Legendary Australian apartment tycoon Harry Triguboff has finally left his mark in Melbourne, celebrating a significant milestone in his six-decade career.
Mr Triguboff, renowned for founding the Meriton business with a modest 18-unit block in Sydney’s Lower North Shore, recently unveiled his first Melbourne property, and AccomNews was there to witness the momentous occasion.
The inauguration of Meriton Suites Melbourne was nothing short of spectacular. Guests were warmly greeted by the 90-year-old industry icon and his team at the impressive 57-level tower located at 140 King Street. This sleek and stunning tower boasts 298 apartment-style suites, marking the 23rd Meriton Suites hotel owned by the 90-year-old developer.
“I am extremely proud that we have finally opened our first hotel in Melbourne,” Harry Triguboff, Founder & Managing Director of Meriton Group, proudly shared with the gathered crowd.
He also revealed the group’s ambitious expansion plans, involving an investment of over $400 million in developing three new hotels, thereby extending its luxury offerings to more Australian cities. These new properties include one, two, and three-bedroom suites, catering to the demands of both corporate and leisure guests.
Meriton Suites Melbourne officially opened its doors on September 26, boasting spacious accommodation in the heart of Melbourne, providing guests with a modern, stylish and comfortable stay in close proximity to the city’s iconic landmarks and attractions.
“We’re delighted to be opening three new Meriton Suites hotels across the nation, another big step for the company,” stated Mr. Triguboff. “Our investment into these new markets is a clear demonstration of our confidence in the continued growth of the domestic and international inbound markets, and the ongoing demand for luxury apartment-style hotels for the modern traveller.”
Meriton Suites Melbourne is not just about luxury; it also emphasises quality and service. The attentive staff ensures guests have a memorable stay, and the hotel offers spacious suites with king-sized beds, fully equipped kitchens, internal laundry facilities, and contemporary bathrooms. State-of-the-art amenities include an all-hours fitness center, an indoor heated swimming pool, a spa, and a sauna.
One noteworthy feature that caught the attention of guests was the high-tech supercharged elevators. A simple tap of your guestroom card on the digital screen directs you to a lift that automatically takes you to the correct floor.
The project to bring this 57-storey tower to life began when Mr. Triguboff purchased the site at 140 King Street in March 2019. While it faced delays due to the challenges posed by COVID, the opening coincided perfectly with Melbourne preparing for an influx of footie fans for last weekend’s AFL Grand Final. Bookings soared above 90 percent, with one of the hotel’s top-floor penthouses, priced at $2000 on Grand Final night, completely booked out.
Mandy has over 17 years of accommodation and tourism industry writing experience and is Editor of AccomNews & Resort News, Publisher of SchoolNews & Director of Multimedia Pty Ltd. She is a retired registered nurse with a 25-year NHS career that followed a few unforgettable years in hotel housekeeping.