TFE Hotels has launched a soft opening of its new 106-room apartment-style Adina hotel in Melbourne’s Pentridge Prison site, ahead of its official launch in autumn.
The new Adina Apartment Hotel Pentridge Melbourne has been designed to contrast and complement the 170-year-old heritage site which is undergoing a billion dollar development into a dining and entertainment precinct.
“Right now, the finishing touches are being put on Olivine wine bar, North & Common bistro, and nine bespoke conferencing and events venues, collectively known as Chapter Place which, as a collective, will be transformative for the wider Pentridge lifestyle precinct when they open in May,” said TFE’s Group chief operating officer, Chris Sedgwick.
The modern-day Adina Hotel features built-in solar panels, the use of recycled concrete in the build and a rainwater tank recycling system. The additional use of specialty high-tech glass that reacts with daylight to break down dirt, means the facade only needs cleaning every 12 to 24 months.
“For the eco-conscious, we also have EV charging stations in the basement, we’re close to trams, trains and buses for those that want to make the 20-minute commute into Melbourne’s CBD, and we have plenty of pedestrian and bike trails onsite,” said general manager Jesse Kornoff.
Kornoff will oversee the hotel, events, food and beverage and experience offerings in B Division, while executive assistant manager Alex Bilenki will oversee hotel operations at the Adina.
“The hotel, adjoining the soon-to-open Olivine Bar, has a beautiful lobby featuring striking art by local artists; offers easy access to the precinct’s dining and entertainment venues; is close to the Merri Creek green belt with bike and walking trains; has plenty of onsite parking and easy access to public transport; and is perfectly positioned for MICE and leisure guests with four traditional meetings spaces,” Bilenki said.