Drivers traveling south from the Melbourne CBD along St Kilda Road will undoubtedly be familiar with the Royce Hotel. It’s a local landmark – a 1928 mix of Spanish Mission and Art Deco style, what used to be a luxury car dealer turned luxury hangout.
After two years of restoration and renovation, Royce Ready to reopen on February 1st, it features a sleeker new look aimed at “bringing the golden age of hospitality back to the city”. almost unrecognizable.
Formerly home to Rolls-Royce Melbourne, this boutique hotel welcomes guests with illuminated gates along a gorgeous glass-enclosed lobby housed in the exhibition hall of the former Rolls-Royce car showroom.
Dotted with sumptuous navy blue, royal purple and tan leather lounges, the space is graced with a 14-meter-tall curved marble fireplace, curving staircase and grand Art Deco chandelier. It exudes sence.
A 24-hour concierge is also available to help guests make the most of their stay.
Reflecting the distinctive aesthetic of the façade, none of the hotel’s 94 rooms are the same, highlighted by 18 spacious suites and six two-story loft suites.
White Italian Carrera marble bathrooms with soft leather upholstery, restored original ceiling cornices and hand-cut glass alcoves are just some of what awaits inside.
Beyond the rooms, The Royce delights guests with a chic French-inspired restaurant and adjoining conservatory, plus a nine-metre showroom bar where guests can join in on British snacks and secret drinks late into the night.
Once complete, guests can soak up the sun with a cocktail on the hotel’s outdoor terrace. Underfloor heating and seating ensure comfort during the cool winter months.
There are also three separate meeting rooms to complement the two spaces designed for private events, making The Royce “the perfect place for an indulgent weekend or an overnight business stay.”