The Westin brand set for Australian expansion with new Margaret River Resort

by James Wilkinson

Marriott International’s Westin brand is set to further expand in Australia, with the announcement of a new resort in the popular Margaret River wine region south of Perth.

When it opens in 2023, The Westin Margaret River Resort and Spa will feature 120 rooms and will join hotels in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and forthcoming in Darwin and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.

“Expanding the Westin brand into the Margaret River region is important strategically, as the city is enjoying great growth and is not showing any signs of slowing down. Visitor numbers are at a record high and are on track to increase by 5.1% in the next ten years1, as people seek out the beautiful beaches, world-renowned wineries and beautiful scenery that the South West Region is famed for,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Marriott International, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

“When opened, The Westin Margaret River Resort and Spa is set to complement the currently operating Westin Perth located in the Perth CBD as the ideal Perth City-Margaret River itinerary bookend for travellers.”

Located on the southern headland of Gnarabup Beach, the resort will be renowned for its uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean and one of Western Australia’s most dramatic coastlines featuring numerous world class surf breaks.

With direct access to the famous Cape to Cape walking trail, nearby national forests and ancient caves there is no shortage of nature experiences. The site is located in the heart of the Margaret River Region which features world class wineries as well as an abundance of premium food produce and a thriving arts community.

When opened, it is expected to feature 120 guestrooms, including 45 spacious suites, featuring sweeping views, as well as the iconic Heavenly Bed and invigorating Heavenly Bath experience.

Three inspiring on-site dining venues will provide a variety of culinary options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge and a pool bar. Guests will also enjoy the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities which empower them to maintain their daily fitness and wellness routine, including the brand’s signature Westin Workout fitness studio, a resort-style outdoor swimming pool and the Heavenly Spa by Westin.

In addition to the health club, Run Westin program will be in place to take guests on a scenic run along numerous trails in the Margaret River region and the unspoilt strip of golden sand. An ideal setting for functions, the hotel will boast more than 400 square meters of meeting and event space with pre-function area and a separate entrance.