MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Wyndham Hotel Group has opened its flagship Melbourne development, Wyndham Hotel Melbourne, the company’s first hotel in the city.
Located in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) on the corner of William and Little Bourke Sts., the high-rise complex offers 531 apartments across two towers and comprises hotel accommodation, vacation ownership, residential apartments and a retail precinct.
Wyndham Hotel Melbourne operates as a mixed-use property, providing accommodations for both Wyndham Hotel Group guests and vacation owners with 86 apartments through WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, part of sister company Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific. The two companies first introduced this hybrid model in the South Pacific in 2009 with Wyndham Surfers Paradise.
Barry Robinson, president and managing director for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group in South East Asia and Pacific Rim, said this new Melbourne development would mark an exciting first for both companies.
“We are very happy to enter the Melbourne market with this exceptionally designed, flagship property that will appeal to both business travelers and holiday-makers,” Robinson said. “Wyndham Hotel Melbourne reflects the vibrancy and sophistication this cosmopolitan city is renowned for and we look forward to offering guests and more than 49,000 vacation owners the exceptional service and product for which the Wyndham brand is known around the world.”
The 23- and 21-story towers were designed by Melbourne-based Bruce Henderson Architects and feature one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as three-bedroom Grand and Presidential Suites that offer added luxuries such as built-in fireplaces, wine refrigerators and outdoor lounge and dining areas.
The transformation of the building includes a new facade and upgraded building services, as well as significant environmental initiatives such as rooftop solar panels, rainwater reuse in bathrooms and double-glazed doors and windows to reduce noise and increase energy efficiency.
The property was developed by Hengyi Australia, an affiliate of Shandong HYI (Group) Co. Ltd., an award-winning residential and commercial developer based in China. It is operated by Resort Management by Wyndham.