The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne opens

Soaring 80 storeys above the city, the luxury hotel features elegant accommodations, exceptional culinary experiences and versatile events venues.

The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne has opened, marking the brand’s second hotel in Australia after Perth.

The luxury hotel, which is part of Marriott International’s Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, is situated on Lonsdale Street on the western side of Melbourne CBD, soaring 80 storeys high and offering 257 guestrooms.

“We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Melbourne, and to open our second hotel in Australia,” Marriott International president luxury, Tina Edmundson said.

“With its destination-driven design inspired by the city’s past and present, combined with the finest amenities, exciting culinary offerings and highly personalised service, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne exemplifies our commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences and creating meaningful memories in inspiring cities, the world over.”

Drawing inspiration from Australia’s ancient stories and vibrant cultures, told from a uniquely Melbourne perspective, the property’s destination-driven design features expertly curated artworks and an immersive cultural soundscape that plays every evening in the arrival lobby.

Perched on Level 80 is the Sky Lobby Reception where guests are greeted by uninterrupted views sweeping across the city and beyond, while guestrooms are understated and elegant.

The Ritz-Carlton Suite, one of the city’s largest, spans the length of the building and offers a separate living and dining room, walk-through wardrobe, in-room sauna, and private pantry. Guests staying in Club Level suites have access to the signature Ritz-Carlton Club, a private sanctuary where they can work, rest or play while experiencing personalised service and culinary experiences throughout the day.

With more than 2,500 square metres of customisable event spaces, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne is one of the city’s most exciting new event destinations.

Offering personalised, bespoke experiences and state-of-the-art amenities, the hotel’s versatile venues span across two levels. The Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom, with soaring seven-metre-high ceilings and a vast floorplan that can seat up to 550 guests, boasts a stunning floor-to-ceiling feature-window inspired by the Great Hall of Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria.

Three distinct culinary venues sit at the heart of the hotel, including signature restaurant Atria which offers hyper-seasonal, innovative dishes by executive chef Michael Greenlaw’s creative and progressive menu concepts, developed in partnership with culinary advisor Mark Best. Located on the same level, Cameo is an intimate, sophisticated cocktail bar set high over the city, showcasing exceptional spirits, rare vintages, and the art of mixology. Meawhile, The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge offers coffee, casual luncheons, relaxed dinners, and is also home to the hotel’s high tea experience.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa is offers an urban respite, with six serene treatment rooms where guests can enjoy luxurious treatments featuring products from ESPA. The infinity pool overlooking the city, fitness centre and yoga studio complete the wellness experience.

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