The Hyatt Centric brand made its Australian debut this month with the opening of the Hyatt Centric Melbourne on December 1, 2021.
“Hyatt has had a presence in Australia for over 30 years and we are excited about the launch of the Hyatt Centric brand in the country and the introduction of its adventurous style of exploration and hospitality,” said David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt. “As interstate and international borders in Australia reopen, we look forward to welcoming guests from near and far to discover afresh Melbourne and its cosmopolitan spirit.”
The property’s interiors celebrate the character of Melbourne’s urban fabric, from the city’s Hoddle Grid business district and use of tessellated tiles as seen in the custom-designed rugs in the rooms and public spaces respectively to the Victorian era-inspired brickwork in the public spaces. The design also pays homage to Melbourne’s history in wool production and during the Gold Rush through a curated collection of soft furnishings and light fixtures by local designers.
Other local nods include collaboration with the city’s emerging and established artists, food producers and designers. Examples include street art by Damian Cazaly, coffee from family-owned South Melbourne roasters Cottle Coffee, luxurious Mr. Smith bath products and fashion wear by PAGEANT for the hotel’s team’s attire.
Other highlights of the Hyatt Centric Melbourne include:
- Two restaurants: TOMA Restaurant & Bar on the 25th floor offers sustainably-sourced, Mediterranean-inspired menus, and a café—Allie Lane—serving treats from local producers including coffee and craft beer alongside homemade pastries and sandwiches.
- Wellness facilities including a 25-meter pool and 24-hour gym.
- Bellarine Meetings on level six, which offers 2,260 square feet of flexible function space, plus a 2,670-square-foot alfresco terrace.
Located in Melbourne’s downtown, the hotel is close to Southern Cross Station, the Docklands and Southbank precincts, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the Crown Entertainment Complex.