Melbourne, a city that resonates with culture and charm, has welcomed a new gem into its heart—the Dorsett Melbourne, a beacon of sophistication at 615 Little Lonsdale Street. Having the privilege of being one of the first to experience this haven, I can attest that it’s more than just a hotel; it’s a curated experience that blends seamlessly into the vibrant tapestry of Melbourne’s CBD.
From the moment I stepped into the lobby, the air was charged with an excitement that mirrored the city itself. Dorsett Melbourne is not just a hotel; it’s a cornerstone of the $2.4 billion West Side Place development by Far East Consortium. As I explored the hotel, it became evident that every detail, from the thoughtfully designed rooms to the exclusive Club Lounge, was meticulously crafted to elevate the guest experience.
The rooms, designed by award-winning architects Cottee Parker, are a masterpiece in themselves. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the intuitive design that effortlessly blends modern aesthetics with comfort, and the family rooms offer themed experiences for the littlest guests. My stay felt like a personalised journey through the city’s culture, right from the comfort of my room.
One highlight that left an indelible mark on my stay was the Dorsett Melbourne Club Lounge—an exclusive space that transcends the ordinary. With private check-in/out, complimentary meeting space, and impeccable service throughout the day, it felt like a retreat within a retreat. The attention to detail and the commitment to creating a social space that resonates with the city’s vibe left me thoroughly impressed.
Dining at Dorsett Melbourne is not just a culinary experience; it’s a journey orchestrated by Executive Chef Julio Martinez of Dining Concepts. Sustainability takes centre stage as Martinez skilfully weaves local ingredients into delectable menus. The Port Bistro, with its sumptuous seafood offerings, and the Jin Bar, a homage to Victoria’s gold rush, are a testament to the chef’s culinary prowess. I couldn’t resist trying the Not So Old Fashioned at Jin Bar, a delightful twist on a classic cocktail.
The amenities at Dorsett Melbourne are a testament to the hotel’s commitment to guest delight and active wellness. The indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, and steam room provided a retreat within the city.
Strategically located with direct access to Southern Cross Station and key landmarks, Dorsett Melbourne invites exploration. Being within the city’s free tram zone made it easy to navigate Melbourne’s attractions, with each journey starting and ending at the doorstep of this exquisite hotel.
My stay at Dorsett Melbourne was nothing short of beautiful. The fusion of city convenience, social connectivity, and active wellness creates an atmosphere that resonates with the spirit of Melbourne. Every aspect, from the thoughtful design to the commitment to sustainability, speaks volumes about Dorsett Melbourne’s dedication to creating not just a hotel but a harmonious haven in the heart of Melbourne.
Dorsett Melbourne, you’ve won my heart.