July 22, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier | Image: W Sydney | Source: Multiplex

Two flagship properties for Marriott International in Australia’s two largest cities are on their way to 2023 opening dates after multiple issues delayed their originally scheduled debuts.

The most recent obstacle both hotels faced was the collapse of Probuild in February which was the key contractor in the construction of the developments housing both hotels.

Multiplex announced this week it has been appointed by developer Greaton to complete the finishing touches on The Ribbon in Darling Harbour which will host W Sydney, set to be the largest W hotel in the world with 585 rooms and over 1,000m2 of event space.

The Ribbon is largely complete already, with the iconic W logo attached to the building in late 2021. Multiplex will work alongside existing subcontractor Buildcorp which is handling the internal fit-out works.

“Multiplex built the original IMAX theatre some 25 years ago, and so it’s with great pride that we are supporting Greaton to bring this re-imagined project to fruition,” said Multiplex regional managing director David Ghannoum. The Ribbon sits on the site formerly home to the IMAX theatre.

“We look forward to getting started and delivering for Sydney-siders,” he said.

After being originally scheduled to open in 2020, W Sydney is now expected to open in early May 2023.

In Melbourne, Multiplex has also been completing work on the second stage of West Side Place, where the Ritz-Carlton is located. The construction of the Marriott property was completed in stage one, under Probuild, with the Dorsett Hotel, housed in a different tower to the Ritz-Carlton, currently under construction as part of stage two.

Originally expected to open in 2021, then in the second half of this year, the 257-room Ritz-Carlton Melbourne now has a projected opening date in early 2023.

The hotel will offer almost 2,800m2 of event space.