Hyatt has announced the opening Hyatt Centric Melbourne, marking the entry of the vibrant Hyatt Centric brand into Australia. The hotel is located in a prime location in the heart of Melbourne’s fast-emerging downtown.
Hyatt Centric Melbourne is close to many of the city’s popular hotspots as well as a trove of hidden gems, and offers convenient access to Southern Cross Station, the Docklands and Southbank precincts, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is located at the corner of Downie Street and Flinders Lane.
David Udell, Group President, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt, said:
Hyatt has had a presence in Australia for over 30 years and we are excited about the launch of the Hyatt Centric brand in the country and the introduction of its adventurous style of exploration and hospitality. As interstate and international borders in Australia reopen, we look forward to welcoming guests from near and far to discover afresh Melbourne and its cosmopolitan spirit.
Design and Accommodations
The hotel is designed by Architectus Australia and Hecker Guthrie Interiors and built by Hickory. The stylish yet understated interiors celebrate the character of Melbourne’s urban fabric, from the city’s Hoddle Grid business district and use of tessellated tiles as seen in the custom-designed rugs in the rooms and public spaces respectively to the Victorian era-inspired brickwork in the public spaces. The design also pays homage to Melbourne’s history in wool production and during the Gold Rush through a curated collection of soft furnishings and light fixtures by local designers.
Hyatt Centric Melbourne collaborates with emerging and established local artists, food producers and designers to encapsulate Melbourne’s unique spirit. This includes street art by Damian Cazaly, coffee from family-owned South Melbourne roasters Cottle Coffee, luxurious Mr. Smith bath products and fashion wear by PAGEANT for the hotel team’s attire.
Hyatt Centric Melbourne features 277 stylishly designed guest rooms and suites across 25 levels.
Paul Little AO, Chairman and Founder of the Little Group, said:
We are delighted to be working with Hyatt to launch the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia. This property brings new life for local, domestic and international visitors to the southwest corner of the Melbourne city center. We look forward to Melburnians and visitors with an adventurous spirit celebrating special moments and creating shareworthy experiences at Hyatt Centric Melbourne.
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Short for “Taste of Melbourne Australia”, TOMA Restaurant & Bar on the 25th floor offers sustainably- sourced, Mediterranean-inspired menus featuring Victorian produce alongside panoramic views of the city, the Yarra River and the Southbank. The café, Allie Lane, serves treats from local producers including coffee and craft beer as well as homemade pastries and sandwiches. The kitchens are spearheaded by Chef Jordan Monkhouse, a well-known face in Melbourne, which is also famous for being Australia’s foodie capital.
Guests can enjoy wellness facilities such as the 82-foot (25-meter) pool and 24-hour gym. Bellarine Meetings on level six offers 2,260 square feet (210 square meters) of flexible function space, plus a spacious 2,670-square-foot (248 square meter) alfresco terrace for personalized celebrations and lively entertainment.
Ilan Weill, General Manager, Hyatt Centric Melbourne, said:
Hyatt Centric Melbourne is set to inspire the curious-minded, savvy explorers who wants to be in the heart of the action. Our team, engaged and passionate Melburnians, are keen to share their local knowledge, helping our guests to discover authentic experiences, blending the city’s street art hot spots, vibrant coffee culture, artistic spirit and bustling creative laneways.
Featured image of Bellarine Terrace, a Event Space at Hyatt Centric Melbourne, by Hyatt
All the other images by Hyatt
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