Within a short walk, you can find…
Depending on your mood during your city stay, you can head for the storied and stellar international boutiques and fashion houses within the precinct at 80 Collins and that line leafy Collins Street (we’re talking Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, Armani, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chanel) plus some new to Melbourne gems on the hotel’s doorstep; Sener Besim, Golden Goose, Feit and Anna Thomas.
You could saunter up Little Collins, cross Spring Street and get your fresh-air quotient in the lush Treasury Gardens or go a little further afield to Fitzroy Gardens. Or seek out an Asian gem in nearby Chinatown (classic such as Flower Drum, or quirky and cocktail-fuelled such as Hochi Mama).
You’re well placed for live theatre too –The Princess, Her Majesty’s and Comedy Theatre are all within easy strolling distance to catch the latest show.
And for more artistic endeavours, an enticing array of small galleries are just across the road neighbours including Tolarno Galleries with its engaging line up of contemporary exhibitions; or venture to the National Gallery of Victoria for their seasonal blockbuster or to take in their impressive permanent collection of international and Australian art. Sports fans will find the MCG and the Australian Open Tennis Centre within easy reach.
Be sure to pick up a coffee from the hotel’s delightfully tiny Ingresso coffee shop at the front entrance as you head off on your day’s adventures.