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A weekend at Melbourne’s hidden gem

5 Dec 2018

Steeped in grandeur, the heritage-listed Treasury on Collins’ spacious rooms and ideal city centre location makes it the perfect weekend getaway.

Often referred to as Melbourne’s ‘hidden gem’, Treasury on Collins [394 Collins Street] is tucked away inside a heritage-listed building on prestigious Collins Street in Melbourne. There are no neon lights or bold signs for the hotel, just some discreet brass plaques and a statuesque wrought iron doorway – blink and you might miss it! Ideally situated within the Free Tram Zone, the hotel is perfectly located within easy reach of Melbourne’s favourite tourist attractions, shopping and restaurants.

Easy, Breezy Living

Catch the train to Flinders Street or Southern Cross Station, before strolling over to the spectacular Treasury on Collins that was once the Bank of Australasia built in 1876. Kick back in the exclusive mezzanine guest lounge and sip on complimentary tea, coffee, chilled drinks and snacks while immersing yourself in the wonderful ambience of this architectural showpiece.

Who doesn’t love a present, especially with Christmas fast approaching? If you book and stay a minimum two nights at Treasury on Collins between 14–25 December 2018 or 1–13 January 2019, you will receive a 10-piece luxury Molton Brown Treasures bathroom amenities gift set valued at $70 per booking. A getaway and a gift – lucky you!

Feel Right at Home

After checking in, head up to your spacious room for a bit of R&R before exploring all that Melbourne CBD has to offer. Decked out with all the trimmings of a boutique apartment-hotel, rooms are equipped with a living area and plush sofa, plus a large TV with Netflix on demand for those needing a bout of chill time on the couch. In theme with the connectivity of today’s digital world, the high-speed free Wi-Fi in all rooms means you’re always a click (or swipe!) away from the next best restaurant or attractions recommendation. Balancing modern conveniences and historic style with finesse, Treasury on Collins really is your home away from home. That being said, it's no wonder the hotel is rated so highly by guests.

Gastronomy Journey

Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to head out and explore. Grab an early dinner at one of the city’s many amazing cafes and restaurants – whether you want Italian at Vapiano [334 Flinders Lane], Southeast Asian at Red Spice Road [27 McKillop Street] or American style hot wings at Belle’s Hot Chicken [147 Elizabeth Street], you know you’re in the right location for a great feed. If you’re spoiling someone special, head up to the 55th floor of the Rialto building for cocktails at Lui Bar [525 Collins Street] and enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond, before digging into a delectable dinner at one of the numerous acclaimed restaurants along Flinders Lane.

City That Never Sleeps

After having your fill of delicious food, head to one of the many shows Melbourne is renowned for. Get opera-ready at Arts Centre Melbourne [100 St Kilda Road], experience the Nutcracker in all its glory at the Australian Ballet [2 Kavanagh Street], or catch a live theatre performance at the cutting-edge Malthouse Theatre [113 Sturt Street]. If musicals are more up your alley, head to the Regent Theatre [191 Collins Street] or the Princess Theatre [163 Spring Street] for the latest off-Broadway hits. Once you’ve decided to call it a night, head back to your plush suite or apartment at Treasury on Collins and catch some shut eye in your uber-comfy bed.

After a restful night’s sleep, wake up and smell the coffee at famed Fitzroy café Industry Beans cityside store [345 Collins Street] before indulging in a delicious Melbourne brunch at Henry and the Fox [525 Little Collins Street]. You’re spoilt for choice with all that’s available within a stone’s throw from the hotel.

Shop Up a Storm

Once brunch is done, shop till you drop at nearby Bourke Street Mall [Bourke Street], packed with every style and brand under the sun at the Myer and David Jones department complexes, as well as renowned international names like Zara, Mango and H&M’s flagship Australian store, housed within the historic Melbourne GPO building.

It’s then time to catch the free tram up Collins Street to pick up some designer threads from the Paris end of town, complete with high-end boutiques, jewellery stores, luxury amenities and quintessential Melbourne cafes. If a more laidback shopping experience is what you’re after, meander through the heritage-listed Block Arcade [282 Collins Street] to pick up some unique pieces and admire its stunning architecture. Once your shopping adventure is complete, head back to Treasury on Collins to pick up your luggage and make your way home.

Added Advantage

As a bonus, Treasury on Collins gives you generous perks when booking directly, including a free daily buffet breakfast and complimentary Tahbilk wine from 4pm to 6pm daily – so you can rest your weary feet and enjoy a cheeky drink before getting ready for a night out on the town.

Booking directly means taking advantage of a 10% saving on published rates by using the PERKS discount code, as well as getting first preference for room upgrades, late check-out until noon and a flexible cancellation policy – making a stay at Treasury on Collins that much more special. Visit the Treasury on Collins website to find out more about the PERKS discount code.