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Park Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Daylesford, Australia, Australia + Pacific
1 Parliament Square
Australia 3002
Tel: 61 3 9224 1234's insider take:

The city's most luxurious large hotel, the 240-room Park Hyatt, really is on a park—Fitzroy Gardens—just opposite St. Patrick's Cathedral and a stroll from the city center. The towering building allows for extra-large rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, some opening onto balconies. Even the modest units (Park kings or twins) are 500-plus square feet, with marble bathrooms with TVs and deep tubs, walk-in closets, and, in some, gas fireplaces. All are done up in a palette of beiges and taupes, with Madroña wood paneling and modern takes on Art Deco furnishings. The signature restaurant, Radii, has cascading staircases, polished wood, and gleaming chrome in a brasher rendition of the Deco theme. Forget the brassy decor and focus on the menu, a mix of Mediterranean-Antipodean dishes like smoked ocean trout with king prawn rémoulade, avocado, capers, and quail eggs. The Tea Lounge, which overlooks the lobby and Tuscan-inspired gardens, provides a mellower dining alternative.

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