The Ritz-Carlton brand arrives in Melbourne

i By March 27, 2023 No Comments

The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne has opened on the top 17 floors of a new 80-storey tower on the west side of the city’s central business district.

The 257-key luxury property features three culinary venues, a spa, and nearly 27,000 square feet of event and meeting space.

“We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Melbourne, and to open our second hotel in Australia,” said Tina Edmundson, president, Luxury at Marriott International. “With its destination-driven design inspired by the city’s past and present, combined with the finest amenities, exciting culinary offerings and highly personalized service, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne exemplifies our commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences and creating meaningful memories in inspiring cities, the world over.”

The property is part of the $2.4 billion, four-tower West Side Place high-rise residential development designed by Cottee Parker Architects.

The guest experience begins in its Sky Lobby Reception on the 80th floor, which delivers uninterrupted views of Melbourne, the Yarra River and distant mountains.

Guestrooms and suites feature dark wood and simple natural stone punctuated with decorative hand-made glass panels, custom light fixtures and touches of gold. At 2,700 square feet, The Ritz-Carlton Suite is one of the city’s largest. Spanning the length of the building, it has a separate living and dining room, walk-through wardrobe, in-room sauna, and private pantry. Guests in Club level suites will have access to a signature Ritz-Carlton Club.

The hotel’s restaurants reflect the city’s epicurean obsessions and add to its reputation as a foodie destination.

Atria, which is located on the top floor of the property, features hyper-seasonal, innovative dishes by Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw’s creative menu concepts, developed in partnership with culinary advisor Mark Best. Located on the same level, Cameo is an intimate, sophisticated cocktail bar showcasing exceptional spirits, rare vintages, and the art of mixology. The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge is perfect for coffee, casual luncheons, relaxed dinners, and receptions. It is also home to the hotel’s high tea experience.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa has six treatment rooms, an infinity pool, a curated fitness center, and a yoga studio.

The hotel’s dedicated meeting and event venues span two levels. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom can seat up to 550 guests, and features 7-meter high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.