Grand Mercure Melbourne Flinders Lane reverts to Sebel namesake

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    Accor Vacation Club has announced that their prestigious apartment hotel in Flinders Lane Melbourne is now to be known as The Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane, part of a group of properties that offer superb facilities and individual service in the most desirable locations.Two years ago the hotel underwent a $4.3 million makeover, of the hotels suites and public areas, to bring the property back to its glamorous glory, so well known by stars of stage and screen over the past two decades.

    Now, staff trained in discretion and top flight service, and will be dressed in new uniforms designed by David Lawrence, Country Road and Sportscraft will host guests in Sebel style – sophisticated elegance.

    The all suite apartment hotel is a market leading boutique product, consistently rating highly on Trip Advisor and other forums, popular with Accor Vacation Club Members and the general public due to its central location in the heart of the CBD.

    Suite sizes vary from 46sqm to 64sqm and all are generously appointed, including a designer urban kitchenette, a dining area with stone top dining table, a leather chaise lounge with sofa bed, a work desk with cow hide chair, large screen LCD TVs in both the lounge and bedroom, media hub connectivity, iPod docking station and a luxurious bedroom with oversized fully upholstered bed head. All courtyard view rooms have faux European styled balconies that overlook the Parisian styled, private green oasis.

    The Signature Suites offer an increased level of luxury. Providing 95sqm of pure opulence, the Signature Suites provide all standard suite features with the addition of a cocktail bar with glass fronted wine fridge, 55” LED TV, separate office area, large bathroom with free standing bath tub and the ability to interconnect to a second bedroom.

    The Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane’s location is set perfectly amongst the blocks of department stores, boutiques, outlet shopping and rag-traders, five star restaurants & bars and cafes.

    The Hotel is ideally located between Elizabeth and Queen Street, in close proximity to all of Melbourne’s shopping, and entertainment district, with the added benefit of being in the heart of Melbourne’s famous laneway culture and the bonus of the iconic Flinders Street Station only one block away.

    The building, which is located at 321 Flinders Lane, was built in 1921 on the former Dr. Jaeger’s Sanitary Woollen System Co. Ltd site, the company later evolving in to the internationally renowned Jaeger fashion House. The building was first tenanted in 1923 and housed various textile and fashion retailers including Wallace Buck & Goodes Pty Ltd, the founder of Henry Bucks & Co Pty Ltd.

    Daniel Fountain / 03.12.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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