Soak in sweeping city views and enjoy a luxurious stay in the centre of Melbourne. Whether you’re looking to dine in the restaurant, or enjoy a sweet staycation, you’ll feel satisfied at voco Melbourne Central. This hotel, which only opened a few months ago, still feels very much like a hidden gem. Tucked in the middle of a laneway, and overlooking the hustle and bustle of Melbourne Central, Emporium and Bourke Street Mall, you’ll feel close to the action yet calm and secluded. Bookings for voco are open now.
voco Melbourne Central
This hotel is part of the 380 Melbourne skyscraper. Find it in the middle off Timothy Lane, just off Lonsdale Street. The hotel itself has 252 rooms, and sustainability is a big part of their philosophy. Inside your room, you’ll find comfortable, sustainable bedding, made from 100 per cent recycled materials. The linen is produced from sustainable cotton harvesting. You’ll also have floor-to-ceiling windows, a sustainable coffee pod machine, eco rain shower, free and fast Wi-Fi and more upscale amenities.
Elsewhere around the hotel, you’ll find plenty of greenery, including soaring vertical gardens rising from the pool terrace, and a herb garden on the seventh floor. In the hotel restaurant, you’ll discover locally-sourced ingredients on the menu. You’ll also find biodegradable straws, and pottery and porcelain from local makers.
Enjoy a swim in the outdoor plunge pool, and keep up with your fitness goals in the gym. There are also plenty of event spaces for meetings and functions.
Blacksmith Brasserie & Bar
Set on the seventh floor, this restaurant is Melbourne’s only rooftop terrace brasserie and bar venue. The restaurant overlooks an outdoor terrace and the pool, and features gorgeous 180-degree city views. It features a rotisserie for tender, flame-grilled meats, and serves up hearty and refined dishes in the open kitchen.
Award-winning South Korean Executive Chef Ian Lee is spearheading the kitchen. With thirty years of experience under his belt, you’ll feast on flavourful, locally-sourced food that will leave your mouth watering. Enjoy dishes like 48-hour brisket burger, Angus bone-in rib eye and spiced lamb shoulder. For vegans, there’s a delicious and comforting lentil and chickpea stew.
If you’re not sure where to start, there’s a Just Feed Us option, which will take you through five tasty courses for $88 a person.
Perfect for a dinner date or for a casual gathering with friends, this restaurant includes a mix of casual and informal seating, an outdoor dining terrace, and two plush private dining areas.
If you’d rather grab a drink instead, head to Blacksmith Bar for its innovative cocktail menu, Victorian wine list, and six rotating beer taps.
For more information about the restaurant, click here.
Welcome to the voco life
To celebrate the opening of this hotel, you can indulge yourself with the voco life tailored package. This includes overnight accommodation, breakfast for two, a welcome treat with an upgrade on arrival, and two Flamingo Sour cocktails to drink at the bar. This package is available from now until the end of October 2022, and starts at $310 a night.