Alto Hotel opened in January 2006 in a splendid makeover of the historic Australian Railway Union building. Its façade is heritage-listed, and the terrazzo flooring and leadlight windows are links with the building's historic past.
Alto Hotel on Bourke exemplifies the best in modern, stylish hospitality at the very heart of Melbourne's central business district. The developers were committed to creating a contemporary 50-unit boutique-apartment hotel within the historic Australian Railway Union building.
The Alto is an eco-friendly hotel made up of spa suites or one, two or three bedrooms. Bathrooms are of the latest design with stylish fittings and granite throughout. Beds are blissfully comfortable and windows can be opened with extra thick glass to keep out city noises when you want them closed.
Cook up a storm in your fully fitted and equipped kitchen, or seek out some of those famous Melbourne restaurants.
Alto's on the ground floor serves breakfast a la carte or the very cosmopolitan Panini. The wine and tapas bar is open on week nights from 5.30. Guests enjoy Spanish and Latin American hot or cold delicacies and an ever-changing wine list. The house specialty, Pisco Sour, is a favourite … and packed with punch!
There is an Internet lounge where you can do your e-mailing and a complimentary book exchange.
Complimentary espresso is served by an open fireplace, and it's a most relaxing place to read Australian and overseas business papers.
The relaxation room has two state-of-the-art massage chairs, subdued lighting, a virtual fish tank on a flatscreen LCD TV, mood music and aromatherapy. It is free to in-house guests.
Guests at Alto may take advantage of complimentary passes to Fitness First Gym which is within a block.