Four of the best stays for business travellers.
1. The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, CBD
This 257-room property is in a galaxy all its own. Expect seamless service, especially when dining at its north star, Atria, the finediner on Level 80. It’s designed to impress (and might help seal a deal), as is Cameo, the bar offering rare antique spirits, which is tucked around the corner from the lobby. After COB, head to the wellness level to unwind.
2. Voco Melbourne Central, CBD
There’s no trick here – off Lonsdale Street, 252-room Voco Melbourne Central really is as convenient as you can get. Dressed in an inviting palette of lapis velvet and walnut wood, it’s a refreshing change from the minimalist aesthetic. Other genial touches include a rooftop bar, steakhouse restaurant and a pool heated to a very welcoming 28ºC.
3. AC Hotel Melbourne Southbank, Southbank
Proximity to the Convention Centre is just one drawcard of this 205-room stay. The whisperquiet rooms and on-site tapas eatery are also highlights for fly-in-fly-out guests who are likely to be spending a lot of time in their room. When it comes to downtime, there’s a gin-cart happy hour in the sleek lobby lounge and a heated infinity pool overlooking the city skyline.
4. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, CBD
Work to your own schedule at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, thanks to the newly refurbished Club InterContinental. Dedicated to private check ins (and outs) with a refreshment menu from morning until evening, the space helps to cushion crammed calendars. And the hotel’s central Collins Street location keeps you close to the CBD’s culinary hot spots.