PARSIPPANY, NJ—Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is ramping up its plans for expansion in Australia with the introduction of Wyndham Grand Adelaide, a new landmark that will become one of the tallest hotels in South Australia and the first Wyndham Grand hotel for the country when it opens in 2024.
Wyndham Grand Adelaide will rise 393 ft. (120 m.) from King William St. in Adelaide’s Central Business District. The estimated $110 million (150 million AUD) skyscraper is being developed by Equinox Property and will comprise some 347 rooms and suites and an array of facilities.
Wyndham Grand Adelaide will join a collection of nearly 50 Wyndham Grand hotels and resorts worldwide. In Australia, the hotel will add to Wyndham’s expanding portfolio of brands consisting of almost 30 hotels and resorts, including locations in key cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra and Darwin.
Wyndham Grand Adelaide will be managed by Resort Management by Wyndham Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Wyndham Destinations, which manages a portfolio of 54 properties across the Asia-Pacific, including in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.
“Our depth of hotel management experience, knowledge and capability make us the ideal partner for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as it launches its upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brand in Australia,” said Warren Cullum, SVP, operations at Wyndham Destinations Asia-Pacific. “This new hotel will represent the pinnacle of hospitality available in Adelaide and we are proud to have the opportunity to provide an incomparable experience to guests and showcase Adelaide to the world.”
“This is a proud moment for our company, as we announce this landmark development with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies,” said Tong Guo, on behalf of Equinox Property. “Wyndham Grand is well-known across the world for its impressive hotels and the brand is the perfect fit for our new development. With its prime position and impressive stature, this hotel will become a new symbol of prosperity for the city of Adelaide, which has given us a place to call home the past 20 years. We are delighted that we can give back by showcasing such a significant building for the city and to all of South Australia.”
Development of Wyndham Grand Adelaide is being managed by Guava Lime Property Solutions and a competitive operator selection program for the Wyndham Grand Adelaide hotel was coordinated through Savills Hotels on behalf of Equinox Property. The hotel’s architecture is being designed by Loucas Zahos Architects.
“The South Australian capital has been experiencing a surge of investment, with new infrastructure projects such as the expansion of Adelaide Airport, the revamp of the Adelaide Oval, and now, the creation of one of the city’s tallest hotels,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president, Asia-Pacific, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “We are excited to be part of this prestigious project. Wyndham Grand is known for its iconic locations, so I can think of no better way to introduce the brand to Australia.”
Wyndham Grand Adelaide will have a modern interior concept with green walls, marble fixtures and plush furnishings all accented with bold splashes of color, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of Adelaide’s skyline and the surrounding area.
In addition, the hotel will have an infinity pool with a sun deck and a bar offering panoramic city views; a day spa with sauna and treatment rooms; and a fitness center. The property will also have a range of dining experiences with an upscale restaurant, a wine bar, a hills-facing sky bar with alfresco seating and a rooftop restaurant.