The Royce Melbourne unveils a dramatic makeover and opens in February
Motorists traveling south of Melbourne CBD along St Kilda Road will no doubt be familiar with The Royce Hotel. It’s a local landmark – a former luxury car dealership turned luxury hangout, built in 1928 in a mix of Spanish Mission and Art Deco styles.
After two years of restoration and refurbishment, Royce is set to reopen on February 1, with its sleek new look set to bring back “the golden age of hospitality to the city”. Those who have stayed in the past will hardly recognize it.
Originally home to Rolls Royce Melbourne, the converted boutique hotel will greet guests via an illuminated porte-cochere alongside a lavish glass-walled lobby – located in the exhibition hall of what was once the car showroom Original Rolls Royce.
Dotted with navy blue, royal purple and beige leather lounges, the space exudes elegance with a grand curved staircase and a grand Art Deco-style chandelier, in addition to a 14-meter-tall curved marble fireplace.
A 24-hour concierge will also be on hand to help guests get the most out of their stay.
Echoing the unique aesthetic of the façade, none of the hotel’s 94 rooms will be the same, including 18 spacious suites and six loft suites on two floors.
Soft leather upholstery, restored original cornices lining the ceilings and Italian Carrera white marble bathrooms with hand-cut glass alcoves are just a taste of what awaits you at inside.
Beyond the rooms, The Royce will satisfy guests with a chic French-inspired restaurant and adjoining conservatory, in addition to a nine-meter Showroom bar where guests can grab British bites and clandestine drinks late into the night. night.
Once complete, guests can soak up the sun, cocktail in hand, on the hotel’s outdoor terrace, equipped with heated floors and seats for pampering during the cooler winter months.
Complementing two spaces designed for private events, there will also be three separate conference rooms, making The Royce “the ultimate place for indulgent weekends or an overnight business stay.”