Oakwood expands its global hospitality portfolio, opening Australia's first Oakwood Premier property this October at 202 Normanby Road, Southbank, Melbourne. Pioneering the concept of serviced apartments for over 50 years now, Oakwood has established more than 80 properties globally, with Oakwood Premier Melbourne being the 10th Oakwood Premier property and first in Australia to open. This property is nothing like what the city currently offers, striking a fine balance between classic and contemporary design features. The impeccable facilities and thriving dining areas both have exquisite 360-degree views of Melbourne, overlooking Albert Park, Port Phillip Bay, the CBD and Williamstown, with each room bundling together luxury and comfort.
Developed by the team at Yarra Hotel Group, Oakwood Premier Melbourne is a brand new 40-storey building that has been in development since 2017. The building will showcase 392 rooms and serviced apartments alongside Sky Bar Melbourne, a rooftop bar with 360-degree views of the city. Staying true to Oakwood's offering, this property caters to guests of all needs. 132 of the rooms have been designed for transient guests on short stays and the remaining 260 apartments are made up of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments for mid to long-term guests that range from 35 to 85 square metres in size.
Oakwood Premier Melbourne will also have an all-day dining restaurant, a premium bar in the lobby, state of the art indoor/outdoor fitness centre, three private meeting rooms, two large multipurpose function areas, a co-working space and a lounge and games centre fitted with modern entertainment for those seeking activities like as snooker or video games. Guests will also be able to relax outside and watch Melbourne thrive at either of the two outdoor lounge green oases on levels five and six.
Oakwood Melbourne Premier is a 4-minute walk to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, a 13-minute walk to the South Melbourne Market and only a 20-minute walk to Marvel Stadium for those attending the footy or concerts.
Catering primarily to executives and business travellers, guests will have access to innovative tech and communications devices in their rooms along with a newly launched room service feature to make their stay special. In addition to this, Oakwood Premier Melbourne showcases art installations and waterfall features in and around the property, which pay homage to key Melbourne landmarks. Ultimately, Oakwood Premier Melbourne completely transforms what consumers traditionally know to be included in standard serviced apartment stays, catering to guests of all ages and it is nothing short of impressive.