Australia’s First Hyatt Place Hotel Officially Opens at Essendon Fields

Australia’s first Hyatt Place hotel officially opened for business at a star-studded event featuring special guests including Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester as well as the joint owners of Essendon Fields’ Lindsay Fox and Max Beck.


The new $60m Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields is an important milestone in the development of Essendon Fields, representing its single largest investment and pushing the total number of jobs created at Essendon Fields since privatisation in 2001 to more than 6,000.

The new Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields complements the existing hotel offers in Melbourne’s north-west and, together with the new Australian Events Centre, generates opportunities for the region to capture a greater slice of Australia’s multi-billion dollar conference, events and hospitality market.

“The official launch of the new Hyatt Place opens the front door of Essendon Fields to the rest of Melbourne. Not only is it strategically located at the entrance to Essendon Fields, but will make it possible for business or busy travellers to meet, organise conferences or just stay in Melbourne’s north-west, a region that supports more people than the Gold Coast,’’ said Chris Cowan, CEO of Essendon Fields.

“Hyatt Place’s close proximity to Melbourne Airport (6.5km) and Melbourne’s CBD (10km) means travellers coming to the north west of Melbourne can avoid all the busy-ness and congestion associated with the CBD,” he said.

“We are delighted to be working with the Hyatt Group on this important project. We searched for the best hotel operators in the world and the Hyatt Group’s proposal to create Australia’s first ever Hyatt Place perfectly fitted our need for a point of difference in the hotel and hospitality sector,’’ added Chris.

We are delighted to collaborate with Essendon Fields and have the opportunity to bring the first Hyatt Place, a brand known around the world for delivering a modern and comfortable experience to Australia,” said Robert Dawson, Area Vice President, Pacific.

“Hyatt Place was designed for today’s multi-tasking travellers 24/7 lifestyle by combining stylish design and practical amenities with forward-thinking technology and purposeful service. Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields offers a fresh and friendly stay experience, ideal for business and leisure travellers.  We are confident that travellers to Essendon Fields, a strategic gateway on the aviation corridor into Melbourne, will find the comfort they want and the service they deserve at Hyatt Place,” added Robert.

The new 166-room Hyatt Place hotel forms a new precinct at Essendon Fields. It is located adjacent to the recently opened The Australian Events Centre and Mr McCracken bar and restaurant (open soon).

About Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields

Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields will mark the Hyatt Place brand’s first hotel in Australia.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, combines style, innovation and 24/7-convenience to create a seamless stay with modern comforts. There are more than 270 Hyatt Place locations in Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, India, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit

Features include:

  • 166 spacious guestrooms with separate spaces to sleep, work and play, as well as a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Free Wi-Fi everywhere
  • Meeting Spaces offering more than 80 square metres of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space 
  • 24-hour StayFit Gym featuring cardio equipment with LCD touch-screens and free ear buds
  • Gallery Kitchen Breakfast, a free hot breakfast for guests available daily in the Gallery Kitchen, featuring hot breakfast items, fresh fruit, steel-cut oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and more
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu & Market serving freshly prepared meals anytime, day or night and perfectly packaged sandwiches and salads
  • Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
  • Odds & Ends programme for forgotten items that guests can buy, borrow or enjoy for free

Posted on 16 June 2017



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