If you thought the global events of 2020 would slow down the hotel game in Melbourne, you would be wrong. 2021 has seen some significant hotel openings in Melbourne, many of which are premium 5-star properties, although none have received the same excitement as the Ritz Carlton Melbourne. If you are planning on a staycation or looking to make a recommendation to visiting friends and families, Ritz Carlton Melbourne is set to be one of the finest destinations in the city.
The Ritz Carlton Melbourne
250 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
You won’t miss the opening of this new hotel as it is said to be the tallest hotel in Australia, boasting a grand entrance and lobby that lives up to the Ritz Carlton name. The hotel features 263 stunning hotel suites, including modern bathrooms, breathtaking views and all the finer touches you expect from this luxury accommodation brand. Initially set to open in late 2021 and now expected to be 2022, this property will offer more than memorable stays. Guests can enter the hotel lobby via the portre-cochere and take an elevator to the 79th floor for a sky check-in, with the Ritz Carlton occupying floors 63 and up, with boutique apartments and retail below.
The Ritz Carlton Melbourne is complete with a day spa (which is 1000 m2 and has 5 treatment rooms), 2 vitality pools, a mind and body studio, restaurants, bars, innovative function spaces and an outdoor garden terrace. It brings a new meaning to a one-stop-shop and will have guests falling in love with the state-of-the-art amenities and perfectly curated restaurant and bar. Who else is excited to welcome this hotel to our Melbourne collection?
Ritz Carlton Hotels in Australia
Ritz Carlton Melbourne’s opening is set to make a splash, but it is not the first Ritz Carlton in Australia to open. Perth received the first five-star property, with the striking build overlooking Perth’s Elizabeth Quay. The stunning interior showcases the luxury and designer details of this coveted hotel badge and gives a hint as to what we can expect from the Ritz Carlton Melbourne opening. The Melbourne property will have almost 60 rooms more than Perth, and appears to have a more comprehensive day spa offering. If you can’t wait to see inside Ritz Carlton Melbourne, you can take a peek at the Perth property to get a sense of what we are about to welcome on Spencer Street.
The Marriott Bonvoy group
Before you scramble to become a Ritz Carlton member, chances are you already are. Ritz Carlton belongs to the Marriott Bonvoy group, which has a number of other hotels under the name. Marriott, Sheraton, W Hotels, The Westin, St Regis, Meridien and many more form part of this illustrious collection of accommodation. There are also more family and budget-friendly hotels under Marriott Bonvoy, including Element, Four Points, moxy and more. If you have some points you are thinking about using, consider the Ritz Carlton Melbourne and be one of the first to experience this gorgeous new hotel.
We are self-proclaimed hotel enthusiasts here at Around Melbourne, and we are excited to welcome such a premium name to our already fine collection of hotels in Melbourne. Excited about the opening? Get in touch or read more on our Melbourne Travel page! You can also follow all Melbourne news and events on our Around Melbourne Facebook page and our Around Melbourne Instagram.