Melbourne’s latest Hyatt hotel debuts in thriving Caribbean Park

The latest Hyatt Place hotel to open in Australia made a grand entrance in Melbourne’s thriving Caribbean Park business district this week (February 16).

Owned and developed by the Spooner family, Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park features 171 spacious guest rooms, including one and two-bedroom suites, and caters to multitasking travelers and energetic business professionals to take advantage of the expected growth in business travel. Melbourne’s business and leisure market.

After 30 years of relentless development by the Spooner family, Caribbean Park, 27 kilometers from Melbourne’s central business district (CBD), comprises 300,000m² of industrial properties, 55,000m² of office space (together making up over 50 buildings) and a 275-acre park.

Now, the southeast micro-city of Melbourne has taken an exciting leap forward with the opening of the AU$75 million Hyatt Place hotel, which is expected to be popular with many businesses located in Caribbean Park.

The hotel offers smartly designed Hyatt Place branded social spaces and guest rooms with separate work, play and rest areas.

Guests will also enjoy thoughtful amenities such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food and beverage offerings.

Archie’s Farm Restaurant and Bar, named for the much-loved and late Archie Spooner, offers diners an authentic, regionally inspired menu that draws on the finest local and seasonal produce.

The farm-to-table style restaurant offers contemporary a la carte options for lunch and dinner.

“Hyatt congratulates the Spooner family on this significant investment,” said Robert Dawson, Vice President, Pacific Region, Hyatt.

“We are proud to partner with Caribbean Park to create this new hotel which will introduce new standards of service and accommodation to this region.”

Dawson said the new property is part of an exciting expansion for the brand in the region.

“We are delighted to welcome Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park as our tenth operating hotel in Australia,” he said.

“This is also our second Hyatt Place hotel in Melbourne and Australia, and with two more Hyatt Place properties under construction, this opening shows a strong vote of confidence in the Hyatt Place brand in the country.”

Caribbean Park manager Ben Spooner said the opening was a particularly proud day for the family.

“In 1945, Archibald ‘Archie’ Spooner purchased farmland which is now home to the largest and fastest growing business district outside Melbourne’s CBD,” he said.

“Nearly eight decades later, Archie’s farm looks like a micro-city of industrial, office, retail and entertainment districts. It is an important step in the development of Caribbean Park that today we officially open a new Hyatt Place hotel.

“Caribbean Park would exceed Archie’s wildest dreams today, but to honor his legacy and recognize where the dream began, the Spooner family have named the bar and restaurant at the beautiful new Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park after Archie” , said Spooner. .

Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park General Manager Nicole Pasqual said all staff were delighted to be part of this new hotel to serve Melbourne’s southeast.

“As Melbourne continues to grow and prosper economically, we are delighted to add to the momentum by welcoming guests with a comfortable stay in the city’s largest business district outside of the CBD,” it said. she declared.

“With our thoughtful spaces designed for work, play and rest, our multitasking guests can easily accomplish what they need to do while staying at Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park,” she said.

Peter M. Doran