The Holiday Inn Express Hotel at Southbank will feature an extensive mixed use development which offers ground floor retail, 3 levels of above ground parking and 3 levels of offices. An internal landscaped and art filled laneway will connect the city road project through to Fawkner Street at the rear.
The hotel will consist of 345 guest rooms. The modern, sleek materiality of the hotel tower offers a shimmering, dynamic form that helps strengthen its verticality and presence within the existing City Road streetscape.
The Hotel Podium offers a strong counterpoint to the tower with its kinetic façade, activated retail spaces and a landscaped winter garden. At night, both tower and podium come alive and will be linked with an exciting array of blue LED lighting, a characteristic of the HIEX brand. The Hotel’s Porte-Cochere will offer a unique and immersive guest experience by providing punctuated façade treatment with street art, which embraces the rich tapestry of Melbourne’s art culture.