The marble-floored lobby hints at the establishment's previous life as a historical bank building. This popular city hotel, set in the restored 5-storey building dating to 1902, enjoys a central location in the business district of Melbourne. It is air-conditioned and comprises a total of 190 guest rooms. Facilities on offer include an entrance hall with 24-hour reception, lift access, a café, a bar, a restaurant, conference facilities, Internet access and a wireless Internet access point (charges apply). For an additional fee, room service and car parking are also available.
The hotel is in close proximity to a plethora of public transport options in the CBD, across from Southern Cross train station. It is within a short walk from Crown Casino, Rialto Towers Observation Deck, Melbourne Aquarium, Etihad Stadium, Docklands restaurants and the exhibition centre.
The hotel has recently undergone some extensive renovations and now has 190 well-equipped and comfortable rooms in a variety of configurations, from studios to apartments, standard rooms, and club rooms. Each room comes with an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer, as well as a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable television, a radio, Internet access, a kitchenette, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, an iron and ironing board, a double bed, individually adjustable air conditioning and a safe.
The hotel is just one block from the River Yarra, which has a jogging/walking/cycling track and rowing and canoeing opportunities available for a fee.
At Founders Restaurant, breakfast is available seven days a week. There is a choice of à la carte or buffet meals (surcharges for both). At Vault Café a continental breakfast is available seven days a week (surcharge). 5 Shillings Cocktail Bar is open seven days a week, from mid-afternoon to night, and serves cocktails and light snacks. Platform 66 is open seven days a week, from afternoon to late night and also serves light meals. There is a public bar with liquor shop attached.
American Express, MasterCard and VISA are all accepted as methods of payment.
Direct dial telephone
Iron and board