Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne debuts its new-look Baroque-inspired ballroom


Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne has debuted its new-look Baroque-inspired ballroom and conference space this week.

Hotel general manager Joseph Stipo said the latest refurbishments came off the back of a multi-million-dollar hotel renovation last year, which saw the rooms, lobby and restaurant space in Melbourne’s grand lady restored to its turn-of-the-century origins.

“In its heyday, what is now the King Edward Ballroom, named after the building’s most famous visitor in Edward, Prince of Wales back in 1920, was in fact a Club Bar within the original Commercial Travellers Building,” he said.


“Its distinctive timber panelling was removed in a 1990s remodel but now, thanks to a design brief to bring 1900s glamour back, and new timber panelling, the ballroom has been restored to its former glory.”

The needs of modern day PCOs have not been overlooked in the facelift, with the renovation team installing dual 130” data projection screens and HD projectors, state-of-the-art lighting, Bluetooth connectivity, surround sound capability, sound proofing, and hidden rigging points to allow clients to personalise the space without disrupting guest views.

“Video conferencing is a crucial component of modern-day conferencing and, together with high-speed, hard-wired WIFI, will allow us to accommodate hybrid events in the space,” Stipo said. “Additionally, we have controllable LED lighting in the roof, offering a spectrum of up to 3000 colours to match any event’s theme.”