Mantra Group has secured the management agreement to operate a landmark new-build 46 storey hotel in the heart of Southbank in Melbourne.
Operating as Mantra on City Road, the 469 apartment development will bring bold design and opulent finishes to Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank arts and entertainment district.
The hotel, which is currently under construction, is being developed by prolific Melbourne developer BPM and will be managed by Mantra Group when it opens in late March 2018.
Designed by leading architects Elenberg Frader (building) and Hecker Guthrie (interior design), Mantra on City Road is ideally located on the corner of Clarendon Street and City Road in Southbank and will feature 469 superbly appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments with world-class digital connectivity, along with a range of inviting guest spaces including a pool, gymnasium, and an indoor winter garden with private dining spaces and a guest lounge.
Mantra Group Chief Executive Officer Bob East said Mantra on City Road will cater to the strong demand for high-quality accommodation in Melbourne.
“Melbourne’s hotel market is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of growth and tourism forecasts are consistently positive with the high occupancy environment underpinning robust annual growth,” said Mr East.
“Mantra on City Road presents us with an excellent opportunity to secure a presence of scale and quality in a prominent location and grow our offering in one of Melbourne’s best performing metropolitan sub-markets, which boasts established and varied accommodation demand drivers.
“We’re thrilled to partner with BPM on this strategic and significant new development for Melbourne, one which will be a high-end addition to our ever-growing portfolio of Mantra properties.”
With Melbourne’s central business district, Crown Casino, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the city’s finest shopping and dining precincts all within walking distance, Mantra on City Road is ideally suited for both business and leisure guests.
This announcement comes just weeks after the Group announced another hotel signing in Melbourne – the hotel and letting apartment component of Saraceno Group’s $1 billion mixed-use M-City development in Clayton.
About Mantra Group
Mantra Group is the leading Australian-based hotel and resort operator. Mantra Group’s portfolio consists of 129 properties with more than 22,000 rooms in properties under management, across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii. Operating three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree – Mantra Group operates the second largest network of accommodation properties in Australia (by room number).
The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full-service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats. The Group successfully listed on the ASX in June 2014 and in its first year as a public company was elevated to the ASX 200: www.mantragroup.com.au; www.peppers.com.au; www.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.au