Touchdown: Marriott wins contract for first hotel at Western Sydney Airport

Marriott International has signed the first hotel to become part of Western Sydney Aerotropolis International Airport through an agreement with 1990 Developments Pty Ltd.

The AU$70 million Courtyard by Marriott Western Sydney Airport hotel is due for completion in 2026, to coincide with the opening of Nancy-Bird Walton Airport.

“Western Sydney International Airport is one of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects, and today we are delighted to announce the first hotel to be part of the new Aerotropolis,” said Richard, vice -International President of Marriott Hotel Development – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific. Crawford.

“As the world’s largest hotel company, Marriott International operates more than 500 airport hotels around the world. It’s a segment of the industry we know well and we’re very confident that a new hotel, under our Courtyard by Marriott brand, will have exceptional prospects for long-term success.

Courtyard by Marriott is the company’s largest brand, with more than 1,200 properties worldwide, including three hotels in Australia, with five more in the pipeline.

The 200-room hotel, to be designed by Hassell Architects, will feature an all-day dining restaurant, cafe and bar, while additional plans include a fitness center and 580m² of meeting and conference space. ballroom.

Marriott was awarded the long-term hotel management contract following a competitive operator selection process conducted by CBRE. The property will be developed and owned by 1990 Developments Pty Ltd, which is controlled by ASX-listed Maas Group Holdings and Gibb Group.

“We have been developing commercial, industrial and large properties for over 12 years and are now very excited to be a new entrant into the hospitality industry,” said Matt Gibb, Managing Director of The Gibb Group.

“We are delighted to partner with Marriott International on our first development and look forward to expanding our involvement with this market-leading company.”

The new airport is expected to support around 28,000 jobs and will have the benefit of having no curfew, allowing for increased passenger and cargo capacity to Sydney.

Nicholas E. Crittendon