How to shop, eat, relax and drink at Hotel Chadstone Melbourne

Australia’s biggest shopping centre has long been regarded as a fashion, retail, food and entertainment destination not for just Melburnians but for visitors from all over the world.  

Chadstone attracts millions of shoppers each year as the second biggest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere – home to more than 500 stores including dozens of high luxury brands.

But it’s now more than just a world-class shopping precinct – visitors can also now stay as well as play, shop and eat, all at the one destination.

Hotel Chadstone , MGallery by Sofitel is the only premium luxury hotel in Melbourne’s south-east outside the CBD.

Opened in late 2019, the five-star $130million hotel is just 17km from the Melbourne CBD or a 39km drive from Melbourne Airport.

The 12-storey hotel was the result of a three-year collaboration with Chadstone co-owner John Gandel to transform the precinct into an ‘integrated lifestyle destination’.

Chadstone visitors can rest and relax at the Hotel Chadstone after a long day’s shopping

A bespoke digital art installation in the hotel lobby welcomes guests as soon as they walk through the door.

All 250 hotel rooms have ceiling-to-floor panoramic window views looking out across Melbourne towards the CBD, Dandenong Ranges or 로미로미 Port Phillip Bay.

After a long day’s shopping, guests can relax in the rooftop pool with expansive views of Melbourne city skyline or enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment at Holism Retreat ranging from facials, massage and yoga to meditation and wellness light therapy.

Rooftop bar Altus on level 12 is open from 3pm daily with a wide-ranging drinks menu including wine, champagne and cocktails while enjoying Melbourne’s skyline.

There’s also a snack bar menu featuring everything from oysters, ceviche and spanner crab tart, charcuterie and cheese boards, and a dessert platter.

Hotel Chadstone is metres away from The Chadstone, a must visit for shopaholics and fashionistas

There are more than 90 dining options to choose from in between shopping at the Chadstone 

On the ground floor, renowned chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett’s latest eatery Pastore – the Italian word for ‘shepherd’ – honours the area’s heritage as a pasture and orchard.

For more low-key dining options, room service and a mini-bar service on demand are available 24-7.

Guests from regional Victoria and interstate can take advantage of the hotel’s $399 Be Our Guest overnight escape, which is valued at $550.

The package includes one night’s accommodation for two in a classic king room, full buffet breakfast and undercover parking.

All 250 hotel rooms (one pictured) have floor-to-ceiling window views of Melbourne

Level 12 of Hotel Chadstone has a rooftop bar and pool (pictured) with stunning views 

The package also includes two Hoyts movie tickets, a $50 Chadstone gift card, and a $50 dining voucher. 

The dining voucher can be redeemed at one of Chadstone’s six premium restaurants on the top level dining precinct, where foodies are spoilt for choice from burgers, Chinese and Japanese, to Vietnamese, Mexican and American fanfare.

Participating restaurants include Betty’s Burgers, Fonda, Mama’s Buoi, Marae Izakaya, New Shanghai and TGI Fridays.

Hotel Chadstone also has indulgence and shopping spree packages, while rooms start from $269 per night. 

Time is running out to book package which expires August 31.

The reporter was a guest of Hotel Chadstone.

Opened in late 2019, Hotel Chadstone is the only five-star hotel in Melbourne’s south-east

The Chadstone (pictured) is Australia’s biggest shopping centre with more than 500 stores

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