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Chadstone Is Now Home to a Luxury 12-Storey Hotel with a Rooftop Pool and Bar

As well as 250 opulent rooms and a new all-day restaurant by Scott Pickett.
By Libby Curran
November 04, 2019
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Chadstone Is Now Home to a Luxury 12-Storey Hotel with a Rooftop Pool and Bar

As well as 250 opulent rooms and a new all-day restaurant by Scott Pickett.
By Libby Curran
November 04, 2019
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It's been an absolute age since it was first announced back in January 2018, but Chadstone Shopping Centre's much-hyped five-star hotel is finally open. Dubbed simply Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, it's the work of MGallery by Sofitel — and it has hosted its first guests this weekend.

The latest drawcard for Australia's biggest shopping centre, the $130 million hotel has 250 rooms and suites, a sleek rooftop pool and conservatory bar, its own day spa and wellness retreat, an LED-lit yoga studio, a lounge bar and a couple of top-notch restaurants. It's also set to be Melbourne's only five-star hotel located outside the city centre.

The suites are all kinds of opulent, too, featuring a clever design by multiple world-leading studios, including Australia's own Bates Smart. Think, contemporary blush pink and teal hues, custom lighting and a range of specially commissioned designer furniture inspired by trunks from luxury European fashion labels.

The ritziness continues upstairs on the roof, where you'll spy private cabanas, a pool ringed with loungers and incredible panoramic views to match. At rooftop bar and lounge Altus, you can sip classic cocktails beneath a custom-made, seven-tier wine glass holder chandelier, while the dining room is set to be a striking vision of mirrored arches and plush velvet banquettes.

In a win for foodies, Hotel Chadstone is also home to Pastore, the latest venture from acclaimed chef Scott Pickett (EstelleMatildaLupo). Fusing the classic flavours of Italy with a distinct Australian edge, this contemporary all-day diner and bar has a menu that heroes woodfired dishes and handmade pasta.

Expect sophisticated plates like the wood-roasted king prawns with fermented tomato, 'nduja and capers, and an 1.2-kilogram, 35-day dry-aged bistecca alla fiorentina, served against a plush backdrop of dusty pink hues, warm timber and brass. Meanwhile, the wine list favours Italian varieties from local producers and a cocktail lineup reworks Italian classics with Australian botanicals and spirits. We expect it'll be a popular go-to for post-shopping snacks and drinks. If you're staying in the hotel, you'll also be able to have Pastore favourites delivered to your room, too.

Find Hotel Chadstone at 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone. Rooms start from $269 a night.

Published on November 04, 2019 by Libby Curran

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