THE burgeoning Meriton Serviced Apartments business has reached a new milestone – it has become the largest owner of hotel rooms in Australia.
Meriton Serviced Apartments has moved to No.1 by overtaking the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), which bought the Tourism Asset Holdings portfolio in 2013.
The Meriton Serviced Apartments ascendency has come with the opening of 254 new suites at Church Street, Parramatta, taking the luxury portfolio to 4403 suites in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Meriton Serviced Apartments is poised to widen its lead over the ADIA portfolio of 4096 hotel rooms and to cement its place as the nation’s fastest-growing hotel operator – it has opened three new all-suite apartment hotels in the past two months, with one more to come in a couple of weeks’ time.
That move, a reinforcement of Meriton Serviced Apartments’ commitment to the Australian hotel and tourism industry, will lift the number of its suites to 4621 spread across 18 hotels.
Leading the way in this expansion are the owner and founder of the Meriton Group, Harry Triguboff AO, and the general manager of the serviced apartment division, Matthew Thomas, who over the past 12 years have shared a vision of creating a world-class apartment-hotel brand that delivers luxury accommodation tailored to both Australian and international travellers.
The Meriton Serviced Apartments buildings, among the tallest in the world, have become prominent landmarks in their respective locales, delivering memorable and unrivalled views in tandem with the brand’s commitment to providing and maintaining a first-class standard for all guests.
Meriton Serviced Apartments soon is to introduce the newest hotel in North Sydney, a property that will offer unrivalled high-rise hotel accommodation and breathtaking views across Kirribilli and Neutral Bay, of Sydney’s iconic harbour and east toward the beautiful coastline.
Meriton Serviced Apartments, with many of its hotels, plus its 23 Penthouse Collection suites, awarded a five-star rating by Star Ratings Australia, is constantly striving to improve its products and services. Meriton Serviced Apartments offers outstanding products at normal hotel prices, so travellers who are keen on ‘value for money’ need not look any further.
Meriton Serviced Apartments, in upholding world-class standards across its portfolio, continues to provide generous open-plan living spaces, plus the modern conveniences of a gourmet kitchen, an internal laundry and flat-screen TVs, coupled with a 24-hour reception, five-star concierge services and daily housekeeping to deliver better value and quality than a typical hotel.