Hyatt Hotels Corporation have announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Melbourne, located in a prime location in the heart of Melbourne’s fast-emerging downtown, marking the entry of the Hyatt Centric brand into Australia.
“Hyatt has had a presence in Australia for over 30 years and we are excited about the launch of the Hyatt Centric brand in the country and the introduction of its adventurous style of exploration and hospitality,” said David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt. “As interstate and international borders in Australia reopen, we look forward to welcoming guests from near and far to discover afresh Melbourne and its cosmopolitan spirit.”
Designed by Architectus Australia and Hecker Guthrie Interiors and built by Hickory, Hyatt Centric Melbourne features 277 contemporary guestrooms across 25 levels. The stylish yet understated interiors celebrate the character of Melbourne’s urban fabric, from the city’s Hoddle Grid business district and use of tessellated tiles as seen in the custom-designed rugs in the rooms and public spaces respectively to the Victorian era-inspired brickwork in the public spaces. The design also pays homage to Melbourne’s history in wool production and during the Gold Rush through a curated collection of soft furnishings and light fixtures by local designers, setting the stage for guests to continue their personal discovery of the multi-faceted city.
Hyatt Centric Melbourne collaborates with emerging and established local artists, food producers and designers to encapsulate Melbourne’s unique spirit. This includes street art by Damian Cazaly, coffee from family-owned South Melbourne roasters Cottle Coffee, luxurious Mr. Smith bath products and fashion wear by PAGEANT for the hotel team’s attire.