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Tuesday 12 April 2022

$40 million Melbourne hotel renovation unveiled

It was once known as the Hilton on the Park - one of Melbourne's destination hotels - now Accor has officially launched the $40 million renovation of its flagship 419-room Pullman Melbourne on the Park, which is located opposite the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The upgrade has been designed by leading architects DKO and features views from every room, taking in Melbourne's famous gardens, the MCG, the Sports and Entertainment Precinct and the Melbourne CBD. 

The renovation includes 19 floors of completely upgraded superior, premium and deluxe rooms and suites as well as a new executive lounge and William Clarke Sky Villa. 

The rooms include specially designed windows with metal shrouds to act like frames transforming the views into works of art. 

Each room has a window chaise from which to relax and enjoy the view. 

Located on level 18 of the hotel, the new executive lounge features velvet sofas, marble tables, a large flat-screen TV and and a bar area overlooking the MCG and the city skyline towards Port Phillip Bay.

The renovated William Clarke Sky Villa is perched on the top two floors of the hotel with the best views of Melbourne.

Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer Sarah Derry said the upgrade was completed during Melbourne's last lockdown.

“The Pullman Melbourne on the Park has always been a leading choice for visitors coming to see Melbourne's year-round major sporting and cultural events," Derry said. "This spectacular renovation will take their hotel experience to the next level.”

The re-opening comes just as Melbourne's hotels are experiencing a steady increase in occupancy and forward bookings for April and beyond.

“With domestic travel still favoured by Aussies, the popularity of staycations, the much anticipated AFL season kicking off and concerts back up and running, we're hoping that growth will continue," Derry said.

“We are also confident that with the easing of international restrictions, Melbourne will again take its place at the top of the wish list of international travellers, in the meantime we look forward to many Australians experiencing everything the Pullman Hotels are famous for around the globe in a world class city.”

Pullman Melbourne on the Park is located at 192 Wellington Parade in East Melbourne. See

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