Carbon neutral hotel made from timber planned for Adelaide

The $170 million Adelaide hotel will target the 'millennial market'.

Adelaide’s hotel boom is continuing with plans unveiled for a new build 31-level hotel in the CBD.

Developer Thrive Construct has unveiled plans for the new international hotel in Victoria Square along with a new hotel on the Eyre Peninsula.

The developer said the $170 million Adelaide hotel will target the “millennial market” with 324 hotel rooms, 22 apartments, a “Sky Terrace” on Level 12 and a rooftop bar.

The hotel will also be ticking plenty of sustainability boxes being constructed with green steel and timer laminate.

“Upon completion, the Victoria Square site will be the tallest hotel in the world manufactured from cross-laminated timber,” Thrive Construct Executive Chairman Barrie Harrop said.

Thrive will also build a $138 million 164-room hotel in Whyalla.

“We have worked with Cox Architects to develop a structure that is completely carbon neutral and constructed from renewable plantation pine and green steel. All supplied from Australian industry.”

There are currently five international hoteliers bidding to manage the hotel.

The developer also has plans for a $138 million 164-room hotel on the current the site of the Whyalla Foreshore Motel.

Both hotels are scheduled to open in early 2024.

“Our historic two hotel development plan will provide an unprecedented boost to the South Australian tourism sector, driving domestic and international visitor spend into the state,” Harrop said.