This has always been a favourite for many reasons.
Firstly, the staff are wonderful - they all greet me by name and make me feel respected - even if it is a new person, I am still bewildered how they know me.
We chat about normal things, football,music,my favourite restaurants etc. and it is done in both a personal and professional manner.
The location is probably the best in Melbourne - within 5 minutes, you can wander up Collins Street which is Melbourne's equivalent of Paris or 5th Avenue in New York for your favourite shopping or cinemas.
In the same time, you can wander down little alleyways for your favourite breakfast haunt or cofffee lounge.
If you are there for business, you are only 5 minutes from most business houses so it is a real walking city
My only problem is that it is continually a full house so you cannot always get your favourite room.
Some of my favourites are the corner suites which are at each end of the hotel and give you wonderful space and comfort.
A rare exception once though was for the AFL Grand final which is one of Australia's major sporting events - I was upgraded to the Regency Suite and I wondered why this trip, did it have to be today - I could watch the football street parade from my room and nearly gave up my ticket for the ground to enjoy it in more comfort from my room's tv.
It is also a great place for meeting colleagues in the ground floor lounge - whether it be friends or business, it is great for that cup of coffee or glass of wine.
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- Modern, chic and elegantly understated, The Westin Melbourne's dramatic staircase and light-filled lobby sets the tone for one of Australia's leading hotels. Boasting 262 luxurious guest rooms, the award winning property is surrounded by theatres, galleries, designer boutiques and the city's finest attractions. SPG Members receive complimentary in room internet when booking direct. ... more less
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