Putting on the Ritz once again

February 19, 2021 BY

The Ritz Hotel's extensive makeover has transformed the site which now features nine floors, 128 rooms and apartments. The building enjoys captivating views over Geelong's north facing waterfront and city skyline.

A HERITAGE listed landmark in Geelong will open its doors next month and welcome guests after sitting dormant for 40 years.The Ritz Hotel’s extensive

makeover is complete with the nine floor, 128 room and apartment building offering captivating views over Geelong’s north facing waterfront and city skyline.

Located just five minutes’ walk to Eastern Beach, Ritz Hotel Geelong offers visitors a 4.5-star full-service hotel experience with hotel rooms, one and two bedroom self-contained apartments, pet friendly apartments and a 24-hour reception.

All guest rooms are air-conditioned and have LCD TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi, free cable channels, refrigerator, espresso machine, tea and coffee making, room safes, and laundry facilities. The apartments have a full kitchen with a microwave, dishwasher and cooking facilities.

Formerly known as the Belle-Vue Hotel and built circa 1854, the building has been designed for energy efficiency, with 80 solar panel roofing, 7-star energy ratings in the guest rooms, plus argon gas filled windows for heat and sound proofing.

The hotel has two solar powered electric vehicle charge stations, and provides guests with seven levels of secure undercover car parking including a dedicated bike parking area.

Enjoy a continental breakfast at The Ritz Cafe, located on the corner overlooking Austin Park towards the bay, in the original building facade.

The apartment hotel is located within an easy walk to Westfield Shopping Centre, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong’s waterfront restaurants and cafes, hospitals, universities and cultural attractions, local golf course, and easy access to the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast.

As much as possible, interior fittings and furnishings have been sourced from Geelong and Australian makers. Local companies worked on room interiors, beds are made in Victoria, tables made in Geelong and artwork was from Melbourne.
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