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Tuesday 22 March 2022

Marriott to launch new apartment brand in Australia

Marriott is well known for its many hotel brands but now it is preparing to launch a new brand of executive apartments in Australia. 

Marriott International today announced it has signed an agreement with Sunnyland Investment Group to bring the first Marriott Executive Apartments to Australia. 

Located in St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, the planned 180-key all-suite property will be part of a mixed-use development comprising approximately 244 fully residential apartments with premium amenities and services. 

The $170 million project's construction is due to commence in 2024 and is expected to be completed by mid 2026.

“We are thrilled to work with Sunnyland Investment Group to bring Marriott Executive Apartments to Australia," said Richard Crawford, vice president for Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific for Marriott International.

"This property which will provide an elevated accommodation experience for business and leisure travellers looking for an extended stay with all the comforts they expect from Marriott International.”

Sean Hunt, area vice president, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific for Marriott International, said: “This signing further underscores our long-term commitment in strengthening our footprint in Australia. 

"Despite the challenges our industry has faced over the last 25 months, we have opened W Melbourne, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands, and Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne Flagstaff Gardens, adding three hotels to Melbourne this year - bringing our total number of hotels in Melbourne to eight.”

The apartments will be located on St Kilda Road, Melbourne, just three kilometres from Melbourne CBD. 

Marriott Executive Apartments are designed to meet the long-term needs of corporate travellers. 

The studios, 1-bedroom and dual key apartments offer separate sleeping, relaxing and working areas, as well as gourmet kitchens. 

Marriott International currently operates 27 hotels in Australia across 12 brands including The Ritz-Carlton, The Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, W Hotels, Westin, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Autograph Collection, Four Points, Courtyard, Element, and Aloft Hotels.

Sunnyland Investment Group is a Melbourne-based privately owned property development company that specialises in large-scale commercial and residential real-estate developments.

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