Shangri-La is the official hotel operator for the planned landmark luxury development in Melbourne’s CBD.
Located at 308 Exhibition Street, the Cox and Fender Katsalidis-designed two-tower development overlooking Melbourne’s World Heritage-listed Carlton Gardens. When it is completed in 2022, it is expected the luxury five-star Shangri-La Hotel, Melbourne will feature around 500 guest rooms with three levels of amenities for guests to enjoy, including a sky lobby, restaurants, spa, fitness centre, pool and a state of the art ballroom.
The second tower will include some 300 luxury residential apartments as well as office space. A sky bridge will connect the two towers, and retail space will occupy the lower levels of the development. Speaking at the 13 June launch event in Melbourne, S P Setia Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid said the appointment of Shangri-La supported the project’s vision to deliver an iconic development that increases capacity, creates local economic development opportunities, and sets a new benchmark for five-star luxury in Melbourne.
Shangri-La Asia’s Chief Executive Officer Mr LIM Beng Chee said, “Shangri-La is privileged to be selected as the hotel operator for this world-class S P Setia development, which will be an architectural masterpiece and an iconic part of Melbourne’s skyline for decades to come. We look forward to bringing Shangri-La’s hallmark ‘hospitality from the heart’ to Melbourne, Australia’s event capital.”
About the Contruction (Source: Multiplex website)
Designed by Cox Architects and Fender Katsalidis, the project is set to be one of Melbourne’s most iconic projects, with the two luxury towers connected by an innovative sky bridge on level 46.
The main works commenced with one of the largest concrete pours in the city’s history – a day-long concrete raft pour covering an area of 1,000 square metres. This monumental three-metre-deep raft foundation is located on top of an existing railway tunnel and will support the new landmark mixed-use precinct.
Tower 1 will predominantly be residential apartments, and Tower 2 is a 5-star hotel housing the first Shangri-La operated hotel in Melbourne.
The towers will offer a world-class arrival experience from the porte cochere through to the hotel and residential lobby areas via a three-storey glazed void overlooking the World Heritage-listed exhibition building and surrounding gardens.
Construction is anticipated to take three years and the project is expected to generate over 1,000 jobs during construction and initial hotel operational period; representing a significant economic impact for Victoria.
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