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PREMIER DANIEL ANDREWS MARKS THE TURNING OF THE SOIL FOR LANDMARK M-CITY DEVELOPMENT IN MELBOURNE’S SOUTH-EAST

PREMIER DANIEL ANDREWS MARKS THE TURNING OF THE SOIL FOR LANDMARK M-CITY DEVELOPMENT IN MELBOURNE’S SOUTH-EAST

A sod turning ceremony for Melbourne's landmark $1 billion mixed-use M-City development in Clayton was held on Friday 3 November.

Premier of Victoria, the Honourable Daniel Andrews MP, marked the event with the M-City development team and representatives from Mantra Group, including (pictured left to right) Saraceno Group Project Director Domenic Sciglitano, Schiavello Group Chairman Tony Schiavello, Saraceno Group Director Nick Saraceno, Mantra Group Regional General Manager Doug Flavell, Saraceno Group Financial Controller Annette Saraceno, and Mantra Tullamarine Hotel General Manager Jason McGowan.

Mantra Group will operate the full-service hotel and letting apartment component of the development, to be known as Mantra M-City, when it opens in late-2020.

Located on the corner of Princess Highway and Blackburn Road, the development is the largest ever undertaken in the city and includes a range of residential, hotel and serviced apartment accommodation as well as retail, entertainment and commercial facilities within the world-renowned education and medical precincts of the Monash municipality.

The 10-storey hotel will include 250 hotel rooms, conference and meeting facilities, a restaurant and bar, and onsite car parking.

Adjacent to the hotel tower, a further 180 serviced studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments will also be operated by Mantra Group.

About Mantra Group
Mantra Group is the leading Australian-based hotel and resort operator.  Mantra Group's portfolio consists of 129 properties with more than 22,000 rooms in properties under management, across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii. Operating three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree - MantraGroup operates the second largest network of accommodation properties in Australia (by room number). The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full-service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats. The Group successfully listed on the ASX in June 2014 and in its first year as a public company was elevated to the ASX 200: www.mantragroup.com.au; www.peppers.com.au; www.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.au