Australia’s Tallest Hotel Opens Its Doors

Ritz-Carlton Melbourne continues Marriotts incredible growth in the city
Ritz-Carlton Melbourne

The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne has officially opened its doors to the public, marking the latest milestone for parent company Marriott Bonvoy as its 1000th property in Asia Pacific.

This is Melbourne’s most anticipated hotel opening in a city that lacks modern high-end accommodations.

The hotel is situated in one of the four towers in the West Side Place precinct, adjacent to Southern Cross Station, and offers direct rail and tram connections to all corners of the city.

This is an area of the city that has languished and the Ritz-Carlton will significantly lift its appeal.

The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne occupies 17 floors of the development – from level 65 and above – and features 257 rooms and suites.

Guests are welcomed at the 80th-floor sky lobby, where lavish decor and views of the Yarra River and city skyline set the tone for what awaits during your stay.

The rooms are finished to a very high standard featuring accents of timber, leather, and stone paired with plush linens and premium amenities.

Ritz-Carlton Melbourne Room

Guests can enjoy views across swathes of the Melbourne CBD, similar to the lobby, with all rooms and suites offering impressive panoramic views.

One of the many delights of the hotel is the signature restaurant Atria, helmed by Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw in partnership with Chef Mark Best of former Sydney restaurant ‘Marque’ fame.

Atria’s interior pays homage to the art deco luxury of the 1920s, with a culinary philosophy highlighting local and native produce.

Bar Cameo is all about exceptional spirits, rare vintages, and inventive cocktails, and High tea is offered at The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge.

Health and wellness take shape in the form of an indoor infinity pool, with a deck overlooking the city, and the Ritz-Carlton Spa, offering a fitness centre, sauna, two vitality pools, and a yoga studio among six treatment rooms.

Ritz-Carlton Melbourne Pool

The hotel’s signature Ritz-Carlton Club is positioned on the 79th floor, just below the sky lobby.

Access is included for guests in Club-level rooms and suites, and as an optional add-on for those who wish to use the club beyond the inclusions in their room booking.

The West Side Place towers will be host to a second hotel in the form of the 316-room The Dorsett Melbourne, along with more than 2,500 residential apartments.

The complex also sees a new addition to Melbourne’s laneways, with the new thoroughfare between Lonsdale and Little Lonsdale streets set to host numerous hole-in-the-wall style restaurants, bars, and shops emblematic of the city’s eclectic cultural heartbeat.

Ritz-Carlton’s Melbourne debut is just the next phase in the brand’s increased Australian presence.

The Ritz-Carlton Perth is already open, while a Gold Coast property is set to make a splash in 2026.

As members of its loyalty program, guests can earn and spend loyalty points at the hotel, in addition to unique Bonvoy Moments.

The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne should be a huge advance in luxury accommodation for Melbourne, as the city has not enjoyed any high-end luxury hotel openings for the last two decades.

Marriott has grown its portfolio in Melbourne to eleven hotels within a very short space of time, including the recently opened Le Meridien at the other end of town.

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