Modern, luxury, high rise hotel with wonderful views.
Great location right on the main (high end) shopping street. Area is considered the "French" end of Collins Avenue and the hotel is around the corner from the City's free Circle Line shuttle. (Treasury Building Museum is right around the corner too and exhibits give a great introduction to Melbourne). The hotel sits above a shopping mall which has a variety of shops and is also surrounded by many coffee shops and convenience stores.
Hotel misses some of the amenities of other high end hotels - little things like difficulty in reaching the Concierge, no free WiFi or water in the rooms, no channel listing for TV, no 24 gym, smallish bathroom, no comfortable space for smokers (friend was chased away from covered entrance).
The staff is very friendly and the hotel's location, a bit away from the hustle/bustle, is something I appreciated (others may prefer to be in the heart of things). Overall, very good stay enhanced by excellent staff.
Hotel was about 20 minutes from the airport with fare around AUS$45.