Darwin based M & J Builders has been awarded the contract to deliver a high-end prototype hotel room to showcase the design and finishes of the luxury rooms in the new Westin Darwin Hotel.
Project Director, Andy Payne, today confirmed the appointment of another locally based construction contractor contributing to the development of the project.
“This is where we begin to see the design lifting from paper to real life and we can demonstrate the look and feel of the rooms to the future Hotel contractors” A prototype room is an important step in the project’s development, and is being built to test the design and set the quality benchmark expected of a Westin Hotel for the guest rooms across the whole project.
“We have been working closely with Westin Hotels & Resorts, the operator of the new hotel, to refine the design and internal layout of the building and it’s beautifully appointed rooms,” Mr Payne said.
“We are very pleased to once again engage local contractors and continue our commitment to ensure opportunities for qualified local businesses and suppliers.
M & J Builders Managing Director Michael Buckley said “We’re delighted to have been successful in the tendering for these important works and to be working with the Westin Darwin Hotel team, and we look forward to getting started.”
The prototype room will be built offsite at Winnellie, allowing site preparation works to continue on the waterfront site.
“Construction of the prototype room will commence shortly and we anticipate that it will be completed by the middle of next year.
Mr Payne confirmed that first stage works on the site continue to progress well with the construction of the sea wall and pedestrian footpath well underway.
“We are looking forward to progressing onto construction of the nine-storey hotel next year, and the prototype room is an important step in the overall process” Mr Payne said.