Hilton is reportedly planning a return to Melbourne with an all-new flagship Hilton Hotel slated for the Melbourne Square development at Southbank.
That location – flanked by Southbank's entertainment and arts precincts – isn't too far from the hotel group's former South Wharf site, which in July 2017 was rebranded as the Pan Pacific Melbourne.
The new Hilton Melbourne Square will offer some 600 rooms in Tower Five of the six-tower $2.8 billion development, which has been designed by Cox Architecture – the same firm behind city's recently-opened private jet terminal.
The hotel's opening date is said to be around 2022, according to sources connected with the hotel's development.
Approached for comment by Australian Business Traveller, a spokeswoman for Hilton Hotels said "At this time, we have no information on this property though are always looking into several development opportunities in Melbourne and Australia."