InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
The predecessor of InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto was a 130-year-old building called The Rialto, sitting on Collins Street, the busiest street in the heart of the city.The hotel has boldly incorporated the local graffiti art to the hotel design. The colorful graffiti on the hotel’s red walls has created an unexpectedly adorable mixture, perhaps unique only to this land of youthful culture, and it certainly won us over at once.
Based on the original structure of the old building, the 253 guestrooms and suites are equipped with modern facilities and furnishings, making the stay comfortable and cosy. The hotel suites are named after Melbourne’s local tourist attractions and are frequented by stars and politicians.The swimming pool and the gym are located on the top floor of the Winfield building beside the rosemary-filled Roof Garden, overlooking the distant Southern Cross Station.
The restaurant is modernly designed and built of wood, which complements the historical building’s colour tone. Due to the ground height difference of the old building, the restaurant is built in accordance with the vertical streamline style of the hotel, emphasizing Melbourne’s local natural style. The menu mainly offers Australian dishes with the must-order signature wagyu beef!
Opposite Winfield on the second floor of The Rialto is the Art Gallery, where the original building’s bricks and beam structure are retained, with only minor modifications made. All the artworks on display were of strong local flair, just like the typical flamboyant Melbourne art.