Marriot International has announced the debut of Westin Hotels & Resorts in South Australia as an important strategic choice in the company’s expansion across the Pacific. Sean Hunt, Marriott International Vice President, attributes the choice to the city’s “great growth and development, which isn’t showing any signs of slowing down”, historically high levels of visitation and South Australia’s reputation for unique experiences.
The Westin Adelaide is the latest addition to the $250 million redevelopment of the beautiful GPO Building where 285 guestrooms will span across 15-storeys, all with breathtaking views of Victoria Square and the city skyline. Construction will commence next year with expected completion in 2022. The five-star Hotel will join BHP who will relocate its headquarters into the heritage-listed GPO building in late 2019, after signing a long-term lease with naming rights.
With international visitation to South Australia rising 6 per cent over the last year, The Westin Adelaide will add to Adelaide’s already burgeoning world-class and boutique accommodation offering. The boutique property options have expanded significantly in recent years with the entrance of The Mayfair Hotel and The Watson Art Series Hotel. Plans for other global hotel brands to enter the marketplace include a Sofitel Hotel in 2018, a Sheraton and Langham Hotel in 2019 and a luxury Adelaide Casino hotel in 2020.The construction of a 183-room Travelodge on Bentham Street will also commence soon with a projected end value of $48 million.