The highly anticipated debut of The Ritz-Carlton in Melbourne has arrived, with Australia’s second Ritz-Carlton hotel opening today on Lonsdale Street in the western part of the CBD.
The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne has a unique sky lobby on level 80 of the tower which is part of a $3.8 billion four-tower West Side Place development by Far East consortium.
The hotel offers 257 rooms, a spa, three restaurants and a cocktail bar. The hotel’s signature restaurant Atria on level 80 offers a menu devised by celebrated chef Mark Best alongside executive chef Michael Greenlaw.
“We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Melbourne, and to open our second hotel in Australia,” said Tina Edmundson, Marriott International’s president of luxury.
“With its destination-driven design inspired by the city’s past and present, combined with the finest amenities, exciting culinary offerings and highly personalized service, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne exemplifies our commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences and creating meaningful memories in inspiring cities, the world over.”
The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne’s event venues span 2500sqm across two levels, including a grand ballroom, with 7m-high ceilings that can seat up to 550 guests.
“We look forward to creating memories for each and every guest, each and every day, bringing The Ritz-Carlton brand’s special sense of hospitality to this legendary city,” said The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne general manager Antony Page.
The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne is the company’s 1000th property in Asia Pacific, with the hotel giant anticipating adding 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2023.
“The opening of Marriott International’s 1000th hotel in Asia Pacific is a true milestone, underscoring our confidence in the overall travel outlook, our ability to take hospitality to new heights with our associates and owners, and the power of Marriott Bonvoy in 2023 and beyond,” said Rajeev Menon, Marriott International’s president Asia Pacific.