Working alongside leading Australian architects Bates Smart, Norman Disney & Young were engaged by Vicinity Centres to undertake the design, documentation, tender and contract review of the new $130 million Hotel Chadstone.
Australia’s largest hotel operator, AccorHotels, will manage the 250-room luxury hotel under its MGallery by Sofitel brand, helping to again elevate Chadstone as a world-class integrated lifestyle destination bringing together retail, dining, entertainment, business, tourism and now accommodation. The hotel will provide accommodation and services to complement the iconic Chadstone Shopping Centre and Tower One offices situated within the precinct.
The 12-level hotel features 250 guest suites, and boasts market-leading features, including health and wellness facilities, a day spa, gymnasium and indoor, rooftop swimming pool, plus two restaurants, lounge bar, and a ballroom. Integrating these facilities into the hotel structure proved a challenge to all services, particularly for acoustic isolation, ensuring that guests could enjoy the recreational spaces without impacting on the ambience of the hotel suites.
The communications network architecture for the building is comprised of an advanced network infrastructure, supporting the needs of guests who require a robust communications solution for business or entertainment. A key feature is the implementation of a passive optical network (PON), a fibre optic system that reduces the need for copper in the system (which has higher maintenance requirements than fibre optics), while providing a backbone to the communications system that will be compatible with current and emerging technologies.
Once certified by the Green Building Council of Australia, Hotel Chadstone will be the first 5-star Australian hotel to receive a 5 Star Green Star Design & As Built rating.
ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFORMATION:
Architect: Bates Smart
Project Value: $130M