Location, location, that’s what this hotel is all about. Situated in the very heart of downtown Melbourne, this Collins Street hotel is perfect for the business traveler or those who come to Melbourne to shop.

My wife and I chose this hotel for its location, literally a two minute walk away for a formal evening event we were to attend. We had no need for a taxi.

DSC01654As we were only staying two nights and not on vacation, we chose a more basic room, but on our favourite Club Floor, which gave us access to all the delights associated with a Club Room.

Our room was smaller than we are normally used to, but had all the amenities that one could wish for. Again, let me stress, one of the great beauties of most Hyatt Hotels is access to Club Floor facilities. We really took advantage of their Club Lounge, situated at the very top of this high rise hotel, with sweeping views across Melbourne. Their breakfast buffet offered substantial hot and cold fare, with some dishes being cooked to order.

DSC_5120The Club Lounge is open all day till late and from early evening alcoholic beverages, cocktails and canapés may be enjoyed while watching the sun set. Actually the food is exceptional, and one may easily skip dinner.

During the day, the Club Lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy a coffee or soft drink. Naturally complimentary internet is available, as are meeting rooms.

The Hotel’s main restaurant “Collins Kitchen” is popular with guests and locals alike and has an outstanding buffet breakfast. At lunch they offer live cooking stations where guests can interact with the chefs to create their own dishes. A full a la carte menu is also available.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

123 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

About John Pond, J.P.

Pioneer in television as producer of thousands of hours of TV shows on Australian and American television including Graham Kennedy, Tommy Leonetti, People in Conflict, Hollywood Bowl, Major Specials and Dr John‘s Casebook TV Shows. TV manager J. Walter Thompson & McCannErickson Advertising and head of production for Columbia Pictures TV. John changed careers to the hospitality industry working for Sydney’s top 5 star hotel as director of sales and marketing and GM. Then with Harrah’s/Caesar's World, the world’s largest hotel and casino group in Nevada. Playboy Magazine in Chicago, head of worldwide PR/Marketing, for their Resorts, Clubs, Hotels & Casinos. Producer at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Co-creator of hit US network TV show Joker, Joker, Joker, first TV show to give away a million dollars. Writer travel articles for magazines and newspapers including Washington Post, New York Times, American Playboy as well as local Australian papers and magazines. In the USA represented many personalities including Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Mel Torme, and many other major names. John is Editor at Sea of Australia’s leading cruise magazine, Travel & Cruise writer for The Retiree Magazine, Destinations Magazine and Spectator Group of Newspapers. John reviews cruise ships, Destinations and Hotels, and is ably assisted by his Associate Editor Sandra Tiltman.
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  2. suzanne says:

    Hi John,

    i lived in Jakarta for 1 year and became the manager of the year for Asia Pacific due to my working in the Grand Hyatt Jakarta.
    i have never seen such a hotel 7 stars and more. The F& B assistant Manager was Michael Payne and he was transfered to Melbourne Hyatt on Collins St. for 3 years and is know in the Maldives at Luxe hotel gm. What a great guy he is Love all the Hyatt’s. they are the best.
    We need to get together soon
    Love Suzanne


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