The back end of 2019 saw an extensive and impressive range of new Hotel openings and/or some of our favourites undergoing multimillion-dollar refurbishments:

Whether you are travelling for business, leisure, in need of a city escape or after dinner, drinks and a sleep over here are Essential Solutions picks for the hottest Australian hotels:

The Fullerton Hotel, Sydney
1 Martin Place, Sydney

With two established hotels in Singapore already under its belt, The Fullerton Hotel and Resorts Group have taken over the Westin Hotel Site in Sydney.

The hotel’s 416 inspiring guestrooms and suites feature plush bedding, oversize bathrooms, and curated art pieces with rooms in either the heritage-listed Sydney General Post Office building or in towering levels overlooking Sydney.

The Hotel offers conference and event spaces to suit a variety of events, with the Heritage Ballroom and Heritage Conference Centre providing flexible spaces. The Grand Ballroom, is the largest pillarless hotel ballroom in Sydney, with a capacity of up to 1,000 for a banquet. The Hotel also offers guests the convenience of a fitness centre, bar and several restaurants right on the doorstep.

Zagame’s House
66 Lygon Street, Carlton

The Zagame family, famed in the Victorian Hospitality Industry, have added to their portfolio with the opening of a design focused hotel – Zagame House.

The $18 mil transformation has an impressive 97 rooms made up of 5 rooms types that showcase the best of modern interior design, luxurious amenities, and sustainable architecture. All design elements are considered and sustainable practices both guest facing and behind the scenes (via, energy and water conservation initiatives, recycling and waste reducing, full sized, refillable, organic bathroom amenities) ensure that sustainability is incorporated into the DNA of the hotel.

The hotel boats a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge, two connecting meeting rooms that can cater up to 50 guests each and private parking available on site. The hotel is also fur friendly with a range of dedicated offerings available.

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel
341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel offers luxury accommodation in Melbourne’s fashion capital of Chadstone. Embracing artisan culture, innovative designers and World-class dining, shopping and entertainment options are right on the doorstep as the hotel is connected to Chadstone – The Fashion Capital shopping precinct.

Each of the 250 rooms and suites at the 5-star hotel is a luxury experience and retreat, a perfect blend of timeless flair and contemporary comfort,

Guests have access to an indoor heated rooftop pool, exclusive rooftop bar and lounge, a luxurious day spa retreat and fitness centre and fashion library

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street
18 Little Queen Street Melbourne

The Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street is centrally located business travellers delight within easy access of Melbourne’s restaurants, bars, shopping arcades and art filled laneways.

The hotel’s 244 guest rooms including 10 suites, reflects the building’s history and charm while featuring modern comforts. The hotel has an inhouse restaurant, bar and five event spaces ideal for small meetings and events.

Art Series – The Adnate
900 Hay Street, Perth CBD

The Adnate art series hotel boosts 250 rooms inspired by street artist Matt Adnate. Complete with a mega mural (25 storeys) down the east facing wall  which embodies the past, present and future of Perth’s cultural abd community connection.

The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, city views, gym and Hyde Perth Kitchen and Cocktails – a music inspired resturant and bar designed to ensure summer vibes last all year round. The space includes the private Hideaway Lounge, crafted with private dining in mind.

Ritz Carlton Perth
Barrack Street, Perth CBD

Set within a stunning building on Elizabeth Quay, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth evokes timeless luxury and overlooks the river, skyline and urban parks. The Hotels 205 guest rooms and suites highlight the hotel’s waterfront location with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth features a river-view infinity pool, a luxury spa and fitness centre, a rooftop bar and signature restaurant showcasing fresh, local ingredients. Along with a range of conference and event facilities ensuring that the Ritz Carlton Hotel is a welcome addition to the Perth accommodation scene.

Ovolo the Valley
1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

A design-seeker’s wonderland, Ovolo the Valley is inspired by the creative and cultural fabric of fortitude valley where art, music and pop culture collide. This 103-room hotel is styled with Ovolo’s signature playful aesthetic. Featuring a rooftop pool overlooking the surrounding neighbourhood, a sauna, well-equipped fitness centre. The Hotel also offers eclectic spaces for functions, cocktail parties, private events, off-site meetings, workshops and think tanks. The hotel is surrounded by shopping, restaurants and bars and the Fortitude Valley location is ideally located close to Brisbane’s City Centre.

Daydream Island, Whitsundays

Two years after closing its doors because of damage done by Cyclone Debbie, Daydream Island one of Australia’s best-loved Whitsunday island resorts reopened in 2019 after a serious makeover.

The new Daydream Island Resort is all about blending the outdoors with the indoors. Including an outdoor cinema, underwater observatory, and the heart beat of the island the eco-friendly coral lagoon called the Living Reef. Guests can get up close and personal by hand feeding resident stingrays, sharks and barramundi.

With 277 Refurbished modern rooms and suites with stunning ocean or rainforest views and three restaurants and three bars added alongside event spaces catering up to 250 guests makes Daydream Island resort an impressive offering.

Whispers aplenty.  

Stay tuned for more openings to come in 2020 here is a sneak peak of some that our team will be looking out for:

The SKYE Hotel Suites Green Square Sydney will offer 90 apartment style suites, guest facilities include dramatic outdoor infinity pool and deck, spa, gymnasium and convention Centre. With all the luxury of a five-star hotel. Opening Early 2020.

Porter House Hotel, MGallery by Sofitel Sydney will open a new luxury boutique experience for both business and leisure travellers alike. Opening Late 2020

W Hotel Marriott W Hotel Melbourne. Marriott International’s first five-star W Hotel in Melbourne is set to open in Collins Street. Encompassing 294 contemporary rooms and suites Opening Mid-2020.

The Lancemore Crossley St, Melbourne. Australian boutique hotel collection, Lancemore, has announced the addition of a Melbourne hotel to its stable of properties. The hotel is undergoing a $10M transformation, with its interiors artfully reimagined by one of Australia’s most influential architecture and interior design firms, whose design portfolio includes award-winning hotels Jackalope Mornington Peninsula and United Places Botanic Gardens. The 113 room Hotel will be a welcome addition to Melbourne’s CBD. Opening Early 2020.

Adelaide Oval Hotel. Adelaide Oval is set to become the first stadium in Australia to feature an integrated hotel with their boutique 138-room property Opening Late 2020.

SEQUOLA at Mount Lofty House.  The South Australian mainland’s first luxury lodge will be complete with 14 contemporary, luxurious suites offering breathtaking, uninterrupted views across Piccadilly Valley. Set afoot the iconic Mount Lofty House estate, this elegant sanctuary: will be the perfect place to explore the stunning Adelaide Hills region. Opening Late 2020.

Our team are always exploring inspiring accommodation options to factor into their collection when creating unique, unforgettable experiences. No matter what your requirements are our team are on hand to help you with the perfect solution.