Marriott International’s wellness-focused Element by Westin brand has arrived Down Under. The opening of the Element Melbourne Richmond, owned and developed by TRC (Aust), marks the debut of the brand in Australia.
The property is located in the new Botanicca Corporate Park on the banks of the Yarra River, six kilometers from Melbourne’s city center.
Designed by Melbourne architects Rothelowman, the property’s curved façade reflects the Yarra River. Oversize windows provide natural light and energy-saving LED lighting, CO2 sensors that monitor air quality and water-saving fixtures play into the brand’s eco-friendly philosophy.
The hotel has 163 guestrooms and five balcony king rooms, several of which have energy-efficient kitchenettes. The lobby’s multifunctional dining space serves breakfast in the morning and becomes the Mint Lane Restaurant & Bar for lunch and dinner. The 24/7 Restore grab-and-go pantry is available for guests to purchase snacks and food items to prepare in their rooms, as well as everyday essentials.
Additional amenities include the 24/7 Motion Fitness center as well as the complimentary Bikes-to-Borrow program that directs guests to bike paths in and around the city’s central business district.
The hotel has four meeting spaces for a total of 256 square meters of event space that can accommodate up to 250 guests.