Rooms with extraordinary views are standard at Vibe Hotel Melbourne; TFE Hotels' new kid on one of the world's most sought-after blocks. Guaranteed: no upgrade required.
Staking prime position on the corner of Queen and Flinders Streets, Melbourne CBD's newest urban lifestyle hotel sits on the doorstep of everything the city is famous for: art, culture, coffee, shopping, food, festivals and sport.
Topping it all, the best spectator seats in Melbourne's house - overlooking a city that holds the global record as 'most liveable' - are, spectacularly, in-house.
Rising 24 storeys from its heritage base, upscale Vibe Melbourne offers nothing short of a window into the city's soul. Hundreds of them, in fact!
Marrying Melbourne's past, present and future, the hotel's contemporary glass-fronted tower houses 206 rooms blessed with the kind of views - and natural light - guests normally only dream of.
Rooms that double as destinations in their own right; framed by showroom-style floor to ceiling windows, promising thrilling views of the city's ever-changing skyline to the north and south-east, and uninterrupted views across the Yarra River. All the way to Port Phillip Bay.
Developed by Caydon Property Group, TFE Hotels' Next Generation Vibe hotel (and currently the only one in Melbourne) draws inspiration from massive showroom windows on its street level façade, transformed when Fletcher Jones took up residence in 1955.
By contrast, at Vibe Melbourne, arguably nothing (aside from sleep-ins) gets in the way of watching the full beauty of the city unfold, as the sun rises over the Yarra - with sunset views equally spectacular - all from the comfort of TFE Hotels' signature Dreamcatcher beds. So comfortable, in fact, that guests have the option to buy their own.
Occasionally, bottle-nosed dolphins can be spotted on a staycation in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. According to the Dolphin Research Institute, about 100 dolphins live in Port Phillip Bay and reportedly swim into Melbourne's rivers about six times a year. Australian fur seals also regularly delight locals and visitors to the city.
According to Stephen Moore, Vibe Melbourne's location ticks all the boxes, not least being the fact that views across the Yarra, and beyond, will never be built out.
Vibe Melbourne's Terrace Suite is another big tick. Perched on the 22nd floor, commanding an eagle-eye view over the city, the 35sqm suite opens onto a private outdoor terrace measuring 60.69sqm big enough to entertain 22 people. A rare luxury for any high-rise hotel, traditionally reserved for 5-star properties.