Hotel NewsNewsNews In Brief

Hyatt Centric centres on vibrant heart of Melbourne

New property positioned to connect savvy explorers who enjoy being in the middle of the action

The Hyatt hotel group says that its new Hyatt Centric “lifestyle” hotels are designed to be centrally located so guests can explore their destination’s “hot spots, hidden gems, and local sounds.”

The stunning new 25-storey Hyatt Centric Melbourne hotel marks the debut of the Hyatt Centric brand in Australia. Created to inspire the curious visitor and those looking to explore Melbourne from the ground up.

Hyatt Centric Melbourne Alexander Suite

Ilan Weill, the General Manager of the Hyatt Centric, comes to the property after almost 10 years at the helm of the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, where he began his career in accommodation more than 30 years ago.

He was also General Manager of the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, the Park Hyatt Mendoza in the heart of a rich Argentinian wine region, the Hyatt Regency Guatemala, and the Hyatt Regency Merida, located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. In the early 90s, he also had three years as a front office manager at the Hyatt Regency Jerusalem.

The well-travelled Mr Weill wants guests at his latest property to explore all the delights that Melbourne has to offer.

He said the Hyatt Centric Melbourne would “connect savvy explorers who enjoy being in the middle of the action,” and that his team of “engaged and passionate Melburnians” were keen to share their local knowledge of the bustling, vibrant city with their guests. He said one of his primary goals was for guests to “discover authentic experiences, blending the city’s street art hot spots, vibrant coffee culture, artistic spirit and bustling creative laneways.”

Hyatt Centric Melbourne bar

The Hyatt Centric Melbourne features 277 contemporary guest rooms across 24 levels and boasts a first-class dedicated floor with a gym, featuring the very popular Peloton bike, and an indoor 25-metre pool. On Level 25 there is a spectacular bar and restaurant, where a long list of hand-crafted signature cocktails compliments the panoramic views of the Yarra River and the city skyline.

The hotel’s exclusive TOMA restaurant, short for “Tastes of Melbourne Australia”, offers locally sourced delicious Mediterranean cuisine, plus Allie Lane café, located in the hotel’s lobby, named to reflect the alleys and laneways within Melbourne.

There are spacious function rooms on level six, with a gorgeous alfresco terrace, as well as a private dining area called “The Conservatory” on Level 25 with views over the city.

Hyatt Centric Melbourne reception

The $150-million hotel is perfectly located to help visitors immerse themselves in marvellous Melbourne’s magnificent café and restaurant culture. But inside the hotel there are many artistically designed spaces to explore.

Melbourne’s long history in the wool industry is reflected in the soft furnishings and light fixtures by local designers. Custom brass and gold sculptures by Suzie Stanford pay tribute to the Victorian Gold Rush of the 1850s.

The rooms are models of minimalistic chic, with oversized beds, window lounges, sensor lighting, and walk-in showers. Exuding a cosmopolitan feel, the hotel reflects Melbourne’s vibrant street culture.

Hyatt Centric Melbourne was designed by Architectus, with interiors by Hecker Guthrie. It is on the doorstep of many of Melbourne’s popular hotspots with easy access to Southern Cross Station, the Docklands and Southbank precincts, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the Crown Entertainment Complex.

 

 

Grantlee Kieza

Grantlee Kieza OAM has won three Queensland Media Awards, two Australian Sports Commission Awards and has been a finalist for the Walkley and News Awards and for the Harry Gordon Award for Australian sports journalist of the year. In 2019 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia for his writing. You can find more of his writing in our upcoming Accom News print magazine!

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button