Melbourne’s Southbank district welcomes new luxury hotel

Accor has opened its newest luxury Melbourne hotel, Shadow Play by Peppers, in the city’s Southbank arts and entertainment district.

The 46-storey hotel features one and two bedroom apartments, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay and Melbourne city.

It includes a number of guest facilities including a gym, heated pool, sauna and an enclosed garden space on the top floor.

Avant garde design elements feature throughout the property. On arrival, guests are welcomed to the hotel in an appointed lobby on the ground floor, which flows into Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar.

This brand new venue is positioned to be one of Melbourne’s finest food and wine experiences with its seasonally curated menu and extensive wine list, with distinct Victorian flavour, meticulously selected by the Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar’s sommelier.

“We’re excited visitors to Southbank can now experience Peppers’ unique style and acclaimed hospitality,” says Simon McGrath, Accor Pacific COO.

“[The hotel] has added a new level of sophistication and luxury to Melbourne’s accommodation offering, which caters perfectly to an increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world-class calibre,”

Shadow Play by Peppers is the brand’s second Melbourne property. The first, Peppers Docklands, opened in January 2016.