Business

Simon Johanson

Property Editor at The Age and BusinessDay journalist for Fairfax's theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au.

Mandarin Oriental Group will operate a 196-key hotel in the Zaha Hadid-designed tower in Collins Street.

Mandarin Oriental to open in Zaha Hadid tower

Luxury hotel operator Mandarin Oriental Group will open its first Australian hotel in a stunning, vase-like Melbourne tower designed by the world's greatest female architect, Zaha Hadid, before she died unexpectedly last year.

Low interest rates and falling vacancy levels in Australia's office sector have spurred interest.

Office deals galvanise east coast markets

Yield-chasing investors have galvanised office markets as they run the ruler over a multi-storey complex in downtown Melbourne and a St Kilda Road office tower, just two of multiple deals in play along Australia's east coast worth up to $2 billion.