The Langham Melbourne has added 6 stylish Grand Balcony rooms which each feature a spacious 19m² private balcony overlooking Melbourne's skyline, Flinders Street Station and Yarra River.
By day or by night, the view is spectacular and ever-changing. You can now bask in the sunshine from one of the balcony's two sun lounges or soak up the view and fresh air from the balcony's dining table.
It's fair to say that it's unusual for a hotel to add on terraces or balconies once the hotel has been built. The idea to do so was the brainwave of the hotel's Managing Director, Ben Sington.
"There are very view five star hotels in Melbourne with outdoor balconies. There are certainly none with our uninterrupted view of the city, so we investigated the possibility of building new balconies as an added feature for our guests to enjoy," explains Sington.
Located on the 10th floor of the hotel, the balconies were retro-fitted following the successful addition in 2011 of the hotel's 7 Terrace Rooms which each feature a 50m² private balcony.
"The new balconies have only been available for a short time, but already they're in high demand, especially on weekends,"adds Sington.
"It's no surprise that ordering the Langham Tiffin Afternoon Tea on the balcony has proven to be most popular with guests. Of course, Champagne and oysters makes the top 10 list too. I recommend to guests to order a picnic, I think that would be a great way to enjoy the room's outdoor setting, "comments Director of Food & Beverage, Anthony Ross.
Simon Webb from Melbourne-based Webb+ helped make Ben Sington's vision of rooms with a view a reality. The Langham is renowned for its timeless, classic interiors and the new balconies offer a contemporary twist to the existing elegant rooms.
The Langham's signature Blissful Beds and famous five-star service, enchanting dining and the renowned Chuan Spa complete the experience.
Grand Balcony rooms are available from AUS$445.00 per room, per night and overlook and include access to the hotel's outdoor pool deck, conservatory-covered indoor pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, pool deck and gymnasium.
Bookings may be made by visiting melbourne.langhamhotels.com.au, by calling 1800 858 662 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Langham, Melbourne is also acclaimed for its award-winning Chuan Spa, interactive dining restaurant – Melba, and chic bar & lounge – ARIA