Park Hyatt Melbourne closes its Club Lounge

Melbourne's five-star Park Hyatt hotel loses its lauded Club Lounge, which has now become an event space for hire.

By Chris Chamberlin, April 20 2021
Park Hyatt Melbourne closes its Club Lounge

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.

Looking for a hotel lounge in Melbourne?

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.

Also read: Hilton Hotels returns to Melbourne

Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and 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.

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

12 Sep 2011

Total posts 197

Sofitel On Collins still has its lounge open

31 Jan 2013

Total posts 40

Getting very hard to find an open lounge since covid. Intercontinental Adelaide is the only one I've visited lately that operates pretty much normally. Breakfast is in the restaurant rather than the lounge but afternoon high tea and evening drinks and canapesstill operate.

Agreed. Sofitel Melbourne and Horizon Club at Shangri-La Sydney are still offering a decent service, but elsewhere in Australia it's been slim pickings.

Interestingly I was at IC Adelaide a couple of months ago and wasn't aware the lounge was open. Hilton Adelaide's wasn't at the time.

23 Mar 2012

Total posts 95

The Park Hyatt was my regular in Melbourne as the Club lounge offered a quiet retreat at the end of the day . Thanks for updating on its demise I will now move properties given the location of the Park Hyatt was a little inconvenient  but remained supportive due to the excellent lounge .

Joe
Joe

03 May 2013

Total posts 603

I won't be staying there anymore. The lounge was the strawberry on the cake of staying at PH. The Grand Hyatt it is( when they bring back their lounge). Like Perth  Hyatt they force guests to breakfast in main dining area defeating the reason a person chooses a club room! Prioritising cost savings and devaluation of value proposoition makes me wonder who makes these decisions.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

31 Mar 2016

Total posts 22

Agree - the Park Hyatt, which is a great hotel is now sadly down the list. Location wise it is not all that convienient but the Park Lounge (and lounge manager) made the place a stand out.  

As a globalist, have already shifted to Grand Hyatt. At least you can still use the lounge to get a pot of tea and work in even if it is not back to full operation yet. 

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

16 Oct 2017

Total posts 125

Wonder if PH Melb will adjust some of its room rates accordingly. It was one of the better lounges in its day. For me the whole hotel is not what it once was and I'll be  staying elsewhere as I have been for a while anyway.  

Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club

20 Jun 2013

Total posts 37

Watering down product quality and then wondering where is the business went! 

08 Jul 2015

Total posts 17

The Sofitel lounge is great with excellent food and beverage, very nice staff and brilliant views.  Gave up on Park Hyatt a while ago due to its location.


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