arriott International today announced it has signed agreements with Saracen Properties and Security Capital Australia, to debut Westin Hotels & Resorts in Margaret River.
The Westin Margaret River Resort & Spa is a joint development between Saracen Properties and Security Capital Australia, two of Western Australia’s leading property developers and investors. Their vision will be brought to life by Architects, Christou Design Group, whose low impact design will complement one of Western Australia’s truly iconic coastal locations.
“Saracen Properties and Security Capital Australia have had a long association with Margaret River and the South West region. The opportunity to partner with Marriott to develop a world class Westin Resort within the heart of the Margaret River region is an opportunity just too good to pass up.” said Jason Potalivo, Development Director, Saracen Properties. “Despite the tourism industry currently going through the toughest of times right now, we know it will come roaring back and the appeal of visiting unique natural regions like Margaret River and the South West will be greater than it ever was.”
“The Westin Margaret River Resort & Spa, when opened, will set a new benchmark for hospitality excellence in Margaret River. The region is recognized the world over for its stunning beaches, idyllic climate, tourist trails, plus fine food and wine. These appeals attract more than three million visitors per annum to Western Australia’s South West region.” said Richard Crawford, Senior Director, Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International. “The Westin brand is renowned as a leader in hospitality and wellness, with more than 230 leading hotels and resorts across the globe. We are very confident that this trusted name will elevate the profile and appeal of Margaret River for holiday makers, corporate getaways and special events.
Located on the southern headland of Gnarabup Beach, the resort will be renowned for its uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean and one of Western Australia’s most dramatic coastlines featuring numerous world class surf breaks. With direct access to the famous Cape to Cape walking trail, nearby national forests and ancient caves there is no shortage of nature experiences. The site is located in the heart of the Margaret River Region which features world class wineries as well as an abundance of premium food produce and a thriving arts community.
When opened, it is expected to feature 120 guestrooms, including 45 spacious suites, featuring sweeping views, as well as the iconic Heavenly® Bed and invigorating Heavenly® Bath experience.
Three inspiring on-site dining venues will provide a variety of culinary options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge and a pool bar. Guests will also enjoy the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities which empower them to maintain their daily fitness and wellness routine, including the brand’s signature Westin WORKOUT® fitness studio, a resort-style outdoor swimming pool and the Heavenly® Spa by Westin. In addition to the health club, Run Westin program will be in place to take guests on a scenic run along numerous trails in the Margaret River region and the unspoilt strip of golden sand. An ideal setting for functions, the hotel will boast more than 400 square meters of meeting and event space with pre-function area and a separate entrance.
“Expanding the Westin brand into the Margaret River region is important strategically, as the city is enjoying great growth and is not showing any signs of slowing down. Visitor numbers are at a record high and are on track to increase by 5.1 percent in the next ten years1, as people seek out the beautiful beaches, world-renowned wineries and beautiful scenery that the South West Region is famed for,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Marriott International, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. “When opened, The Westin Margaret River Resort & Spa is set to complement the currently operating Westin Perth located in the Perth CBD as the ideal Perth City-Margaret River itinerary bookend for travelers.”
The project will immediately create local opportunities with more than 300 jobs on and off-site during construction. Once the Westin Margaret River Resort and Spa is operational it will generate over 100 hotel jobs and provide ongoing benefit to local service providers through sourcing of premium local produce.
The 120 keys new-build resort is expected be completed by mid-2023, and will join the Westin brand’s rapidly growing portfolio in Australia, with hotels opened in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and forthcoming in Darwin and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.
For more information please visit www.westin.com
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,300 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 134 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly-awarded travel program with 141 million members globally. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy “Empowering a Better You™” through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance® and more. To learn more, visit www.westin.com. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.