MONDO Art Projects Wins New Melbourne Airport IBIS Hotel Project

MONDO Art Projects has been awarded the art consultancy for the new IBIS Style Melbourne Airport hotel.

Melbourne Airport expects to complete a new 464-room hotel – the first in almost 20 years – by the end of next year, after getting federal government approval for the dual-branded Ibis Styles/Novotel facility on the doorstep of its terminals.

Last week's approval means construction will begin this year on the Fender Katsalidis-designed hotel, the cornerstone of a new precinct called The Hive that will also include 10,000 square metres of new office facilities for the airport's existing Commonwealth government Border Force and Agriculture department clients.

The $250 million mixed-use precinct within two minutes' walk from Terminal 4 and an eight-minute walk from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 will also include a café, pub, bar and restaurant, conference rooms and flexible working areas, childcare facilities for the airport’s 20,000-strong workforce and civic spaces integrating public art.

Source: Financial Times