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The Suite life: Melbourne's best luxury suites and penthouses

/ 30 May 2017
From edgy penthouses filled with one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary art, to presidential-style suites ideal for well-heeled business travellers, and private villas big enough to accommodate the whole family, Melbourne’s hoteliers roll out the red carpet to welcome guests to these lavish luxury suites and world-class penthouses.

Art Series Hotels

The first of the Art Series hotels to open its doors, The Cullen has not one but two penthouses. With each penthouse possessing its own unique personality, the luxury suites infused with artistic sensibilities are ideal for visiting art lovers keen to stay somewhere offbeat. Named Growler and Lady Luck, the sixth floor penthouses include a personal art library, signature bedding, in-ceiling speakers, gas fireplaces, sun lounges and a spacious balcony with views of the Prahran neighbourhood and Melbourne’s city centre. Complimentary Smart Car hire allows guests to zip around Melbourne with ease. 164 Commercial Rd, Prahran, +61 3 9098 1555.

Another standout Art Series creation, the John Olsen Penthouse combines luxury furnishings with the works of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. Tastefully decorated with Olsen’s artworks and photographs, the sanctuary also features a full gourmet kitchen and balcony complete with spa. 637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra, +61 3 9040 1222.

Ovolo Laneways

Featuring an outdoor terrace with a spa, two bathrooms with walk-in rain showers, a pinball machine, Nintendo Wii, three flat screen televisions and a wine fridge, the Penthouse Suite at Ovolo Laneways is custom-made for fun times. With expansive city views available from the penthouse’s private outdoor terrace, guests are surrounded by the best of Melbourne in this fun-filled accommodation option perfect for groups of friends keen to make the most of their time in the city.  19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, +61 3 8692 0777.

Park Hyatt

While the Park Hyatt has many luxury suites to choose from, the Presidential Suite is the ultimate in five star luxury. At 240 square metres, this well-proportioned suite features rosewood and silk walls, marble entry, fireplace and a baby grand piano. A master bathroom made from Italian marble features a walk-in shower and jetted spa tub, while the study and high speed internet access ensures business travellers are able to work unhindered. All guests also receive continental breakfast each morning and access to a private lounge serving canapes and cocktails in the evening. 1 Parliament Pl, East Melbourne, +61 3 9224 1234.

Grand Hyatt

The recently-refreshed Premier Suite oozes modern luxury from a prime location on the 33rd floor. Two large open living spaces make this suite perfect for entertaining guests, while the oversized black marble bathroom creates the ideal conditions for indulgence and relaxation. Egyptian linen, three LCD televisions and Bose surround sound system provide deluxe finishing touches to an already impressive suite. Premier Suite guests enjoy all day access to the Grand Club Lounge where complimentary breakfast, refreshments and evening drinks provide round-the-clock food and drink options. 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9657 1234.

Adelphi Hotel

Complimentary breakfast for two and welcome drinks on arrival are included with a stay in the Adelphi Hotel’s eye-popping Palatial Suite, but that’s just the start. Guests also get to relax in a luxurious king bed, enjoy bird’s eye views of buzzy Flinders Lane, access unlimited latest release movies on a high definition flat screen television and admire the eye-catching in-room mural located in the spacious bathroom. Designed with colour and flair, the Palatial Suite is one of Melbourne’s most unique accommodation offerings. 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, +61 3 8080 8888.

1883 The Windsor

Victorian-era touches are what makes the award-winning Royal Suite one of Melbourne’s most sought-after stays. Featuring a deep claw-foot bath, powder room, drawing room and long windows framing picturesque views of Treasury Gardens and Spring Street, this elegant suite has all the charm of yesteryear promised by such a grand, heritage-filled hotel like The Windsor. 111 Spring St, Melbourne, +61 3 9633 6000..

The Como

Enjoying a central location near the fashion and fun of Chapel Street, the Como’s Gold Suite is the largest suite option offered by the boutique hotel. The sleek, split-level penthouse features a spiral staircase leading to an open-plan bedroom and luxe en-suite complete with a freestanding stone bath. Unique touches such as a baby grand piano and striking black and gold decor ensure this unique accommodation option stands out from the rest. 630 Chapel St, South Yarra, +61 3 9825 2222.

The Royce Hotel

The Royce Royal Suite offers the ultimate in five-star hotel luxury. From the four poster king bed, to the spa bath fitted with an LCD television, the 42 inch plasma screen, luxe furnishings and coveted views of the city or Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Suite sets the standard by combining elements of modern interior design with a classic approach to providing warm hospitality to guests from near and far. 379 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, +61 3 9677 9900.

The Langham

The opulence and grandeur of the Langham’s Chairman Suite is well suited to business travellers and guests with an eye for refinement. Featuring two bedrooms, an office and stately living and dining areas, the 161m² suite also offers unbeatable views of the Melbourne skyline and Yarra River. 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, +61 3 8696 8888.

The Lyall

A longstanding favourite with guests who prefer a boutique stay in leafy South Yarra, the Lyall’s Platinum Suite features two bedrooms, two fireplaces, an outdoor terrace and deluxe, Australian-made furniture and soft furnishings. A pillow menu ensures guests get the best night’s sleep possible, while in-room skincare products from the on-site spa allow guests to recreate the spa feeling in their suite. 16 Murphy Street, South Yarra, +61 3 9868 8222.

Crown Towers

Available from $4998AUD per night, the two bedroom Crystal Villa is designed to feel like a private residence. Boasting a walk-in wardrobe, cocktail bar, mahogany dining table and an oversized marble bathroom featuring a spa bath with a built-in television and separate rain shower, this over-the-top suite is among Melbourne’s most decadent. 24-hour butler service, complimentary Champagne and flowers upon arrival, and Crystal Club lounge access ensures guests are taken care of at every turn. 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, +61 3 9292 6868.

Crown Metropole

With New York sensibilities and an impressive range of features and amenities, The Apartment is the epitome of contemporary sophistication.  Enjoying a prime location on the 25th floor, the apartment affords incredible views of the city, while the private lobby entrance guarantees privacy and exclusivity. Furnished to perfection, the muted colour palette of the design-driven apartment suite is complemented by pops of colour thanks to stylish soft furnishings and statement pieces of art. 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, +61 3 9292 6211.

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