Next Story Group will debut LinQ Hotel in Melbourne’s waterfront hub of Southbank.
The new-build hotel will soft open with 162 rooms on September 1, 2019. After a complete fit-out, the hotel will officially launch its first upper midscale LinQ Hotels brand on November 1, 2019.
LinQ Hotel Melbourne Southbank is a short walk from the Southbank Promenade, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Entertainment Complex.
The property is expected to complement the Next Hotel Melbourne at Collins Street, slated to open in 2Q2020 and the Sage Hotel Melbourne, Ringwood, which has been in operations for over a year.
Next Story Group says this acquisition further reinforces the importance of Australia, where most of its hotel portfolio is located, as a key market. It is also aligned with Next Story Group’s expansion plans, which focus on strategic growth in Australia, South-east Asia and South Asia.