Stayed in an executive room on the 9th floor. From the electronically controlled curtains to the rooftop pool, I liked everything about this hotel, especially the design. It blends lots of modern materials into an old building and has a wonderful feel to it. My room had a well placed desk - probably the best exec room I have stayed in - easy access to broadband ($29.95 a day unlimited, which is ok) and phones. Bose CD/radio player. Lots of room. Great luxury bathroom with huge walk-in shower with two shower heads. Having breakfast in the multi-storey atrium was a delight - huge selection of cooked standards plus European style cold-cuts (prosciutto, salami, smoked salmon, brie). Service was very pleasant. If you are visiting Melbourne this is a treat as it's not cheap ($325 a night inc. breakfast) but if you just want to sample the luxury go for breakfast and indulge yourself.
- 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