Marriott International Inc. has announced it has signed an agreement with Greaton Group, to debut Westin Hotels & Resorts in South Australia. The Westin Adelaide is set to open in 2022 as part of a redevelopment of the iconic Adelaide General Post Office (GPO) building. The hotel will join the Westin brand’s rapidly growing portfolio in Australia, where its footprint will double in the next five years with hotels opened in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and forthcoming in Brisbane, Darwin and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.
“We’re delighted to collaborate with our longstanding partner Greaton to expand the Westin brand in South Australia,” said Richard Crawford, Senior Director Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International. “The brand is enjoying phenomenal growth across Australia, where it has developed a loyal following thanks to its unique positioning around wellness. The Westin Adelaide joins Marriott International’s growing presence in the Pacific, where we’re on track to have 50 open hotels by 2020.”
Located at the corner of King William and Flinders Streets, in the heart of Adelaide’s Central Business District, The Westin Adelaide will be housed in the Adelaide GPO. The hotel will be housed in a 15-storey tower, with all 285 guestrooms offering sweeping views of the city skyline and Victoria Square. Guests will also enjoy signature Westin programs and amenities, such as the world-renowned Heavenly®Bed and invigorating Heavenly® Bath experience.
Three inspiring dining venues will provide a variety of culinary options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a tearoom and specialty bar. Guests will also enjoy the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities, including the brand’s signature Westin WORKOUT® fitness studio, a resort-style outdoor swimming pool and the Heavenly® Spa by Westin. An ideal setting for functions, the hotel will boast more than 310 square meters of meeting and event space, as well as a 24-hour business centre.
“Expanding the Westin brand into Adelaide is important strategically, as the city is enjoying great growth and development, which isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Visitor numbers are at a record high and are on track to increase by 5.1 percent in the next ten years1, as people seek out the beautiful beaches, world-renowned wineries and beautiful scenery South Australia is famed for,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Marriott International, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
“We are thrilled to partner with Marriott International to deliver a five-star wellness experience to the city of Adelaide. The Westin brand’s reputation precedes itself and we’re certain the growing number of tourists and locals will welcome the hotel when it opens in 2022,” said Nicho Teng, Managing Director, Greaton.