New Melbourne accommodation update

Coppersmith King room Photo credit- James H. H. Morgan

Coppersmith King room Photo credit- James H. H. Morgan

New accommodation and some major hotel developments have been announced in Melbourne recently. From serviced apartments to luxury boutique hotels and art-inspired accommodation, visitors to Melbourne are not short of places to rest their heads after a day exploring the vibrant city.

RECENTLY OPENED:

Coppersmith
Opened in July 2014, Coppersmith is a full-service 15 room boutique hotel with a bistro, bar and rooftop retreat and is located a stone’s throw from Albert Park Lake in South Melbourne. Design firm HASSELL has reinvigorated the historic 1870s facade of what was formerly the Cricket Club Hotel. Its interior features artisan furniture designed and crafted locally by names such as Ross Gardam, Living Edge and Jardan. The bistro downstairs sees Daniel Southern (The European, Circa and Bistro Guillaume) bring modern French cuisine to hotel guests and locals. 435 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, +61 3 8696 7777

Mantra St Kilda Road
The new Mantra property on St Kilda road is the seventh of The Mantra Group’s ventures in Melbourne. Mantra St Kilda Road offers 159 spacious studio, one and two bedroom full serviced apartments that feature gourmet kitchens, large living areas and balconies with spectacular views across Albert Park Lake, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain Parklands. The hotel also has an onsite restaurant, Bistro Bakini and conference facilities for 120 people. 568 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 1300 987 602 (Australia), +61 7 5665 4450 (International)

The Larwill Studio
Luxury Art Series Hotel Group will open its fourth Melbourne property, The Larwill, in Parkville on 8 September 2014, near the Melbourne Zoo just outside of the city. The property will have 96 Workspaces (rooms),  inspired by the works of late artist David Larwill with art classes, art books and utensils on supply so guests can immerse themselves in the creative process. The Larwill Studio will introduce The Art of Wellbeing to Art Series Hotels, offering wellbeing facilities and services so that guests can start or end the day with a run, yoga, healthy eating options or an uplifting tour of the hotel’s art. 48 Flemington Road, Parkville, +61 1800 278 468

Jasper Hotel
The four-star boutique hotel  located just around the corner from Queen Victoria Market in the city, has undergone a seven million dollar refurbishment and redesign. Relaunching on 29 September 2014, Jasper Hotel will now  feature 90 rooms (previously 65), state-of-the-art conference facilities, refurbished balcony suites overlooking Elizabeth Street and the Queen Vic Market, a communal courtyard, as well as a new look restaurant and bar. 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, +61 8327 2777

QT Melbourne
The first QT hotel in Melbourne is set to open mid-September 2016 and will feature 200 rooms including 24 private lifestyle apartments. The hotel located in the former iconic ‘Greater Union’ cinema complex on Russell Street, will also have a signature Bar and Grill, a rooftop Bar and lane way food concept. Media contact: Stephen Howard, QT Hotels and Resorts, stephen_howard@qthotels.com.au 

SET TO OPEN:

Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
Set to open in January 2017, Four Points by Sheraton will feature 269 guest rooms including 18 suites with each guest room offering stunning harbour and city views. The hotel will also house three food and beverage venues including a signature restaurant, a deli-style style cafe and the hotel’s signature bar. The hotel will be located in the newly developed Digital Harbour Precinct in the Docklands. Media contact: Natalie Schofield, GTI Tourism, natalie.schofield@gtitourism.com

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