The Accor group has signed a new-build hotel to open in January 2025 as Novotel Melbourne Box Hill.
Novotel has more than 40 hotels in key metropolitan and leisure destinations and the latest signing is owned by asset management firm APH Holding.
Novotel Melbourne Box Hill will feature 132 guestrooms, conference and events facilities including a 200-capacity ballroom. Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar/café and an incredible rooftop bar. The hotel will also feature a day spa, sauna, wellness centre and gym.
Johnson Zhang, CEO of APH Holding, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Accor on this exciting development. The hotel will have access to public transport and retail amenities and will be an appropriate asset for Melbourne’s much needed second CBD which should promote, leisure and business.”
Accor Pacific CEO Sarah Derry said “The signing of Novotel Melbourne Box Hill is a significant milestone for Accor as we continue to expand our presence in Victoria. Box Hill is a vibrant and growing suburb, and we are excited to offer both business and leisure travellers a stylish and contemporary accommodation option in this dynamic community.”
Box Hill is now one of the largest commercial business hubs and transport interchanges outside of Melbourne CBD. The City of Whitehorse, of which Box Hill is the major economic hub, is home to nearly 180,000 people and had a gross regional product of $1.5 billion in 2019.