Main Photo: The new Marriott Docklands Hotel – imagined
Date: May 2020
Location: Melbourne Docklands, Victoria, Australia
Name: Marriott Docklands Melbourne – opening December 2020
No. of Keys: 200
Buyer: The hotel is the first purpose-built Marriott hotel in Australia in over 20 years by Melbourne based property developer Capital Alliance.
Capital Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Mohan Du said he is excited to have Mr Giresh Talreja as the new incoming GM at the new Marriott Docklands.
“With the current global economic downturn in tourism this is testament to not only our commitment, but Marriott’s dedication to maintaining a level of normality to say we are all here for the long run. There are many naysayers right now within the industry and we are here to say that the industry will bounce back stronger than ever”, Mr Du added.
Located in the heart of Docklands, the 200-hotel room, 5-star, Marriott Docklands will aim to open its doors in December 2020. Just in time for summer and for the first guest to enjoy captivating views from the city’s first open-air rooftop pool.
Marriott have jut appointed Girish Talreja, as General Manager of Marriott Docklands Melbourne ahead of its opening in December 2020. Mr Talreja joins Melbourne’s newest hotel from his most recent position as Hotel Manager at the iconic Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, where he played a key role in the $50 million renovation and re-branding of the hotel.
With nearly two decades of industry experience, working at various Marriott International hotels, Mr Talreja’s journey began at the renowned JW Marriott Mumbai in 2003. He brings extensive experience to Marriott Docklands from his previous roles in China, Indonesia, Australia and India.
As General Manager, Girish will report into Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific, Marriott International.
“We’re pleased to have Girish on board for the opening of Marriott Docklands Marriott, Melbourne,” said Sean Hunt. “Having worked for a range of Marriott International branded hotels, Girish understands the importance of bringing the brand to life for our guests. It’s an exciting time for Marriott as we continue our commitment to the travel and tourism industry here in Australia. During these unprecedented times, our ongoing goal remains to grow our business and to strengthen our offering.”
THPT Comment: Great experience as GM, Giresh Talreja will be, we are sure, a great asset to this new Marriott hotel.
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