Melbourne Airport is teaming up with AccorHotels to build a 464-room hotel operating under the three-star ibis Styles and four-star Novotel brands in the airport’s new property precinct, The Hive.
To be located just steps away form Terminal 4, the mixed-use hotel will feature a wellness centre, conference rooms, pool, gym and rooftop garden, cafe, bar and combined restaurant facilities.
Melbourne Airport chief of property, Linc Horton, said the hotel expansion will support the airportâ€™s growth in aviation.
â€œDemand for air travel in and out of Melbourne is at an all-time high â€“ and itâ€™s going to continue to grow strongly,” he said, adding that the new hotel will help support forecast passenger figures of almost 70 million travellers by 2038.
â€œCurrently our on-airport hotels are operating at significant capacity year round so it is crucial we expand our hotel amenity,” he explained.
Construction is set to commence in the second half of 2018, and public consultation is underway on the preliminary development plan. Comments close on March 19, 2018.