The Park Hyatt Melbourne is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city. The perfect hotel for business travelers, families, and tourists alike.
I loved staying at this grand hotel when going to see my favorite tennis players at the Australian Open because it’s a beautiful walk through the Fitzroy Gardens away.
Here is my Park Hyatt Melbourne review:
PARK HYATT MELBOURNE
1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3002
This 5-star hotel with such luxurious amenities is technically located in Melbourne CBD. The Park Hyatt fits into the modern architecture of the central business district and is just steps away from all the fun activities at Federation Square, beautiful gardens and art museums. It overlooks St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens to create such a serene atmosphere.
I say “technically located” because it is on the edge and a little secluded. However, the location and seclusion make it a favorite hotel for celebrities.
If you’re looking for some fun things to do in Melbourne, check out my Melbourne travel guide.
HOW TO GET TO THE PARK HYATT MELBOURNE
We took a direct flight on Qantas from Los Angeles to Tullamarine Domestic and International Airport (MEL). The ride from Melbourne airport to the hotel took about 30 minutes. It’s easy to get a ride share, shuttle and taxi from the airport or you can arrange transportation with the hotel.
If you choose to drive, the hotel is valet only and charges $60 AUD per night.
The hotel is also easily accessed locally by public transportation. If you take the underground, exit Parliament Station/Macarthur St (East Melbourne) and the Park Hyatt is a short 5-minute walk.
TRAVELER’S TIP: Be careful! The escalators at Parliament Station are the longest escalators in the Southern Hemisphere and some have said the lights can throw you off balance and you can end up slipping and falling alllllll the way down!
The Park Hyatt is in Melbourne’s free tram zone, so it’s a great location to see some of the best places Melbourne has to offer.
Arriving at the Park Hyatt Melbourne
Upon arrival, we were greeted with a beautiful entrance to an elegant two-story lobby. The whole hotel is decorated in dark wood finishes with gold accents and marble everywhere.
There is a dedicated guest services express check-in desk if you hold status in the World of Hyatt program. We arrived around 8 in the morning and knew our room would not be ready yet.
We went through the check in procedure, the bellman secured our bags, and we took a slow stroll through the hotel grounds then to Fitzroy Gardens.
TRAVELER’S TIP: Say hello to Mr. Walker! Park Hyatt’s adorable Labrador Retriever canine ambassador. The adorable Mr. Walker is responsible for greeting guests and making important hospitality decisions ?
We strolled through Fitzroy Gardens on our way to the Australian Open, which is why we were in Melbourne. The Rod Laver Arena is about a 20-minute gorgeous walk in the summer through the Gardens and along the Yarra River.
The tennis arena is pretty close the Melbourne Cricket Ground. If you’re here for another sport such as international rules football or rugby, you can catch it at the MCG. It’s also home to the National Sports Museum.
So as you can see, this 5-star hotel is close to major sports events, flora and fauna, city sights and the city center.
GUEST ROOMS AT THE PARK HYATT MELBOURNE
Park Hyatt features 245 guest rooms and suites. To start off, these luxury rooms are pretty generous in size with premium bedding. The standard room starts at 517 square feet (48 square meters) and the deluxe is 645 sqft (60sqm). Regardless of which room you end up in, there’s not a bad view to be had.
Either gaze at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens or the city skyline. And gaze while you doze off from your heavenly bed or the separate sitting area with coffee, or tea.
All the rooms come with Bose speakers, flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee machines and Italian marble ensuites with showers and deep soaking bathtubs. You can choose from a king bed or two queens.
As amazing as the guest rooms are, I highly recommend booking a suite! The suites are cozier and feel more like home away from home.
The Park Suite King is 592 sqft (52 sqm) with floor to ceiling windows and oversized doors. The Park Terrace Suite comes with a large outdoor terrace that’s a gorgeous private sun deck.
The Diplomat Suite is a spacious 1292 sqft (120 sqm) of pure elegance. The large living room includes a fireplace, desk, and usually St. Patrick’s Cathedral out the window that looks so close you can touch it. The Ambassador Suite is a bit larger with a similar large living room and fireplace as the Diplomat Suite, but it also comes with dinner seating for six, separate guest marble bathrooms and a kitchenette with a butler’s entrance.
The cream of the crop is the Presidential Suite. This 2583 sqft (240 sqm) suite features a grand entrance into a spacious living room with a grand piano and dinner seating for eight. The suite also features a study library room and a kitchenette with a butler’s entrance.
All the suites have Italian marble en-suites and walk-in closets big enough to be rooms themselves. The private bathrooms all come with rainfall showerheads. The Diplomat, Ambassador and Presidential Suites can be connected to the room next door to turn the suites into two-bedroom suites.
Just in case you want to check out your suite before you book, Park Hyatt’s website has a virtual tour of the suites.
Ambassador Suite at the Park Hyatt Melbourne
We stayed in the incredible Ambassador Suite with views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens. The room itself was magnificent! The room felt like a cosmopolitan mix with modern luxury with all the wooden tones, fireplace and digital programming technology.
It was so spacious with a king bed in a separate bedroom. There was a fireplace in the living room and an office desk right in front of a window that peered directly at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
It’s nice that the bedroom is secluded and that the suite is equipped with two 32-inch LCD televisions. I enjoyed winding down with the plush room robe and slippers and the low noise of the tv in the background. I slept like the dead in the king pillowtop bed after long walks in the city and full days at the tennis tournament.
The bedroom was well decorated with a writing desk near the door and sitting chair near the window. It was nice to sit near the open windows in the bedroom and listen to the sounds in the garden. Because the hotel is a little secluded, I didn’t hear that much noise from the hustle and bustle of the city.
My husband, on the other hand, ended the day with watching a movie on the other television in the living room above the fireplace. He spread out all his devices to download and store all our pictures for the day using the above average wireless internet connection.
The en-suite bathroom could be entered from the bedroom or off the walk-in closet from the living room. I must admit, the marble bathroom with the rainfall showerhead was equally as enjoyable when cleansing the day away. The luxury amenities were provided by Aesop and left a refreshing citrus scent well after the shower.
The study desk and six seat dining faced the window overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It was nice to sit here and drink coffee from the in-room Nespresso machine (loved it!) and plan out the day.
We used the massive walk-in closet and prepared coffee and beverages in the kitchenette. All this in our suite and it didn’t feel cramped in any way.
Park Club Lounge
The Club Lounge is on the 19th floor and is a private haven for guests staying in club rooms or guests with top-tier status in the World of Hyatt program. The Lounge has floor to ceiling windows, plenty of tables and sitting areas, high speed wireless internet access and a selection of magazines and newspapers.
The Club Lounge offers complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks throughout the day and evening complimentary canapes, desserts and alcoholic beverages. The evening spread is a good pre-meal or appetizer to dinner.
Free breakfast is served in the Lounge on Sundays only. For the other days, head to Radii restaurant if breakfast is included in your stay.
WHERE TO EAT AT THE PARK HYATT MELBOURNE
The Park Hyatt has one real restaurant that spans over many floors. It comes to life for breakfast. In the afternoon, it hosts high tea. And in the evening, the hotel bar opens along side dinner service.
The Radii restaurant is an all-purpose restaurant next to the lobby.
Just because there’s really one restaurant, don’t let it fool you. It has an abundance of seating and food at every turn. Even when it’s crowded, there’s a good amount of space between tables.
This restaurant has several levels of dining with an open kitchen to see your food being prepared. The wood and marble decor with gold trim accent run through this restaurant too.
Breakfast has two options. A breakfast buffet. A nice variety from fruit and yogurt to pastries, jam and cheese. For an additional charge, hot selections such as omelets can be included for a full breakfast buffet.
Or a la carte. Breakfast has something for everyone. There’s gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options for anyone with food sensitivities. And a large selection of teas and coffees.
Dinner in the restaurant has a warm ambience thanks to the dark wood design, and serves modern European cuisine. Savory dishes include Victorian lamb, oysters and seasonal seafood. Or have a quick cocktail (or two) at the bar before dinner at Radii or somewhere in the city.
Tea Lounge and Garden
Relish in high tea, coffee, juice and wine at the this beautiful Lounge with floor to ceiling windows with views of the hotel’s private Trilogy Garden. It also has an intimate social gathering vibe.
Enjoy traditional three tiers of heavenly delights of finger sandwiches, desserts and of course, delectable scones and jam.
The Park Hyatt Melbourne’s decadent Tea Lounge serves tea daily from 2.30pm to 5.00pm.
$88pp – Served with unlimited Victorian sparkling wine, selection of loose leaf tea, coffee
$98pp – Served with 1 glass of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial, selection of loose leaf tea, coffee
$220pp – Served with unlimited Moet & Chandon, selection of loose leaf tea, coffee
Trilogy Garden. The Park Hyatt Melbourne has its own colorful garden on property. You can sit in the Garden for high tea on warm weather days. Events are also hosted here from time to time when the weather permits. Including brunches, BBQ’s, and various holiday and tasting events.
Check out my post for tips on what to pack for Australian weather.
For your convenience (if you like to stay in the robe and slippers like I do), you can always order room service. Here’s a peek at the room service menu just so you can get a head start!
AMENITIES AT THE PARK HYATT MELBOURNE
Park Club Health and Day Spa. An exclusive sanctuary of peace for guests. The blissfully relaxing spa includes an indoor aquamarine pool, jetted tubs, steam room and sauna. To elevate your relaxing experience, body treatments are available for any concerns. Relieve tension with a deep tissue, detox with a body polish or just meditate and relax with a hair and scalp massage.
The salon can also have you ready for a night out on the town or for your wedding! Salon services can be booked to style your locks, wax, eyelash and brow tinting, eyelash extension, manicure and pedicure treatments.
Fitness studio. The Club includes a fitness centre complete with a full gym, 25m indoor pool and outdoor tennis courts. You can book a personal trainer or tennis coach for group or private lessons. You can also book yoga or meditation classes.
Health Club membership. You can purchase a membership to the Park club. The membership includes access to the health and day spa and fitness amenities and discounts at Radii restaurant, spa treatments and complimentary valet.
Business Center and meeting rooms. You have access to the business center during your stay. The business center is nothing out of the ordinary as it includes two computers, each with its own printer.
Overall Impression of the Park Hyatt Melbourne
Wherever we went in this hotel, the staff provided exceptional levels of service. We stayed a few nights while we attended the Australian Open and even ran into a few players! The hotel was busy, but because the common areas were sizable, it didn’t feel that crowded. And I also felt like a top priority even though celebrities were also here.
I can’t say enough about our suite. It was an unparalleled experience and enjoyed every inch of this massive room.
Last, the location being very close to the city centre which makes it easy to get to top sights such as the Melbourne Museum, and Parliament House. But private enough for some peace and quiet.
Although the 5-star Grand Hyatt is more centrally located, I do plan on staying at the Park Hyatt when I return to Melbourne…hopefully for another tennis tournament and hopefully in the Ambassador Suite again!
FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE PARK HYATT MELBOURNE
The Park Hyatt hotel is part of Hyatt hotels, which means if you sign up for the World of Hyatt program, you can book this hotel at a discount. If you reach top-tier Diamond status, you can book a standard room and use a suite upgrade voucher to be guaranteed a suite upon check in!
Another way to have a grand experience at this hotel is to book through American Express Fine Resorts. Thanks to the new benefits of the American Express platinum card, you can get a $200 statement credit, $125 in hotel credit, and if available free upgrades and free late check outs.
Hyatt also offers a generous cancellation policy in case anything comes up last minute. Check the policy for details upon booking. While you’re booking, don’t forget to grab your best airfare here too!
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