Asian hotel giant Mandarin Oriental is coming to the CBD by signing a management contract for a new luxury hotel at 600 Collins St.
The mixed-use 180m tower will be Mandarin Oriental’s first property in Australia.
The five-star hotel will comprise 196 rooms and will be part of the 50-storey tower designed by acclaimed British architect Dame Zaha Hadid.
Mandarin Oriental will also manage 148 residences on the upper floors of the building.
Melbourne developer, Landream, is developing the project, which is expected to complete in 2023.
The hotel will be the first five-star hotel at the western end of Collins St, near the corner of Collins and Spencer streets.
The Collins St tower was granted ministerial approval last year, despite it exceeding the interim planning controls, due to its visual appeal and the inclusion of public space.