Accor and Vicinity Centres (Vicinity) have unveiled new details around the $130 million project, currently under construction, including its official name, Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel.
Guests can now reserve rooms via accorhotels.com with the official Hotel Chadstone Melbourne website online in the coming weeks.
The 12-storey, 250-room hotel, including rooftop conservatory bar, swimming pool and wellness centre, will offer panoramic views from Port Phillip Bay to the CBD and across the Dandenong Ranges, setting a new benchmark for luxury accommodation outside Melbourne’s centre.
The hotel, targeting a five-star rating, is more than halfway through construction with the interior fit-out underway. Every detail of the design has been considered throughout the lobby, function spaces and suites including a bespoke digital art installation upon entry intended to evolve seasonally alongside Chadstone – The Fashion Capital.
Guest rooms feature custom lighting, brass and leather finishes, lavish Appelles amenities and locally-sourced minibar featuring renowned Victorian produce. Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is targeting a 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating using the version 1.1 rating tool – the first hotel in Australia to target a 5 Star Green Star rating.
Construction has also begun on ‘The Link’, the covered pedestrian walkway connecting Hotel Chadstone Melbourne with the retail precinct and Tower One – Chadstone’s commercial office tower – to enhance amenity for customers, retailers and office workers, and fully integrate and leverage foot traffic between the buildings.
MGallery by Sofitel is AccorHotels’ collection of exclusive, design-led boutique hotels. Once open, Hotel Chadstone Melbourne will become the 11th MGallery hotel in Australia, and join other iconic addresses including Hotel Lindrum Melbourne, Harbour Rocks Hotel in Sydney, as well as others in Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Vietnam.
Ms Mackenzie said Hotel Chadstone Melbourne will complement Chadstone’s visitor lounge, which opened late last year, designed to accommodate Melbourne’s growing tourism market with 12.8 million domestic and international visitors (year ending September 2018).
Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is owned by the Gandel Group and Vicinity Centres.