Accor will be debuting its SO/Hotels & Resorts luxury brand in Australia with a new Melbourne property slated to open in 2023.
Positioned on the corner of William and Franklin Streets, SO/Melbourne will occupy the upper levels of a mixed-used development, which will also include 20,000m2 of office and co-working space, as well as a high-end ground floor retail space.
The 288-key hotel, which is the first SO/ branded hotel for Australia and second in the region following SO/Auckland, is being developed by MIT Group Holdings, the property arm of private tertiary educational institute, Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Hotel amenities include a club lounge and private meeting room, a specialty restaurant and bar with sky deck, an all-day dining restaurant with outdoor terrace, a lobby lounge and café, a ballroom, a wellness and fitness centre as well as a swimming pool. The lower levels will be occupied by Grade-A office space and co-working areas.