An unforgettable Melbourne experience
We offer five-star Collins Street accommodation with all the comforts of home.
The ideal base from which to truly experience Melbourne, our 253 modern guest rooms and suites have been expertly designed and furnished with our brand of sleek luxury with a distinctly local flavour.
Our guest rooms and suites are designed to ensure a unique experience every time you come back to stay. You can select from Deluxe, Executive or Club InterContinental Rooms, or choose from our range of Iconic Suites with complimentary access to our prestigious Club InterContinental Lounge.
Eat in, drink up
Our selection of fine dining experiences range from high tea to modern Italian, à la carte lunch and dinner, to our exquisite breakfast buffet. Find out more about our wine list at Bluestone Wine Lounge, our beautiful menu at Alluvial Restaurant, our award-winning range of whiskys and high tea or coffee at our Market Lane Bar and the iconic Merchant, Guy Grossi’s signature Italian restaurant.
Work out, wind down
Visit our light-filled gym and indoor pool on level 10 of the hotel, with sweeping views out to the bay. Relax in the heated indoor spa or treat yourself to a luxurious treatment at Botanica Day Spa.
Located on Collins Street and Flinders Lane in the heart of the city, you’ll be central to all that the city has to offer, including the Yarra River, Docklands, the city’s boutique shopping, the Casino and Entertainment Complex. Plus, our famous Concierges have the inside scoop on Melbourne’s best hidden spots, laneway bars and boutiques.
Dedicated brilliance in detail and service, our team will create a memorable experience personalised just for you. Melbourne’s finest five star service, your way.
Rich in character and history
Taking its name from the famous bridge that crosses the Grande Canal in Venice, The Rialto is as rich in character as it is in history.
Built in 1891, the hotel began as two separate buildings that housed the famous Melbourne wool stores and its offices. The bluestone cobbled laneways between the Rialto and Winfield buildings, which once echoed with the clatter of horse hoofs as carts carried wool and wheat to the wharves, remains untouched under our floorboards.
Completed during the Gold Rush when Melbourne was the richest city in the world, the historic Rialto building was commissioned by Patrick McCaughan, a wealthy Melbourne businessman, and designed in the neo-gothic style by celebrated architect William Pitt.
Next door, the Winfield building housed the offices that serviced the wool and wheat stores in the late 1800s. Designed by architects Richard Speight Jr. and Charles D’ebro, the Australian National Trust lists it as “an example of the brick Romanesque style from the closing phase of the gold boom”.
This magnificent hotel was acquired by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in December 2008 after a $60 million renovation and refurbishment.
Come and experience a glorious mix of old and new in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Green Globe Certified Hotel
We became the world’s first hotel to be Green Globe Certified, according to EC3 Global’s Retrofit Building Planning and Design Standard (BPDS). BPDS considers the unique attributes of projects, while providing a framework to champion social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Our certification takes into account our energy and water ratings, our resource management and the ways we go above and beyond to make our hotel good for the environment and our guests.
Rooftop herb garden
Located just beside the pool is our rooftop garden. With an abundance of citrus trees and homegrown herbs, this productive and sustainable kitchen garden is a source of fresh ingredients for our bars and restaurants.
The garden makes sure our food production is as sustainable as possible while creating a visual oasis for guests to relax in; a beautiful juxtaposition to the city’s skyline.
Our beehives bring life to the Rialto and Winfield building rooftops and honey to our hotel’s kitchen. First introduced in 2010, we were the first hotel in Australia to undertake this ambitious project.