Stamford Plaza Melbourne has completed a AUD$12 million refurbishment of its 283 rooms and lobby.
The hotel’s suites were up-scaled 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”, according to Stamford Plaza Melbourne General Manager, Karl Unterfrauner.
“Stamford Plaza multi-million 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,” Unterfrauner says.
Owner-operator Stamford Hotels and Resorts’ Deputy COO Jon Foo says the refurbishment of Stamford Plaza Melbourne has come at a busy time for the company.
“It’s a very exciting time for Stamford Hotels and Resorts with refurbishments either commencing or completed across the portfolio of eight hotels in Australia and New Zealand,” he says. “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,” Foo says.