Project of the Week: Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne

Pictured: Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne will be housed in the shorter of the two STH BNK By Beulah towers.
Our ultra-luxury Project of the Week will be part of a development boasting Australia’s highest skyscraper and the tallest vertical garden in the world.

Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne will house 210 rooms, crowning the western tower of STH BNK By Beulah’s twin high rises in Melbourne’s Southbank district, the city’s cultural hub.

Spectacle and wellness

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is working with Melbourne property developer Beulah on this project, with the entire development worth a cool AUD2.7 billion (US$1.8 billion).

The hotel’s guests will arrive via a Sky Lobby situated on the western tower’s 63rd floor, boasting panoramic views over Melbourne’s city skyline, beachfront and Royal Botanical Gardens. The hotel will also offer a world-class integrated health and wellness experience, a sprawling rooftop restaurant and bar and multiple event spaces.

Vertical metropolis

Envisioned as a vertical mini-metropolis of 270,000 sq m , STH BNK By Beulah will comprise four distinct collections of private residences, public and green spaces, a rooftop sky garden, 3,000 seat auditorium, commercial offices, childcare centre, a health and wellness precinct, arts and culture spaces and programmes including an art gallery, as well as world-class experiential retail. This will all be housed within two twisting geometric glass façade and terraced forms, and will feature pocket parks and 6,000 sq m of green spaces up to a publicly accessible botanic garden atop the 365m-high tower.

In addition to services and amenities of the hotel, Four Seasons’ guests will enjoy access to the myriad experiences available at STH BNK By Beulah, including the gardens, programming within the art and culture spaces, coworking facilities, and the STH BNK Market Hall.

Natural incorporation

Due to become Australia’s highest tower, STH BNK By Beulah is also set to become the tallest vertical garden in the world, setting a precedent for future skyscrapers to incorporate the natural environment. The vertical garden will reach a total of 5.5 km, the length of Melbourne’s famed The Tan running track nearly 1.5 times over.

It is a project of an unprecedented scale for Melbourne, drawing together leading figures in international design and placemaking to create a world-class, multi-use development that sets a benchmark in liveable city design. Architectural firms UNStudio and COX Architecture will be leading the design.

Construction reveal

This month, major construction firm Multiplex was announced as the project’s selected builder partner. Beulah MD Jiaheng Chan said Multiplex was chosen due to its wealth of global experience in building tall towers that push the envelope in terms of design and construction while ensuring sustainability remains central to its core operations.

STH BNK By Beulah is due to commence early works in late 2023/early 2024 and will take approximately five years to complete. Opening is currently scheduled for Q1 2028.