A new 61-room Abode Hotel will be constructed adjacent to Canberra’s premier restaurant precinct, Kingston.
Abode Hotels general manager Rien Donkin said the company was excited to be expanding its signature self-contained apartment hotel offering in Canberra’s inner south.
“This new Abode will have its own style with a boutique feel that will complement the surrounding streetscape and Kingston’s unique ambiance,” Mr Donkin said.
“We have been experiencing strong occupancy across our hotels and are looking forward to encouraging more visitors to Kingston, which will help add to the life of the precinct and increase patronage of local businesses.
“The fantastic array of local eateries is one of the reasons we decided not to include a restaurant in this hotel.
“Guests will have easy access to some of the finest foodie offerings in Canberra at their doorstep and we’ve had very positive feedback from local retailers.”
Located on the corner of Kennedy and Eyre streets, the hotel will be four-storeys and include basement parking. Designed by Canberra firm Stewart Architecture, construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Architect Marcus Graham said the design fulfilled the key objective of the Kingston master plan to create a “vibrant, diverse village”.
“The hotel responds to its corner position, while its brick construction complements the existing streetscape,” Mr Graham said.
“Architecturally it’s a very articulated building that wraps around the corner. It will help reinvigorate that older part of Kingston.”