The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne has flagged a March 2023 opening, about 8 years after the ultra-luxury property was first announced.
The property will soar 80 stories above the Melbourne CBD, with its lobby located on level 80 above its 257 hotel rooms and suites.
Blending The Ritz-Carlton’s refined luxury with an authentic Australian experience, the property celebrates the country’s ancient stories and vibrant cultures, filtered through a distinctly Melbourne lens. From the works by local artists to hyper-local culinary adventures, from unique Melbournian décor to regionally inspired spa journeys, guests will be encouraged to connect with the pulse and creativity of the city, and to engage with the exciting diversity of its surrounds.
“We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Melbourne,” said Antony Page, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne. “With design that blends the best of the brand and the destination, combined with the finest amenities, culinary offerings, and highly personalized service, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne will deliver an experience tailored to today’s luxury guest and deeply connected to this vibrant city.”
Located on Lonsdale Street in the heart of the metropolis, the hotel presents luxury accommodation, signature dining experiences across both restaurant and bar, holistic wellness spaces and an iconic infinity pool, as well as world-class meeting and event facilities and services.
The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne will be the second Australian property for the ultra-luxury chain which falls under the Marriott International portfolio. The only other Ritz-Carlton hotel currently in Australia is in Perth. It opened in late 2019. The Ritz-Carlton Brisbane, part of the Queens’ Wharf project, is currently under construction in Queensland, while The Ritz-Carlton,Gold Coast – revealed a few weeks ago – is tipped to open in 2026.
A potential return of the Ritz-Carlton brand to Sydney has been flagged as part of the redevelopment of Star Entertainment’s The Star. That project remains in limbo and under evaluation, after the initially proposed tower at Pyrmont housing the high-end hotel was quashed due to its footprint. A scaled-down version is currently being assessed.