The ribbon has been cut to mark the unveiling of Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel, with the first guests arriving last Friday (1 November) to enjoy Melbourne’s newest luxury destination.
The five-star, $130 million hotel was opened by Mr John Gandel AC; Victorian Minister for Suburban Development, The Hon. Marlene Kairouz MP; Vicinity Centres CEO and Managing Director Grant Kelley; and Chairman & CEO, Accor Asia Pacific, Michael Issenberg.
Mr Issenberg said, “Accor is honoured to work with Vicinity Group, who have delivered on their vision to create what is really a one-of-a-kind stay, shop and dine experience for Melbourne.
“Vicinity is a world-leader in retail asset management and Accor is not only the largest operator of hotels and resorts in Australia, but now the world’s second largest operator of luxury hotels. It’s a perfect partnership, and one that provides us with an opportunity to expand our luxury footprint in Melbourne, with MGallery delivering a stylish and memorable experience for our guests.”
Vicinity Centres CEO and Managing Director Grant Kelley said, “We’re proud to be introducing Hotel Chadstone to our local community and Melbourne’s growing visitor market, who have come to expect a world-class experience at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital.
“Hotel Chadstone elevates Chadstone’s iconic position as one of the world’s best lifestyle destinations, bringing together retail, dining, entertainment, tourism, business and now accommodation.
“The new five-star hotel is another important addition to Vicinity’s portfolio of mixed-use assets and reinforces the capability of our team to deliver mixed-use projects, ensuring we continue to exceed our customers’ expectations.”
On arrival at the 12-storey hotel, guests can relax and enjoy the finer features from the materials and finishes through to curated artworks and personalised service. Exceptional details encompass the lobby with a bespoke digital art installation, as well as the rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, Altus – capturing views across Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s skyline.
Fiona Mackenzie, Chadstone Director, said, “With the country’s largest luxury retail precinct, Chadstone is synonymous with excellence and premium experiences and we’re thrilled to extend this offering with Hotel Chadstone setting a new benchmark for luxury accommodation as the first five-star hotel outside Melbourne’s CBD.
“With more than 24 million people visiting Chadstone every year, including 500,000 from overseas, Hotel Chadstone will be an in-demand destination for domestic and international tourists and visitors, as well as business travellers and those attending corporate events,” Ms Mackenzie said.
Renowned chef Scott Pickett’s new restaurant, Pastore, has also opened at Hotel Chadstone serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for hotel guests and visitors, with a menu that reflects Melbourne’s love of quality dining and local produce.
Visit www.hotelchadstone.com.au or call (03) 8593 9180. Room rates start from A$269 per night for a classic room type.
MGallery by Sofitel is the Accor’s collection of captivating boutique hotels that exude luxury, charisma and a profoundly local character. The brand’s Inspired by Her program in particular pays specific attention to a growing feminine clientele, with exclusive services and special considerations: attention to details that make the difference in the luxury segment through beauty items, feminine touches at the restaurant and the bar, and other special gesture from welcoming the staff.
Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is the 11th MGallery hotel in Australia, and joins other iconic addresses including Hotel Lindrum Melbourne, Harbour Rocks Hotel in Sydney, as well as others in Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Vietnam.
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Vicinity Centres is a leading Australian retail property group with a fully integrated asset management platform. Chadstone is co-owned by The Gandel Group and managed by Vicinity Centres. For more information about Vicinity Centres visit www.vicinity.com.au. For more information about Chadstone go to www.chadstone.com.au
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