Four Seasons chooses Melbourne for second Australian hotel

The luxury hotel will feature 210 rooms and is expected to open in around five years.

By Matt Lennon, February 17 2022
Four Seasons chooses Melbourne for second Australian hotel

Australia’s second Four Seasons hotel is on the way and will feature as part of a soaring new ‘mini metropolis’ soon to be under construction in Melbourne.

Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne will comprise 210 rooms, accessible after checking-in at a Sky Lobby on the 63rd floor where panoramic views will serve as a spectacular backdrop.

From the Sky Lobby, guests will take in views across the city, out to the St Kilda beaches, Port Phillip Bay and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

A rooftop garden will spill over the side and run the length of the building’s exterior, while the hotel’s apex will also offer a restaurant and bar along with a day spa.

Back towards ground level, guests can wander through an art gallery and a collection of high-end retailers or grab a bite to eat at a variety of casual and upmarket restaurants or the fresh food market.

“This project will set a new standard for luxury in Melbourne, offering guests an exceptional Four Seasons experience set within an environment that will be unmatched in this market,” said Four Seasons President of Global Business Development, Bart Carnahan.

But don’t go reaching for the credit card to make a reservation just yet, as the hotel currently exists only in blueprints and concept illustrations.

Construction will begin later this year, and it will be nearly five years before the hotel opens.

The new hotel will be part of the ‘STH BNK’ skyscraper at 60 Southbank Boulevard which when complete will be Australia’s tallest tower, designed to reflect a pair of twisting geometric glass façades. Along with the hotel, the buildings will include private residences, office space and a childcare centre.

The opening of Four Seasons Melbourne builds on the company’s sole Australian presence in Sydney, which opened in 2004 in the building formerly known as The Regent Sydney.

24 Aug 2011

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There sure is a lot of confidence in the Melbourne accommodation market despite the pandemic.  In addition to the Four Seasons, currently under construction are the Shangri-la, the Voco, the Ritz-Carlton and Indigo as well as a number of smaller properties in the Melbourne suburbs.  Last year saw the opening of hotels such as the W on Collin St, the Hilton on Little Queen St, the Hyatt Centric and the Marriott Docklands.

All these openings will put pressure on the existing top line hotels such as Crown Towers, Sofitel, Grand Hyatt and Intercontinental to keep their offerings up-to-date.


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Really happy they are choosing Melbourne - but does anyone know why so many new hotels are choosing Melbourne? I presume it will be a mix of business and tourists, but I don't see many reasons for tourists to come to Melbourne (over Sydney for instance), what are hotels seeing?

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