Metro Apartments on Bank Place - In the CBD - stylish yet affordable
Accommodation Management Guide25/06/2010
Located in a unique 100-year old Victorian building complete with rough hewn bluestone façade, Metro Apartments on Bank Place in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, sets a new benchmark for stylish yet affordable inner city accommodation.
According to George Bedwani, chief operating officer of Metro Hospitality Group, this particular property continues to defy the economic climate, maintaining strong occupancy despite a downturn in leisure and corporate travel to Melbourne during the last financial year. “The apartments are very popular and enjoy significant repeat business, largely due to their central location, personalised service only a boutique hotel of this size can offer and its competitive rates.
“Guests have the luxury of staying in a fully serviced studio or one-bedroom boutique apartment in one of the city’s central and most exclusive locations, with rates starting from $125 per night for a studio room and $135 for a one-bedroom apartment,” Mr Bedwani said.
Metro Apartments on Bank Place attracts leisure and corporate interstate visitors, as well as the regional Victorian leisure market. The apartments also appeal to Melbournians looking for unique weekend accommodation for the opportunity to experience the vibrant soul of their own city.
Tucked away down an atmospheric inner city cobbled laneway, the apartments overlook a heritage listed piazza home to the highly applauded Syracuse Restaurant and the popular Mitre Tavern. The piazza introduces visitors to Melbourne’s charming lanes and city precinct with its range of cafés, restaurants and enticing shopping.
Bustling by day and alive with al fresco dining at night, this inner-city location is a short stroll away from all of Melbourne’s popular attractions: Bourke Street Mall, Federation Square, Southgate Centre and Crown Casino. Guests can hop on one of Melbourne’s famous trams to spend the day at the MCG or the National Gallery of Victoria or go shopping in chic St Kilda and Chapel Street. Evenings may find them eating Italian on Lygon Street or taking in a show at the Victorian Arts Centre – only a short ride by taxi.
The apartments’ chic exterior and surrounds are reflected in the interior’s understated style, quality furnishings and fittings. The 60 studio and one-bedroom apartments all feature queen sized beds, contemporary furniture and sleek grey and glass en suites. The suites include a fully equipped kitchen and laundry so guests can self-cater.
A hallmark of all Metro Hospitality Group properties, a popular central city location ensures guests are within easy walking distance of Melbourne’s attractions and business districts. Nearby trams and train stations allow guests to easily navigate Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
Metro Hospitality Group is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The group currently provides a national accommodation network of properties, with over 1000 rooms in key locations and major cities across Australia
(Accommodation Management Guide Issue 32, Winter 2010)