Melbourne’s internal metropolis, already set to learn from the $1.7 billion Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation Undertaking in 2028, will obtain one other enhance to tourism with the announcement that diversified property developer Time & Place, together with three way partnership companions MaxCap Group, and Australia’s TFE Motels, will open a $150m boutique lodge in Southbank in September 2025.
The deal has seen the three way partnership partnership, alongside building and property specialist Hickory, create a brand new lodge model – the Hannah St. Lodge. This lodge not solely aligns with its neighbourhood idea for The Queensbridge Constructing precinct however delivers an expertise that’s genuine to Melbourne.
The 188-room boutique lodge, which might be operated by TFE Motels and can sit beneath the Assortment by TFE Motels model, becoming a member of the likes of The Calile in Brisbane; a 102-room boutique Assortment property presently beneath building in Sydney’s Surry Hills; and the $340-million twin lodge challenge slated for Melbourne’s Docklands in 2026.
Hannah St. Lodge – which sits on the nexus becoming a member of Melbourne CBD, the Yarra River, South Melbourne, and the Arts Precinct – sits throughout 10 ranges and can characteristic a neighbourhood bar, restaurant, and rooftop bar/occasions house. All of that is set to enrich The Queensbridge Constructing which can ship 367 residential residences and can characteristic a sequence of resident unique lush gardens, personal rooftop terraces, lap pool, wellness studio, health club, sauna, steam rooms, co-working areas, providore within the lobby and personal eating room to Southbank when it’s accomplished.
Building is already underway on the challenge with completion on monitor for Q3 2025.
Based on Time & Place Director, Tim Worth, The Queensbridge Constructing – references a bygone period of brass, metal, and stone, emulating the postcode’s industrial period. And, in a powerful present of power for Victoria’s inventive set, the event’s putting facade was designed in collaboration with Elenberg Fraser, with interiors by the famend Flack Studios.
“As builders, we wish to facilitate the event of legacy initiatives that invite artwork, design and tradition to affect each other,” Tim mentioned. We envisage the lodge will turn out to be ingrained within the cultural cloth of the suburb and kind part of the transformation, coming to life as a ‘neighbourhood lodge’ for locals and guests alike.”
“As we got down to convey this landmark lodge to The Queensbridge Constructing, we want to convey worldwide influences to Southbank by way of design and experiences. We anticipate that our lodge might be considered the place to remain for anybody within the arts visiting town.”
“Working beneath the Assortment by TFE Motels’ model was a pure alternative for the challenge, not solely are our model values aligned however TFE Motels is the proper operator to convey to a suburb wealthy in arts and tradition because it transitions to a premier way of life vacation spot.”
In terms of their Assortment model, TFE Motels’ Chief Govt Officer, Antony Ritch, says TFE is 100% targeted on partnerships with legacy makers, like Time & Place, who make a wholehearted dedication to the neighbourhood.
“Assortment by TFE Motels actually are one-of-a-kind experiences they usually take inspiration from native tradition and from their environment,” he mentioned. “These have a singular mannequin of shut proprietor collaboration, and we’re extremely lucky to have partnered with Time & Place and MaxCap on a constructing that won’t solely turn out to be a spot maker for Melbourne’s latest way of life vacation spot however present such unbelievable facilities for the neighborhood.”
“What I really like about this challenge is that Hannah St. Lodge will ship an expertise in a neighbourhood that’s remodeling, because of an funding in Australia’s largest cultural infrastructure challenge, into a really world-class artwork precinct,” Ritch mentioned. “Southbank is linked to the most effective of Melbourne. It has a variety of vitality and an actual concentrate on arts, sports activities, and the outside (with 18,000 sq. metre of further public gardens set to be delivered) which fantastically enhances these iconic Melbourne experiences – buying, laneways, meals, and tradition – that all of us love a lot.”
“And, importantly for us, Hannah St. Lodge is being delivered by Melbourne builders with a long-term dedication to the realm.”
Tim Worth agrees. “It is a neighbourhood lodge. A constructing with roots locally and a spot the place you’re welcomed in to benefit from the hospitality whether or not you’re staying brief time period otherwise you’re a everlasting resident. We aren’t growing and leaving, we’ll be on this constructing lengthy after its doorways have opened,” he mentioned.
An onsite ‘Expertise Director’ will interact with constructing residents to create one-off experiences while a lap pool for coaching, giant scale health club and a piece membership full with sound-proof pod casting rooms that are all simply accessed by lodge friends. Time & Place and Hickory additionally realised the potential of the Kings Manner Overpass city parklands early on and partnered with Australian Indigenous Artist, Reko Rennie previous to commencing building on website to activate their very own ‘Underpark’ with a brief basketball courtroom.
What’s in a reputation: Hannah St. Lodge
Developer: Time & Place
Joint Enterprise Companions: MaxCap Group and Hickory Group
Architect: Elenberg Fraser
Inside Designer: Flack Studios
Operator: TFE Motels
Model: Assortment by TFE Motels