MELBOURNE – Australia will get its first timber hotel - the ultra-modern Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank - later this year.
TFE Hotels and Hume Partners Property will launch the cross-laminated timber (CLT) hotel at the intersection of Melbourne’s Southbank Boulevard and City Road, some 300 metres from the Crown Casino Complex and 700 metres from the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Cross-laminated timber is a non-toxic, renewable resource that has a long-life cycle, is fire resistant, highly sustainable and offers superior strength and stability when compared to common structural materials.
TFE Hotels’ COO Chris Sedgwick said Adina Apartment Hotels as a brand had wholeheartedly embraced the concept of design-driven hotels, and had a swag of contemporary new-build hotels in the pipeline.
In addition to the Adina’s 70 Studio apartment-style hotel rooms, 140 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom apartments, the hotel will also feature a gym, 20-metre indoor lap pool, two meeting spaces and a boardroom.