Melbourne’s most anticipated luxury opening – The Ritz-Carlton on Lonsdale Street – has officially welcomed first guests. As Australia’s tallest hotel, it’s tailor-made to offer an experience outside the ordinary, and it’s one that begins as soon as you arrive.
Rather than checking in at a meagre ground floor lobby, guests instead zip up to the Sky Lobby on the 80th floor, where lavish decor and views of the Yarra River and city skyline set the tone for what awaits during a stay at the ‘six star’ hotel.
From there, the opulence soars even higher across its 17 floors.
Among its many delights are signature restaurant Atria – helmed by Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw in partnership with Chef Mark Best (of former Sydney restaurant ‘Marque’ fame) – and bar Cameo, in addition to Ritz-Carlton Club and a chic day spa.
Atria’s interior plays homage to the art deco luxury of the 1920’s, with a culinary philosophy highlighting local and native produce, while Cameo is all about exceptional spirits, rare vintages and inventive cocktails. High tea is also offered at The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge.
The hotel’s signature Ritz-Carlton Club is positioned on the 79th floor, just below the sky lobby.
Views similar to the lobby are the norm for guests, with all 257 rooms and suites on levels 65 and above. Each is finished to an impeccable standard: accents of timber, leather and stone, paired with plush linens and premium amenities.
Access is included for guests in Club-level rooms and suites, and as an optional add-on, subject to availability, for those who wish to use the club beyond the inclusions in their room booking.
Health and wellness takes the shape of an infinity pool (which in a nod to Melbourne’s weather will be indoors and heated) with a deck overlooking the city; and the Ritz-Carlton Spa, offering a fitness centre, sauna, two vitality pools and a yoga studio among six treatment rooms.
The complex also sees a new addition to Melbourne’s laneways, with the new thoroughfare between Lonsdale and Little Lonsdale streets set to host numerous hole-in-the-wall style restaurants, bars and shops emblematic of the city’s eclectic cultural heartbeat.
Why not enjoy your own 6* luxurious experience?
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