How is Darwin Convention Centre hotel building new buzz in expression of interest

 Tuesday, November 22, 2022 


The possibility of achievement for Darwin Convention Centre Hotel has begun with Expression of Interest (EOI) now open with six international hotel operators already interested in the project.

The crucial step for (EOI) taken was when the NT Government’s commercial advisor, CBRE Hotels, commenced the announcement of investment opportunity last month and have received strong interest from both investors and hotel operators, including Accor, EVT, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), Marriott, Radisson Hotel Group and Toga far East Hotels.

The EOI is the initial step in the competitive market processto build, own as well as operate a new hotel which was integrated with the Darwin Convention Centre. Therefore, closely analysed that this development would greatly add to the growth of the tourism, residential and hospitality offerings at the Darwin Waterfront.

A rising interest between 200 – 250 rooms, and provide a new, upscale accommodation option’s for corporate and leisure visitors is expected to be offered by the Darwin Convention Centre Hotel.

The highest effect of the Darwin Convention Centre Hotel development site is at Stokes Hill Road directly adjacent to the Convention Centre and offers spectacular views across Darwin Harbour and the Waterfront.

Quotes attributed to chief Minister Natasha Fyles:

Are the Darwin Convention Centre Hotel have already garnered investor interest and would be an important development to attract visitors and new business to the Territory. It is listed in NT infrastructure plan and pipeline 2022 as one of the key projects that align with the strategy’s investment objectives, in particular to invest in the right infrastructure, in the right place, at the right time.

This dry season the company saw all of the hotel operators stretched to the capacity and room available was tight. The hotel would be a much welcomed addition to the thousands of tourists who are eager to visit the territory.

Quotes attributed to the Minister for tourism and Hospitality Nicole Mansion:

As for international interest, it showcases the unique opportunity the Darwin Waterfront Hotel provides, the chance to be part of a thriving and exciting precinct.

To add that this project is great for tourism, especially in the area of conference travel, creating an extra 200 – 250 beds in Darwin.

But it’s also great for local well paying jobs in tourism and hospitality and will have flow on benefits to surrounding restaurants, tour operates and would reinvigorate the company’s Waterfront area.

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