Hilton has partnered with OSK Property and Employees Provident Fund Malaysia to build a new 600-room hotel in Melbourne.
Slated to open in early 2023, Hilton Melbourne Square is aiming to capture the meetings and events sector, being close to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Melbourne Arts Centre.
Located in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank precinct, the new-build hotel is part of a $2.8 billion mixed-use development comprising of residential, commercial, speciality retail and 3700sqm of open space parkland.
“Having recently signed Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, we are thrilled to have now signed another Hilton Hotels & Resorts property with Hilton Melbourne Square, this time a major meetings and events property,” said Heidi Kunkel, vice president, operations, Australasia, Hilton.
“Melbourne is an extremely important market and with two new Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties joining our existing DoubleTree by Hilton hotel on Flinders Street, we look forward to welcoming both business and leisure guests to all three unique properties.”
Hilton Melbourne Square will feature an Executive Lounge, four food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop bar and an all day dining restaurant, a fitness centre, an indoor pool and extensive meeting and event spaces totalling over 2800sqm, including a 1140sqm ballroom and a 840sqm junior ballroom.
“Hilton has an exceptional reputation in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions space and we are excited and confident to have Hilton driving this business within our new facility, together with 600 cutting edge hotel rooms,” said Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat, chairman, OSK Property. “Hilton Melbourne Square is a superb complement to the broader Melbourne Square mixed-use precinct.”