Element Debuts in Australia
163-room hotel designed by Rothelowman
The Element Melbourne Richmond marks the debut of the Marriott International brand in Australia. The hotel, owned and developed by TRC (Aust), is situated in the new Botanicca Corporate Park on the banks of the Yarra River.
Designed by Melbourne architects Rothelowman, a curved façade reflects the winding Yarra River, while tones inspired by the Australian flora sit throughout all interior spaces. Oversized windows provide an abundance of natural light, and eco-conscious touches such as energy-saving LED lighting, CO2 sensors monitoring air quality and water-saving taps and fixtures, play into the brand’s philosophy. Each of the 163 guestrooms and five deluxe balcony king rooms include natural light and spa-inspired bathrooms. A select number of rooms also feature energy-efficient kitchenettes.
The property also includes Mint Lane Restaurant & Bar for lunch and dinner, serving seasonal modern Australian fare using fresh local ingredients. Rounding out the development are a 24/7 grab-and-go pantry, the brand’s signature complimentary Rise breakfast, fitness center, and four meeting spaces.
Photo: Courtesy of Element Melbourne Richmond