Rendezvous Melbourne unveils its great transformation

Victoria’s Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne unveiled the results of a major renovation and refurbishment of the entire property that positions the hotel as one of the city’s finest examples of classic luxury, reflecting a bygone palatial era .

The 340-room property managed by TFE Hotels and refreshed by Penny del Castillo of Studio del Castillo has seen historic elements of grandeur and elegance paired with modern standards of technology and creativity. Highlights of the renovated property include 3D printed trompe-l’oeil wallpaper and digitally printed carved rugs.

The hotel’s Commerce Room category has been restored to pay homage to one of the building’s original tenants, the Commercial Travelers Association, who originally occupied it over 100 years ago. remained until the mid-1970s. Brass and marble accents were applied to the Yarra View Perkins rooms, while the spacious Tompkins Master Suite has a separate living room and master bedroom.

The 340 rooms of the hotel have all been renovated while reflecting the heritage of the building.

Bedrooms now also feature quilted headboards and custom-designed workstations, along with elegant mirrors and soft furnishings, while quintessential Melbourne images adorn the hotel walls and natural light plays a major role in the new spaces of the hotel.

TFE Hotels Group COO Chris Sedgwick said the revitalized but classic Rendezvous Melbourne would play a major role in reviving the tourism sector in Victoria.

“There has been a lot of hard work that has gone into this project under extremely difficult conditions,” Sedgwick said.

Rendezvous Melbourne great transformation
The large lobby of the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne.

“And we look forward to welcoming once again our loyal customers who love the Rendezvous for its superb location, the size of the hotel and the friendly hospitality of our team, alongside new customers who wish to return and experience the romance of the city of Melbourne after the lockdown. . “

Interior designer Penny del Castillo said the building’s architectural features define the style of the design.

“In designs like these, there has to be an element of understanding and respect for what has happened before,” said del Castillo.

“So our attitude was not one of search and destroy. Instead, we salvaged what we could of the original elements – like the pretty stained glass windows in the Traveller’s Lounge – to achieve the best end result.