Le Méridien makes long-awaited return to Melbourne

The new Melbourne property has opened its doors, marking Le Méridien‘s return to Australia

Paris-born brand, Le Méridien has brought its classic sensibility and rich culture back to Australia, choosing Melbourne as the backdrop for a very glamorous offering indeed.

We’re all about a good dose of French opulence here, so let’s draw back the curtain to explore Le Méridien Melbourne.

The location

With a prime uptown CBD location at the Parliament end of Bourke Street, the new hotel overlooks the sights of Bourke St, Parliament House and Fitzroy Gardens.

Le Méridien Melbourne is all about honouring history with its Bourke Street location, known for being an entertainment playground.

Sean Hunt, Marriott Area Vice President for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific believes Melbourne sets the perfect scene for the relaunch of Le Méridien in Australia.

“With its premium CBD location, showpiece rooftop pool deck, and immersive arts and culinary program, the property will continue the century-long legacy the site has held as an entertainment playground for Melburnians and visitors”, he said.

Le Méridien Melbourne

Nestled in Melbourne’s theater district, the hotel has made itself at home in a historic 1850s building that was originally designed as a hotel.

Having since lived many eccentric lives as a theatre, cinema, nightclub, and live performance venue, architecture practice Peddle Thorp brought the 12-storey building back full circle to its hotel glory.

The rooms 

The new hotel has opened its doors to 235 guest rooms and suites for those looking to splash out on a luxe experience.

Premium King room Parliament View

In terms of the vibe, the historical 1912 art deco façade encases tasteful mid-century modernism with subtle nuances to the building’s heritage.

The fun stuff

In an ode to the vibrant cultural hub that is Melbourne, Le Méridien is set to impress with high-impact art installations that greet guests on arrival.

All this leads into a divine ground floor restaurant and bar, where velvet and leather design touches set the mood for a night out.

During the day, Le Scoop café promises to appease any sweet cravings, where a carefully sourced and crafted coffee collection served by a master barista will satisfy even the most devoted coffee aficionados – the hotel is in Melbourne after all.

Self-care junkies who prefer to stay in can relax knowing the hotel experiences on offer range from the brand’s signature sensory room scents, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, and curated new wave music soundtracks. If that’s not enough, the show-stopping rooftop pool with city views will vie for your attention.

Summary: Le Méridien Melbourne

This Paris brand is connected to centuries of European hospitality, so it’s safe to say we can expect the finest guest service with a modern interpretation of the Le Méridien aesthetic, no matter how you choose to soak up your time.

In even better news, Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn and redeem points with a Le Méridien booking, adding further value to the hotel loyalty program in Australia.

The opening of Le Méridien Melbourne’s doors brings Marriott Bonvoy’s Australian portfolio to 29 hotels (10 of which are in Melbourne) ahead of a promising year down under for the American company.

Australia’s east coast can expect to see the long-awaited W Sydney open its doors soon, with St Regis and Ritz Carlton set to make a splash on the Gold Coast in the coming years.

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