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Next Hotel Melbourne joins Curio Collection by Hilton

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Curio Collection by Hilton welcomes Next Hotel Melbourne as the brand’s first Melbourne property in the global portfolio of nearly 150 individually remarkable hotels. Each hotel in the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio is handpicked for their distinctive architecture and design, world-class food and beverage, and curated experiences in exciting destinations around the world, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors.

Set amongst the city’s prestigious 80 Collins precinct that’s home to high fashion and hospitality hotspots, Next Hotel Melbourne first opened in 2021 and has since quickly established itself as the hotel of choice amongst discerning travellers to Melbourne. The property is characterised by sophisticated interiors inspired by world travel and the local neighbourhood of Collins Street couturières, nearby Chinatown and the site’s history as the Horse & Carriage Bazaar throughout the late 19th century. Intriguing artwork from local artists, eclectic objet d’art and residential touches combine seamlessly with welcoming service and authentic experiences to infuse each stay with a quintessential Melbourne character.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hilton’s third brand in Melbourne with this exceptional hotel. Next Hotel Melbourne now joins Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street and DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne Flinders Street in this storied city. Our portfolio of brands is catered to meet the diverse needs of today’s travellers and showcases our strength and commitment to expanding further in this region,” said Paul Hutton, area vice president and head of Australasia, Hilton.

“Designed to offer guests one-of-a-kind moments in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations, each Curio Collection by Hilton hotel is celebrated for its unique story, encouraging guests to explore and immerse themselves in the locale. As the second Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Australia and the first in Melbourne, Next Hotel Melbourne is where guests can embrace a distinctive and artful way of life,” said Andrew Ling, senior director, Lifestyle Brands, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

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Comprising 255 stylish rooms and suites, Next Hotel Melbourne offers an elegant stay experience with considered design details, beautiful linen bedding and thoughtful amenities including Dyson hairdryers, Melbourne-based Hunter Lab care products, a curated mini bar featuring in-house cocktails and local artisan snacks – as well as access to an evolving program of distinctly Melbourne film, fashion and visual arts events and activities staged in the hotel’s spaces throughout the year.

La Madonna Restaurant & Bar on the third floor of the hotel provides a coveted dining and drinking enclave for locals and guests alike. Helmed by renowned Melbourne chef, Paul Turner, its noteworthy Italian-Asian inspired menu along with a unique in-house barrel-ageing program for cocktails and spirits, has ensured a raft of accolades, including Victoria’s Best Hotel Restaurant and a Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat. Share small plates perched at the bar, lounge over cocktails, sink into a booth for intimate dinners, feast at larger tables; or do all of the above at this dining destination that challenges the notion of a traditional hotel restaurant and bar. Meanwhile, street side Ingresso Café, located on the ground floor, offers early morning coffees, on-the-go pastries and lunch.

Other facilities for guests to reconnect and recharge include The Club – an exclusive guest-only lounge for refuelling, working and winding down from the day. Guests can enjoy continental breakfast, refreshments round-the-clock and a sophisticated space to work while aperitivo is offered every evening featuring favourite Victorian wines and a selection of bites to eat. For those who enjoy staying active any time of day, a well-equipped Fitness Centre is open 24 hours.

“The whole team is excited for our hotel’s new chapter as we join Curio Collection by Hilton’s prestigious global portfolio that recognises our remarkable Melbourne-style of hospitality on the world stage,” says Cameron Brown, hotel manager, Next Hotel Melbourne.

In joining the unique portfolio, Next Hotel Melbourne, Curio Collection by Hilton is now part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.

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