The Como Melbourne gets a new look
The 5-star Como Melbourne, one of Australia’s most exceptional landmark hotels, has completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment programme and become become part of Accor’s exclusive MGallery collection of hotels.
The MGallery collection comprises almost 50 hotels around the world. Following Accor’s acquisition of the Mirvac hotel portfolio, at least five more hotels will join the exclusive MGallery collection, with Sydney’s 4.5-star Harbour Rocks Hotel and Melbourne’s Hotel Lindrum to rebrand before 2013.
As part of the South Yarra hotel’s renovation, all of the 107 the rooms have been completely transformed and now boast chic wall murals as a feature, as well as new bedding packages, bold lighting and modern furniture.
All of the spacious guestrooms feature new, high gloss kitchens. Stylish enhancements to the general public areas as well as quirky hallway seating and striking artwork add to the 5-star hotel experience.
The hotel’s three signature penthouses are set to be the most sought after accommodation offerings in Melbourne and each suite has been totally renovated and styled to suit three themes: ‘Pearl’, ‘Gems’ and ‘Gold’.
The baby grand piano that singer Robbie Williams once famously played on will reclaim its position in the Gold penthouse and will sit alongside bold furnishings from Space furniture. Other guests who have been known to tinkle the baby grand ivories include Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, Michael Bublé and Bruce Springsteen.
The hotel’s naturally lit indoor swimming pool with retractable roof remains one of the centrepieces of the hotel, while the hotel’s bustling SOBar is still a favourite watering hole for a late night night-cap.
The Como Melbourne joins a number of other renowned hotels in Accor’s MGallery Collection. It is the third MGallery in Australia, following the Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains and the Grand Hotel in Melbourne. The MGallery Collection also includes the four-times “New Zealand Hotel of the Year” St Moritz in Queenstown. The Como Melbourne sits alongside such distinctive properties as the Baltimore in Paris, St-Ermin’s in London, The Convent Hotel Amsterdam and Vie Hotel Bangkok