There has been no hiding the rise of the 26-storey golden hotel tower in Melbourne’s South Wharf. Flagship’s new A$150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is in its final stages of construction as part of the A$350 million expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and broader South Wharf precinct. As well as the new Novotel Melbourne South Wharf, the project includes a 20,000-square-metre expansion of the MCEC and a new 1,150-space, multi-level car park.
The hotel is on track to open in March 2018, Novotel Melbourne South Wharf has revealed a first look into its 347 guestrooms and suites which will set a new ‘gold standard’ in guest rooms and hotel interior design.
Designed by Woods Bagot, NH Architecture, and with interiors by Fender Katsalidis and Woods Bagot. The hotel is in the final stages of construction and will be one of the most impressive Novotel hotels in Australia.
Metallic details are described as the “Midas Touch”, creating moments of lux by providing a dramatic insertion into the hotel lobbies and dining spaces. Linished brass also highlights key service touch points, like bell desk, lift lobbies and hotel reception. A monochromatic backdrop provides shadow and light creating subtle drama in contrasting chroma, lighting balance and textures.
On arrival to the guest floors starting from level 7 to level 26, guests are provided with the latest generation proximity sensor door locks to access their rooms. Bespoke joinery is a highlight in every room and all have generously built wardrobes, luggage racks, study spaces with task lighting and mini bars with additional storage.
A soft colour palette of natural timber is contrasted with black accent walls, highlights the light and shade design principles which are present throughout the hotel.
Each bathroom features a custom resin formed basin with metal accents carrying through into the vanity and back-lit illuminated mirror design. Generous walk-in showers feature a slate grey herringbone tile. All hotel rooms will encompass Novotel brand identifiers including the global Live N’ Dream bedding and fair trade bathroom amenities.
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf complements the expansion of MCEC, providing guests with more high-quality accommodation options on the Yarra River’s Southbank.
Once complete, MCEC will span 70,000 square meters of event space, the largest in the southern hemisphere. The development of the Novotel will contribute significantly to the continued evolution of Melbourne as one of Asia Pacific’s most important tourism, meeting and events cities.
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Source Accor Group, Novotel Melbourne South Wharf