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Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is now accepting reservations with the first guests to check-in for their stay at the city's newest luxury destination in November 2019.
This is exciting news for fashion savvy tourists who come from rural areas, interstate and increasingly international destinations with the prime focus of high-end shopping. In fact, some 450,000 international guests visit Chadstone each year amongst the 12.8 million domestic visitors.
You have probably also heard of tourists heading down to Phillip Island to see the penguins as a first port of call, but many also, head straight to Chadstone catching the free Tourist Shuttle that leaves from the corner of Russell and Flinders Streets. This is also available to locals.
Chadstone – The Fashion Capital is after all the southern hemisphere's largest shopping centre and a world-renowned fashion and entertainment hub with over 550 stores, designer boutiques and 38 luxury brands including Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tiffany & Co, Chanel, Celine, Givenchy, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Dior and Loewe.
Nor do you have to leave the shopping centre, to dine as there are 85 eateries spread across a number of dining precincts as well as a HOYTS Cinema Complex and for children Australia's first and only Legoland Discovery Centre.
The hotel is in keeping with the rest of Chadstone with its upmarket design that features plenty sparkling white, vast panes of glass letting in natural light and lofty ceilings. There will also be a bespoke digital art installation when you enter that will evolve seasonally
The opulent rooms will offer panoramic views from Port Phillip Bay to the CBD and across the Dandenong Ranges, setting a new benchmark for luxury accommodation outside Melbourne's centre. The accommodation will also feature custom lighting, brass and leather finishes, lavish Appelles amenities and mini-bars stocked with locally-sourced renowned Victorian produce.
How things have changed. I recall, as a pre-teen, driving along Dandenong Road Chadstone with my father and grandfather who pointed out a paddock with horses grazing, saying their was going to be a shopping centre there. He was right.