Unique Sleeps: Amazing hotels hand picked by Expedia Experts. Crown Towers, Melbourne.
Crown Towers is the New York of luxury hotels: everything you need is right there. Literally. From world famous restaurants and live shows to shopping and mega-spas, you can easily spend a weekend without ever leaving the property.
Built 21 years ago, the Towers is every bit as shiny and imposing as the day it opened its six-star doors. A recent multi-million dollar facelift has re-energised the interiors, bringing it up to the exacting standards of the luxury traveller and high-rolling gamblers visiting Melbourne.
The entrance to the hotel sits under a portico of Vegas-style lights and is patrolled by a troupe of stately men in red coats and black top hats. It’s a little touch of refined London that juxtaposes the entry to the giant, glitzy foyer they protect.
The lobby is imposing on any measure. Imagine a football field made of marble and glass and you get the general idea. There’s staff on tap at Crown – within minutes of arrival, you’ll be checked in and bound for one of the 482 guest rooms set over 38 floors.
Once inside, the deluxe decor straddles comfort and sizzle perfectly. A neutral palette of cream, white, beige and grey means everything looks chic and feels soft with just the right amount of sexy sprinkled over the top.
Truthfully, all the rooms are spacious – even the most basic – and are renowned for their over-sized, uber-plush beds. I buy my pillows from this hotel – they’re like magical little clouds. The bathrooms are as flashy as the foyer but that’s what you want from a hotel of this rank. Marble everywhere, separate toilet, separate shower and tub that fits a family of four with a personal television and phone. You could spend the weekend just taking a bath.