Stamford Plaza Melbourne $12 million refurbishment
Stamford Plaza Melbourne has been refurbished and transformed into a sophisticated elegant hotel.
Melbourne’s only all-suite, residential-style hotel completed its $12 million refurbishment of 283 suites by up-scaling the rooms with lush decorative flair and the new contemporary lobby now reveals its full potential of striking splendour with its high ceiling that fills the lobby with natural light.
Taking close to 18 months and refurbished in stages to ensure guests’ comfort was not compromised; Stamford Plaza Melbourne now exudes an impressive transformation featuring all Australian-made furnishing, with accents of European finesse, which suits the vogue of the Paris-end of Little Collins Street.
“Stamford Plaza Melbourne’s multi-million dollar overhaul allowed us the opportunity to implement environmental initiatives with energy-efficient lighting and water-saving devices throughout the hotel. Sensors have been installed in all suites for both lighting and air-conditioning; turning itself on when a guest steps into the room, an initiative undertaken to reduce our energy consumption” says Stamford Plaza Melbourne General Manager, Karl Unterfrauner.
Even during the stages of renovation, Stamford Plaza Melbourne continued to receive accolades from travellers, winning the Award of Excellence, TripAdvisor Awards 2012 and Hippest Hideaway spot in Melbourne, Hotel Club Awards 2012. “The fact that these awards are based on travellers reviews is even more rewarding.” he says.
Jon Foo, Deputy COO, said “Transformation of any nature is compelling and we are so pleased that our new look has received positive affirmation from our guests. Our aim was also to take advantage of the site’s unique characteristics; with its twin buildings, views, privacy and natural light. We look forward to welcoming our guests to a new benchmark of luxury accommodation in Melbourne – to sleep, to dine and to meet.”