Accor and owners JMS Hospitality and Management have announced a new-build in Melbourne's Moonee Ponds precinct.

The Sebel Melbourne Moonee Ponds will open in the Mason Square precinct, a new major urban renewal development comprising a residential, retail, and dining hub, scheduled to open November 1 2019.

Featuring 97 serviced apartment-style rooms across eight floors, the property boasts a fitness centre, meeting spaces, a New York-style restaurant known as Saros, underground parking, and a ground floor space home to retailers and cafes. 89 one-bedroom apartments and 8 two-bedroom apartments all come complete with balconies and full kitchen facilities.

“Melbourne’s inner North West is set for a resurgence with the opening of the new Mason Square precinct, a major urban renewal development project for Moonee Ponds," said Simon McGrath, chief operating officer, Pacific for Accor.

“Accor strategically jumped at the opportunity to introduce the international upscale serviced apartment brand to the precinct, with owners JMS Hospitality and Management, in the burgeoning area of Moonee Ponds, already well known amongst the racing fraternity, and soon to become the accommodation of choice for those visiting the area."

The property joins a network of 30 internationally branded The Sebel apartments across Australia and New Zealand. Guests of The Sebel Melbourne Moonee Ponds will be able to earn points and privileges via Accor's loyalty programme, Le Club AccorHotels. The programme is free to join and can be used across more than 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries.

“The Sebel Melbourne Moonee Ponds will showcase both the sophistication and independent flexibility that our guests expect from The Sebel brand,” McGrath concluded.