A luxury Melbourne hotel with an iconic experience
NO ONE KNOWS LUXURY LIKE WE DO
We have more experience in global luxury travel than any other hotel in Melbourne.
At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, we have pioneered international luxury travel for generations. Each of our hotels is a destination in its own right with a distinctive style and heritage. And none more so than InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto.
Here on Collins Street, positioned near Southbank, the hotel’s façade is a stunning example of 1890s neo-gothic architecture combined with a luxuriously modern interior. When you arrive here you can feel how the building harks back to Melbourne’s gold rush past – when the city was one of the richest places in the world.
When you stay with us you will see how we set the standard for elegant travel experiences. Our service is known to be sleek, seamless and discreet so you can enjoy luxury travel as it should be.
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
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.