NewQuay’s first five-star hotel set to open

NewQuay’s first five-star hotel set to open
David Schout

A five-star hotel in NewQuay is set to open on June 17 (pending COVID restrictions), becoming just the second highest-rating hotel in Docklands.

Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands, located on Waterfront Way, is set to feature 189 guest rooms, five meeting and event spaces, and a public infinity pool on the rooftop.

Nestled in among The District Docklands, the new hotel claims to offer “sweeping panoramic views” across Melbourne’s CBD skyline, Bolte Bridge, Port Phillip Bay and Hobsons Bay.

The 17-storey dual towers, built by developers Capital Alliance, will also feature residential apartments.

It will also be Docklands’ second five-star hotel, behind Peppers Docklands on La Trobe St, which opened in early 2016.

The 28-metre infinity edge swimming pool on level 15 — modelled as a miniature version of Singapore’s famous Marina Bay Sands pool — will be open to the public.

The $200 million project was approved by the City of Melbourne and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne back in 2017.

“This will be a real drawcard and get people to Docklands,” the council’s planning chair and now Deputy Lord Mayor Nicholas Reece said at the time.

“It’s a great step forward in the evolution of Docklands.”

Mr Wynne said it was a “suitable development for the city.”

The building, which is curved to reduce wind and overshadowing, is the first new-build Marriott in more than 20 years.

In total, the hotel will include 375 sqm of event space over five unique venues, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows.

“The event facilities at Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands offer a level of customisation that is very rare within the industry,” general manager Girish Talreja said.

“We are proud to be at the vanguard of technology and versatility in this space.”

Marriott owns more than 580 hotels and resorts in more than 60 countries and territories around the world •

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