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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

A recent $15 million, 18-month long renovation has revamped this premium French-inspired hotel.
By Andrew Zuccala
August 29, 2022
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By Andrew Zuccala
August 29, 2022
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The Sofitel Melbourne has been around for decades but it never feels old. Its home, Collins Place, was built in 1981, and the original hotel was taken over by the Sofitel team in 1996. Since then, they have renovated over and over again to maintain their place as one of the best hotels in Melbourne.

But their latest 2022 renovation is their most impressive. They spent $15 million to transform each of the 360 rooms into luxe, uniquely designed accommodations (and it took 18 months to do it all).

The end product is a thoroughly modern, tastefully appointed luxury hotel in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Each room has that classic Sofitel French flair paired with all the latest tech. They've even got tablets in each room, making it so much easier to order room service, request any newspaper you like or reach out to their concierge who can help you explore the city.

Dining options are also beyond decent — with their famous afternoon tea experiences continuing post refurbishments.

But you can't talk about the Sofitel without mentioning the views. You see all of Melbourne's main landmarks from here — from the Arts Centre Spire and the NGV to Flinders Street Station and Fed Square. You can even see Luna Park on a clear day.

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