Developer Time & Place and joint venture partners MaxCap Group and TFE Hotels will open a $150 million boutique hotel in Southbank, Melbourne in September 2025.
The JV will build a 188-room boutique hotel operated by TFE Hotels under the Hannah St. Hotel brand.
The proposed hotel will sit within the Collection by TFE Hotels brand, joining the likes of The Calile in Brisbane; a 102-room boutique Collection property currently under construction in Sydney’s Surry Hills; and the $340-million dual hotel project slated for Melbourne’s Docklands in 2026.
The Hannah St. Hotel – which sits at the nexus joining Melbourne CBD, the Yarra River, South Melbourne, and the Arts Precinct – will feature a neighbourhood bar, restaurant, and rooftop bar/events space across 10 levels.
All of this is set to compliment The Queensbridge Building which will deliver 367 residential apartments and will feature lush gardens, private rooftop terraces and a lap pool.
Other amenities at the Queensbridge Building include a wellness studio, gym, sauna, steam rooms, co-working spaces when it’s completed.
Construction is already underway on the project with completion on track for Q3 2025.
According to Time & Place Director Tim Price, The Queensbridge Building referenced a bygone era of brass, steel, and stone, emulating the postcode’s industrial era.
“As developers, we want to facilitate the development of legacy projects that invite art, design and culture to influence one another,” Mr Price said.
“We envisage the hotel will become ingrained in the cultural fabric of the suburb and form a part of the transformation, coming to life as a ‘neighbourhood hotel’ for locals and visitors alike.”
“As we set out to bring this landmark hotel to The Queensbridge Building, we are looking to bring international influences to Southbank through design and experiences. We anticipate that our hotel will be regarded as the place to stay for anyone in the arts visiting the city.”
“Operating under the Collection by TFE Hotels’ brand was a natural choice for the project, not only are our brand values aligned but TFE Hotels is the perfect operator to bring to a suburb rich in arts and culture as it transitions to a premier lifestyle destination.”
TFE Hotels Chief Executive Officer Antony Ritch said TFE was 100% focused on partnerships with legacy makers, like Time & Place, who make a wholehearted commitment to the neighbourhood.
“Collection by TFE Hotels really are one-of-a-kind experiences and they take inspiration from local culture and from their surroundings,” he said.
“These have a unique model of close owner collaboration, and we are incredibly fortunate to have partnered with Time & Place and MaxCap on a building that will not only become a place maker for Melbourne’s newest lifestyle destination but provide such incredible amenities for the community.”