The popular and fast-growing regional town of Wodonga is set to have a new, contemporary motel 300 metres north of the town centre, following WMK’s Town Planning approval for Mosman Property Group.
Bringing a modern, sophisticated twist to the traditional style reminiscent of the 1960s, the courtyard motel set around a landscaped carpark features 37 rooms, café and a 3-bedroom manager’s residence. A simple yet bold articulation of built silhouettes, with gable and skilling roofing encompasses a textured layering of facades to give the building an impressive finish.
The use of raw materials including Victorian Ash Timber and textured concrete cladding, complimented by matt charcoal metallic finishes give a sense of honesty and earthiness, being representative of the nearby Victorian high country and its iconic snow gums and granite rock forms. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette, dining and flexible desk space area to accommodate the various guest needs for long and short stays. The interior palette is mature, masculine, yet elegant and clean, bolstered with localised touches of indigo blue and petrol, a nod to the eucalyptus forests that dominate the nearby Victorian alps.
Mosman Property Group’s principals, Jesse Xu and Nicholas Warden say that the property aims to attract both the professional and weekend traveller alike, combining modern architecture and city hotel finishes with traditional ease of access afforded by country motels.
Mr. Xu said with an upsurge of domestic and regional travel expected in the later part of 2020 and beyond, we are seeing an increase in demand for regional towns to upgrade their facilities or introduce a broader range of accommodation options. Mosman Property Group is excited to bring this quality product to market.”
Mr. Warden said the highly resolved design at the planning stage and exceptional service from Wodonga Council resulted a quick Planning Permit approval time.
Construction expected to commence before year end 2020.