Melbourne to boast new Ritz-Carlton hotel

By Chris C., June 23 2015
Melbourne to boast new Ritz-Carlton hotel

Victoria will soon be home to a new Ritz-Carlton hotel with construction commencing in Melbourne later this year.

Located at 250 Spencer Street, the site stands adjacent to Southern Cross Station, is a brief walk from Etihad Stadium and the Supreme Court of Victoria and also a short drive from Docklands, Parliament House and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Offering guests 250 rooms and residing in the top floors of a new 79-storey tower, the Ritz-Carlton Melbourne will take the title as Australia’s tallest hotel, but will share the tower’s lower floors with other residential developments.

Ritz-Carlton will also open a new hotel in Perth come 2018, close to the city’s own Convention and Exhibition centre for business travellers who can take advantage of the property’s waterfront location at Elizabeth Quay during their downtime:

Travellers in both cities can earn hotel loyalty points or frequent flyer points through The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Marriott Rewards, while Silver, Gold and Platinum members of both programs enjoy privileges such as late check-outs and free room upgrades.

Also read: Perth gets new waterfront Ritz-Carlton hotel

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Chris C.

A Brisbane-based contributor to Executive Traveller, Chris Chamberlin lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

12 Jun 2013

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I realise there's only so many development sites available, but Spencer and Lonsdale hardly seems like a Ritz-Carlton location. There's not much there, and what is there doesn't really match the Ritz-Carlton demographic. 

05 Jan 2014

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I thought exactly the same thing when I first heard about this. I guess the people at Ritz Carlton must have a better idea than we do. 

12 Mar 2014

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It's probably there so you can walk across the road and visit the inmates at the Melbourne Assessment Prison. 

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30 May 2013

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I agree. Upper Collins St would be more its style I'd have thought!

12 Jun 2013

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I don't know of any building sites around that area. Still, there's 555 Collins St which is being redeveloped, which is the wrong end of Collins but still an improvement.

Spencer St just isn't very... well, Ritzy.

12 Feb 2014

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The Perth location also has a few questions. That pointy purple building you can see is a Carillion. It plays a set of very large and loud bells on a regular basis. It hasn't yet been explained how it will co-exist with the kind of developments that will go into Elizabeth Quay. I hope the R-C will have sound-proof windows.


17 Dec 2013

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Viscount has a point ...

Guests will have choice views of the yard at the prison, get to watch the pacing and fights.

Should add a bit of urban Melbourne grit for the Ritz Carlton guests

Plus, it's conveniently close to the Skybus service ... 


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07 Feb 2015

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This is certainly not a traditional and obvious location for a luxury hotel. Then I thought maybe they are aiming at all the corporate market from those Docklands HQs, e.g. ANZ, NAB, Medibank, Fairfax...etc...

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