With more hotel rooms in the pipeline than any other city in Australia, the trend of new high end accommodation will continue next year with Melbourne to welcome new boutique and internationally acclaimed brands.
Lancemore Crossley St (opening early 2020)
Crossley Street is the pinnacle of Melbournian culture, centrally located between the Paris end of Bourke Street, Theatre District, restaurants such as Gingerboy, Becco and Pellegrinis, and tempting sights and sounds of Chinatown. It will be the first Melbourne based hotel from the team behind highly respective boutique Victorian properties Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, Lancemore Milawa, Lancemore Macedon Ranges and Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park. Undergoing a $10M transformation, by award-winning Carr Design Group, Lancemore Crossley St. will feature five room types for guests to choose from, it’s walls hung with bespoke commissions from emerging artists, and a quintessentially-Melbourne rooftop terrace boasting sparkling city skyline views. Guests can choose whether to retreat to the exquisite calm the 113 private rooms offer or experience the captivating program of the public spaces.
Ovolo South Melbourne (opening TBC 2020)
Popular independent and innovative hotel brand Ovolo will open their second popular in Melbourne in 2020. Complementing the brand’s existing Ovolo Laneways, located in the city on Little Bourke St, the new six-storey 100-room upper upscale designer hotel will open in the South Melbourne neighbourhood. With a striking design from Plus Architects it will also feature restaurants, bar, function rooms and rooftop pool recreation facilities for guests. The hotel is conveniently located right on the cusp of the major tourism and business nodes of Melbourne’s CBD, St Kilda Road, Stadium Precinct, Southbank, the Casino, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street (Q2 2020)
The famous Hilton brand will return to Melbourne with the opening of a centrally located property on the corner of Little Queen Street and Bourke Street in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). The hotel will feature 244 stylish guest rooms, including 10 spacious suites, a restaurant and bar, a fully equipped gym, an executive lounge and five meeting & event spaces. The Hilton will be located in the Equity Chambers building, built in 1931, which is known for its beautiful revival architectural style and Italian Romanesque and Gothic detailing.
W Hotel (June 2020)
Luxe hotel chain W Hotel are anticipated to open their first property in Melbourne in June 2020. W Melbourne will feature 294 rooms and suites, along with a bar, restaurant, spa, gym and a heated indoor pool. The new hotel will be located in the towering new precinct called Collins Arch on Collins St, with the hotel lobby located on Flinders Lane, the hugely popular gastronomical precinct.
Sebel Yarrawonga (mid 2020)
Alongside the picturesque mighty Murray River and the shores of stunning Lake Mulwala, The Sebel Yarrawonga is a $48 million luxury international 4.5-star boutique hotel and serviced apartments. Part of the Silverwoods the No.1 Golf & Lifestyle Resort on the Murray River, the waterfront precinct features Black Bull 18-hole Championship Golf Course, a health spa, gymnasium, and waterfront pool, as well as multiple dining options. Visitors can enjoy an abundance of water sports, including swimming, boating, water-skiing, fishing or hit of golf.