What should be arguably the most romantic day of the year can also come with a lot of pressure. Valentine’s Day can leave many stumped for ideas as to what to get their loved ones. This Valentine’s Day Melbourne’s beautiful InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto has done the work for you with their Indulgence Package, designed to w0w even the most hard-to-impress Valentine.
Located in the heart of the city’s bustling CBD in the historic Rialto Towers, the InterContinental Hotel’s luxe Indulgence Package offers not only overnight accommodation in their luxe hotel, but also gives you a full buffet breakfast for two in the hotel’s Alluvial Restaurant, before getting the unique opportunity to create your own perfume at Melbourne’s amazing Fleurage Perfume Atelier.
Although located on one of the busiest streets in the CBD, the luxurious rooms (complete with the most comfortable beds!) sit high above the foot traffic, creating a quiet oasis you can relax in.
The overnight stay is the perfect excuse to explore the Melbourne nightlife and dine in the hotel’s Alluvial Restaurant headed up by Executive Chef Liam Nealon. Giving a local touch to an internationally inspired menu, Nealon pushes the boundaries of food while focusing on sustainability. The InterContinental’s rooftop herb garden and honey producing beehives. “We try to cook with as much from the garden as possible and we put the honeycomb out with breakfast in the summer.”
What Nealon can’t grow, he sources from within a 250km radius of Melbourne, using produce from some of Victoria’s finest growers and suppliers. “I look at my relationship with suppliers as a partnership so we can work together with a variety of people. The chocolate guy is a local guy, I give him honey in the summer and he makes chocolate with it that we use. It’s a work in motion.”
You can also relax in the hotel’s Bluestone Wine Lounge, which is set in a light filled open atrium on a cobblestone laneway. The interior maintains the historic 19th Century Victorian Gothic architecture mixed with contemporary style. Open 7am to 1-pm, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy a coffee, glass of wine or a range of tapas dishes made from local Australian and Indigenous ingredients.
To top it all off, you can relax for longer with a late check out of 1pm, so you can enjoy a much deserved sleep-in!
So this Valentine’s Day, spoil your loved one (and yourself!) and book an Indulgence Package today. Click here to book now.