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Hilton returns to Melbourne with the opening of a new hotel

Hilton Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, Australia.

Location

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street is located on the corner of Little Queen and Bourke Streets. It offers easy access to the city’s recreational and cultural attractions as well as the business hubs.

The property is within walking distance of Bourke Street Mall and Federation Square and a short tram ride from popular tourist attractions such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Royal Botanical Gardens and and National Gallery of Victoria while the Melbourne International Airport is 23 kms from the hotel.

Details

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street’s heritage building was formerly the Melbourne Equity Chambers, built in 1931, which was renowned for its architectural style and Italian Romanesque and Gothic detailing.

Architecture and design studio Bates Smart has maintained old-world charm by restoring original features and also incorporating a modern six-level extension, and a new 16-level tower.

Guest rooms

The 244 guest rooms and suites feature custom details that celebrate the building’s design heritage as well as Melbourne cityscapes – leather wardrobe handles are inspired by vintage luggage, carpet designs mirror patterns found in the Equity Chambers facade, and prints by Roger Arnall showcase Melbourne architecture.

The rooms are fitted with modern amenities include HDTV with built-in Chromecast, specialty coffee curated by Dukes Coffee Roasters and premium hotel bath products by local maker Hunter Lab.

Guest room Photo: Hilton
Bathroom Photo: Hilton

Dining

Luci restaurant is located in the building’s former grand banking hall and is accessed via the hotel’s Bourke Street entrance. The restaurant serves contemporary Australian cuisine, and nods to Melbourne’s history of Italian immigrants and its evolution into a cosmopolitan culinary city. The menu by Executive Chef Sam Moore is designed to appeal to locals and travellers alike.

The restaurant is accompanied by The Douglas Club, an opulent lounge bar split across two rooms offering cocktails, cognacs, an extensive wine and champagne selection, and snacks.

Meetings and Events

There are seven meeting and event spaces that range in size from 24 to 143 square meters. The spaces are imbued with Art Deco aesthetics and natural light, and are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi and the latest audio-visual technology. A large open-air balcony on level five offers city skyline views and a large wall mural by Kitt Bennett.

The hotel also has a fully equipped gym.

Alexandra Jaritz, Senior Vice President, Brand Management, Asia-Pacific, Hilton, said:

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been setting the benchmark for hospitality in the world’s most sought-after destinations for over a century, offering innovative guest experiences and meaningful service to meet guests’ evolving needs. With the opening of Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, this legacy is set to continue. Its strategic location at the centre of Melbourne’s cultural, retail and key business districts, combined with its distinctive facilities and amenities, ensures the hotel’s dedicated team members will deliver exceptional experiences for every guest.

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Points per night–up to a maximum of 3,000 Hilton Honors Points–for bookings from now to 30th June, 2021, when booking directly with Hilton.

Featured image by Hilton

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