The first sod has been turned marking the beginning of construction on the brand new hotel at Melbourne Airport, the first hotel development on the site in over 20 years.
The 464-room hotel, created to serve Melbourne’s burgeoning conference and tourism markets, will be conveniently located steps from Terminal 4 within a brand new precinct known as ‘The Hive’.
The ten-storey hotel will be dual-branded operating under the Novotel and ibis Styles’ brands rated four and three stars respectively, offering guests gym and pool facilities, a café, bar and restaurant plus conference room facilities.
Built has been selected by Melbourne Airport to construct the project.
“This project is well suited to our combined hotel and airport experience in Victoria and nationally,” Built Director Vic and SA, Ross Walker, said.
“To ensure the project runs smoothly we are deploying advanced virtual design and construction technology that will allow us to identify and avoid issues early in the construction process through virtual modelling.”
Melbourne Airport’s Chief of Property, Linc Horton, said that the project represents the airport’s latest milestone in supporting the state as it moves toward becoming Australia’s biggest city.
“It is really exciting to bring such a great new hotel concept to one of the great travel destinations in Australia – Melbourne, giving travellers more choice and amenity.
“We believe this new development will bring a much needed social hub to our space bringing visitors and business colleagues together on the doorstep of the airport with access to more than 650 flights per day.
“Importantly, it will also open up around 120 job opportunities for hospitality and tourism staff – a huge boost for the City of Hume.”
The hotel will open in 2021.