Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has its sights set on making its Australia debut in 2023, when it plans to open a new hotel and branded residence in Melbourne.
The Mandarin Oriental, Melbourne will feature 196 guestrooms and suites within a 185-metre-tall mixed-use tower on Collins Street in the central business district designed by the late British-Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid. The upper floors of the tower will also provide 148 Residences at Mandarin Oriental.
So far, details of the property’s F&B facilities include an all-day dining restaurant as well as a bar with a landscaped roof terrace. The group’s Spa at Mandarin Oriental will also be present, as will an executive club lounge and meeting spaces, though details haven’t been specified. Additional leisure options will include a fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.
Kevin Li, managing director of Melbourne-based Landream that is developing the property, said: “We are proud to bring the award-winning Mandarin Oriental brand to Melbourne. Mandarin Oriental, Melbourne will set a new standard for luxury service in the city and will offer a preferred choice to travellers and potential homeowners who desire the finest accommodation.”
Mandarin Oriental currently operates 29 hotels and eight residences in 19 countries and territories, the majority of which are located in Asia-Pacific and Europe. All but one of these, The Excelsior Hong Kong, operate under the Mandarin Oriental brand, though the group recently announced it will be “undertaking a review of its long-term strategic options” concerning the property, including its possible sale.