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Melbourne’s Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel Melbourne has been officially rebranded as a Quest property.
Located in Melbourne’s CBD at 33 Spencer Street, the property offers
business and leisure travellers 95 spacious studios, as well as one and two
bedroom apartment style accommodation options infused with 4.5 star
comfort befitting one of the city’s landmark hotels.
Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana was delighted to formally announce this addition
to the Quest Apartment Hotels group, highlighting the property’s strong
appeal to Quest’s core target customer, the extended stay business traveller.
“Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne is a great asset to the Quest network,” he
said. “This heritage listed property is a Melbourne icon that has been cleverly
transformed, and caters to the accommodation needs of short- or long-stay
“Beyond its majestic façade, the building offers top quality amenities, a unique
spaciousness and an ambience of grandeur attributable to the Victorian era.
“The building has a rich history, originally built in the 1880s as the Victorian
Railways Administration offices, due to the land’s proximity to Spencer Street
and Flinders Street Stations.
“The building was acquired in the early 1990s and converted into a luxury
hotel. Quest is proud to be a part of the next chapter of one of Melbourne’s
most treasured possessions.
“The prime location on the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets positions
Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne very favourably for business travellers to
“The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown Entertainment
Complex, Docklands and Melbourne’s legal and finance precincts are all in
close proximity,” Sanjana said.
Guest facilities at Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne include an on-site
restaurant and bar, valet parking, indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, outdoor
BBQ and garden area, and a meeting room facility for up to 50 delegates.
Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne is Quest’s eighth property in Melbourne’s
CBD and the 54th Quest property in Victoria.
Multiplex has reached a major construction
milestone on M&L Hospitality’s new boutique
hotel at 65 Sussex Street in Sydney’s CBD,
topping out the eight-level building.
Revealed to almost 800 delegates at
the at the eighth annual Australasian Hotel
Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE)
in Melbourne and designed by architects
Fitzpatrick and Partners with interiors by
Woods Bagot, the hotel will feature a distinctive
geometric façade and comprise 182 guest
rooms including four generously-sized suites, a
three-storey high internal garden and courtyard,
meeting space, restaurant and bar.
“ We are excited to reach this important
milestone and look forward to launching our new
boutique hotel later in 2017,” said Neil Maxwell,
CEO, M&L Hospitality.
According to Multiplex, the construction of
65 Sussex Street has seen over 550 people and
85,000 hours worked on-site to date. Almost 3,000
cubic metres of concrete has been used to build
the hotel’s structure, while 333 individual panels of
glass will be used to form the geometric façade.
“The hotel is an important part of the
revitalisation of the surrounding western corridor
and is ideally located close to the Barangaroo and
King Street Wharf lifestyle precincts,” said David
Ghannoum, Regional Managing Director NSW
“ We are drawing on our expertise in hotel
construction and working within the confined and
busy CBD environment to deliver this new hotel.
With the structure of 65 Sussex Street
complete, Multiplex will now commence
the internal fit-out of the guest rooms with
completion on track for the end of 2017.
In December 2016, Multiplex completed the
redevelopment of M&L Hospitality’s 161 Sussex
Street property at Darling Harbour with the hotel
opening as Hyatt Regency, representing the
brand’s return to the Sydney market.
M&L’S NEW SYDNEY BOUTIQUE
HOTEL SET FOR LATE 2017 OPENING
Melbourne’s Grand Hotel is now
branded as a Quest property
An artist’s impression of the bar at M&L
Hospitality’s new Sydney boutique hotel
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