Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is forging ahead with its aggressive growth strategy in Australia and the Pacific with the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands.
Set to open in January 2017, Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will be ideally located in the newly developed Digital Harbour Precinct in Melbourne Docklands.
The new-build Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will be located on the corner of Harbour Esplanade and Dudley St in the Digital Harbour at the north western end of the rejuvenated suburb of Docklands precinct. The upscale property, designed by award-winning architectural company dKo, will comprise part of the landmark and much anticipated “Marina Tower Melbourne”, a magnificently designed urban development project converting 3,795 square metres of prime harbour side land into a mixed use residential and commercial precinct.
“As the country’s second most populous city, high hotel occupancy rates and a key Australian city for both leisure and business travellers, we have been actively seeking to establish the Four Points brand in Melbourne for some time,” said Andrew Taylor, Director, Acquisition & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Pacific.
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will feature 269 guest rooms including 18 suites with each guest room offering guests stunning harbour and city views. The hotel will also offer three food and beverage venues including a signature restaurant, a deli-style cafe for quick bites, and the hotel’s signature bar for guests to enjoy a great local beer as part of the Four Points Best Brews™ program. Additionally, the hotel’s recreational facilities will include a gym/fitness facility, a 25-metre outdoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor deck area. Ideal for meetings and events, Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will offer excellent services for conference, meetings and business guests with flexible meeting and function space totalling 530 square metres.
Conveniently located approximately 20-30 minutes from the airport, the Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands also offers easy access to Melbourne’s CBD (walking distance or a short tram ride). Docklands boasts several kilometres of Yarra River and Victoria Harbour water frontage lined with apartment buildings, restaurants, retail outlets and open space. Notable landmarks nearby include the Etihad Stadium and Southern Cross Station.
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will join Starwood’s robust portfolio of 13 hotels at a time of unprecedented growth for the brand in the Pacific region. Earlier this year, Starwood announced its expansion in Perth with the signings of The Westin Perth and Aloft Perth Rivervale. In 2014 the company has opened three hotels in Australia and the Pacific – Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane and Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island in Fiji – with another two additional hotels in Samoa to be opened by the end of the year. Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will supplement the Four Points by Sheraton brand’s already strong presence in Australia, with hotels in Perth, Sydney, Geelong and Brisbane.