Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands rooftop infinity pool
As Melbourne wakes up from its Covid-19 sleep, in the Australian city’s Docklands, a sleeping giant has also woken up.
After a series of reopened, re-closed lockdowns that unfolded in the best parts of 2020 and 2021, the Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands opened again, again.
Now, with its doors wide open, the hotel is not only the first five-star in the Docklands district, but also a welcome boost to an area that has suffered from a shortage of rental residents due to the closure. international borders.
And it’s a milestone for Marriott: the 189-room hotel is the first Marriott-branded hotel to open in Australia in 20 years.
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Designed by DKO Architecture, the centerpiece of the new Docklands District on Waterfront Way features a 28-meter wet-rim rooftop infinity pool, served by an adjoining bar with views of the city skyline, Bolte Bridge, Port Phillip Bay and Hobsons Bay.
With four restaurants and bars – and this trendy pool – Marriott’s Sean Hunt hopes Melbourne will make the hotel part of its cultural landscape. He might be on to something. On its opening weekend, it was 60% occupied, which is impressive considering the city has only just emerged from lockdown.
“The opening of the Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands just as the city emerges from lockdowns is emblematic of Melbourne’s re-emergence as a cultural capital,” said Hunt.
“As things come back to life after two difficult years for residents and businesses on so many levels, we are finally seeing the bustling city return to business as usual.”
Marriott, along with the Movenpick Hotel Melbourne, are among at least 10 upscale hotels to have opened in Melbourne in 2021, although the city is most affected by Covid in Australia in terms of blockades and border closures from ‘State.
But Hunt says that “it’s like a new chapter,” noting that the same goes for hotel staff who have used their time to polish and polish all areas of operations and service.
“Hotel staff have worked hard throughout the closures to make this opening possible.”
“We hope that the opening of the Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands will add excitement to uplift the morale of Melburnians as their city reappears and attract interstate and international tourists to explore the city,” he said.