Starwood to debut Aloft brand in Melbourne

Travel News 02 Aug 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Spotlight Group to debut it’s Aloft brand in Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital.

Slated to open in early 2019, the new build 176-room hotel will form the centrepiece of a state-of-the-art mixed-use development located at 402 Chapel Street in South Yarra, known as “402 Chapel,” designed by international architect Tim Kobe.

The mixed-use development will include ground floor retail tenancies, first floor commercial, conference facilities, 40 exclusive residences and urban-inspired hotel accommodations featuring a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, which will create a hip, new social hub on South Yarra’s Chapel Street.

Located 40 minutes from Melbourne Airport at the heart of South Yarra on Chapel Street – Melbourne’s trendy shopping and entertainment strip - Aloft Melbourne South Yarra will be steps away from the city’s celebrated restaurant, bar and arts scene, as well as the central business district and transportation network.

Other nearby attractions include Melbourne’s favourite beachside suburb, St Kilda; Melbourne Cricket Ground; and the popular Prahran Market.