New Hotels in Melbourne, Australia

New hotels in Melbourne are introducing a range of top-tier amenities and luxuries for visitors to enjoy, in the midst of the city’s vibrant and diverse essence.

With an array of exciting new attractions consistently emerging around the city, it is no surprise that the hospitality industry is evolving to meet the demand. Venture into Melbourne’s latest accommodation options to experience modern, tech-driven facilities and breathtaking views of the bustling city, and discover the best of what this dynamic hotel scene has to offer.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne

Opening Date: March 2023

Address: 650 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3000

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Set on the western side of Melbourne’s central business district, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne soars  80 stories above the city with the finest amenities, exciting culinary offerings and highly personalized service.

Designed by Australian architects Cottee Parker, the hotel’s stunning spaces, from the ground floor gallery to the Sky Lobby Reception on Level 80, showcase an acknowledgment of place and indigenous heritage, expressed through the beautifully curated artworks that adorn the arrival lobby walls.

The hotel’s 257 guestrooms are understated and elegant, allowing the stunning city views to take centre stage.

The hotel has three distinct culinary venues: Atria – hotel’s signature restaurant features hyper-seasonal, innovative, inspiring dishes by Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw’s creative and progressive menu concepts. Cameo is an intimate, sophisticated cocktail bar set high over the city and invites conviviality and a sense of discovery. Steeped in ceremony and imagination, Cameo is a luxurious showcase for exceptional spirits, rare vintages, and the art of mixology. The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge offers the perfect setting for guests to enjoy coffee, casual luncheons, relaxed dinners, and receptions. The Lounge is also home to the hotel’s high tea experience, where a personal menu, customized tea blend, and a high tea stand created especially for the experience, reflect a sense of place, capturing the spirit of Melbourne.

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Mercure Melbourne St Kilda Road

Opening: March 2023

Address: 568 St Kilda Road, 3004 Melbourne

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Located in the centre of the St Kilda Road Melbourne district, minutes from Albert Lake where the Melbourne Grand Prix takes place, The Alfred Hospital, Fawkner Park, the American Consulate and many corporate names, Mercure St Kilda Road is a short tram ride away from the City.

Newly refurbished & exceptional level of comfort, premium beds, kitchenette, balconies, ensuite showers, free wifi and chrome cast TV technology in every room. Onsite restaurant, bar, gym and laundry.

The hotel offers 145 rooms, including 20 two-bedroom apartments, a full-size gym, car parking, and a dynamic restaurant and bar adorned with eclectic artworks throughout guestrooms, the lobby, and common areas.

Laneways By Ovolo

Laneways By Ovolo

Opening Date: March 2023

Address: 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Deep within the vibrant heart of Melbourne’s many tangled laneways, lives a little hotel with a big personality. With 43 Memphis-inspired rooms, tailored to the weekend adventurer and the corporate crusader, it’s the perfect spot to kick off your heels, or slip on some sneakers and hit the cobblestones.

During your stay, be sure to grab a cocktail or pot of local craft beer at the downstairs Amphlett House — an upbeat bistro-pub with honest fare offering vibrant drinks on tap.

Outside, wander art-filled arcades rich with the aroma of roasted coffee. Explore avant-garde galleries and bustling boutiques. Or catch a show in the city’s thriving theatre district.

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Le Méridien Melbourne

Opening Date: March 2023

Address: 20 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Located on a prime location overlooking Parliament House, Spring Street, and the east of Melbourne, the hotel invites travellers to savour the moment and connect with Melbourne’s famed art, culture, and culinary scene through the brand’s timeless perspective on modern travel.

Originally built as a hotel in the 1850s, the site has been a cornerstone of Melbourne’s arts and culture scene through its many iterations as a theatre, cinema, nightclub, and live performance venue. Returning to its original interpretation as a hotel, Le Méridien Melbourne pays homage to its rich history through curated design, immersive art installations, and exciting culinary collaborations.

The property offers 235 guest rooms, including 14 suites, where contemporary style meets mid-century elegance with custom joinery, eye-catching lighting, and chic marble bathrooms.

All guest rooms feature the brand’s signature room scent, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, signature Le Méridien beds, Marshall Speakers, 55-inch LCD TVs, signature bottled cocktails by The Everleigh Bottling Co., a personal coffee machine with artisan coffee pods, and a dedicated working desk designed for the creative-minded traveller. Suites are elevated with black stone kitchenettes, premium Smeg appliances, luxury barware, a selection of art books, beautifully-crafted oak board games, and Yamaha MusicCast 500 turntables with a selection of vinyls from artists such as Prince and James Brown, who once performed on-site.

Le Splash – the showpiece rooftop pool and terrace – hosts an additional large-scale mural by Stephen Baker and features an open-air bar serving cocktails, poolside snacks, and inventive local gelato flavours from Le Scoop by Le Méridien – the brand’s signature handcrafted gelato and sorbet cream programme. There will also be a seasonal pop-up cinema on the rooftop that will launch later this year, in collaboration with Melbourne International Film Festival and French Film Festival. Adjoining the pool deck is a 24-hour TechnoGym complete with virtual personal trainers and a sauna. Intermission is a lobby café serving barista-brewed Axil coffee by day, and transforms into a wine bar by night, offering petit plates and an extensive list of local and imported rosé wines. In the subterranean level, low-lit restaurant, Dolly, serves elevated European dishes by Executive Chef Christian Graebner made from local Victorian produce, accompanied by an extensive wine list, and artful cocktails designed in collaboration with The Everleigh Bottling Co.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Pentridge Melbourne

Opening Date: February 2023

Address: 1 Pentridge Boulevard, Coburg VIC 3058

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The property is offering apartment hotel accommodation including 106 spacious guest rooms including studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, this unique destination is set to become a cornerstone of connection and community in the north of Melbourne.

Each of the Adina’s 106 one and two-bedroom and studio apartments offer generous living spaces and kitchen amenities and boast individual climate control and balconies. Whilst mini bars feature local suppliers including Coburg’s own Koko Black, alongside Tyrrell’s chips, Mountain Goat Beers, Hepburn Water and Taltarni Pyrenees Cabernet Sauvignon.

With multiple indoor event spaces including 4 meeting rooms of different sizes ranging from intimate to gala all featuring natural light and state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities.

Located just 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and airport within Melbourne’s newest and most exciting accommodation and lifestyle precinct, the hotel is ideally situated to soak up the local culture, eateries, parks, and modern art galleries including The Heide and Divisions Gallery.

Veriu Queen Victoria Market

Veriu Queen Victoria Market

Opening Date: December 2022

Address: 91 Therry St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Guests staying at the new state of the art 110 key apartment hotel Veriu Queen Victoria Market will have access to a full suite of top-notch offerings and amenities, not to mention the style, quality and innovation for which the brand has become increasingly renowned. As with other properties in the Veriu portfolio, the hotel features cleverly configured and contemporary spaces, including fully self-contained 1-Bedroom Apartments and Studio Apartments (including Accessible Studio Apartments) perfectly ‘suited and booted’ for longer stay solo travellers, as well as Deluxe Apartment Suites and Quad Apartment Suites designed to sleep four people comfortably – all of them equipped with kitchen facilities, desks and fast, high-quality internet. Alongside this, 24-hour reception, a cocktail

bar, conference and meeting facilities, an outdoor terrace, guest pantry, gym, swimming pool and a guest laundry, will cater to both the corporate and leisure market, with the new property expected to deliver the ease and accessibility of the office with all the comforts of home.

Just a short walk from Melbourne’s CBD shopping precinct and Flagstaff Gardens, Veriu Queen Victoria Market is also adjacent to major food and beverage, cultural and arts hubs, and is well supported by public transport with direct access to major road arterials, all adding to its appeal to both corporate and leisure travellers.

 lyf Collingwood Melbourne

lyf Collingwood Melbourne

Opening Date: May 2022

Address: 42 Oxford St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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lyf Collingwood, Melbourne is envisaged as a place where leisure travellers can mix and mingle with business travellers, where friends can catch up over a coffee before going in search of a perfect lunch, where guests can do a load of laundry before their next adventure, where a start-up founder can pitch a potential investor in a tech meeting space.

Located in the hippest corner of the hippest neighbourhood in Melbourne, lyf Collingwood is two minutes’ walk to Smith Street, the world’s coolest street according to global culture bible Time Out, and a 10-minute tram to the CBD.

lyf features 105 studio rooms with a choice of the One of a Kind studio or the Two of a Kind offering, custom-designed for mates or colleagues travelling together and featuring two side-by-side studio rooms with shared communal kitchen space decked out with SMEG appliances.

There’s a networking lounge, free barista made coffee for Ascott Star Rewards members, high speed Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen and a laundry space with an old school arcade-style games machine.

The 24-hour reception area is staffed with expert lyf guards who live to find a great pizza at 2am, the perfect afternoon wine bar or dog-friendly walking path for discerning hounds. More details about the hotel are here.

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AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank

Opening Date: May 2022

Address: 201 Normanby Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

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Located in one of Melbourne’s premier events, arts and entertainment precincts, the new hotel features 205 thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites, signature dining, and an infinity pool and cocktail bar with sweeping views of the city skyline. AC Melbourne Southbank has been expertly refined and crafted to deliver an elegant yet unobtrusive experience, right in the cultural capital of Australia.

Nestled in the prestigious inner-city enclave of Melbourne’s Southbank, with the Central Business District and South Wharf precinct – Australia’s largest urban renewal project – on its doorstep, AC Melbourne Southbank brings together the very best of Melbourne, housed in one sculptural landmark address. With close proximity to public transport, South Melbourne Market, Melbourne Convention Centre, South Wharf shops and eateries, the Arts precinct, and other first-class amenities, the hotel offers sweeping city views with everything guests need for a memorable stay.

AC Melbourne Southbank features a range of collaborative spaces including the brand’s signature AC Lounge, a modern co-working space for creative gatherings by day and a buzzing social hub offering European-style tapas by night. The signature AC Gin Tonic experience is available throughout all dining and bar venues at the hotel. The speciality cocktail is served in a custom glass by sculptural glass artist Adam Walmon and has been scientifically developed to heighten the taste, aroma and palate experience for the drinker.

Sorolla provides the perfect place for breakfast to start the day, with a dining experience that includes an open kitchen to capture the chefs in action. Triana Bar exudes a ‘wow’ factor showcasing stunning views and a long, iconic freestanding bar where guests can mix and mingle with each other. The space offers simplicity and sophistication in the subtle finishes of warm timber, natural stone, bronze accents and softer grey materials. Bar de Buceo, the pool bar, also offers guests a relaxed area to enjoy drinks and light, alfresco style dining, making it the perfect place to unwind.

The hotel offers a range of leisure facilities, including an outdoor, infinity-edge swimming pool spanning the width of the building, a 24-hour fitness centre, and meeting and event space designed to host groups of varying sizes.

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voco Melbourne Central, An IHG Hotel

Opening Date: April 2022

Address: 18 Timothy Lane, Melbourne Victoria 3000

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The 252-room property is located in the heart of the city at 374 Lonsdale Street, part of the new 380 Melbourne skyscraper, with sweeping views of the skyline and surrounded by iconic laneways.

Openable windows in every one of the 252 rooms reduces the reliance on air-conditioning and a reduction in energy, while also providing a literal breath of fresh air for guests.

The hotel has a herb garden on the seventh-floor terrace, locally sourced ingredients on the menu, pottery and porcelain from local makers, a lighting system that responds to the natural cycle of light, and biodegradable straws.

The hotel’s Blacksmith Brasserie & Bar has open-plan kitchen serves up lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, and breakfast daily. The stylish restaurant overlooks an outdoor terrace, with seven-metre-high ceilings accentuated by 180-degree vistas of the sky and city rooftops, a mix of casual and informal seating, and a fabulous outdoor dining space.

With a creative cocktail menu and an extensive local wine list – also featuring an array of international labels – the bar is intimate, overlooking the pool terrace and emitting a sense of urban glamour.

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Novotel Melbourne Preston

Opening Date: March 2022

Address: 215 Bell Street, 3072 Preston, Australia

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Rising seven levels and offering captivating views of the Dandenong, the hotel comprises 383 guestrooms, suites and fully self-contained studio apartments and is ideally positioned on Bell Street at Preston – home to eclectic pockets of vintage shops, cafés, bars and a diverse range of restaurants.

Many rooms offer floor to ceiling views of the city or the Dandenong ranges with an abundance of natural light. All rooms also feature modern technology and facilities including a Smart TV, multiple USB hubs, work space, in-room safe and minibar on demand.

Boasting the latest design and bespoke furniture, the hotel is home to a great restaurant, cafe, a 24 hour gym and sauna.

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Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins, an IHG Hotel

Opening Date: February 2022

Address: 589-599 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Ideally located in the heart of town on one of Melbourne’s most iconic laneways, Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins is just 700 metres from Marvel Stadium and a short walk to local attractions like Melbourne Aquarium and Melbourne Convention Centre.

Each of the 312 modern guest rooms features special touches such as a study nook, speedy WiFi, walk-in power shower and an ‘Express Recharge’ zone designed to deliver a comfortable and restful overnight boost with premium bedding, choice of firm and soft pillows and black-out blinds.

As part of the brand’s signature perks, guests can kick start their day with a complimentary Express Start Breakfast that includes everyone’s favourite hot and cold options or for those in a rush, there’s the choice of the Express Start Breakfast Grab & Go option instead.

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Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park

Opening Date: February 2022

Address: 38 Dalmore Dr, Scoresby VIC 3179

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The new hotel features Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food and beverage offerings. The Spooner family, who has evolved Caribbean Park for three generations, developed the hotel into one of the largest and fastest-growing mixed-use business precincts outside of Melbourne’s central business district.

Surrounded by 275 acres of natural parkland boasting an 80-acre lake, Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park is ideally located for business and leisure travelers. Area attractions include the Dandenong Ranges and neighboring Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island – all of which are renowned for offering some of Australia’s best food and wine, golf courses, adventures and leisure experiences. More details about the hotel are here.

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