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YTL Life - - Life Feature -

he Mel­bourne Mar­riott has the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the first bou­tique ho­tel built in the city in 1982 by a for­mer Lord Mayor. The her­itage of Mel­bourne is un­ob­tru­sively hon­oured through­out the ho­tel. Black and white pho­to­graphs of the city from the 1950s adorn the walls in the gue­strooms and pub­lic ar­eas, tempt­ing you to ven­ture out to find those places in to­day’s world. More in­trigu­ing is that the car­pets in the rooms were spe­cially de­signed to por­tray the grid lines of the city’s ubiq­ui­tous trams and tram­lines.

There is some­thing about the Mel­bourne Mar­riott that makes one feel at home. It could be the warm wel­come with a speedy check-in, the knowl­edge­able and help­ful Concierge or the wait­ress at Essence on Ex­hi­bi­tion rec­om­mend­ing a de­li­cious dish with a quintessen­tially Aussie twist for din­ner. It’s just good old-fash­ioned ser­vice that comes from the heart across the board.

The 185 con­tem­po­rary rooms and suites are spa­cious and com­fort­able with all the fa­cil­i­ties ex­pected by trav­ellers, in­clud­ing com­pli­men­tary high-speed In­ter­net, 42-inch flatscreen tele­vi­sion, workspace with good light­ing and ipod dock. The stylish rooms fea­ture mar­ble bathrooms with a sep­a­rate dress­ing area and large wardrobe.

Stay­ing in the Mel­bourne Mar­riott with its prime lo­ca­tion on the cor­ner of Lons­dale and Ex­hi­bi­tion Street means you are in the Cen­tral Busi­ness District. This is a lovely city to ex­plore on foot. Trav­el­ling by the his­toric trams in the city cen­tre is free, as is the City Cir­cle Tram.

The ho­tel is only min­utes from Her Majesty’s The­atre, Fed­er­a­tion Square, the Mel­bourne Cricket Ground and the fa­mous Queen Vic­to­ria Mar­ket. The pop­u­lar Bourke Street shop­ping area and the cul­tural and culi­nary de­lights of Chi­na­town are within 10 min­utes’ walk. In­deed there is much to dis­cover along Mel­bourne’s tree-lined streets, with its his­toric build­ings, mu­se­ums, se­cluded laneways and beau­ti­ful parks.

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