My partner Stewart and I recently stayed at the Intercontinental, our first choice of a getaway in our home town. I initially checked in before my partner & after a bit of a bumpy start with our room not being ready I was warmly welcomed back by Kishor, he always manages to make our stays very enjoyable and relaxing, being on hand to take care of any need we may have. The room that we stayed in was on the 5th floor, was very spacious & comfortable and the bath was divine. I also enjoyed a swim in the pool & time in the sauna which was very awesome, I didn't want to leave lol
The staff in the club lounge were very attentive, warm & friendly, always smiling & ready to help us in any way they could. The club is a good place to just sit back & rest, a good environment & loved the idea of the tables & chairs outside on the landing, it was really nice sitting out there where we could enjoy the view of the hotel, lights and the sculptures are a new touch that were delightful.
It is always nice to be welcomed by staff and to have them know who we are and to personally welcome us back : ) Overall we had a really good stay and we look forward to returning again soon.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto Hotel Melbourne