April 12, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier | Image: The refurbished Pullman Melbourne on the Park

As if Melbourne weren’t already commanding hotel development headlines with the swathe of new openings it has seen rolling out in the city, existing properties in Melbourne are also putting some serious money behind updating their offerings.

Pullman Melbourne on the Park has just opened its $40 million refurb to the market, which includes upgraded rooms across 19 floors, a renovation of its 124m2 penthouse, the William Clarke Sky Villa, on the top two floors of the hotel, and the addition of a new Executive Lounge.

Located opposite the MCG and Melbourne and Olympic Parks, the hotel is ideally positioned to take advantage of recently opened venue CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park as well as corporate hospitality opportunities across the sporting precinct both during and outside of major events.

The 419-room hotel also has a ballroom and 11 meeting rooms, with the ballroom able to host a 510-person dinner event.

“The Pullman Melbourne on the Park has always been a leading choice for visitors coming to see Melbourne’s year-round major sporting and cultural events,” said Accor Pacific CEO Sarah Derry.

“This spectacular renovation will take their hotel experience to the next level.”

Meanwhile another Accor property, the 363-room Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, has also recently announced the completion of a $15 million upgrade of its rooms.

“We’re excited to welcome guests to enjoy our stylishly refreshed guest rooms that evoke a feeling of calm and luxury in the heart of Melbourne,” said the hotel’s general manager Clive Scott AM.

The property also has a significant meetings and events capacity, with 12 spaces on offer, including the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate 690 attendees banquet style.

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins has also had a $15 million refurbishment