These six properties make the ultimate home away from home
Treasury on Collins
Dating back to the 1800s, the Treasury on Collins building was once The Bank of Australasia and designed by principal architect Joseph Reed, who also designed the Melbourne Town Hall and State Library. Located in an unbeatable location on Melbourne’s desirable Collins Street, the apartment hotel delivers the same historic charm in a posh and elegant setting. Guests can choose from a variety of suite and apartment styles, each featuring a living/dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen and washing machine/dryer. Treasury on Collins is also one of Melbourne’s few boutique heritage hotels, providing a more intimate and personalised form of luxury in its 95 rooms. In addition to unlimited Netflix and stunning city views, those who book directly with the hotel receive complimentary breakfast, wine and more perks in the luxurious Guest Lounge.
South Yarra, Melbourne
A reimagining of the boutique hotel offering, United Places offers an exclusive 12 suites just steps from the renowned Royal Botanical Gardens. Guests get tailored service from a butler on call around the clock and a specially-curated breakfast that can be delivered to your room, complimentary. The suites themselves are expertly-designed by the team behind Jackalope, with velvet curtains and floor-to-ceiling windows to expose rustling trees or the dramatic city skyline. All suites boast a private terrace, a well-equipped kitchen and a minibar stocked with local produce, with certain stays additionally providing laundry and kitchen utilities, a dining room and a bath with garden and city views.
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Adina lies in the heart of Melbourne on Queen Street, just minutes from Bourke Street Mall, the Old Melbourne Gaol and the National Gallery of Victoria. A selection of 155 spacious and stylish studio apartments, or one, two or three-bedroom apartments are available, as well as an additional 11 beautiful penthouse apartments displaying a New York loft design, a revamped rooftop view and entertaining terrace. A sophisticated décor scheme runs throughout the hotel, from the lobby to each of the apartments, and guests can enjoy free WiFi, fully equipped kitchens and an in-room laundry as well as access to an indoor heated pool, gym and sauna. Business trips are additionally made easier with close proximity to public transport and five meeting rooms, a theatre-style conference room and a cocktail area to unwind.
Fraser Suites Perth
With a prime position overlooking the beautiful Swan River and close to the Convention Centre, the WACA Ground, Crown Casino and Optus Stadium, Fraser Suites Perth offers fully-furnished, luxurious serviced apartments in downtown Perth. The 151 one- and two-bedroom contemporary apartments and 85 studios feature opening floor-to-ceiling windows that capture panoramic views of the Swan River and its surrounds along with state-of-the-art entertainment systems with 40-inch LCD TVs and DVD players, open-plan living and dining areas and a full kitchen. In the hotel you’ll find a spa, sauna, indoor heated swimming pool and 24-hour well-equipped fitness centre, but if you’re keen to do some exercise you can’t beat walking along the stunning Swan River foreshore a stone’s throw from the hotel. Bike hire is also available, and a free local bus service will take you straight into Perth’s CBD when you’re ready to explore further afield.
Meriton Suites World Tower, Sydney
Sydney’s tallest hotel, ascending at 77 levels tall, ensures breathtaking views in an unrivalled location. Each suite has large living and dining areas, a full second bathroom, gourmet kitchens, plush bedding, an internal laundry with washer and dryer as well as designer bathroom amenities in partnership with KEVIN.MURPHY. Every one of the 115 extravagant suites offers spacious stays, up to three times larger than a typical hotel room with modern furniture and views of Darling Harbor or the sweeping ocean. By choosing one of their Penthouse Collection Suites, guests can indulge even more in a three bedroom, two bathroom penthouse with its own Nespresso Creatista coffee machine, GHD hair straightener and in-suite telescope.
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Sydney
Circular Quay, Sydney
With one of the most desirable hotel locations in Australia, 5-star Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour boasts unbeatable views of the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge thanks to its east Circular Quay location. Its apartment–style suites are suited to both business and leisure guests with fully-equipped kitchens and laundries, separate dining and lounge areas, large bedrooms with ensuite and spa bath, and private balconies; there is also a pool, spa and deck area as well as a 24 hour gym. Restaurant Q Dining has an award-winning wine list, but Hacienda is where you’ll want to be for the best photo opportunity. Think: a Harbour backdrop and a 1950s Miami-style interior inspired by the grand plantation architecture of Cuba, replete with lush foliage and plants – a pretty, inner-city oasis.