Marriott plants flag in popular Melbourne Docklands location

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The first newly-built Marriott hotel to open in Australia in two decades has now welcomed guests for the first time, with today’s debut of the Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands nestled in the city’s bustling enclave.

The Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands has 189 rooms offering views of the city skyline, Port Phillip Bay and Bolte Bridge, as well as guest facilities with a stunning rooftop infinity pool and bar.

This new presence also marks the Australian debut of Marriott International’s M Club lounge concept, which is open 24 hours a day to Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador members of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty club and to guests staying on the executive floors. Inside, you can enjoy a daily breakfast, all-day refreshments, and evening cocktails in a variety of indoor and outdoor seating.

The centerpiece of the hotel is a stunning rooftop pool and adjacent bar.

Dining at the New Hotel is a four-tier offering, led by Archer’s fine Australian cuisine. Guests can also access the hotel’s mixed-use lobby cafe-bar, Ada’s, which offers space to work, socialize, or enjoy light snacks and drinks. Melbourne’s coffee culture is also firmly represented with Corsia serving top quality, locally roasted coffee blends and a menu of European-inspired light snacks, while evening entertainment can be enjoyed at the Sunset House, which overlooks the Melbourne daily sunsets and is located next to the rooftop pool.

Marriott’s International Zone Vice President for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Sean Hunt said the new hotel marks a milestone for the business and continues the company’s growth momentum in Melbourne.

“We now operate a portfolio of seven hotels in Melbourne and 27 nationwide,” Hunt said.

“Despite an uncertain period due to covid, we are seeing growth and confidence in travel reappear and we look forward to being part of the revitalization of the travel industry across Australia.”

Popular Docklands location by Marriott
Marriott International still has 10 upcoming hotels in Melbourne in the coming years.

Designed by DKO Architecture, the hotel is inspired by the yachts in the nearby harbor, reflected in the fluted glass windows and a variety of creative art installations by Australian sculptor Alexander Knox.

For meeting planners and event planners, the hotel offers 375 square meters of flexible space in five rooms, bathed in natural light and the latest audiovisual technology.

“We’re excited to finally open our doors to guests and help them find their best space to succeed with our forward-thinking, refreshed and refined style,” said Girish Talreja, General Manager, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands.

“We look forward to making our hotel a must-see for locals and visitors to the city with our unrivaled restaurants and spectacular rooftop pool and bar,” said Talreja.

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