Accor has broken ground on a dual-branded hotel
at Melbourne Airport.
The 464-room hotel, created to serve Melbourne’s
burgeoning conference and tourism markets, will be located steps
from Terminal 4 within a brand new precinct known as ‘The Hive’.
The 10-storey hotel will
operate under the Novotel and ibis Styles’ brands rated four and
three stars respectively, offering guests gym and pool facilities,
a café, bar and restaurant plus conference room facilities.
Melbourne Airport’s Chief of Property Linc
Horton said the project represents the airport’s latest milestone
in supporting the state as it moves toward becoming Australia’s
“It is really exciting to bring such a great new
hotel concept to one of the great travel destinations in Australia
– Melbourne, giving travellers more choice and amenity,” said Mr
Horton. “We believe this new development will bring a much needed
social hub to our space bringing visitors and business colleagues
together on the doorstep of the airport with access to more than
650 flights per day. Importantly, it will also open up around 120
job opportunities for hospitality and tourism staff – a huge boost
for the City of Hume.”
The dual-branded hotel will open in 2021.The
hotel is the first major development to kick-start the airport’s
Hive precinct, which will also feature a childcare facility to
cater to the airport’s 20,000 strong workforce as well as office
space ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 square metres.
Simon McGrath, Accor’s Chief Operating Officer
Pacific, said, “Worldwide, Accor is an airport hotel specialist
and we continue to innovate and lead in this sector. We are excited to be working with Melbourne
Airport on this significant development and thrilled to be
embarking on another dual-branded hotel complex with our
internationally recognised Novotel and ibis Styles brands. This
newest member of the Accor Group is a vibrant airport precinct
development, which captures the essence of Melbourne through its
interiors and warm welcome to guests. With more than 650 flights in and out of
Melbourne Airport every day, we’re confident that this hotel will
quickly become a new destination in itself for passengers,
offering easy access to a choice of great accommodation, amenities
and state-of-the-art conferencing, just steps away from Terminal
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