A new luxury hotel in Melbourne
W Hotels brings a design-centric hotel to Collins Street.
By Katie Milton
Luxury hotel brand W Hotels Worldwide continues their Australian expansion with the announcement of the opening of W Melbourne. Slated to open its doors in 2020, the 294 guest room and 40 suite property will be located in the heart of the CBD at 447 Collins Street.
W Hotels has employed an award-winning design trio in the hotel’s conception, comprising New York-based[delete comma] SHoP Architects, global design practice Woods Bagot and interior design specialists Hachem. Among the hotel facilities will be a signature W Presidential Suite (Extreme Wow Suite), a bar and restaurant, state-of-the-art gym and indoor heated swimming pool.
W Melbourne will be the second W Hotels property in Australia, with the W Brisbane currently under construction set to open in early 2018.
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