Hyatt Centric debuts in Australia with Melbourne hotel

by | 09 Dec 2021 | Design

Featuring design by Architectus and Hecker Guthrie, the upper-upscale brand’s inaugural property in Australia celebrates the character of Victoria’s state capital.

This brand-new 277-key hotel encourages travellers to discover Melbourne on their own terms.

Inspired by the city’s spirit

Designed by Architectus and Hecker Guthrie, and built by Hickory, Hyatt Centric Melbourne showcases stylish yet understated interiors, which take inspiration from the urban fabric of Melbourne, as well as its history in wool production and the Gold Rush era. It represents the very first Australian site for Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s upper-upscale brand.

David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt, said: “Hyatt has had a presence in Australia for over 30 years and we are excited about the launch of the Hyatt Centric brand in the country and the introduction of its adventurous style of exploration and hospitality. As interstate and international borders in Australia reopen, we look forward to welcoming guests from near and far to discover afresh Melbourne and its cosmopolitan spirit.”

“We are delighted to be working with Hyatt to launch the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia,” added Paul Little AO, chairman and founder of the Little Group.

Supporting local talent

Amenities within the property include the 25th-floor TOMA Restaurant & Bar, which is short for Taste of Melbourne Australia. This venue offers sustainably sourced, Mediterranean-inspired menus highlighting local produce, along with panoramic views of the city, Yarra River and Southbank.

This restaurant and bar is joined by the Allie Lane café, serving the food and drink of local producers. The hotel’s kitchens are led by well-known chef Jordan Monkhouse.

Additional facilities at the property include a 25-metre pool and 24-hour gym, 210 sq m of flexible function space and a 248 sq m terrace for personalised celebrations. Meanwhile, the hotel’s collaborating with a number of local artists, food producers and designers, from showcasing the street art of Damian Cazaly to offering the coffee of family-owned Cottle Coffee.

Located in the heart of the downtown area, the hotel’s close to many of the city’s key sights, and provides easy access to the Southern Cross station, the Docklands and Southbank precincts, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the Crown Entertainment Complex.

“Hyatt Centric Melbourne is set to inspire the curious-minded, savvy explorers who want to be in the heart of the action,” said Ilan Weill, general manager, Hyatt Centric Melbourne. “Our team, engaged and passionate Melburnians, are keen to share their local knowledge, helping our guests to discover authentic experiences, blending the city’s street-art hotspots, vibrant coffee culture, artistic spirit and bustling creative laneways.”

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