This is my second stay at this property and this time around the hotel surprised me with a fabulous suite as part of my RA upgrade. About the hotel itself, its just tucked beside the tall Rialto towers and has only 9 floors. No views to be expected from the rooms other than looking on to Collins Street. There are 2 sides to the hotel looking inwards with the open restaurant in the middle. Great service and attitude by the Concierge and Bell staff. The lobby is relatively small and wont give you the appearance of a luxurious hotel, but the suite certainly is. The place is more cozy and boutique style. The suite itself is well furnished and as you can see from my pictures very well kept and spacious. The bathroom is fantastic with a large shower room with multiple shower jets. it also has a good sized Jacuzzi tub and I love the heated towel rack. Location wise, its right on Collins st and getting anywhere in the CBD or to the Spencers St train station is very easy. Breakfast did not have a huge selection, but decent enough..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrated as one of the world’s hottest and best new hotels by both Conde Nast Traveler and Wallpaper* magazines, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is a fascinating example of the city’s fusion of old and new. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto represents the resurrection of one of the city’s last remaining examples of 19th Century Victorian Gothic architecture into a timeless and inspiring luxury hotel. Its city centre location on Collins Street is at the heart of the laneways, attractions and experiences that give Melbourne its international appeal. Behind the Gothic façade is a sleek yet intimate hotel that is home to two very different bars – the Bluestone Wine Lounge and the Market Lane Bar – and a variety of dining establishments, including Alluvial Restaurant and Guy Grossi’s exciting new venture, Merchant. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto has also teamed up with Shannon Bennett, providing valet parking for his new Vue de monde restaurant on the 55th floor of the adjacent Rialto building. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto’s warmth and exceptional service belies its size, with more than 250 guest rooms across two soaring wings, including a stunning collection of suites as well as the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge and facilities for premium guests. The hotel’s rooftop is also a destination itself, home to the kitchen’s own market garden and beehives, the Scandinavian-inspired swimming pool and the glass-encased fitness centre overlooking the Melbourne cityscape. Also available is the luxurious candle-lit East Day Spa offering east-meets-west treatments and therapies. Before guests arrive, they can take advantage of the concierges’ passion and Insider knowledge of the city. Chief Concierge, James Ridenour and his team are the key to authentic experiences of the real Melbourne and everything the city has to offer. ... more less
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- Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto Hotel Melbourne