Marriott’s Westin brand heads to Adelaide in new luxury project

by James Wilkinson

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Greaton Group to debut Westin Hotels and Resorts in South Australia.

The Westin Adelaide is set to open in 2022 as part of a redevelopment of the iconic Adelaide General Post Office (GPO) building.

The hotel will join the Westin brand’s rapidly growing portfolio in Australia, where its footprint will double in the next five years with hotels opened in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and forthcoming in Brisbane, Darwin and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.

Located at the corner of King William and Flinders Streets, in the heart of Adelaide’s Central Business District, The Westin Adelaide will be housed in the Adelaide GPO.

The hotel will be housed in a 15-storey tower, with all 285 guest rooms offering sweeping views of the city skyline and Victoria Square. Guests will also enjoy signature Westin programs and amenities, such as the renowned Heavenly Bed and invigorating Heavenly Bath experience.

“Expanding the Westin brand into Adelaide is important strategically, as the city is enjoying great growth and development, which isn’t showing any signs of slowing down,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Marriott International, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

“Visitor numbers are at a record high and are on track to increase by 5.1 percent in the next ten years, as people seek out the beautiful beaches, world-renowned wineries and beautiful scenery South Australia is famed for,” he said.

Three inspiring dining venues will provide a variety of culinary options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a tearoom and specialty bar.

Guests will also enjoy the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities, including the brand’s signature Westin WORKOUT fitness studio, a resort-style outdoor swimming pool and the Heavenly Spa by Westin.

An ideal setting for functions, the hotel will boast more than 310 square meters of meeting and event space, as well as a 24-hour business center.