MELBOURNE | Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne On Spencer is the second Australian hotel for the Swiss-based hotel brand. It brings a fresh option for those seeking a modern, understated accommodation experience. I recently stayed as a guest of the hotel, on behalf of What’s On Melbourne to check it out.
The hotel is located on the corner of Spencer and Bourke Streets. Directly across the road from Southern Cross Station, and super convenient for those getting the Skybus to and from the airport. In this part of town, you have easy access to the western end of the CBD, Docklands, and Southbank.
Located on levels one through six of Melbourne’s new Premier Tower, each level and room features art from local photographers Steve Scalone and Sean Mcdonald, showcasing the city’s sights and buzz. The hotel features 172 rooms and suites, with premium linens, your choice of pillow, and blackout curtains for a good night’s sleep. Modern bathrooms features a large rainwater shower, and natural Yuni bath and body amenities. There’s a fully stocked mini bar featuring local food and drink, couch and desk, and a large television.
The hotel features an onsite gym with cardio equipment and weights, a sauna, and a 25-metre swimming pool with a heated spa that overlooks the city. The pool stays open until 10pm each night, and has colour changing mood lighting.
Eat & Drink
If you’re thinking to yourself “isn’t Mövenpick that ice-cream brand?” then yes, you’d be right. As well as hotels, Mövenpick do chocolate and ice-cream, and both are available at the hotel. Guests can head to the lobby cafe from 3:30pm to 4:30pm to indulge in the daily chocolate happy hour. It’s an unlimited selection of treats like chocolate petit fours, churros and mini ice-cream cones and ice-cream sandwiches. For children aged 12 and under, there’s free ice-cream always.
For those who aren’t staying at the hotel, there’s still several reasons to head to the hotel if food and drink is what you’re after. You can purchase coffee, ice-cream, and treats from the cafe, including the signature Mövenpick ice cream chocolate parfait. It’s filled with macarons, wafers, shaved chocolate , chocolate whipped cream, and several scoops of ice cream. Definitely one to share.
The hotel’s restaurant, Miss Mi, is headed up by chef Esca Khoo and is one of the most exciting restaurant openings in Melbourne this year. Esca’s menu draws upon his Malaysian heritage and time spent living in Australia, working in some of the country’s top restaurants. Diners can be expected to be taken on a journey throughout Asia as they eat their way through Esca’s contemporary menu. You can read my full review here. If you’re not up for a full meal, head to the bar for a drink and a menu full of Esca’s snacks. Both the restaurant and bar are open to hotel guests and the general public.
Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne On Spencer
160 Spencer Street