A $30 million investment to transform an existing property into Melbourne CBD’s first Pullman hotel has been officially unveiled.
Owned by Erdigroup and operated by Accor, the new Pullman Melbourne on Swanston has undergone a complete rebuild and rebrand of the property formerly known as The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure.
Erdigroup CEO Ricky Jeffs said the Pullman Melbourne on Swanston team had challenged hotel convention in delivering the transformative project.
“The original building was stripped-back to its structural bones – nothing was left untouched in the major overhaul, which has delivered a striking façade, re-designed guest rooms, a designer lobby, a brand-new restaurant and an exclusive club lounge overlooking the city,” said Jeffs.
Rising 15 levels, the hotel comprises 204 guestrooms and suites in addition to new all-day dining and drinks venue Eva’s Restaurant & Bar. A further feature of the new hotel is the exclusive Club Lounge located on level 15.
Jeffs said the new hotel played on its ‘hidden’ laneway entrance from Little Bourke Street and aimed to provide guests an authentic Melbourne experience.
“Key to the hotel’s design is an intriguing laneway entry that draws visitors in from Little Bourke Street through an ‘architectural tunnel’ opening onto an arresting lobby space to provide a distinct sense of arrival for guests,” he said.