien Melbourne will also feature Cuisines, a 90-seat all day dining restaurant; 210 square meter function space and three breakout rooms; a heated swimming pool and large fitness centre.
“We’re excited to partner with Marriott International to open Le Méridien Melbourne,” said Tony Chau, project manager, Jinshan Investment Group.
“Le Méridien brand’s focus on culture will provide a distinctive offering for visitors to Melbourne; it was always our intention to partner with a brand with such an exceptional point of difference.
“Le Méridien Melbourne will play a significant role in catering to cosmopolitan and forward-looking travellers to the city.”