There's something quite grand about the staircase encircling the lobby at this boutique hotel, especially when paired with the sweeping entrance's statement chandelier and rustic sculpture. The hotel's 100 rooms are styled with muted tones, opulent fabrics, and contemporary furniture and fittings. Some of the accommodations have balconies, others offer loft features, spa baths, and kitchenettes. The hotel's restaurant, Dish, serves contemporary Australian cuisine, and the softly lit, super-stylish Amberoom bar is also on-site. The hotel is located on one of Melbourne's best-known boulevards, St Kilda Road, and is an easy walk back to the city or to trendy South Yarra.