Melbourne will welcome six more luxury hotels by 2020

By Brandon Loo, April 17 2019
Melbourne will welcome six more luxury hotels by 2020

There's no shortage of high-end accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down with many more five-star properties set to open overt the next 18 months. Here's what to look out for.

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

Location: Corner of Bourke Street and Little Queen Street, and walking distance to the central CBD shopping area.

Hilton’s main brand is making a comeback in Melbourne with the 244-room Little Queen Street hotel due for completion in late 2019.

Unlike the existing DoubleTree by Hilton on Flinders St, this new property will feature an Executive Lounge for guests booked or upgraded into Executive-level rooms, or Hilton Honors Diamond members staying in any room type.

Also read: Hilton returns to Melbourne with Hilton Little Queen St

W Hotel Melbourne

Location: 435 Collins Street, with entrances on William St, Market St and Flinders Lane as well. Close to both Flinders St Station and Docklands, as well as Crown Melbourne and Southbank.

Marriott’s chic and youthful W Hotels brand is planting its second Australian flag in Melbourne after the opening of the W Brisbane in 2018.

There are 294 guestrooms including 40 standard suites and one ‘Extreme Wow Suite’ – W’s version of a top-tier presidential suite – along with a bar and restaurant, a day spa, fitness centre and an indoor heated swimming pool.

The W Melbourne is currently scheduled to open in 2020.

AC Melbourne Southbank Hotel by Marriott

Location: 199 Normanby Rd, minutes walk away from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and a short tram ride to Southern Cross Station and the Melbourne CBD.

Joining Crown in the urban neighbourhood of Southbank is another new property by Marriott – the AC Hotel Melbourne.

The 200-room hotel will open in 2020 as part of a 40-storey mixed-development development called Normanby Melbourne.

It will feature the AC Lounge, an outdoor infinity edge swimming pool spanning the whole width of the building, a 24-hour fitness centre and two other food and beverage outlets.

Le Meridien Hotel Melbourne by Marriott

Location: 30 Bourke St, near the ‘theatre end’ of town. Close to Parliament House, Parliament Station and CBD shopping areas.

Sitting in the former footprint of The Palace Theatre in Bourke St, the Le Meridien Hotel will begin construction this year for an anticipated 2020 opening.

The 13-storey building will retain its art-deco façade and will contain over 230 rooms and a 90-seat all-day restaurant along with the usual fitness and swimming facilities.

Hyatt Centric Melbourne

Location: Corner of Downie St and Flinders Lane, close to Southern Cross Station, Docklands and Southbank.

Hyatt will launch another 5-star hotel under its boutique brand, Hyatt Centric (which is first due to open in Hobart later this year).

The Melbourne Hyatt Centric will have 280 guestrooms, a restaurant and a rooftop bar with sweeping views of the Yarra River and Southbank.

Also read: New Hilton Melbourne Square Southbank expected to open 2022

Brandon Loo

Based in Perth, Brandon enjoys tucking into local delicacies, discovering new cocktails, and making aeroplane food look good on camera.

02 Aug 2018

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Perhaps a Melbourne person could clarify if the Ritz Carlton is the building going up with the Deague signage ? Down near LaTrobe St ?

Etihad - Etihad Guest

23 Apr 2019

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Ritz Carlton has nothing to do with Deague. It's being built by Far East Consortium as part of a massive 4 tower development.


Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

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Don't know about the Deague signage, but it's on the corner of Spencer and Lonsdale Streets. La trobe Street is one block further north. It's directly opposite the Southern Cross Station, all be it the northern most end with the Coles supermarket and the outlet center. If you need to catch a train their two blocks south... A strange location for such a deluxe hotel, but lets see how it goes, this area is vastly changing. It was the former headquarters of The Age newspaper site. A lot of budget hotels popping up there along northern end of Spencer Street.

24 Aug 2011

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You didn't mention the 500 room Shangri-La hotel currently being built at the top of Exhibition St next to the Telstra HQ which opens in 2021.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 May 2017

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Probably because the focus of the article was for 2020 though.

04 May 2015

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Headline: "Here are the six newest luxury hotels opening in Melbourne by 2020".

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Mar 2011

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Well and good to have new hotels, but pity few of them seem to want to have double glazing on their windows.

Stayed at a newer hotel a few weeks back, thought the Ibis Central would have at the least double glazing, but no.
Nice place, modern, both these yes, but still can hear doof doof from somewhere.

04 Dec 2013

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I'm sure it will be a nice hotel, and I don't want to be a wet blanket - but I'm not celebrating the destruction of the Palace Theatre - an iconic piece of Melbourne's history - in the name of enriching an offshore developer.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Oct 2016

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There a Shanghai-La opening on Exhibition. It is due 2020 and I would class that as Luxury
That will be done before Le Meridien - they haven't even broken ground and it is half way through 2019

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