• The uber-cool South Yarra location
  • Modern, sophisticated design
  • People watching in the champagne bar

It’s fitting that in Melbourne – a city of contemporary art galleries, rooftop bars and pretty Gold Rush architecture – the best accommodation is found in boutique, privately owned hotels. And, in the Lyall, you’ll be treated to one of its finest examples.

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Found in South Yarra – Melbourne’s ultra-fashionable central neighbourhood – the Lyall oozes designer chic, perhaps taking its style notes from the district’s boutique shops and fine dining restaurants. You’ll also be just a short drive from the Royal Botanic Gardens and the city’s famous Arts Precinct. It’s a sense of style showcased across the hotel’s 40 suites where a contemporary oriental design is realised in opulent fabrics, private terraces and exclusively Australian-made furnishings. They’re also superbly equipped, featuring underfloor-heated en suites, gourmet mini bars and products from the hotel’s own spa. If you’re looking to splash out, opt for the Platinum Suite, host to two fireplaces and a giant outdoor terrace.

Another particularly delightful proposition is the galleries, found on each floor. It’s a considered nod to the city’s artsy heritage, featuring original works by local French painter Thierry B. The food too finds its bearings regionally, with menus reflecting Melbourne’s widely multicultural makeup in dishes that use only the finest of seasonal produce.

It’s indulgence matched by the superb champagne bar, where cocktails and delicacies from France are served alongside a thoughtfully curated bar menu. And, while champagne might be the perfect way to end an evening, the spa treatments are the ideal way to start the day. Everything from hydrotherapy to manicures are represented across a comprehensive collection of treatments. Further facilities include a well-equipped gym and borrowable push bikes to help you explore what is Australia’s much-touted, ‘Most Liveable City’.


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