Darwin Westin Hotel hits a major milestone with prototype hotel rooms to be constructed to set the quality benchmark.
Darwin-based M & J Builders has been awarded the contract to deliver a high-end prototype hotel room to test the design and set the quality benchmark of a Westin Hotel guest room for the whole project.
Construction of the prototype room will commence shortly and is anticipated to be complete in mid-2020.
While the development of the hotel is a private enterprise project, the Territory Government has committed $17 million towards public infrastructure including a sky walk to link the Waterfront to the CBD.
The $200 million private-sector investment will provide a significant boost to the tourism industry and help attract high-end investors wanting to do business in the Territory as well as luxury travellers to Darwin.