The Royce Hotel, Melbourne’s boutique hotel, is set to expand their meeting space by adding two new stylish boardrooms seating 12-14 guests for everything from a technologically advanced meeting to an intimate social gathering.
This expansion is expected to begin in January 2014 and will be completed by March 2014.
Situated on Melbourne’s famous leafy boulevard St Kilda Road, the Royce Hotel building was originally designed in the 1920s by Harry Norris as Melbourne’s first prestige car showroom, which gave it a National Trust listing.
Renowned architects and interior designers, SJB have created these boardrooms with the ceiling being a big feature that imitates a European palazzo ceiling in aged oak panels and to contrast that they have introduced slick finishes to the furniture as well as contemporary Melbourne street art hung on the wall. The board table has a control panel in the desk to adjust lighting and the 55 inch LED Smart TV.
Situated on Melbourne’s famous leafy boulevard St Kilda Road, the Royce Hotel building was originally designed in the 1920s by Harry Norris as Melbourne’s first prestige car showroom, which gave it a National Trust listing. When the building was redeveloped as a boutique hotel in 2000, the emphasis was to retain the classical historical exterior with a complete revamp of the interior to reflect a chic, modern and stylish feel.
Bryan Dixon, general manager of the Royce Hotel believes that the boutique hotel market has increasingly grown in popularity over the past 10 years, with guests demanding and expecting more than just a simple hotel facility.
“Since the hotel opened in the year 2000, we have noticed a real change from both local and international visitors in their perception towards boutique hotels. There is a recognition now of the quality, value and point of difference in boutique hotels that has seen a trend towards people choosing to stay in these types of hotels versus the more traditional franchise hotels. Guests are seeking a more unique, warm, personalised experience. This is certainly reflected in the conferences and events we deliver our clients here at the Royce.” Dixon said.
The Royce offers 100 modern rooms and suites, a private outdoor courtyard, a stylish lounge bar called the amberoom, popular and award winning restaurant ‘dish’ and event facilities accommodating up to 300 people.