signed an agreement with Iconic Hotels to open its first-ever
hotel in Canberra, Australia’s capital city.
Midnight Hotel, part of Geocon’s $200
million residential and commercial development in Braddon, central
Canberra, will open next month as an Autograph Collection hotel.
The Midnight Hotel will be
the second hotel for the brand to open in Australia, following the
recently renovated Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection.
“This deal marks a significant milestone for us since
it will be our first in the capital of Australia,” said Richard
Crawford, Senior Director, Hotel Development, Australia, New
Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International. “We look forward to
working closely with Iconic Hotels to bring this hotel to this
Each of the 199 guest rooms at the Midnight
Hotel will feature a bespoke
commissioned piece of artwork by international artist and
architectural designer, Thomas Bucich.
Facilities will include
a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool,
wellness centre, conference and event spaces, and a guest lounge.
Owned and managed by Iconic Hotels, the hotels
division of independent property developer Geocon,
Midnight Hotel is the group’s first premium hotel in the market.
Since its establishment as an independent local hotel operator in
2010, the group has delivered seven hotels to the accommodation
market, and two food and beverage outlets. Midnight Hotel is the
first hotel within the Iconic Hotels brand portfolio to sign with
a hotel partner.
“Canberra is in a period of unprecedented
growth, with demonstrated year on year increase in domestic and
international travel to our city. Our collaboration with Marriott
International through Iconic Hotels perfectly aligns with this
growth and enables us to cater for increased hospitality demands
on a global scale as well as promote Canberra on an international
stage,” said Nick Georgalis, Founder and Managing Director of Geocon.