Where to stay
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC
03 9657 1234
The MCG and Federation Square may be considered Melbourne landmarks, but for those visiting from out of town, Grand Hyatt Melbourne is as much of an icon. The prestigious hotel is located in the epicentre of high fashion and fine dining, at the Paris end of Collins Street. Sitting tall, at 33 levels high and towering over Melbourne, the hotel offers spectacular views across the city and the Yarra River.
The five-star hotel, part of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, continues the luxurious standards that the global hospitality company is known for, offering 550 rooms, three dining outlets and Australia’s largest hotel health and fitness facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
There are six different types of guest rooms on offer: Standard, View, Deluxe, Spa, Grand Club and Suite. Each room was designed by acclaimed architect, Joseph Pang, and is framed with floor-to-ceiling views, best enjoyed from the plush, custom-made king-sized bed. The opulent marble bathroom, complete with a deep soaking tub, caps off the indulgent experience, making leaving your room to explore the city that little bit harder.
If you do make it out the door, head to the roof for a spot of tennis – after all, where else could you rally on a rooftop? If you prefer a different type of sport, head to the golf cages for a hit, or the half basketball court for a bounce. The indoor pool is the perfect place to cool off after working up a sweat, but there’s also a Jacuzzi, spa, sauna, steam room and plunge pool to relax in after a busy day of exploring Melbourne.
All this running around should leave you with a growing appetite. Luckily, you won’t have to go far for a bite to eat, with Grand Hyatt Melbourne offering distinct dining areas – Collins Kitchen, Bistro Bar and Ru-Co Bar.
Collins Kitchen sits on the ground floor, and serves up an award-winning breakfast buffet, as well as delicious lunch and dinner options. On the weekend, it becomes home to the luxurious High Tea in Style by Cristina Re, served on vintage tiered stands and 24-carat gold trimmed teaware. Sundays are home to the Living Grand Sunday Lunch Buffet, where visitors can wander through the open market-style kitchen while interacting with chefs and indulging in the artisan produce on display.
On your way out to a meeting, stop by Bistro Bar for an espresso, or better yet, host your meeting there – with secluded tables, you’ll be talking shop in no time. If you really want to impress, book into a room that includes Grand Club Lounge access. Located on the 31st floor, it boasts panoramic views of the Melbourne city skyline and includes all-day refreshments as well as evening drinks with canapés.
Tucked away in an inner city laneway, Ru-Co Bar brings an inimitable flair to the bar scene serving up a unique cocktail culture inspired by Melbourne’s eclectic spirit. Exuding urban sophistication and contemporary luxury, Ru-Co Bar sets the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences, offering an extensive list of signature cocktails, single malt whiskeys, cognacs and a wine list carefully selected from a 2,700 variety strong wine wall.
No matter what you’re visiting for or what time of the year you pop by, the attention to detail and standard of guest service at Grand Hyatt Melbourne is astounding. With a Paris end location, outstanding facilities and delicious dining, what else could you need for the perfect getaway?