The Best New Luxury Hotels In Melbourne

Are you looking for a luxurious getaway this year? Look no further than the new luxury hotels in Melbourne. Melbourne is Australia’s ‘most European city’ due to its undeniable charm, lush parks, wide boulevards, and Victorian architecture. For travellers looking to relax and rejuvenate, there are many amazing hotels to choose from.

But it doesn’t stop there! In the coming years, some of the most luxurious hotels will be opening up in Melbourne. From lavish suites to sleek modern designs, these hotels have everything you need to make your stay unforgettable.

Read on for a preview of what’s to come. We’ve also handpicked a collection of Melbourne’s top new luxury hotels launched in 2021 and 2022.

W Melbourne

The quirky W Melbourne Hotel is described as playful luxury, inspired by the city’s laneway culture with street art, cafes, bars and boutiques and by the wonderful flora and fauna. It is perfectly located on trendy Flinders Street in the central business district, which puts you close to everything.

Since its opening in February 2021, the W has made some serious waves in the world of luxury. Its boldly-designed guest rooms with decor inspired by 1969s-style newspaper kiosks, an indoor pool, sun terrace, and state-of-the-art gym.

Guests have a number of dining options, including Lollo (modern Australian with a heavy focus on Victorian produce), Warabi (Japanese cuisine), and Culprit (a cafe/wine bar). For those looking to unwind, the W offers two bars, one which you’ll find on level 14 next to the heated WET pool with stunning views over the city. 

This hotel reflects Melbourne’s culture and history, and the spacious layout makes for a comfortable stay.

Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands

Opened in late November 2021, the five-star Marriott Hotel Docklands is one of the latest additions to Melbourne’s glassy cityscape. It is the first Marriott-branded hotel and is only about two kilometres away from the CBD.

The 189-room hotel offers sophisticated but relaxing aesthetic, with elevated dining, a fitness centre with city views, state-of-the-art conferencing facilities; and a 28-metre resort-style rooftop infinity pool, serviced by an adjoining bar with spectacular views across the city skyline.

AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank

The newly built AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank is conveniently located between South Melbourne and the arts and cultural Southbank precinct. It is an easy 15-minute walk into South Wharf which is the home to DFO Shopping Centre and Yarra River featuring a lively bar and dining scene.

Launched in April 2022, the hotel blends contemporary design inspired by the city’s urban locale, with an elegant, yet bold look and feel within its jewel-shaped design. AC offers 205 rooms and suites, featuring a sleek design contrasting with calming, soft and cool neutral tones, and views across the city skyline. Every room and suite elevate your stay with stylish decor and stunning views across the city skyline.

Guests can soak up the Melbourne sun by the hotel’s infinity pool spanning the width of the building, enjoy culinary delights at the food and beverage outlets including the AC Lounge, or work up a sweat at the 24-hour fitness centre.

Movenpick Hotel Melbourne

The delicious Swiss hotel brand has grown its Australian presence in Melbourne’s vibrant CBD, with the new Movenpick Hotel Melbourne (opened in July 2021). It is the perfect destination for work and pleasure, combined with comfort, space and luxury in the heart of one of the world’s most lively cities. With bustling Southern Cross Station and a myriad of tram routes on the doorstep, Movenpick Hotel offers unrivaled convenience and accessibility. 

The hotel’s stylish 172-rooms and suites cover 6 floors, delivering a luxury experience that blurs the lines between art and design. This can be seen as you enter the hotel, showcasing a collection of works by Melbourne’s top photographers.

Movenpick offers a world-class dining experience and an exciting ‘Chocolate Hour’ every afternoon. This gives guests the opportunity to indulge in the chef’s daily chocolate-themed creations such as homemade ice-cream sandwiches, mini cones, petit fours, s’mores and churros. What a way to spoil yourself with the authentic flavours of Swiss!

Coming Soon in 2023

The Ritz Carlton

The stunning Ritz-Carlton Melbourne is expected to open in March 2023, on Lonsdale Street in the CBD. This 80-storey building will be Australia’s tallest hotel and will feature great views of the city and Port Phillip Bay.

With a lobby set on level 80, the 257-room hotel takes its design inspiration from the lively city of Melbourne and Australia’s ancient cultures. Pieces by local artists and distinctly Melbourne furnishings, including custom leather and velvet furniture, hand-made glass panels and bespoke light fixtures, will adorn its spaces.

Guest rooms will include marble bathrooms with double vanities, rain showers and oversized bathtubs. Other guest experiences will include hyper-local culinary activities and regionally inspired spa treatments, yoga and vitality pools at the spa. Its heated indoor infinity pool, with glass, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooks the city is sure to become a favourite among guests.

Mandarin Oriental, Melbourne

If there was ever a hotel to get excited about, Mandarin Oriental is the one! The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has released plans for a new luxury hotel in Melbourne expected to open its doors in 2023. Whenever the golden date may be, the city awaits the Zaha Hadid-designed tower to take pride on Collins Street. This location is close to the city’s Docklands and entertainment area. The brand’s first Australian properly will feature 196 luxury guestrooms and suites, plus 148 private residences. It will offer guests stunning views of the city skyline, and will have a range of luxurious amenities, including a spa, pool and gym. Not forgetting of course, fine dining on the rooftop terrace to crown it all!

Those looking for luxury accommodation in Melbourne should keep an eye out for more exciting new hotels coming soon! Whether you’re searching for something serene or vibrant, each hotel has something unique to offer that will make your stay memorable and enjoyable! For those who want something truly unforgettable, these new luxury hotels promise unparalleled comfort combined with unbeatable service — so book your stay today!