Hilton returns to Melbourne with Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

Hilton returns to Melbourne with Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

The Hilton Hotels brand will be revived in Melbourne later this year with the opening of the Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street hotel in the city’s CBD.

The 244-room property will sit on the corner of Little Queen Street and Bourke Street, being within walking distance of Melbourne’s central shopping distance, and a short tram ride to the Docklands precinct, with construction already underway and due for completion in late 2019.

Business travellers will find an Executive Lounge at the hotel – welcoming guests booked into Executive-level rooms as well as Hilton Honors Diamond members staying in any room type – along with five meeting and event spaces, a gymnasium, plus a restaurant and bar.

The modern hotel building backs onto the heritage-listed Equity Chambers structure from 1931, known for its architectural style and Italian Romanesque and Gothic detailing, which will be restored to its original condition as part of the build.

The Hilton Hotels brand exited Melbourne in late 2017 when the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf hotel was rebranded as the Pan Pacific Melbourne, which followed an earlier rebranding of Hilton on the Park to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park hotel.

This left the Victorian capital with only the DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne hotel – a full-service yet lower-tier property in the Hilton family absent of an Executive Lounge, and in some cases, windows in the rooms.

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M&L Hospitality, which currently manages the DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne, will also run the Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street hotel.

Chris Chamberlin
Chris Chamberlin is a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!
 

17 comments

  • sgb

    sgb

    9 Apr, 2019 01:16 pm

    I'd be calling it Hilton Bourke Street, it faces bouirke street, lived in Melbourne all my life and never knew there was a Little Queen Street.
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  • reeves35

    reeves35

    9 Apr, 2019 01:42 pm

    Is there a Little Queen Street? I thought only the E-W streets had "Little" in the Hoddle grid.
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  • reeves35

    reeves35

    9 Apr, 2019 01:46 pm

    Just checked the map and can see where the location is, I thought that was Chancery Lane but apparently it is only Chancery Lane south of Bourke St and is Little Queen St north.
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  • ewangiles

    ewangiles

    9 Apr, 2019 01:51 pm

    As a Melburnian reading “Little Queen St” is very weird!
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  • sgb

    sgb

    9 Apr, 2019 02:10 pm

    What a marketing mess this will turn out to be, I wonder how many of our Taxi driver friends know Little Queen Street.
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  • Jay G

    jginpil

    9 Apr, 2019 02:25 pm

    yeah well sometimes i wonder if the taxi driver will know bourke st..
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  • IntegralMan

    IntegralMan

    9 Apr, 2019 06:55 pm

    Isn't M&L Hospitality the owner of the real estate; not the operator?
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  • 346

    346

    10 Apr, 2019 08:33 am

    Looks like most people have beaten me to it, but the one thing I got out of that article was. "There's a little Queen Street now?!"


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  • sgb

    sgb

    10 Apr, 2019 08:49 am

    Yes, there actually is a Little Queen Street, it runs the entire short length of the western Boundary of the new Melbourne Hilton from Bourke to Little Bourke, which actually faces and is on Bourke Street. I cant imagine anyone wanting the property identified with the side lane as the actual address. Despite all the location confusion, it looks nice.
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  • Colin Steven

    colin5353

    10 Apr, 2019 10:25 am

    I only know it "Little Queen St" as the corner where the smokers used to hide when I worked at 460 Bourke St (the old Medicare office)
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  • lind26

    lind26

    10 Apr, 2019 05:56 pm

    There also used to be a Hilton at the Airport.
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  • EdS

    EdS

    10 Apr, 2019 06:17 pm

    Re-branding seems an odd word in that implies similar ownership. Take-over may be more appropriate. Pulman is part of Accor and Pan Pacific is GHA--nothing to do with Hilton. Similar to the Ryges at Darwin airport and Mercure at Geelong which have swapped ownership.
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  • lind26

    lind26

    10 Apr, 2019 07:35 pm

    It does seem strange that they used to have 3 in Melbourne, then none. Now they are returning slowly.
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  • Andrew

    andyf

    10 Apr, 2019 09:02 pm

    So Melbournites, is this a good location?
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  • anthony watts

    anthony watts

    10 Apr, 2019 09:25 pm

    Bourke is a great address. Little Queen is just bizarre!
    As for location, well, it " won't be far" from everything down town, but it's not exactly in the centre of things either.
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  • sgb

    sgb

    11 Apr, 2019 09:31 am

    Smack bang in the middle of Bourke Street it's a great location, central to everything, it's only boutique sized, nothing like the monolith Hilton on the Park - East Melbourne was. Has a super tram stop right out front (free tram travel in CBD). It's a safe part of town, close to all action, well served by good amenities. Only the top 6 floors would have any chance of reasonable views, those unfortunate enough to be facing the now newly discovered and by now famous 'Little Queen Street' side could only be described as having dismal and rather grim views.
    BTW, the artists impression shows a vehicle turning left into Little Queen Street from the north, that's impossible because Little Bourke Street traffic runs East West, not West East.
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  • Andrew

    andyf

    11 Apr, 2019 07:19 pm

    It does appear to be 18 or 19 floors judging by the windows, so I would imagine a few hundred rooms - not giant, but taller than the DoubleTree and it looks wider too.
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