InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto 495 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Owned by InterContinental Group since 2008, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is a hidden gem found within the hustle-and-bustle of the Melbourne CBD. Upon entering the seemingly simple lobby from the Collins St entrance, I was amazed by the vast glass-ceiling of the atrium, bordered by the brick walls of the wool stores and its offices from the 1800’s. From here, there was a bird’s-eye view Bluestone Wine Lounge and Alluvial Restaurant.

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto hosted me in one of their Club King Suites. The suite was nicely decorated and had everything I needed. A great feature was access to a balcony which lead out to the atrium. The balcony provided another impressive viewpoint of the hotel’s stunning interior and of the history that is contained within its walls.

Staying in the Club King Suite also included access to Club InterContinental. Club InterContinental is an exclusive space for guests to enjoy a place to read, work or just relax. The club also provides guests with complimentary food and drink options. Throughout the day, Club InterContinental offered a buffet breakfast in the morning, high tea in the afternoon, and canapés and drinks in the evening. An extensive, full buffet breakfast was also available at the Alluvial Restaurant downstairs, and the food options here were fantastic.

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto also contains an indoor swimming pool and spa. The sense of being smack-bang in the middle of the city was obvious here. Floor-to-ceiling windows framed a view of the towering buildings surrounding the hotel. Here, you could also find a gym, sauna and steam room, along with shower facilities.

Having had the opportunity to experience what the #InterContinentalLife has to offer in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, I can say that my stay at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto definitely did not disappoint. From the grandness of the atrium to the wonderful service provided at Club InterContinental, it was my sincere pleasure to stay at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, and in a piece of Melbourne’s fascinating history.


*My stay was sponsored by InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, but all opinions are my own. For more information about this hotel, please visit

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