Third Crown Hotel Opens in Melbourne

22nd April 2010 (Last Updated April 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Crown has opened its third hotel the Crown Metropol in Melbourne, Australia. The A$300m (about $277m) hotel features 658 rooms including 579 hotel rooms, 34 studios, 12 spa accommodation rooms, 32 lofts and one apartment-style residence. The hotel took 27 months to complete

Crown has opened its third hotel the Crown Metropol in Melbourne, Australia.

The A$300m (about $277m) hotel features 658 rooms including 579 hotel rooms, 34 studios, 12 spa accommodation rooms, 32 lofts and one apartment-style residence.

The hotel took 27 months to complete and is equipped with a futuristic podium, a day spa, a sky bar and terrace on level 28, four meeting rooms and a retail precinct.

The hotel has been designed by Bates Smart and features a contemporary-styled mirrored lobby.

Melbourne-based artist David Band and lighting designer, Steven Hennessy created custom-made elements throughout the hotel which also features Australian artwork.