St. Regis' first Australian hotel is coming to Melbourne in 2022

By Brandon Loo, August 29 2018

More luxury is set to fall into the lap of Melbourne with the announcement of the St. Regis Melbourne hotel, to open in 2022 at the CBD's triple-tower Flinders Bank development .

This will be the prestigious brand’s first foray into the Australia market, with the St. Regis Melbourne joining a portfolio of more than 40 other properties worldwide.

Situated near Southern Cross Station – a handy location for catching the Skybus to Melbourne Airport – the development will also 650 private apartments and 2,100 square metres of retail space.

Hotel guests will find themselves relaxing in one of the 168 opulently-appointed rooms overlooking the Yarra river or CBD skyline, set within ten of the 33 levels planned for the Flinders Bank’s second tower.

A range of speciality suites will be available as well, described as ‘fit for presidents, sheiks and other VVIPs’.

The rest of the building will comprise of residential apartments, with owners able to purchase Marriott Club membership to access the hotel’s pool, sauna and sundeck.

The hotel promises ‘highly attentive personal service’ for each guest with the St Regis butler service, along with ‘refined food and beverage experiences’, although there are currently no details on what dining establishments will feature within the new complex.

Brandon Loo
Brandon Loo

Brandon Loo

Brandon divides his time between Perth and Launceston, with ample hours spent in airport lounges in between. He recently picked up photography and tries to capture the beauty of Tasmanian landscapes, aeroplane cabins and in-flight food, to varying degrees of success.

reeves35

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It's not the most salubrious end of the city for a high-end brand like St Regis. It is handy to the convention centre and casino but the other end of town like where the Shangri-La is going is definitely the more upmarket spot.

Having said that, this site is an improvement on the location of the new Ritz-Carlton which doesnlt even have proximity to river and convention centre in its favour.

Andy H

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I agree, though the Mandarin Oriental won't be too far from the St. Regis either, even the new W is located in a part of Collins St that is not too lively.

The site of the Ritz Carlton is quite odd, though conveniently right opposite Southern Cross.

But its good to see Melbourne finally attracting all these luxury hotel brands. I would have never thought St Regis or Ritz Carlton would bat an eye on Melbourne a few years ago. They seem to be coming in droves.

eminere

eminere

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It's definitely nowhere near the Paris end of Collins!

Viscount2

Viscount2

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What are you talking about......the Ritz Carlton is opposite the remand centre. 🚬 :)

Rj78

Rj78

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you would think it would occupy the upper floors to get the views not the lower floors as it will be

eminere

eminere

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In a mixed-use development it is very common to place the hotel on the lower floors with the residences above. The latter can command a much higher price premium.

alyopsis

alyopsis

02 Aug 2018

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Get a high floor room at the new Ritz Carlton you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the remand yard brawls. Should go nicely with evening drinks in the lounge

Rj78

Rj78

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least that would be free entertainment

eminere

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That room mockup looks almost exactly like the rooms at The Darling in Sydney!


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