Hilton has announced the opening of the 244-room Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street. The hotel’s location on the corner of Little Queen and Bourke Streets, provides easy access to the city’s recreational and cultural attractions. Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street is owned by international hotel owner and developer M&L Hospitality and managed by Hilton.
Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, located in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant arts, theater and dining precincts, is on the doorstep of the city’s key business districts and has easy access to public transport. The hotel is also within walking distance of Bourke Street Mall and Federation Square and a short tram ride from popular tourist attractions, such as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne Airport is 16 miles from the hotel.
Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street’s heritage building was formerly the Melbourne Equity Chambers, built in 1931, which was renowned for its architectural style and Italian Romanesque and Gothic detailing. In its refurbishment, architecture and design studio Bates Smart restored original features, then added a modern six-level extension, and a new 16-level tower.
The setback position of the Bourke Street entrance creates prominence to the grand building façade, whilst the inclined laneway leads to the hotel’s porte cochere. A colorful large-scale mural by local graffiti artist Kitt Bennett, part of the Juddy Roller collective, is captured in the entrance’s angled bronze panels.
Luci restaurant is located in the building’s former grand banking hall and is accessed via the hotel’s Bourke Street entrance. The restaurant serves contemporary Australian cuisine, and nods to Melbourne’s history of Italian immigrants and its evolution into a cosmopolitan culinary city. The menu by executive chef Sam Moore is designed to appeal to locals and travelers alike.
The restaurant is accompanied by The Douglas Club, a lounge bar split across two rooms offering cocktails, cognacs, an extensive wine and champagne selection, and snacks.
Accommodations and Amenities
Guestrooms have custom details that celebrate the building’s design heritage, as well as Melbourne cityscapes (think: leather wardrobe handles inspired by vintage luggage, carpet designs mirroring patterns found in the Equity Chambers facade, and prints by Roger Arnall showcasing Melbourne architecture).
In-room amenities include an HDTV with built-in Chromecast, specialty coffee curated by Dukes Coffee Roasters and premium hotel bath products by local maker Hunter Lab. There is also a fully equipped 24-hour hotel gym on site.
Meetings and Events
There are seven meeting and event spaces that range in size from 258 to 1,540 square feet. The spaces are imbued with Art Deco aesthetics and natural light, and are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi and the latest audio-visual technology. A large open-air balcony on level five offers city skyline views and a large wall mural by Kitt Bennett.
Meetings and events are all backed by "Hilton EventReady with CleanStay," which provides curated solutions for every step of an event planning process to create event experiences that are clean, flexible, safe and socially responsible. And to address the dramatic shift in how people meet and celebrate, the hotel is offering "Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions" for event planners. Guests visiting Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street can enjoy peace of mind from check-in to checkout with "Hilton CleanStay," which ensures guests enjoy a cleaner and safer experience during their stay.