The Club Lounge at Melbourne’s Park Hyatt hotel will not return, the chain has confirmed.
Located on the 19th floor, the lounge was formerly a retreat for World of Hyatt Globalist members and those booking eligible room types – but now, the space will serve as an exclusive area for event hire.
Interestingly, Park Hyatt Melbourne was one of few Park Hyatt properties globally to offer a lounge.
While the space was popular with travellers prior to COVID, it remained an exception to Park Hyatt’s brand standards – Park Hyatt Canberra being another.
Hyatt Regional Vice President Sales and Marketing, Kate Atkinson, confirmed the move to Executive Traveller, adding that “at this stage there are no plans to reopen the lounge” in Melbourne.
From the lounge, guests enjoyed 180-degree views of the CBD skyline, Melbourne Olympic Park and the Fitzroy Gardens.
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Melbourne's Grant Hyatt hotel continues to offer its Grand Club.
But while the Grand Club Lounge space is open to guests, food and beverage is currently served elsewhere.
Those eligible for lounge access will instead find breakfast at Collins Kitchen restaurant. A $35/day food and beverage credit is also provided in lieu of the traditional evening lounge service.
Elsewhere in Melbourne, the new Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street hotel is gearing up for the opening of its own Executive Lounge, expected by mid-year alongside the unveiling of the property’s Executive-level rooms and suites.