Four Seasons hits new heights in Australia with new Melbourne property

23 February, 2022

Australian property developer Beulah has selected luxury hospitality specialist Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage the hotel within its new AUD2.7 billion STH BNK By Beulah development. The property will be housed in what is set to be the world's tallest vertical garden and Australia's largest tower, part of a stunning sculptural form composed of two twisting towers.

The Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne will include 210 rooms, crowning the western tower of STH BNK By Beulah, and will see guests arrive via a Sky Lobby situated on the 63rd floor, boasting panoramic views over Melbourne's city skyline, beachfront and Royal Botanical Gardens. The property will also offer an integrated health and wellness experience, a rooftop restaurant and bar and multiple event spaces.

An 'unmatched hospitality experience, while remaining uniquely Melbourne'

Four Seasons is described as "the perfect partner" for STH BNK By Beulah by Adelene Teh, executive director at Bulah and offering "an unmatched hospitality experience, while remaining uniquely Melbourne" for the new property as the brand works to push the boundaries of what's possible in the luxury, lifestyle and sustainability spaces.

"Four Seasons aligned perfectly to our ethos and vision, offering unparalleled experiences, a bold commitment to innovation, and fantastic sustainability initiatives across its hotels and resorts," adds Ms Teh, who holds a Masters Degree in Architecture and is well versed in the property sphere, with her father Datuk Teh Kean Ming - chief executive office and managing director of IJM Corp BHD - boasting over 35 years of property development and construction experience.

The tallest tower in Melbourne and tallest vertical garden in the world

The STH BNK By Beulah will become Australia's tallest tower and is also set to become the tallest vertical garden in the world, setting a precedent for future skyscrapers to incorporate the natural environment as we increasingly seek to deliver sustainable construction solutions. The vertical garden will reach a total of 5.5 kilometres, around 1.5 times the length of Melbourne's famed The Tan running track.

Lush gardens, art and culture spaces among property features

In addition to services and amenities of the hotel, guests at the property will enjoy access to the myriad experiences available at STH BNK By Beulah, including the lush gardens, programming within the art and culture spaces, coworking facilities, the STH BNK Market Hall, and much more.

Envisioned as a vertical mini-metropolis, STH BNK By Beulah will comprise four distinct collections of private residences, public and green spaces, a rooftop sky garden, 3,000 seat auditorium, commercial offices, childcare centre, a health and wellness precinct, arts and culture spaces and programmes, as well as retail offerings, all within two twisting terraced forms.

Melbourne growth follows successful Sydney platform

Construction on the Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne is expected to begin late 2022 and will take approximately five years to complete. It will be the second Four Seasons in Australia, joining the existing Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.

The 34-storey Sydney hotel sits on the edge of Circular Quay, a short walk from the harbour and the cruise terminal. It first opened in 1982 as The Regent Sydney and has been managed by Four Seasons since 1992, officially coming under its branding in 2002. It features 531 keys comprising 498 guest rooms and 33 suites and is home to Sydney's largest outdoor hotel swimming pool, with separate whirlpool and third floor sundeck.