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New hotels opening across Australia and New Zealand in 2024

Australia’s hospitality sector has experienced a remarkable post-pandemic boom in the past few years, with more than 200 new hotels opening since 2020. This influx of new properties has added 20,000 new rooms to the nation’s accommodations inventory. New Zealand’s hotel landscape is also expanding, with approximately 3,912 rooms in the pipeline and over 1,600 already under construction*.

The substantial increase in supply has significantly enriched the market’s overall product range, and hoteliers are purposefully crafting their new properties to cater to travellers’ changing needs and preferences. In turn, this expands both the business travel and leisure accommodation options for travellers.

In this blog, we explore a selection of the new properties opening in 2024.

Marriot Adelaide

Scheduled for an early May 2024 debut, the Marriot brand is venturing into South Australia with the opening of the Marriott Adelaide. Strategically positioned at the crossroads of King William and Flinders streets, this five-star accommodation is housed within a newly constructed 15-storey tower and seamlessly integrated into the ongoing redevelopment of the historic Adelaide General Post Office (GPO) building.

Boasting 285 expansive guest rooms, the hotel offers an array of facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a Club Lounge, signature restaurants and bars, 726 sqm of conference space, and a 330 sqm ballroom. Guests are treated to panoramic views of Adelaide’s city skyline and Victoria Square, enhancing the overall experience of this centrally located and sophisticated hotel.

The Marriott Adelaide

The Eve Hotel Sydney

In September 2024, TFE Hotels will unveil its inaugural Collection property in Sydney with the introduction of The Eve Hotel. Nestled in the heart of Surry Hills, an inner-city district renowned for its upscale dining and shopping options, this 102-room hotel promises a distinctive fusion of elegance and relaxation.

The hotel is integral to the A$2 million Surry Hills Village project, a comprehensive development which will inlcude a large public park and up to 12,000 sqm of retail and commercial areas. Among its notable features is a rooftop infinity pool surrounded by greenery, offering views of Sydney’s skyline.

Guests can also enjoy a unique dining experience at the hotel’s activated restaurant and bar space known as The Cloister.

The Eve Hotel Sydney

InterContinental Auckland

Opening in late January, InterContinental Auckland is set to make its mark on the city’s waterfront. Guests will enjoy the stunning views overlooking Waitemata Harbour and the convenience of being within proximity to the Commercial Bay shopping and dining district. The hotel will feature 139 guest rooms and suites, each offering guests a luxurious and comfortable stay.

Among its key features are the Persian fine-dining establishment, Advieh, a Club Lounge, a fitness centre, a business centre, and the convenience of valet parking. With its prime location and a range of upscale amenities, InterContinental Auckland aims to provide an elevated and convenient travel experience.

InterContinental Auckland

Novotel & ibis Styles Melbourne Airport

A dual-branded Novotel and ibis Styles 464-room hotel will open near Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4 in July 2024. This dual-branded establishment offers guests a choice between budget-friendly three-star lodgings at ibis Styles and the upscale four-star experience at Novotel Melbourne Airport.

The hotel will have a fitness centre, a swimming pool, co-working areas, a café, a bar, a restaurant, and conference facilities, ensuring a comprehensive range of amenities for a convenient and enjoyable stay close to Melbourne Airport.

Courtyard by Marriott Perth

The Courtyard by Marriott Perth, Murdoch is scheduled to open its doors in February and will be a vital component of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct. Located just 10 minutes from Perth’s city centre, this 150-room hotel offers a functional and comfortable guest experience. Guests can dine at the hotel’s artisanal café and Asian bistro, Substance Restaurant and Bar or exercise at the hotel’s 24-hour fitness centre.

For those seeking a versatile meeting space, the hotel offers the Dampiera Library and pre-function meeting room, providing 56 sqm of meeting facilities ideal for small corporate gatherings and conferences. This space includes an outdoor balcony and meeting room adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows and state-of-the-art AV equipment.

Courtyard by Marriott Perth

The Star Grand Brisbane

The highly-anticipated The Star Grand opening is scheduled for August and is part of the Queen’s Wharf development. This river-front hotel will boast 340 luxurious rooms spread across two towers and an impressive entrance featuring a 35-metre-tall glass oculus. The hotel’s Leisure Deck will offer guests exclusive access to three pools and an open-air oasis the size of two football fields.

The Star Brisbane’s Sky Deck, a 250-metre rooftop expanse of restaurants and bars, will provide a sweeping view above the Brisbane River. For those seeking a memorable events space, the hotel will feature Brisbane’s largest ballroom, accommodating up to 2,000 guests. Beyond The Star Grand, the Queen’s Wharf precinct will soon welcome the 4.5-star Dorsett Brisbane and the highly anticipated six-star Rosewood Brisbane.

The Star Brisbane

The wave of new hotels opening across Australia and New Zealand reflects an ongoing post-pandemic recovery in the region’s hospitality sector. The arrival of these newly developed properties will broaden and diversify the accommodation options available to travellers and will also encourage other hoteliers to evolve their product offerings to remain competitive.

*Data correct at July 2023

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