Luxury hotel development to enhance Darwin Harbour

Darwin will have a new luxury hotel opening in 2021 with the Westin Hotels and Resorts constructing a tropical, waterfront hotel on Darwin Harbour.

The $200 million project will boost local tourism, as well as offering opportunities in the construction and operational phase.

Westin is a leading upscale hotel brand and part of Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel operator.

Project owner Landbridge Group is using ICN NT to identify local content and keep industry informed of project progression.

The hotel design will complement the natural environment of Darwin, with a skywalk connecting the city to the water and providing 360-degree views.

Once complete, the hotel will feature:

  • a multi-functional, publicly-accessible sea wall that will provide protection to the development from storm surge
  • lush tropical landscaped grounds with water features to create cool shaded grounds
  • terraces, breezeways, verandas and function areas designed to maximise water views
  • a resort-style rooftop pool
  • an iconic restaurant, bar and a Westin luxury spa
  • a façade of metal, timber and stonework in a contemporary design to reflect the Darwin escarpment and surrounding heritage buildings.

The NT Government has committed $17 million towards public infrastructure associated with the project including the skywalk development.

Landbridge Project Director Andy Payne said the company was committed to offering opportunities to local contractors and suppliers.

“We have been working with a number of industry groups to ensure that there are maximum opportunities for locals to be a part of this significant project.”

The first contract, selected through a commercial tender process in partnership with ICN, has been awarded to locally-based McMahon Services Australia NT for construction of the seawall.

In a press release issued by the NT Government, McMahon Services Australian Manager, Northern Territory, Mick Laidler, said “McMahon Services Australia NT is a strong advocate for local industry participation, a commitment which we intend to stand by through this project.”

ICN NT is urging local businesses interested in supplying to the project to ensure their ICN Profile is current and up-to-date and they have registered for updates against the project.

For more information on the project, go to the hotel’s Gateway page and register for updates.