Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is expanding its footprint in Australia and the Pacific with Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands, which is set to open in January 2017.
To be located in the newly developed Digital Harbour Precinct in Melbourne Docklands, the hotel is designed by dKo and will comprise part of the ‘Marina Tower Melbourne’ mixed use residential and commercial precinct.
All 269 rooms, including 18 suites, of the Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will offer views of the harbour and city.
Food and beverage venues will include a signature restaurant, a deli-style cafe and a signature bar, while recreational amenities will include a gym/fitness facility, a 25m outdoor heated swimming pool, and an outdoor deck area.
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will also offer 530m² of flexible meeting and function space for conference, meetings and business guests.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Pacific vice president Sean Hunt said: "Starwood’s growing footprint in Australia is well-aligned with the increased global demand we are seeing for quality lodging in the country.
"With our globally-recognised, nine design-led brands, strong sales platform and leading loyalty programme, Starwood is well positioned to help our partners grow and meet the needs of the next generation of travellers. Four Points will offer a fresh option for travellers looking for timeless comfort and great service in Melbourne."
The hotel is owned by Meteorite Land and will be operated by Hiap Hoe.
It will be part of Starwood’s portfolio of 13 hotels in the Pacific region. Starwood has already announced expansion in Perth with The Westin Perth and Aloft Perth Rivervale.
The company has opened three hotels in Australia and the Pacific in 2014 – Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane and Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island in Fiji – with another two hotels in Samoa to be opened by the end of the year.