Metropol Magic

August 24, 2014 • Checking In, Hotels & Resort Reports • Views: 1932

From the street, Crown Metropol’s architectural S-shape resembles a giant black wave washing over the business end of town. Inside we find a voluptuously curved ribbon staircase, an eclectic million-dollar art collection, witty sculptures and subtle mood lighting that mysteriously guides me, like Alice, down organically constructed corridors.Crown Metropol

Welcome to the glossy world of the uber-chic boutique hotel where on the 27th floor, guests recline poolside on Miami-bright sun lounges or cozy-up on rattan daybeds while others appear to float over Melbourne in a dazzling turquoise 25m waterfall-edge pool.Crown Metro

Accommodation styles include Manhattan-style loft rooms, studios, spa suites, hotel rooms and an apartment-style residence that all boast city views and bay glimpses, the floor to ceiling windows adding dimension and space.  Soji-inspired privacy screens slide between bathrooms and bedrooms, in-room tech toys include I-pod docking stations, high definition LCD televisions with 53 free-to-air channels and wireless internet.Crown Metropol

Energy levels get a boost from a refrigerated supply of fruit smoothies and it’s definitely worth paying an additional AUD$65 per person per night to enjoy member privileges at “28”, an intimate sky-high lounge where an excellent breakfast and complimentary cocktail hour neatly bookend the day.

Is there a spa do I hear you ask? You’d better believe it! Whether it’s a 15 minute express manicure, one hour treatment or 4-day wellness retreat, the luxuriously soulful Isika day spa center delivers big time.IsikaMetropol SpaAdjacent to the pool deck and high tech gymnasium, ten serene treatment rooms with steam showers, rose petal-strewn baths and massage tables meet guests’ health and wellness needs. Diagnosis and diet, holistic treatments and personal enrichment, Isika will have you de-toxed, toned and back in charge before check out.

What’s the damage?
Luxe king rooms are available from around AUD$361 per night.

Crown Metropol, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria. +61 3 9292 8888 www.crownmetropol.com.au

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