Minor brings NH Hotels to Australia

Minor Hotels is planning its first NH Hotel in Australia with a property set to take shape in Sydney.

NH Sydney Airport is due for completion in Q3 2026 near Sydney’s international and domestic airports, 7 km from the heart of the city’s central business district.

Upscale plan

The overall design and vision for the AUD55 million newbuild upscale property was placed in the hands of the creative team at Bates Smart, one of Australia’s largest architecture practices.

Plans call for over 90 rooms, a lobby restaurant and bar with all day dining options and contemporary communal spaces.

The Sydney airport hotel will be a base for corporate and leisure travellers seeking a retreat within the urban hub of Mascot, within close proximity to the airport.

Brand confidence

Craig Hooley, chief operating officer for Minor Hotels Australia and New Zealand, commented: “We are pleased to be launching the trusted and reputable NH Hotels brand in the Australian market.

“A high-profile brand throughout Europe and Americas, we are confident that NH Hotels’ easy-going, urban and fresh service offering will be very well received by Australian travellers.”

Signing milestone

NH Hotel Group, which also includes the premium boutique NH Collection brand and premium lifestyle nhow brand, was acquired by Minor Hotels in 2018 and integrated into its corporate portfolio, which now stands at more than 330 hotels in 30 countries globally.

The signing of NH Hotel Sydney Airport is another milestone for the group, being developed alongside the 254-room NH Collection Sydney which is due to open in 2025 as the first hotel under that brand in Australia. Further north, Minor is also developing the 180-key Avani Mooloolaba Beach Hotel, which has now begun construction in Queensland ready for a Q2 2025 opening.