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InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto


InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Australia - Victoria,
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495 Collins Street
Australia - Victoria,

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto


The Rialto building and Winfield buildings of InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto hotel have defined the bustling New York end of Collins Street Melbourne since 1890. With impressive Venetian Palazzo style architecture, their opulence and history mark the boom period of Melbourne’s gold rush when it was the richest city in the world.

Acquired by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in December 2008 and refurbishment under the direction of the renowned Joseph Pang, the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto brings the world’s finest 5 star hotel brand to one of Australia’s most vibrant cities.


The newest 5 star hotel in Melbourne, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is located on Collins Street and Flinders Lane in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Central to all that the city has to offer, including the Yarra River, Docklands, the city’s boutique shopping and the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.

Maintaining the unique period features and architecture of the original Rialto and Winfield buildings, this glorious 5 star hotel offers luxury accommodation, comprehensive hotel facilities and authentic Melbourne dining. A soaring nine-storey glass atrium connects the two buildings and the original bluestone cobbled laneway, providing a spectacular setting for Market Lane Bar, Alluvial Restaurant and Bluestone Wine Lounge.


A hotel and dining venue for the most stylish and discerning traveller who appreciates the modern 5 star hotel experience and professional service of an award winning team.

Discover more about the history behind InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto.


Five Star Collins Street Accommodation for Business & Leisure

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto offers a unique and unforgettable accommodation experience. The hotel is a favourite amongst regular travellers including leisure and business guests, and is a popular base for Melbourne residents who enjoy romantic getaways, weekend escapes and the convenience of CBD accommodation when attending events in the heart of Melbourne.


Modern Guest Rooms and Suites with a Unique Twist

The hotel’s 253 exquisite guest rooms and suites have been exceptionally designed and furnished with a sleek combination of modern luxury and authentic Melbourne style.

The historic façade and gothic style of The Rialto Melbourne means many of the guest rooms and suites have distinctive period features, such as high ceilings and ornate windows, providing an authentic heritage Melbourne experience in a five star hotel on Collins Street and Flinders Lane.

No two guest rooms or suites at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto are identical, promising a unique accommodation experience everytime. Select from Deluxe, Executive or Club InterContinental Rooms, or choose from our range of Suites with complimentary access to Club InterContinental Lounge and its exclusive services.

Accommodation with All The Comforts of Home

Guest rooms and suites have been superbly designed to incorporate everything the discerning traveller expects from luxurious Melbourne accommodation. Guests can relax with all the comforts of home, including BOSE radio and alarm clocks, flat screen televisions and iPod docking stations.

All rooms and suites are non-smoking and guests drift into a blissful nights sleep after making their personalised selection from the hotel’s comprehensive pillow menu.

Functional ergonomic workstations have high-speed wireless Internet and a comfortable business chair, making working away from home easy - we just can’t guarantee that you’ll want to.


Start your day with a workout in the light filled gym or laps in the indoor pool on Level 10 of the hotel. The heated indoor spa also offers a relaxing way to end the day.

If you don’t feel like heading down to one of this Collins Street hotel’s fabulous restaurants and bars, enjoy the luxury and convenience of InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto’s room service in your spacious guest room or suite.


Treat yourself to an in-room treatment or bathing ritual from East Day Spa at the end of a hard day working, shopping or sight seeing, or in preparation for the big event.

Experience authentic Melbourne dining at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto with a selection of the best bars and restaurants in Melbourne.  From fine dining to tapas or high tea, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto hotel offers the most creative food and beverage menus inspired by the best Australian and Victorian produce.

Set between the historic Rialto and Winfield buildings on a blue cobble stone laneway under a soaring glass atrium, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto’s bars and restaurants deliver a dining experience unique to any other Melbourne venue.


Alluvial Restaurant

Enter Alluvial Restaurant via the Flinders Lane entrance to InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto for a sumptuous buffet breakfast, fresh à la Carte lunches and innovative à la Carte evening meals. By day, Alluvial Restaurant is an airy, light-filled, open atrium space, perfect for a quick catch up or business meeting. By night, the setting is lively yet sophisticated as guests dine beneath the stars under the soft glow of atrium lighting.

Bluestone Wine Lounge

Bluestone Wine Lounge is an informal and relaxed lounge adjacent to Alluvia Restaurant on Flinders Lane. A light filled, open atrium space serving drinks all day. In the evening, the lounge comes alive with visitors and locals gathering to sample from a list of more than 30 wines by the glass, including wines from some of Australia’s most exclusive boutique wineries and the largest selection of premium Penfolds wines available in Melbourne.

Market Lane Bar

An exclusive and stylish bar tucked away in an alcove adjacent to the lobby inside Winfield, one of the two heritage buildings of the hotel, Market Lane Bar is perfect for an informal catch up with friends or a casual business meeting. Complement your locally roasted coffee, whisky or cocktail with a variety of tapas style dishes, share platters or traditional bar snacks.

Serving Melbourne’s best afternoon tea and high coffee experience with honey sourced from the hotel’s own rooftop beehives. Traditionalists can enjoy Ronnefeldt tea star collection teas; however for real indulgence we recommend afternoon tea served with a glass of G.H. Mumm champagne. By evening, Market Lane Bar transforms into one of Collins Street’s most chic locations with a selection of top-shelf champagnes, creative cocktails and one of the city’s most comprehensive whisky collections.


Vue de Monde & Guy Grossi’s Merchant

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is within walking distance of many of Melbourne's best restaurants with world-renowned Vue de Monde and Guy Grossi's Merchant at the doorstep to the hotel.


‘Marvelous Melbourne’, as it was known during the gold rush (and may still be referred to by loyal Melburnians), has a culture and history richer than any other Australian city.

The boom style architecture, particularly evident on Collins Street, clearly demonstrates the enormous wealth of a bygone era. A time when Melbourne was the richest city in the world is still evident as you wander the Melbourne CBD and gaze at the towering and ornate monuments to another time. The efforts to maintain and restore these striking buildings and protect Melbourne's vast character and heritage, must be applauded and respected.

Melburnians are passionate about many things; one of these shared passions is sport. AFL, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer, Tennis and horse racing, Melbourne is a city of sporting events and sporting fanatics.


An ideal time to visit Melbourne is during one of its large sporting events. Experience the excitement and buzz of the Melbourne Cup (affectionately known as ‘the race that stops the nation’), Melbourne’s Formula 1 Grand Prix, AFL Grand Final or the Australian Open Tennis.

To feel like a local, research some AFL (Australian Football or ‘Aussie Rules’) teams before you visit Melbourne, as you will more than likely be asked who you support. Tread carefully though - you may receive some good-natured taunting depending on your response!

Melbourne is also a city known for its cultural events. Moomba, Jazz Festival, Film Festivals, Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and many more. Some of these world class events are also held within the city's amazing garden settings, including The Botanical Gardens and The Carlton Gardens.


Melbourne is a wonderful location for shopping and dining. The city’s multicultural nature ensures that you can experience a wide variety of options for both Melbourne shopping and Melbourne bars and restaurants. The inner suburbs are easily accessible by the tram network, which means that it’s convenient to venture out of the Melbourne CBD and broaden your city experience.

Please visit the Concierge team for tram tickets, network maps and ‘in the know’ recommendations for what to see and do while in Melbourne.

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