Parkroyal Melbourne Airport is in the final stages of a multi-million-dollar refurbishment which is set for completion in late December 2023.
The project aims to transform the traditional ‘in transit’ experience through a refurbishment of all 276 guest rooms – including eight suites and eight family rooms – the lobby, restaurant, café, and bar, as well as the hotel’s expansive meeting and events floor.
With the advantage of being the only hotel directly connected to the domestic and international terminals via an undercover pedestrian skybridge, the hotel offers a convenient Day Pass to all travellers to rest, relax or workout during long layovers.
“This refurbishment will elevate the experience for guests staying at the hotel, as well as those attending our myriad business events,” said Parkroyal Melbourne Airport General Manager, Cameron Mead.
“We are excited to welcome guests to discover our contemporary new interior design aesthetic which has been influenced by Melbourne’s unique personality and inspired by diverse Victorian aerial landscapes, from the city’s grid-style urban planning to the organic form of the Yarra River.”
On arrival, guests will be greeted by a light-filled lobby with a contemporary design featuring “curated accents for visual interest”.
The newly refurbished guest rooms follow a muted colour palette inspired by Australian lifestyles and nature with every piece of furniture custom designed using plush fabrics alongside luminous metal finishes.
Designed for comfort, each room includes modern daybed lounges to relax and enjoy the view, and the design sees improved functionality across luggage areas, hanging space, and the minibar.
A refreshed Airo Restaurant and Bar includes a patterned, gridded ceiling and a range of seating zones and social spaces, while “understated formality” is the goal for the new-look 300-seat ballroom and 14 meeting rooms, with muted colour palettes and tailored furniture and fabrics throughout.
Mindful of sustainability throughout the redesign, existing joinery has been upgraded and re-purposed in multiple areas to promote a circular economy, and antimicrobial and sustainable materials selected where possible to improve longevity and minimise waste.