Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne
Tel: 61 3 9622 8888
Concierge.com's insider take:
In 2005, the hip Vibe chain carved their fifth Australian property from the 162-room Savoy Park Plaza, a tired workhorse built in 1929. The hotel caters to youthful business travelers by offering big-hotel amenities at a lower price point. Funky, soft chairs in fire-engine red and lime green help sex up the faded Deco decor in the lobby bar. Guest rooms feel similarly bold, with their red pillows set on black-and-white striped duvets. Rooms have many of the appointments found at pricier establishments: cable and pay TV, fast Internet, safes, bathrobes, minibars, and room service. The spacious suites have separate lounge-dining areas. Vibe Savoy is conveniently located opposite the city's long-distance rail/bus station, a stroll from Docklands and Southbank.