Wyndham Grand lines up first hotel in Australia
Rising 120 metres high, the Loucas Zahos Architects-designed Wyndham Grand Adelaide will become one of South Australia’s tallest hotels when it opens in 2024.
The landmark new 34-storey property will lie at the heart of Adelaide’s Central Business District. We find out more.
Reaching new heights
Rising up to 120 metres from King William Street, Wyndham Grand Adelaide aims to become a new icon for the city. The estimated AU$150 million tower, which is being developed by Equinox Property, will house 347 guest rooms and suites, plus a range of facilities that promise to elevate the brand’s concept of approachable luxury.
“The South Australian capital has been experiencing a surge of investment, with new infrastructure projects such as the expansion of Adelaide Airport, the revamp of the Adelaide Oval, and now, the creation of one of the city’s tallest hotels,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president of Asia Pacific for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “We are excited to be part of this prestigious project. Wyndham Grand is known for its iconic locations, so I can think of no better way to introduce the brand to Australia.”
New lifestyle venues for Adelaide
On completion, the hotel’s rooms and suites will pair interior design featuring green walls, plush furnishings and marble fixtures with floor-to-ceiling windows framing Adelaide’s skyline.
The accompanying lifestyle facilities will include an infinity pool with deck and bar for panoramic city views, a fitness centre and a spa with sauna and treatment rooms. The property’s culinary offering, meanwhile, is to comprise an upscale restaurant, a wine bar, a hill-facing sky bar with outdoor seating and a rooftop restaurant, which the hotel aims to make one of the city’s top dining destinations.
The property’s development is being managed by Guava Lime Property Solutions and the architecture is being designed by Loucas Zahos Architects.
Wyndham Grand’s entry to Australasia
The first Wyndham Grand hotel to open in Australasia, Wyndham Grand Adelaide will join a collection of almost 50 Wyndham Grand hotels and resorts across the world. In Australia, the hotel will sit alongside Wyndham’s expanding portfolio of brands encompassing hotels in locations such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The hotel is to be managed by Resort Management by Wyndham; a subsidiary of Wyndham Destinations, this management firm looks after 54 properties across the APAC region..
“Our depth of hotel management experience, knowledge and capability make us the ideal partner for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as it launches its upper-scale Wyndham Grand brand in Australia,” said Warren Cullum, senior vice president, operation at Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific. “This new hotel will represent the pinnacle of hospitality available in Adelaide and we are proud to have the opportunity to provide an incomparable experience to guests and showcase Adelaide to the world.”
“This is a proud moment for our company, as we announce this landmark development with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies,” said Tong Gui, on behalf of Equinox Property. “Wyndham Grand is well-known across the world for its impressive hotels and the brand is the perfect fit for our new development.
“With its prime position and impressive stature, this hotel will become a new symbol of prosperity for the city of Adelaide, which has given us a place to call home the past 20 years. We are delighted that we can give back by showcasing such a significant building for the city and to all of South Australia.”