Four Seasons has announced plans to open a hotel in Melbourne, marking the group’s second property in Australia.

Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne will be located within the forthcoming AUD2.7 billion development STH BNK By Beulah, a dual skyscraper which is set to become both Australia’s tallest tower and the tallest vertical garden in the world.

The hotel will feature 210 rooms at the top of the western tower of the twisted structure, with a lobby situated on the 63rd floor offering panoramic views of the city skyline, beachfront and Royal Botanical Gardens. The hotel will also feature health and wellness facilities, a rooftop restaurant and multiple event spaces.

Guests at the Four Seasons will also have access to the development’s lush gardens, programming within the art and culture spaces, and coworking areas among other facilities.

Construction is set to begin later this year and will take approximately five years to complete.

Bart Carnahan, president global business development and portfolio management at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, commented:

“We are incredibly proud to partner with Beulah and to be a part of the leading-edge STH BNK By Beulah development. This project will set a new standard for luxury in Melbourne, offering guests an exceptional Four Seasons experience set within an environment that will be unmatched in this market.

“At Four Seasons, we look for opportunities where we can be part of innovative new projects, with partners who share our vision for excellence – Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne is no exception, and we look forward to welcoming guests through our doors in the years ahead.”

The multi-use development STH BNK By Beulah, which is described as a “vertical mini-metropolis”, will feature four distinct private residences, public and green spaces, a rooftop sky garden, a 3,000-seat auditorium, commercial offices, a childcare centre, a health and wellness precinct, arts and culture spaces and programmes and retail areas.

Four Seasons already operates a hotel in Sydney’s CBD area, and recently announced its growth plans for 2022 and beyond:

Four Seasons announces growth plans