Ultimate Melbourne Stay-cation: DoubleTree by Hilton
Who stole the cookie from the... cookie DRAWER!
Because life is better with cookies.
There is something extremely lush about staying in a hotel in the city you live in. It screams, “I don’t need to, but hell yeah I am”… just like a Lamborghini.
The signature of any DoubleTree hotel is the cookie. You smell it on approach, and upon check-in you receive a WARM chocolate chip cookie from the very literal cookie drawer. Is there any better way to start a stay-cation?!
A boutique-style hotel, the rooms lookout onto the iconic Flinders Street station and Federation Square and are filled with subtle design cues like leather drawer tabs, to replicate the feel of its iconic Melbourne train station neighbour.
The beauty of a hotel stay in your own city is that you don’t feel the need to be doing things (or at least I didn’t!). Which is perfect at Double Tree, because they have beds you cant even see the sides of. Screw the guilt, throw on one of the deliciously snug robes, tuck those toots into that aptly named “Sweet Dreams” bed and take a bite of the perfectly soft-to-crumbly ratio choc-chip cookie.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for some action, immerse yourself in the laneways and alleyways of the city which are literally right at your doorstep. The NGV is a short walk away if you’re looking for a culture fix, or take a wander along the Yarra, conveniently just across the road.
For the overachievers, they’ve got a fitness centre for your #fitspo fix. It overlooks Flinders St station so you can openly oggle at passersby all you want from the treadmill. Don’t worry, the windows are tinted.
DoubleTree is under the Hilton umbrella so it’s guaranteed you’ll get the best, but it’s luxury without the starch. Ties are a rare sighting and drinks are encouraged (they have cookie cocktails too!).
At DoubleTree you can have your cookie, and eat it too.
270 Flinders St, Melbourne