Alcyone Hotel Residences is a shining star in Hamilton’s atmosphere
When it comes to the hotel life, striking the right balance between freedom to do what you want and the total luxury of being taken care of is pretty tricky. In the words of the girl from the Old El Paso ads, “Why don’t we have both?” Hamilton has been gifted a stunning blend of lifestyle and luxe with a local focus in the form of Alcyone Hotel Residences, a shining addition to the Portside precinct.
Taking its name from the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus, Alcyone Hotel Residences has fast become a beacon in its thriving riverside community. The hotel is one of the prime projects from esteemed property group Citimark Properties, with construction completed by Hutchinson Builders and design by Cottee Parker. The Alcyone name eludes to the building’s shining aesthetic, with the commanding 16 storey structure featuring a stunning LED lighting artwork that is the largest digital art display in Australia outside of stadiums. The interior is just as impressive, taking advantage of natural light and floor-to-ceiling tinted glass offering park, city or river views. The hotel features 105 generously sized apartments, ranging from a 60sqm one-bedroom, one-bath unit up to a 78sqm two-bedroom, two-bath.
The in-room amenities are a total delight and take on a distinctly local focus – guests are treated to Leif Australian Native bath products, plus a mini-bar stocked with goodies from Newstead Brewing Co. and New Farm Confectionery. Executive rooms also boast a Nespresso coffee machine and the choice of a bread maker or fresh fruit and juicer – because waking up to an energising concoction or some freshly baked bread is one of the most wholesome ways to start the day – as well as a plush robe and Alcyone slippers. Those with an appetite can indulge in 24-hour room service or venture out to explore Portside’s dining scene with a charge-back service provided. If you’re keen to feast at the Podium Level barbecue area, Alcyone can tee up a meat or seafood package for you to enjoy.
If you could use a touch of star quality in your life, you can make a booking for Alcyone Hotel Residences through the official website.