Goldfields Group has won permission to replace Richmond’s former Matt Blatt showroom with a 12-storey, 198-key hotel.
The facility at 587-593 Church Street will include balconies on levels two, four and six and an open-to-the-public rooftop terrace with a pool and two bars – one a teppanyaki restaurant – all up able to cater for 216 guests.
A gym and meeting/function rooms fill the first floor.
The ground level will contain a bistro able to accommodate 120 clients – as well as the hotel entrance, via a porte-cochere off Yorkshire St.
There is also a 70-bay basement car park.
Goldfields paid $19m for the 1710 sqm site in 2019; it is across the road from Cremorne (story continues below).
The hotel proposal was approved by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Elsewhere in the suburb, the Brady Group has earmarked an 11-level guesthouse at 203-207 Bridge Road.
Fortis, meanwhile, is seeking to construct a 10-floor residential building on a 1298 sqm Brighton Rd block it purchased eight months ago, also for $19m, while GIC and Grocon have proposed a Build to Rent based village to replace Richmond Plaza.
Last month, Australia Post pre-committed to a 13-storey office at 480 Swan St – a move which will see it relocate from the Melbourne CBD.
Poly Global also recently put forward a commercial complex on Richmond sites neighbouring the Pelaco sign.